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About Career as a Dietician / Nutritionist

Dieticians or nutritionists help to promote good health through corrective eating habits, thus improving the quality of life. They assist people in planning meals depending upon their age, sickness or work routine, counsel and educate them about healthy eating- selection and preparation of food items according to the principles of nutrition and evaluate and make changes in their clients diet periodically.

Career Prospects of Career as a Dietician / Nutritionist

Nutrition and Dietetics is a vital, growing field and the opportunities and possibilities in this field are endless. Nutritionists and dieticians could find employment in hospitals, health and recreation clubs, canteens,nursing care facilities,teach the science of nutrition and dietetics in colleges and universities, catering departments of star hotels, research labs of food manufacturers, in health departments of government etc. They can also work as consultants or do private practice. Moreover they could find openings in the mass media where top priority is given to disseminating vital information on healthy living

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Dietician / Nutritionist

People opting for a career in Dietetics and Nutrition should study home science or dietetics and nutrition, food science/technology courses at the graduate and postgraduate levels. Candidates desiring to seek admission to the course in Bachelor course in Nutrition & Dietetics are required to have a pass in the Higher Secondary Examination or Plus two in science subjects covering physics, chemistry, home science and biology. Besides a B.Sc in Nutrition & Dietetics, other preferable fields of graduation are Home Science, food science and technology, Medicine, Hotel management or Catering Technology. 

The three-year B.Sc. Home science courses covers subjects including food and nutrition. Several universities or colleges offer B.Sc. and M.Sc. Courses in Home science.  Four year Food technology courses after Plus two in the science stream are also available in a few colleges and institutions.

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  • i want to undergo internship training under registered dietitian.help to for same.thanks Posted By : amina, on 24-04-2012 14:50:56 Report Abuse

  • i hv done MA in english,and Bed ,i want to do diploma in diet and nutrition from dehradun ,uttarakhand please suggest. thanx Posted By : sonica gahlot, on 14-03-2012 14:16:44 Report Abuse

  • i am a bachelor degree in comarcee at 2003. i want to study dietician/nutrition cource by distance education or any thing,, Posted By : archana, on 05-03-2012 01:55:37 Report Abuse

  • i am studying Bsc nutrition & dietitics ,fsm in Anna adarsh college for women in anna nagar. i am liking to study Msc in these related course. plse tell me about courses offered colleges Posted By : sumayajasmine, on 02-03-2012 22:30:33 Report Abuse

  • i m b.sc.(home sci) with food & nutrition.i did completed my diploma in nutrition n health education how much job chance pl.ans to me now Posted By : komal, on 29-02-2012 19:27:29 Report Abuse

  • i did bechelors of physiotherapy, am i elegible for masters in food n nutrition,and from where i shd do it,? Posted By : sheetal dhiman, on 27-02-2012 14:36:17 Report Abuse

  • I have done my bcom and MBA both distance education. However I am interested to change my career as nutrition consultant. Pls help what course is ideal for me. Thank you, kalpana Posted By : Kalpana, on 15-02-2012 09:50:20 Report Abuse

  • I have done my bcom and MBA both distance education. However I am interested to change my career as nutrition consultant. Pls help what course is ideal for me. Thank you, kalpana Posted By : Kalpana, on 15-02-2012 09:49:57 Report Abuse

  • I have done my bcom and MBA both distance education. However I am interested to change my career as nutrition consultant. Pls help what course is ideal for me. Thank you, kalpana Posted By : Kalpana, on 15-02-2012 09:49:40 Report Abuse

  • post for dietician Posted By : geethanjali, on 12-02-2012 20:30:24 Report Abuse

  • I did my graduation (B.A PASS) from Delhi University as correspondence and now want to pursue for Dietician course. please let me know the procedure for applying to the course and eligibility criteria for this course. Posted By : shilpa, on 02-02-2012 10:25:23 Report Abuse

  • Hi I did my bachelors degree in commerce and did my master in accounting from USA . Just returned to india after 12 years and want to start my career in this field. Would like to know how do I go about it and what are the requirements and how many years do I need to study to start my career as an nutritionist. Posted By : Tina Singh, on 30-01-2012 18:54:50 Report Abuse

  • i am a bachelor degree in comarcee at 2001. i want to study dietician/nutrition cource by distance education Posted By : somnath banerjee, on 07-01-2012 12:54:18 Report Abuse

  • completed my BA through distance education and want to do nutrition or dietician course ,suggest me Posted By : AMARENDAR REDDY, on 05-01-2012 22:56:35 Report Abuse

  • iam a BA hons english graduate.. can i study nutrition and dietetics, food science onlinbe or through corrspondence... iam 43 years old... Posted By : annupamaa, on 14-12-2011 12:23:02 Report Abuse

  • i am copletaed my BHMS EMS courses in 20004 i want information about ,(postal courser) indietetion and nutrition in mumbai and puneand job aportunities after this course please inform duration and fees of this courses Posted By : Dr pratibha s kanase, on 29-11-2011 15:49:38 Report Abuse

  • Hi I m 28 years old , done B Com and MBA . I am keen working as a professional nutritionist. Please let me know if I can do it with my background and also let know the colleges for the same. Regards Posted By : Rohini Jain, on 24-11-2011 08:28:32 Report Abuse

  • i want to take admission in dietician course plz tell me the basic qualification and process to take admission and is there any center in delhi which provide councelling and class for this..course Posted By : lekha, on 18-11-2011 14:59:05 Report Abuse

  • I m b.sc (bio)with pgddtn english medium with 3months internship from peoples hospital bpl,how much job chances do i have plz tell me now. Posted By : swapna shrivastava, on 08-11-2011 23:11:21 Report Abuse

  • I m b.sc (bio)with pgddt Posted By : swapna shrivastava, on 08-11-2011 23:07:32 Report Abuse

  • i have completed my msc. in foood and nutrition and also i have done add on course in sports nutrition. Posted By : madhuri singh, on 08-11-2011 11:31:40 Report Abuse

  • i m in 12th science.I want to become a dietician but i am not getting required information Posted By : Pooja, on 04-11-2011 21:06:14 Report Abuse

  • i did coempeletd in nutrition n health educaution so hw much job chanchis to me plz tell me Posted By : M.Ananthi, on 03-11-2011 19:11:20 Report Abuse

  • I HAVE COMPLETED BSc(BIO) AND DIPLOMA IN NUITRITION AND HEALTH EDUCATION. AM I ELLIGABLE TO APPEAR FOR RD EXAM. Posted By : ARCHANA GUPTA, on 31-10-2011 20:07:20 Report Abuse

  • ive done my b a with arts and now i would love to become a dietician, plz help me Posted By : vinod, on 15-10-2011 16:43:07 Report Abuse

  • I am a commerce graduate of Age 40 yrs . I would to do a course in Nutirition .Please let me know the requirements Thanks Posted By : RAJ TANDON, on 29-09-2011 08:49:51 Report Abuse

  • i m in final year of BTech.Biomed engg.i would lkie to change my job profile by persuing career as a dietician/nutrionist full time.through distance education want to do pyschology.plz tel me m i eligible.and suggest colleges for both in bombay or pune. Posted By : granthali, on 23-09-2011 22:46:25 Report Abuse

  • i had completed my bachelor degree in nutrition and dietetics. do i hav the eligiblity of write RD exam? i had completed only 15days intership in a multi speciality hospital. i`ll be member of IDA within some days Posted By : sowmya, on 22-09-2011 10:41:17 Report Abuse

  • i m a dentist can u temme by any mean m i eligible for dis course?? if yes can u suggest me the way to go thro it..n sme colleges who are conducting such courses?? waiting for ur rply...thankz!! Posted By : kriti, on 09-08-2011 13:43:06 Report Abuse

  • I am from a commerce background. pls suggest me from which college can i do dietician and nutrition course in Mumbai? Posted By : MANJU CHOPRA, on 08-08-2011 16:18:08 Report Abuse

  • want to do dietician and nutrition course in hyderabad Posted By : snehalatha, on 05-08-2011 10:40:14 Report Abuse

