A dietitian is an expert in dietetics; that is, human nutrition and the regulation of diet. A dietitian alters their patient's nutrition based upon their medical condition and individual needs. Dietitians are regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems.
•Community dietitians and community nutritionists
•Clinical dietitians and clinical nutritionists
Minimum Qualification- Opt for a college offering home science after 10th or after 12th Science (with biology/microbiology).
•Analytical- An analytical mind is a key quality for any nutritionist. Advising clients on nutrition involves working with ideas and looking for facts. •Organizational- Nutritionists work with clients with diverse needs
so organizational skills are an important quality. Nutrition also involves starting and completing projects
such as diet programs for clients. Practitioners must keep careful records
stay on top of routine administrative tasks and manage their time. •People Skills- Nutrition is a people-oriented business
so practitioners must enjoy working with diverse people. They must be good listeners who pay attention to clients’ goals and concerns. •Communications- The ability to communicate clearly in writing and speaking is a necessary quality. Nutritionists work with scientific information
and they must be able to turn complicated details into language clients can understand. •Technical- Technical know-how is a quality nutritionist’s need. They work with tools and equipment including calorimeters to gauge metabolism
glucose meters to evaluate blood sugar and bio-electric impedance machines to electronically measure body fat.
Courses to be pursued
•Bachelor’s Degree in home science
•Specialized courses in nutrition or dietetics
•Diploma in dietetics or sports nutrition
•Master’s in home science
Nirmala Niketan stands for academic excellence whereby young women are equipped to meet successfully the challenges of family life as well as those from the professional world of a changing modern India.
College of Home Science, 49, New Marine Lines,
Mumbai- 400 020
Phone: 022-22076503 Fax: 22003217
Madras University is the mother of almost all the old Universities of southern India. The University area of jurisdiction has been confined to, however, 3 districts of Tamil Nadu in recent years.
Navalar Nagar, Chepauk, Triplicane,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005
Ph- 044 2539 9422
Dietitians and nutritionists work in hospitals, cafeterias, nursing homes, and schools. Some dietitians and nutritionists are self-employed and maintain their own practice. They work as consultants, providing advice to individual clients, or they work for healthcare establishments on a contract basis. Most dietitians and nutritionists work full time, although about 20 percent work part time. Self-employed, consultant dietitians have more flexibility in setting their schedules.