How to become a Nutritionist
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.
Follow these few simple steps to show you "How to become a Nutrition Adviser".
Step one: Choose a nutrition 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 reputable course that leads to a recognised qualification. Future Fit School of Nutrition offers a choice of 2 diplomas:
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.
Advanced Diploma Nutrition & Weight Management
In addition to the fundamentals of nutrition and weight management, you will also learn about the specific dietary requirements of people with particular sport and exercise goals, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children.
All the courses contained within both of these diplomas are certified by the prestigious Association for Nutrition (AfN).
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
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.