  • hi i am a dentist by profession pursuing mba in health care services management i am also interested in doing masters degree in health n nutrition, am i eligible to do this course? if yes sugest me colleges that offer a full time master degree course in india.thank u please reply to this m waiting. thank u again Posted By : dr neha bhandari, on 28-07-2011 18:30:40 Report Abuse

  • Hi,Iam Dr,Sheela.Iam a Dentist.I wanted to be a dietitian.Can i do any PG Diploma( distant learning) dietitian courses.Iam going to settle down in North America.Is there any age limit for Dietitians jobs in India?Please help. Posted By : sheela, on 13-07-2011 22:36:56 Report Abuse

  • i am completed MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH with subject nutrition and dietary managment of disease and I want admission in Phd in nutrition Posted By : suryaprakashdixit, on 03-07-2011 21:33:33 Report Abuse

  • i'm a commerce site student. i have completed my 12th and i want to pursue my career in dietician. bt i want to do 1 year course. Posted By : pari, on 28-06-2011 18:04:10 Report Abuse

  • i'm a commerce site student. i have completed my 12th and i want to pursue my career in dietician. bt i want to do 1 year course. Posted By : pari, on 28-06-2011 18:04:01 Report Abuse

  • i am a computer engg but would like to change my career profile to being a dietician. what are my options in terms of courses in mumbai. i would prefer a short term course ie max 1 yr course. thanks Posted By : mansi, on 14-06-2011 20:26:32 Report Abuse

  • i have just completed my 12 with PCMB. i want to persue my career as a dietician . pls tell me regarding the procedure to get a degree in dietician and also the colleges concerned in mumbai. Posted By : Nikisha Harwani, on 18-05-2011 11:41:13 Report Abuse

  • i m a graduate,have done b.a pass i had arts stream in 12th class with home science nw i want to pursue my carrer in dietician .which course shud i do to get dat degree. Posted By : rukmani, on 09-05-2011 10:00:55 Report Abuse

  • i have completed my graduation in the filed of commerce currently and i wish to pursue a career in the field of dietics/nutrition so can i do so as i am not from science background. Posted By : namrata, on 07-05-2011 01:54:21 Report Abuse

  • my daughter is doing B.Com.she wants to be a Nutritionist//Dietician. pls suggest where should she enroll for the profissional course(nutritionist) in Delhi and how much it cost for the entire course.... Posted By : mridu, on 02-05-2011 15:53:29 Report Abuse

  • what all types of exam do i need to give after my 12th std in SCIENCE stream to become a NUTRITION and DIETICIAN Posted By : Satyashree Sethia, on 27-04-2011 20:37:33 Report Abuse

  • plss suggest me some college offering deitician course i have arts in 12th with home science Posted By : ritika kakwani, on 17-04-2011 21:25:43 Report Abuse

  • am a b.sc in microbiology.am i eligible to do a post graduate course in dietics or nutrition? Posted By : dhanya, on 16-04-2011 18:10:15 Report Abuse

  • I am a student of arts stream. I have just completed my 12th . I want to do dietician course. Can i do this course without science?Plz answer to my query & send it to my E-mail. Posted By : R.Sowmya, on 13-04-2011 16:12:50 Report Abuse

  • I am a student of arts stream. I have just completed my 12th . I want to do dietician course. Can i do this course without science? Plz answer to my query & send it to my E-mail. Posted By : R.Sowmya, on 13-04-2011 16:11:58 Report Abuse

  • I am a student of arts stream. I have just completed my 12th . I want to do dietician course. Can i do this course without science? plz answer to my query & send it to my E-mail. Posted By : R.Sowmya, on 13-04-2011 16:11:10 Report Abuse

  • hey i want to become a dietition....m 12th pass nw m doin animation nw i want to become a dietition Posted By : samriti chandok, on 10-04-2011 23:11:08 Report Abuse

  • Respected Sir/ Madam, I passed my 12th standered with PCM in 2003 now I want to do health and nutrition course for teaching purpuse suggest me collage in Gurgaon/NCR, so that I can start my from home tutions for health and nutritioin with cooking classes Posted By : Shweta Rani, on 22-03-2011 16:46:43 Report Abuse

