How to become a nutritionist
Pathways to this career
- Complete an accredited diploma in nutrition and dietetics. Most employers in the space require professional qualifications.
- Advance your skills as a nutritionist through additional higher education such as an undergraduate degree in health science.
- Representation, support and recognition for qualified nutritionists can be found by contacting the The Nutritional Society of Australia.
What does a nutritionist do?
Duties and tasks
- Conduct research, evaluate findings and make recommendations.
- Perform consultations with clients (either individuals or groups) to examine current state of health, diet and lifestyle.
- Design individualised diet and nutrition plans as per client requirements.
- Use diagnostic procedures to identify and analyse nutritional deficiencies and reasons for specific health concerns.
- Monitor patient progress and alter individual diet programs as necessary.
- Nutrition Australia
- Nutrition Society of Australia
- The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Incorporated
- Consumer scientist
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