An Introduction to our Nutrition Courses
January 4, 2018 / Sharnie Carter
- Are you interested in food and food science?
- Do you want to help others to become healthy and lead better lives?
Then you are the perfect fit to become a nutritionist.
What is a nutritionist?
In layman’s terms, a nutritionist lets people know what food is good for them and what isn’t. Not just in general, but for specific needs and dietary requirements.
For example, a nutritionist may make a specific dietary plan for someone who is trying to lose weight. So in combination with steady exercise, these food choices will benefit them and aid their weight loss.
Or perhaps a diabetic. There are subtle sugars in everyday foods, so a nutritionist will know which foods to avoid and which will benefit.
The main duties of a nutritionist include:
- Discussing dietary issues and forming a nutrition plan
- Evaluating the pros and cons of foods
- Knowing the scientific terms and contents of food groups
- Working with clients, schools, hospitals and in other settings
Salaries for a nutritionist can start from £20,000 and increase to around £50,000 with experience.
What nutrition courses are available?
There are no specific entry requirements to become a nutritionist in the UK. However, most nutritionists have knowledge and a qualification in the subject area. Like many careers, those with better qualifications and experience tend to be those who have more success.
Nutrition courses will provide you with the information you need to be a nutritionist, as well as specific information if you are working in a particular field.
Many people take the route of A Levels, which then lead onto university in order to become a nutritionist. A-Level Biology would need to be one of your choices as it will benefit you to know more about the body and how it works.
For a list of all the A-Level courses we offer, visit our website.
Another route could be to learn through accredited courses and work your way up from there. At Open Study College, we offer a variety of Nutrition courses provided by different organisations, such as:
Active IQ Level 2 Award in Understanding Nutrition Performance and Healthy Eating
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health
Active IQ Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity
In some cases, you may already be working in a career but need some nutritional knowledge to progress. For these instances, we provide course such as:
Diet Nutrition and Exercise for Children
Nutrition Consultant Level 3
Sport Nutrition Level 3
With up to 34 courses regarding Diet Fitness and Nutrition, there is sure to be something to suit your personal career needs.
Visit our website or contact our Student Adviser team on 03300 563100 and find out which Nutrition course is the right one for you.