Nutritionist - How to become a Nutritionist?


With many people facing a fast paced life, the requirement for proper food advice is on the increase. This is where nutritionists come in. Nutritionists help promote healthy eating habits. They help people plan their meals according to their life style. Nutritionists are in great demand in hospitals, nursing homes, health clubs, catering departments, research labs, etc. They can also open their own clinics.

There are many courses that a person aspiring to become a nutritionist can choose from. Those who think about this career after the 12th can opt for a degree course in Home Science, Nutrition or Food Technology. Candidates who have studied physics, chemistry and biology in their 12th std are eligible for these courses. Some institutes specify on a minimum percentage mark too. There are also some colleges that conduct entrance exams for these courses.

B Sc Home Science

There are lots of colleges all across the country that offers degree courses in home science. The course covers a lot of areas like food science, child development, garment construction and designing, etc.

B Sc Nutrition and dietetics/food and nutrition

Some of the colleges that offer a degree course in Nutrition and Dietetics are Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, Institute of Science and Advanced Research Kolkata, Manav Rachna Internation University Haryana, Calicut University Kerala, etc. Food and Nutrition course is offered at Kakatiya University Warangal, BAMU Aurangabad, University of Delhi, etc. These courses concentrate more on nutrition. There is also a course called B Sc Food Preservation offered by Madras University and Calcutta University. There are papers on food science, cookery, meal management, dietetics, community nutrition, food service management, etc.

Post graduate Courses

There are post graduate courses like M Sc Food Science, M Sc Food and Nutrition, M Sc Home Science, M Sc Nutrition and Dietetics, M Sc Applied Nutrition, etc offered by some colleges in the country. Those interested in a career as a nutritionist could select one of these courses according to interest.

Applying for Nutritionist jobs

There are various job opportunities such as dietician, nutritionist. If interested the candidate could take a job of animal nutritionist. There is requirement in hospitals, health clubs. Nowadays nutritionists are required in top class hotels too. Also, they could work independently.



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20 Responses to “Nutritionist - How to become a Nutritionist?”

  1. 20

    Please can you give me a list of colleges in Mumbai offering Bsc in Food and Nutrition Courses after Hsc Science.Also would like to know the eligibility criteria.

  2. 19

    sir i am studying 10th class i want to become a nutritionist and lead my life in my home they were no particular guidance of this plzzzzzzzz help me what course i have to take to become after 10 th class. reply soon plzzzzz

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    Priyansha kohli:

    i am 11 class student. currently i am having medical stream with physics, chemistry and biology but without maths. i am interested in the field of dietician/nutrionist. i want to know which degrees i have to attain to do this course. which colleges in delhi are suitable for this.

  4. 17

    sir i want to know where r the colleges of Msc nutrition and dietitian in hyderabad with details ppppppplllllllllllllllllllllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzz.except NIN i know that.thank u.

  5. 16

    What am i doing to become a nutritionist?

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    pramila dhanavada:

    I did M.Sc. in Chemistry. I am a house wife. I want to do diet and nutrition courses throught distance mode. Please suggest me , which universities are good for correspondance courses and also suggest me what will be my future after finishing nutrition course.

  7. 14

    I am B.Com graduate I want to be nutritionist please help me

  8. 13

    i have completed my bio.chemistryin 2006, i would like to become a dietician ,will i able to study in distance

  9. 12

    sir, i am studied in Bsc Nutrition and Dietetics. (FOOD SCIENCE, FOOD PRESERVATION,COMMUNITY NUTRITION, FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT hoppies for food preservation and food analysis jops. this related jops are presented or not presented.YOU are answered in yes for where are the place in details.

  10. 11

    iam studying msc food science and nutrition,what is my carrier after completion my course,my course will completed in 2013.thank you sir.

  11. 10

    I have completed my M.SC from zoology i would like to become a dietician what are the courses and from where i should start please tell.

  12. 9

    would you pls explain the difference between food science and food and nutrition ?

  13. 8
    Swapan kumar chakraborty:

    Kindly informe me the name of universities who conduct the in food and nutration.

  14. 7

    what is the difference between a nutritionist dietitian ?

  15. 6
    Eunice Gnana Madhuri Seelam:

    Would you plz explain the difference between a Nutritionist and Dietician?

  16. 5

    I completed my MSC biotechnology,in 2008,i would like to become dietician or nutriotionist,am i eligible for taht ,what course can i choose to attain this post.will i be able to study in distance.

  17. 4

    i wanna knw abt rtu timetable for the 6th semester ( Jan. 2011)of hotel management course.plz rply as soon as possible.thanx

  18. 3

    what is the eligibility for nutritionist? I had completed my M.Sc Biotechnology,,am i eligible to become nutritionist?

  19. 2

    Any job oppurtunities is there in the Dieticians in vijayawada hospitals?

  20. 1

    What is the process for addmission for Nutritionist gegree college & pl. provide the list of collegges offering the course along with all details of admission procedures.