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DIETICIANS AND NUTRITIONISTS


A dietician plans nutrition programs and food programs for people. Dieticians can help prevent diseases and obesity problems because they teach people about the role of food in their diet. They usually run food programs in institutions, such as hospitals and schools.




DIETITIAN
CAREER AS A DIETICIAN

“A healthy outside starts from the inside.”


- Robert Urich





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Who is a dietician and nutritionist?


A dietician, medical dietitian, or dietician is an expert in identifying and treating disease-related malnutrition and in conducting medical nutrition therapy, for example designing an enteral tube feeding regimen or mitigating the effects of cancer cachexia.



Qualifications

  • The candidate must have passed class 12th with a 50% minimum aggregate

  • Certificate Course 1 year Diploma Course 1 year BSc Nutrition and Dietetics 3 year MSc Nutrition and Dietetics 2 year


Stream


Any stream (Science with Biology is preferred).



Top universities in India

  • University of Mumbai [MU]Fort, Mumbai

  • Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University Nagpur

  • PAU - Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana

  • PSG College of Arts and Science - PSGCAS Coimbatore

  • Nehru Arts and Science College Coimbatore

  • Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Nashik

Top universities in abroad

  • New York University, Steinhardt

  • Cornell University

  • Boston University

  • Purdue University

  • University of Surrey

  • University of Chester

  • Coventry University

  • University of Sydney

  • University of Wollongong

  • University of South Australia


Entrance exams

  • NEST.

  • MDUCEE.

  • KEAM.

  • KCET.


Skills

  • an interest in the scientific aspects of food.

  • an interest in working in a care-based setting.

  • strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • the ability to explain complex ideas simply.

  • excellent interpersonal skills to develop relationships with patients.

Personality

Predominantly investigative individuals.


Pros

  • You’re helping people become healthier every day

  • You can work in many different places

  • The rate of job growth is higher than average and the pay isn’t too bad.

Cons

  • Working with patients who have a limited life expectancy can be tough.

  • There are a lot of educational and training requirements

  • You’ll have to follow regulations and stay up to date


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