Dietitians diagnose and treat people with nutrition problems, and help people make healthy lifestyle and dietary decisions.
Entry requirements –
For any route you will need 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science and 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including biology or chemistry to gain a degree in a relevant subject for a Nutrition and Dietetics 4 year degree / undergraduate degree in biochemistry /human physiology etc. or a degree apprenticeship. For the postgraduate course you should already have a degree with an acceptable level of human physiology and biochemistry.
Career progression –
You might take further training to use your skills in education, manufacturing, research, journalism, marketing, advertising or leadership and management.
- early diagnosis
- optimise nutrition management
- reduce GP consultations
- reduce referrals into secondary care
- significant cost-saving strategies across the PCN
Skills you need:
- knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
- customer service skills
- sensitivity and understanding
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to read English
- the ability to work well with others
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- excellent verbal communication skills
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer