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How to Become a Nutritionist

Becoming a nutritionist is a rewarding and exciting career with many opportunities for professional and personal development.

It provides the chance to work in a number of different industry sectors, from sports, fitness and performance to health and wellbeing, nursing, and also in research and policy-making roles.

If you are currently considering training to become a nutritionist, or want a change of career and need more information on how to achieve this, our tips below will give plenty of insight.

What does the career involve?

A career in nutrition varies according to the type of role you are involved in.

It also depends on whether you want to become a dedicated, ‘registered’ nutritionist or if you simply want to increase your knowledge to complement your existing role, or if you want to add extra skills to work in a nutrition administration or support role.

If you end up working in a healthcare setting, your role may involve advising people on how nutrition can help them to recover from illness.

If you are in a sports or exercise role, you might be advising clients on how food can increase performance and strength.

Whatever the position, the career is varied and provides lots of satisfaction.

Are any qualifications needed?

A degree qualification is often required for a career as a registered nutritionist.

Most positions will require a 3-year BSc (Hons) degree in nutrition, food, or biosciences.

But a Masters degree may also be necessary for some types of roles.

The Association for Nutrition (AfN) is the organisation that manages the registration of qualified nutritionists.

But not all people need registration to work in the field.

Other routes are available to work in nutrition-related roles, including online courses.

In fact, many of the top nutrition courses can be found online.

Get a nutrition position without a degree

If you are interested in how to become a nutritionist in the UK or pursuing a nutrition-related career, a degree is not the only way to break into the industry.

Although a specialist degree course will provide many opportunities, you may simply want to expand your knowledge to supplement an existing role.

Or you may want to work in a support role for nutritionists and need to upgrade your CV.

Whatever the reason, numerous courses are available that provide an award or diploma in nutrition-related fields.

A typical example might be a nutrition qualification designed for personal trainers or sports therapists.

Or a nutrition diploma for working in the food sector.

Online courses are a convenient and proven method to achieve this – without the added expense of completing a 3-year degree programme.

Visit Entire Training for online nutrition courses

At Entire Training, we help people to gain recognised exercise, health and fitness qualifications, wherever they are in the UK.

Our newly-launched nutritionist qualifications are designed for personal trainers who want to increase their knowledge of nutrition to help their clients increase strength and performance.

But they are equally useful for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge in this field.

We believe we have one of the best nutrition courses in the UK for personal trainers, sports, and fitness practitioners.

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