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How to become a Nutrition Adviser?

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 dietitians 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 personal interest in Nutrition.

In this page you'll learn how to become a Nutrition Adviser.

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With obesity levels at an all-time high, there is an increasing demand for qualified professionals with specialist expertise in nutrition and weight loss. The nutrition profession encompasses many levels of expertise and a wide variety of career possibilities.

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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.

Diploma in Weight Loss Management

The two courses within this diploma will provide you with the foundation required to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and overcome the barriers and challenges that can interfere with or prevent weight loss.

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Advanced Diploma in Nutrition & Weight Management

In addition to the fundamentals of nutrition and weight management, you will learn about the specific dietary requirements of people with particular sport and exercise goals, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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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.