  • Respected Sir/ Madam, I passed my 12th from MDU with PCM in 2003 and now I want to do a health and nutrition course in Gurgaon or nearby for teaching or home tution so pls suggest me best college for distance learning based on weekend classes.Pls help me to make a best carreer in this field. Thanks Posted By : Shweta Rani, on 21-03-2011 20:42:14 Report Abuse

  • i completed my b.sc in bio science & m.sc in dietetics & community nutrition management.i completed 6 months internship from apollo gleneagles hospital. i want start my carrer as a dietician or nutritionist so plz tell me about the vaccaincies of this post. Posted By : Moumita, on 07-03-2011 22:07:31 Report Abuse

  • i completed my b.sc in bio science & m.sc in dietetics & community nutrition management.i completed 6 months internship from apollo gleneagles hospital. i want start my carrer as a dietician or nutritionist so plz tell me about the vaccaincies of this post. Posted By : Moumita, on 07-03-2011 22:06:18 Report Abuse

  • hi! there is a vacancy in apollo hospital.if anyone wants to work as a dietitian,you can contact me. you will have a chance to work in a very good environment with a decent salary. Posted By : shiva bishnoi, on 10-02-2011 01:13:58 Report Abuse

  • i m pursuing b.hsc final year in clinical nutrition and dietetics i wan to know best collages for masters degree in clinical nutrition and dietetics please ans my query soon Posted By : avisha mohan , on 31-01-2011 09:52:50 Report Abuse

  • I m B.sc(Ho.sc.) in food&nutrition so what is best course of short tume for dietitian career in hyd.? Posted By : Leena, on 20-01-2011 06:11:48 Report Abuse

  • im a ba graduate from delhi university and now m looking forward for pg. spec as a dietcians suggest me a good university spec in distance learning thnku...DIksHa:) Posted By : diksha, on 19-01-2011 03:53:28 Report Abuse

  • im doin 11th std in computer science group.i want to become a dietician.is it possible? Posted By : aishabi, on 10-12-2010 23:52:01 Report Abuse

  • i was already completed my 12 through arts stream with home science and now i pursuing a b.a 3rd with home science and after my graduation i want to do diploma in dietitian in Punjab for a career point of view.can you suggest me about the good institute for this in Punjab. Posted By : nancy, on 08-11-2010 04:03:47 Report Abuse

  • i have done bhms then diploma in nutrition i want to do pg in dietitian plz reply me list of college i want to be registered dietitian Posted By : dr sonali polade, on 28-10-2010 05:29:12 Report Abuse

  • i have done bhms then diploma in nutrition i want to do pg in dietitian plz reply me list of college Posted By : dr sonali polade, on 28-10-2010 05:27:07 Report Abuse

  • i have done deploma in nutrition n health education frm ignou, new delhi. can i work as a dietcian in any hospital. and wat is the further scope for me to study.please reply me Posted By : harsh khurana, on 13-10-2010 13:59:04 Report Abuse

  • I have done my M. Sc and BSc with zoology, botany and chemistry. I am currently an housewife but would now like to pursue a career as Dietitian and nutritionist. Please suggest me the courses in and around Gurgaon and also guide me about the career prospects of these courses.Thanx. Posted By : Taru, on 10-10-2010 02:15:34 Report Abuse

  • m an biotech student finl year....want to make my carrer in dietition....is dr ny course available..... Posted By : parul jain, on 08-10-2010 07:31:14 Report Abuse

  • i hv completed my 12 through commerce stream and want to persue my carrer as a diatician so plzz advise me how can i do that Posted By : neha, on 22-08-2010 13:45:52 Report Abuse

  • i am bcom, mba and working as trainer in one compay i want do carrer as nutritionist need your guidence. Posted By : harshal kothari, on 16-08-2010 17:01:16 Report Abuse

  • im a post graduate in home science and now i want to do diploma in dieticien from where i can do it in north Posted By : megha sharma , on 10-08-2010 14:11:13 Report Abuse

