When studying a Nutritionist course you would undertake a degree level qualification which qualifies you at Nutrition degree level (BSc). This would provide you with a Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) if you want to use the title 'Registered Nutritionist (RNutr).
Being a Nutritionist allows you to use your expertise in diet and food science to help clients with specific dietary requirements and goals. It provides you with the opportunity to support other health care professionals through consultations and advice. Due to Nutritionist Courses being at degree level it is likely this would be studied over the course of 3 years.
An alternative route in nutrition would be becoming a nutrition coach, this would qualify you in as little as 8-10 months based on 6 hours of study time a week. As industry-leading training providers, we offer this as an alternative to wanting to study Nutrition at the degree level. This route provides flexibility in the way you learn and opens new opportunities for those who may be looking for a career change, or have a general interest in nutrition.
As a qulified Nutritionist you will:
As a qualified Nutrition Coach you will be able to:
Generally speaking, the duties of a nutrition coach tend to be more applied and more public-facing than that of a nutritionist.
Nutritionists can work in any non-clinical setting, for example:
Nutrition is vital for everyone so ensuring that the training you get will allow you to support your future clients and career prospects is vital. Here are 4 important things to look for when choosing from nutrition courses.
To be qualified, your certificate must be from an awarding organisation that has been approved by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). Our Level 3 Nutrition and Weight Management Course and Level 4 RSPH Nutrition Course are fully certified by the AfN.
Always check with a prospective training provider that they will support you through your studies. We support our students and graduates by providing high-quality learning resources A dedicated tutor team (all degree-qualified nutritionists and dietitians) available each weekday by email and phone.
You will benefit from a Level 4 RSPH Nutrition course at the top level, which is the highest level and recognised nutrition qualification currently available. Our Level 4 RSPH Nutrition Course is fully accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health and includes 1-year free membership to the RSPH, as standard.
Once you're ready to go, all it takes is a call with our team to get enrolled. From that phone call, you will be given access to all your resources and materials within an hour, so that you can start the e-learning portion of your training immediately. This course is flexible in line with other commitments you may have alongside it.
Nutrition coaches can work in a variety of non-clinical environments:
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While our flexible, online nutrition courses have no entry requirements, they allow you to develop your own career. When you become a Nutritional Adviser with our online courses, you will benefit from:
As our courses are available to be studied 100% online you can complete these nutrition courses uk wide and internationally.
If you want to add value to your portfolio of skills and enhance your career in health and fitness without committing to a full nutrition diploma, select one of our nutrition courses. These courses are great to improve your dietary knowledge, coming complete with practical exercises to test your nutritional knowledge.
See below for more details of the Level 3 Nutrition & Weight Management Course and the Level 4 RSPH Nutrition Course which covers everything in the first diploma plus further courses in more specialist areas.
Level 3 Nutrition & Weight Management Course
Level 4 RSPH Nutrition Course
Level 4 Elite Personal Trainer Course with RSPH Nutrition
Nutrition CPD Courses
Contact us to talk to one of our specialist Career Advisers about this month’s special offers on our online nutritional courses.
The path to becoming a Nutrition Adviser is not simple, but once you have qualified you have the chance to transform the lives of others through the power of nutrition.
To help you pursue your dreams in the fitness industry, we have created this guide to help map out your journey to becoming a qualiﬁed, successful Nutrition Advisor.
A recognised nutrition qualification will be accredited by an independent awarding body such as CYQ or VTCT and will be listed on the register of regulated qualifications held by Ofqual.
Before you decide who to study with, you have to ask these questions to your training provider.
We would ask how much time can you dedicate to your study? The more time available, the quicker you can complete your course. If you don’t have lots of time, we advise taking it step-by-step.
Yes. In addition to nutritionists and dieticians, the NHS employs a range of health professionals that provide nutrition advice including health trainers, dietetic assistant practitioners and community food workers. You can search for jobs on the NHS jobs website using ‘nutrition’ as a keyword. Tip: ensure that you tick the box to search the whole advert rather than the advert title. This will ensure you see all of the most relevant results.
All of the School of Nutrition courses are online which means that you can study at a time and pace to suit you. If you can spare just 6 hours per week you can complete the Diploma in Weight Loss Management in less than 20 weeks. If you have more free time to study, then you can complete the diploma in a much shorter timeframe.
Our Nutrition and Weight Management Course contains lesson plans and resources for running an 8-week weight management course. This can be used with both groups and individuals.
In order to become a registered nutritionist, you will need to complete a university degree. Future Fit offer an alternative yet comprehensive path to becoming a nutrition professional. For more information why not read our article on how to become a Nutrition Adviser.
You can earn £25-£40 an hour from one-to-one consultations or £80+ an hour running weight loss classes.
You will be able to offer advice to adults who are generally healthy and need help improving their diet and losing weight. You can run your own weight loss consultancy offering individual or group sessions to help people to successfully manage their dietary intake and achieve health and weight loss goals.
If you complete our Level 4 RSPH Nutrition Course, you will also be able to advise on sports nutrition, pre and post-natal nutrition as well as childhood nutrition.
You won’t be able to work with individuals who need specialist dietary advice due to a medical condition. This is the role of a dietician.
The nutrition profession encompasses many levels of expertise and a wide variety of career possibilities.
Nutritionists and dieticians have very similar job roles and there is considerable overlap in what they do. In general, dieticians tend to be more clinical and more involved with working with people with diet-related medical conditions. Nutritionists are more likely to work in research, the food industry, community projects and preventative health. However, you do find nutritionists who work in hospitals and dieticians who work in the food industry. Dieticians and nutritionists normally have degree level qualifications.
In addition to nutritionists and dieticians there are nutrition advisers, health trainers, personal trainers, wellness coaches, slimming group leaders and weight loss coaches who all practice nutrition to varying degrees and can have a number of possible qualifications.
Most members of the general public will only get referred to a nutritionist or dietician if they have a relatively serious health problem, yet there are millions of people in the UK who are overweight and suffering the consequences of a poor diet. 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.
When embarking on a career in nutrition it is important to choose a course with a reputable training company. Many companies sell poor quality training courses in nutrition that are not evidence-based and not recognised by any official awarding body. We are proud to have our courses independently recognised by the Association for Nutrition and awarding organisations such as the Royal Society of Public Health. This means that our students can have full confidence that their training is of the highest quality and will fully equip them for working in the nutrition arena.
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