Sports and Health Clubs
They work with sports teams, athlete camps, clubs etc. They take care of their nutritional requirements, and also monitor their progress from time to time.
Teaching, Research and Development
The nutritionist under the Research and development section conducts research on various food items. They ensure the quality of the products, as well as to study their effects on the body chemistry in laboratories. They also conduct research on nutritive value of food, which helps to understand various components of food we eat. Teaching the science of nutrition of dietetics in colleges and universities is also a good option, after completing your higher education.
They counsel and advice people on food choices, and conduct programs in nutrition awareness and disease prevention from time to time. Community Dietitians work in public health agency, health and fitness clubs, and day care centers. They work with large groups.
Management Dietitians specialize in food service systems or clinical management. They manage personnel, plan and conduct employee training programs, design food systems, and plan budgets.
Consultant Dietitians work independently with individual clients. They work as nursing home consultants, book authors, and patient counselors in medical centers and fitness programs. They serve as independent advisors to industry, and they also develop and evaluate food service systems.
Mass media also employs nutritionist, for disseminating vital information on healthy living.
Nutrition educators work in health care, community, corporate, elementary and secondary schools, or academic agencies and institutions to educate people on the nutrition.
Private nutrition consultants
Private nutrition consultants to the public, government and private agencies, and the food industry. Experienced dietitians may become assistant, associate, or director of a dietetic department, or become self-employed. Some dietitians specialize in areas such as renal or pediatric dietetics. Besides all these they can also work as private consultant or private practitioner.
Government sector jobs
They can work with government hospitals, government’s health department, schools, colleges, factories and office cafeterias for planning nutritional plans.
Clinical dieticians monitor, analyses, and prescribe nutritional and dietary plans for patients in private practices, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and prisons. They also work with patients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, and, hypertension, etc.
|Stream||Graduation||After Graduation||After Post Graduation|
|Clear Class XII in Science Stream (H.Sc. is recommended)||Pursue B.Sc. Nutrition and dietetics for 3 years||Pursue M.Sc. Nutrition and dietetics for 2 years||–|
|Clear Class XII in Science Stream (Home Sc. is recommended)||Pursue B.Sc. Home Science for 3 years||Pursue M.Sc. Home Science for 2 years||Pursue Post-graduate Diploma in Nutrition and dietetics|
|Clear Class XII in Science Stream||Pursue B.Sc. Nutrition and dietetics for 3 years||Pursue Post-graduate Diploma in Nutrition and dietetics||–|
- Some colleges have English as mandatory subjects in Class XII
- Must have passed class 12th or senior secondary examination with at least 50% marks including English
- The minimum age limit is 17 years for B. Tech course
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- Guide people on developing healthy eating habits
- Provide treatment to illnesses through different kinds of food
- Assess the condition of the patients to help them with suitable diet
- Plan diet charts keeping in mind the needs and the environment of the patients
- Work with different organisations such as schools, hospitals, restaurants, etc., to maintain nutrition needs of the people
- Spread awareness on the advantages of a healthy and balanced diet
- Indulge in research on different food ingredients and their benefits
- Maintain the records of the patients through periodic updates