- CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
- COLLEGES IN INDIA
- COLLEGES IN ABROAD
- SKILL SET
- ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Nutritionists assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems and requirements of the clients and patients.
Teaching patients about healthy eating is a primary duty, as well as staying aware of developments in medicine and nutrition.
They help people achieve better health by advising on health and food choices. Their expertise lies in public health nutrition, community health, and tertiary education related to nutrition.
Nutritionists can go into research as well as work as nutrition consultants and advisors, public health and health promotion officers, community development officers, quality and nutrition coordinators, food technologists etc.
Dietitians: They plan, monitor, and supervise the diet for patients (with medical conditions like diabetes, food allergies, gastro-intestinal disorders etc.) across hospitals, clinics, health centres, sports centres or their own private clinics. Dietitians are responsible for recommending proper as well as corrective food and eating habits, while taking into account the patient’s health, lifestyle, age, potential allergies and food preferences.
To be a dietitian, you need to have compulsorily completed a bachelors and/or Masters/PG diploma degree in Dietetics (in which nutrition can be an added subject.)
Some countries like USA/Canada require dietitians to clear an additional exam after their education in order to qualify to get a license/registration to practice.
Nutritionists: They can't plan diets for patients with medical problems. However they do help people achieve better health by advising on health and food choices. Their expertise lies in public health nutrition, community health, and tertiary education related to nutrition.
Nutritionists can go into research as well as work as nutrition consultants and advisors, public health and health promotion officers, community development officers, quality and nutrition coordinators, food technologists etc. A nutritionist can upgrade herself to become a dietician by studying the required dietetics course and getting a license (only in some countries.)
- BSc. in Nutrition and Dietetics
- BSc.in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
- BSc. in Food science and Nutrition
- Food Technologist
- Health Educator
- Food Service Manager.
- Consultant Nutritionist
- Community Health Worker
- Clinical Nutritionist
- Medical Officer
- Health counselor& Advisor
- Diet Counselor
- Consultant Diet Programmer
|Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi||New Delhi|
|Institute of Home Economics, University of Delhi||New Delhi|
|Women's Christian College, University of Madras||Chennai|
|SNDT Women's University||Mumbai|
|National Institute of Nutrition||Hyderabad|
|JD Birla Institute||Kolkata|
|All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health||Kolkata|
|College of Home Science, Nirmala Niketan, University of Mumbai||Mumbai|
|University of Mysore||Mysore|
- Delhi University-New Delhi
- Amity University-Noida
- Mumbai University-Mumbai
- Ethiraj College- Chennai
- Sri Ramachandra-Chennai
ADMISSION CRITERIA - VARIOUS ENTRACES &ELIGIBILITY
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)- AIEEA
All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA)-UG shall be conducted for admission to Bachelor Degree programmes in Home Science (other than veterinary sciences), at Agricultural Universities on 15% of the University seats (100% seats in RLB CAU Jhansi, NDRI Karnal and Dr. RP CAU Pusa, Bihar)
Eligibility: 10+2 examination or equivalent/Inter (Agriculture) with PCM/ PCB/ PCMB/ PCA/ PCH subject combinations with 50% marks in aggregate.
College : Delhi University-New Delhi
Course: B.Sc. (Hons.) Food Technology
B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Science
Eligibility : Class XII or equivalent with Science stream (PCM/PCB)
Admission Mode: Marks Based
College : Amity University-Noida
Course: B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Science
B Tech (Food Technology)
Eligibility : 10+2 (min 60%) with PCM/PCB
Admission Mode : English Language Test and Subject based written test
College: Mumbai University-Mumbai
Course: B.Sc. in Home Science
Eligibility: 12th passed
Admission Mode: Marks Based
College : Sri Ramachandra-Chennai
Courses: B.Sc. (Clinical Nutrition - 3 Years)
Eligibility: Higher secondary with Nutrition and Dietetics/ Home science / Basic science subjects with physics, chemistry, botany and zoology / Biology and / or / Mathematics / computer science.
Mode of Admission: Merit and Interview.
|University of California||U.S.A|
|College of Ozarks||U.S.A|
|University of New York||U.S.A|
|University of Illinois||U.S.A|
- Organizational abilities
- Aptitude for science
- A keen interest in health and diet
- Understanding of people from varied backgrounds
- Communication Skills
The courses in Nutrition and Dietetics are offered at –
Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate level.
There are institutes and universities in India offering courses viz. PG Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, B.Sc. (Food Science and Nutrition), B.Sc. Home Science and M.Sc. (Nutrition) etc.
The B.Sc. (Food Science and Nutrition) is a three-year program.
- Guide people on developing healthy eating habits
- Provide treatment to illnesses through different kinds of food
- Assess the condition of the patients to help them with suitable diet
- Plan diet charts keeping in mind the needs and the environment of the patients
- Work with different organisations such as schools, hospitals, restaurants, etc., to maintain nutrition needs of the people
- Spread awareness on the advantages of a healthy and balanced diet
- Indulge in research on different food ingredients and their benefits
- Maintain the records of the patients through periodic updates