What skills do you need to become a nutritionist?
Evidence and scientific knowledge are the foundation for any nutritionist. An understanding of human biology, chemistry and food science is important, as well as knowledge of how to interpret and present data. A short online course can help with all of these.
Empathy and understanding
As a qualified nutritionist or dietitian you’ll be working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds, and in a range of settings. Being understanding and caring of their situations with the passion to motivate them to change habits is crucial.
Nutrition is an umbrella term that covers many disciplines - from food nutrition to nutrition science, public health nutrition and sports nutrition. Take a short course in the subject to find out which is right for you.
Nutritionists often work side by side with other healthcare professionals such as GPs, dietitians and nurses. Collaborating on research, messaging or individual care is a key part of any nutritionist job.
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The benefits of taking nutritionist courses online with FutureLearn
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