Courses to become a Nutritionist


Do you want to make a career as a nutritionist? You can go for a nutrition course after 10 + 2. There are many programmes available at graduation and post graduation level to give a kick start your career as a nutritionist. Here we are listing some major courses that you can choose and pursue this career.

Under Graduate Courses:
  • Bachelor Of Science in  Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Bachelor Of Science (Hons.) in Food Nutrition

Duration: Duration of Bachelor degree is 3 years and for diploma courses it 2 years

Post Graduate Courses:
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Post graduate diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition
Duration: The duration of these courses is 3 years.

Diploma Courses:
  • Diploma in Dietetics and Applied Nutrition
  • Diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Diploma in Dietetics, Health and Nutrition
  • Diploma in community  Health and Nutrition

Certificate Courses:
  • Certificate Courses in Dietetics & Health Education
  • Certificate Courses in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care
  • Certificate in Food and Nutrition

Specialization: - You can choose to specialize among the followings:
  • Nutrition in Health and Disease
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Food Toxicology
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Molecular Nutrition

Career Scope:
The job you can pursue is depending on the course you choose. If you did any degree course (UG / PG) then you can get a higher post job and with a diploma or certificate level course, you can get a junior level job.


For admission in a bachelor degree course, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science.
The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master degree are holding a graduate degree with science subjects.
The eligibility for UG diploma courses is 10+2 with science subjects and for PG diploma courses is a graduate degree with science subjects.


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