  • i have done my diploma in food tecnology & m working in R & D dept flast 7 years want to do some course on nutrition & dieticians as part time or distance learninig pls suggest me Posted By : jinal shah, on 06-08-2010 14:28:35 Report Abuse

  • I have done my B.D.S .I want to pursue diet n nutrition as my profession in U.K n plan to settle there.what r my options Posted By : Shweta, on 05-08-2010 12:34:22 Report Abuse

  • I am commerce graduate wanting to pursue dietician course can I pursue the same? Posted By : kunal vora, on 30-07-2010 21:57:24 Report Abuse

  • I have a BA Degree in Theology from the University o Wales, Lampeter, but would like to do my Post graduation in Dietetics/Nutrition. What are my options and chances in this regard? Posted By : Stan Federoff, on 06-07-2010 04:53:00 Report Abuse

  • i am a banker and done b com and mba. I plan to change my career as a dietician/nutirtion... is it possible which courses are avaialbe and details for the same Posted By : prachi , on 05-07-2010 08:14:39 Report Abuse

  • i have done my bachelor in pharmacy and masters in pharmaceutics.i want to persue phD in nutrition.plz tell me the courses that are being offered and colleges that are offering it.. Posted By : tripti malhi, on 27-06-2010 10:57:26 Report Abuse

  • hi, I have done my Bachelors in enlish from JMC, Delhi University. Though I dont have a formal degree, I have a lot of knowledge about dietetics and nutrition !! I want to make a career in this. What kind of PG options do I have ? Are there good universities that provide PG in nutrition without a requirement of a bachelors degree in home sciences ? What kind of internship/training options do I have ? Can you please guide me ? Thx, Chitrangda Posted By : chitrangda nigam, on 21-06-2010 08:34:12 Report Abuse

  • I have done MSC in Food and Nutrition and I am interested to do distance course in Dietician to pursue a career. Please inform me about the courses and avenues available in India Posted By : V Madhavi, on 20-06-2010 22:54:24 Report Abuse

  • i have completed my b.sc with chemistry and i want to do pg diploma in dietician. so plz advice me Posted By : deepika vats, on 29-05-2010 23:52:32 Report Abuse

  • I am a Commerece Graduate of Age 31. Can I become a Professional in Dietician or in Nutrician. Please advice me, as I am interested in this Career option. Posted By : Neeta Chawla, on 29-05-2010 06:17:21 Report Abuse

  • i am m.a. with homescience.i want to do diploma in dietecian in delhi for a career point of view.can you suggest me about the good institute for this. Posted By : shilpisrivastava, on 23-05-2010 01:04:10 Report Abuse

  • Can I do B.sc in Foods and Nutrition in MS University of Baroda after 12th commerce? Posted By : Sneha, on 19-05-2010 11:33:48 Report Abuse

  • i m in class 12 and i want 2 become nutritionist.plz tell me how to become nutritionist. Posted By : samreen ahmedi, on 11-05-2010 05:51:15 Report Abuse

  • I have completed my graduation in BA with sociology and marathi.But i want to becom a diatecian.can i go in diatecian stream.please tell about it and their institut at Mumbai. Posted By : Pooja Tamhankar, on 05-05-2010 05:07:55 Report Abuse

  • I ma a Commerece Graduate of Age 33. Can I become a Professional in Dietician or in Nutrician. Please advice me, as I am interested in this Career option. Posted By : SUDHIR ARORA, on 05-05-2010 01:29:34 Report Abuse

  • i did coempeletd my diploma in nutrition n health educaution so hw much job chanchis to me plz tell me Posted By : rachana chaudhary, on 27-01-2010 00:26:23 Report Abuse

  • i did coempeletd my diploma in nutrition n health educaution so hw much job chanchis to me plz tell me Posted By : rachana chaudhary, on 27-01-2010 00:23:54 Report Abuse

  • i m b.sc.(home sci) with food & nutrition gujrati midium so i can diatician courses & how much job chanscis pl.ans to me now Posted By : priya maniar, on 08-12-2009 00:59:01 Report Abuse

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