How to become a Nutritionist

To become a nutritionist you need a degree which will take at least 3 years . Why not become a nutrition adviser in under a year with our 5 easy steps?

Join one of the fastest growing industries in the world and realise your dream of becoming a nutrition adviser. With obesity levels at an all-time high, there is an increasing demand for qualified professionals with specialist expertise in nutrition and weight loss.

Good nutrition is vital to our health and well-being, and education is the key to unlocking its extraordinary benefits. Understanding the fundamental science of nutrition, as well as the psychology behind it, you can unlock a multitude of benefits to help yourself, your family and, if you choose, your community.

Most people only get referred to a nutritionist or dietician if they have a serious health problem. Nutrition advisers are often much more accessible to the general public and have all the skills needed to advise and motivate individuals on how to eat better, move more, lose weight and improve their health.

Download our free "how to become a Nutrition Adviser" guide by clicking on the banner below which contains useful information to help you start your career in the nutrition industry with confidence.

How to Become a Nutrition Adviser Guide

Following the five simple steps below, will set you on your way to your chosen career as a nutrition adviser.

Becoming a Nutrition Adviser in five easy steps

Step one: Choose a qualification

You will need to complete a nutrition qualification to give you the knowledge and skills needed to provide weight loss advice and motivate clients. It is important to select a nutrition course that leads to a recognised qualification.

Future Fit Training offers a choice of two nutrition qualifications

Both of these Nutrition diplomas are certified by the prestigious Association for Nutrition (AfN). 

Diploma in Weight Loss Management

Diploma in Weight Loss Management

The two courses within this diploma are certified by the Association for Nutrition and 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 and Weight Manager

Advanced Diploma 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 two: Get insured

Our graduates can obtain insurance to practice as a nutrition adviser from Balens Specialist Insurance Brokers*. You can request an application form from the Student Support team once you have graduated.

Step three: Find a venue

If you plan to work on a one-to-one basis you will need a consulting room. This could be your spare room at home or you could consider renting an office space. Alternatively be a mobile coach and visit clients in their homes.

If you want to run group classes local church halls and community centres are perfect and the cost of rental for a couple of hours should be reasonable.

Step four: Market yourself as a Nutrional Adviser

Once you are ready to start practicing you will need to make the public aware of the fabulous service you offer.

Marketing yourself includes creating posters, flyers, business cards, setting up Facebook and Twitter accounts and creating a website. 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 five: Become indispensible

Changing long-held dietary habits and losing weight is difficult and your clients will need someone who can offer boundless enthusiasm and motivation in addition to bespoke weight loss advice that fits in with their lifestyle.

* Future Fit Training School of Nutrition is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Balens Limited, Bridge House, Portland Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2TA, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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