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
For healthcare roles, you'll find it helpful to get some paid or voluntary experience in the NHS before you apply for a course.
Contact the voluntary services co-ordinator at your local NHS trust for further advice.
You could also consider work experience in sectors like;
- food safety
- animal welfare
- food poverty charities
- sport and fitness
- food manufacturing
- university research laboratories
Professional and industry bodies
You can register with the Association for Nutrition to join the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists for professional recognition.