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Have you tried to find nutritionist jobs online with our nutrition job search? From large companies to health clubs, nutritionists jobs are available right across the UK.

Fulfilling a variety of roles, we provide basic information about nutritionist jobs, the training required to get yourself on the ladder and companies that have current nutrition job vacancies.

In hospitals, the nutritionists job is to provide advice on diet and food to patients with a variety of medical conditions. Some nutritionists work in specialist areas, for example, diabetes, children's health, or cancer, while others treat patients with food allergies or eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia.

In the commercial sector, they can work on the development of new products, or within the marketing and advertising department, writing information to promote products, and ensuring that it is correct from a nutritional perspective. Finding nutritionist courses or training will involve a degree most likely, or postgraduate qualification in dietetics or (human) nutrition and dietetics approved by the Health Professions Council (HPC). Most dietetic degree courses are four years full-time.

The entry requirements for a dietetic degree usually consist of five GCSEs), including maths and English, and three A levels, preferably in chemistry and at least one other science-related subject. Entry to a postgraduate course in dietetics requires a good first degree in a life science subject - human physiology and biochemistry for example. Most postgraduate courses run two years full-time.

Courses are a mixture of academic and practical work. Subjects studied include :

  • Food science
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology

Clinical placements involve working alongside a qualified and experienced dietitian, usually in a hospital or community setting. Placements typically account for 28 weeks of a course.

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