How to become a nutritionist
You can get into this job through a university course,
You'll usually need a degree or postgraduate qualification approved by the Association for Nutrition.
Approved courses include:
- food and nutrition
- public health
- health promotion
You'll usually need:
- 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including biology or chemistry
- a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study
You might want to get some paid or volunteering experience in the NHS. It could help you get a place on a university course.
You could also consider work experience in:
- food safety
- animal welfare
- food poverty charities
- sports and fitness
- food manufacturing
- university research laboratories
You can find volunteering opportunities through The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and Volunteer by Do IT.
There are some short courses available to help you decide whether nutrition is the right career for you.
You could take:
Professional and industry bodies
After university, you can apply to join the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists which proves you're a qualified or experienced nutritionist.
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