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How do you become a Nutritionist?

To become a Nutritionist you need a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition or related bioscience degree, which lasts three years.

Registered nutritionists use the letters RNutr after their name and registered dieticians use RD.

Future Fit Training offers the perfect alternative for those looking for a career in Nutrition and our Diplomas in Nutrition are created for those who have a professional interest in Nutrition. So in this page you'll learn how to become a Nutrition Adviser.

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Become a Nutrition Adviser in 5 easy steps

Following the five simple steps below, and you'll be on your way to a successful career in Nutrition.

Step 1

Choose a Nutrition Course

It is important to complete a course that gives you an industry recognised qualification. Future Fit Training offers a choice of two nutrition diplomas, as well as individual short courses, to give you the knowledge and skills needed for a career in nutrition.

Entry Diploma

Diploma in Weight Loss Management


Ideal for people who want to provide nutrition advice to clients and run their own clinics.

  • Complete Behaviour Change Coaching
  • Nutrition & Weight Management Course
  • Career Accelerator Package
  • Discounted Nutritics® software
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Most Popular

Level 4 RSPH Advanced Nutrition Diploma


Ideal for people who want to provide expert nutrition advice to specialist groups.

    Includes the Entry Diploma, plus:

  • Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
  • Childhood Nutrition & Obesity Prevention
  • Pre- & Postnatal Nutrition
  • Vegan, Vegetarian and Plant-based Diets
  • Nutrition for Older Adults
  • Meal planning
  • RSPH membership for 1 year
  • RSPH Level 4 Award in Nutrition
  • Gain the letters MRSPH after your name
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Merged Diploma

Merge Level 4 PT and Nutrition Diplomas


Become a personal trainer with RSPH Nutrition Level 4 status

    Includes the Level 4 RSPH Advanced Nutrition Diploma, plus:

  • Level 2 Gym Instructing
  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Exercise for Management of Low Back Pain
  • Pre- and Post-natal Exercise
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Step 2

Get insured

To practice safely and cover your business, you will need to obtain Professional Liability Insurance. To help get you started Future Fit Training have partnered with Balens Specialist Insurance Brokers.

We provide our graduates with an application upon completion.

Step 3

Find a venue

Before you start your career in Nutrition you will need to decide how you wish to operate. Will you be offering one-on-one sessions, group sessions or be a mobile coach?

The path you choose will determine the best venue for you – whether it be a spare room in your house for smaller sessions or hiring of room in a community centre or church for larger group sessions.

Step 4

Promote your business

Marketing yourself includes both online and offline marketing. In today’s world having an online presence is key, this includes creating an engaging and informative website and setting up a key social media presence on platforms where your target audience will be found (Facebook and Instagram).

In addition, it is good to have resources that you can use whilst networking and promoting your business locally (posters, flyers, business cards). Our diplomas include our unique Career Accelerator Package which contains all the information you need on how to effectively market yourself and grow your client base.

Step 5

Become indispensable

In today’s market, it is vital to keep upskilling your offering, to ensure you meet the needs of your varying client base, and stay ahead of the competition. Future Fit Training offer short nutrition courses that allow you to enhance your knowledge that you have learnt on your course.

Don't just take our word for it...

"Amazing course, top tutors, Highly Recommend!!"

I have been studying with Future Fit Training for the past year and can honestly say how amazing they are as a training provider. They cover every basis, you get excellent support from the tutors, the online training is intense and thorough, the workshops are fantastic and the tutors themselves are extremely knowledgeable.

Paige Stainton 15 08 2019

"I did the level 3 Nutrition Advisor…"

I did the level 3 Nutrition Advisor Diploma with these guys. It was amazing, taught me everything I needed to know and has in turn made my income a lot higher. Recommended highly!!

Michael O'Connor 03 04 2019

"Future Fit Training is fantastic"

Future Fit Training is fantastic. From the moment I booked my Indoor Cycle Course the whole process was really smooth and everyone I emailed or spoke to was really helpful. On the day of the course, it was fantastic, I cannot thank Future Fit enough!

Nathalie Edwards 04 04 2019

"Overall good experience with Future Fit."

I signed up for the Total Immersion with Future Fit and so far have completed my Level 2 & 3 as well as many CPD courses, I just have some Level 4 courses left. Upon reflection of my training so far, I'm not sure that online learning is the best way to go as you don't get the hands-on experience that you really need to build confidence and I did feel a bot lost when I first started working in the industry. However, having said that I have always been very impressed with Future Fit prompt and reliable customer service.

Ruby Parsons 12 03 2019