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Dietician Course Essentials: Become A Diet Counselor By 2025

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In class 12th right now and wish to be a dietician in future? Want to take up a career as a Nutritionist maybe? Even if you’re younger or older and reading this, it is bound to help you too!

Remember, you have to clear the Registered Dietician entrance exam (to obtain license from the IDA-Indian Dietetic Association) after you do a Post Graduate Diploma or a M.Sc. Most don’t know and this is not a mandate, there are many in India who are practicing without proper education. Don’t try to be one of them!

How to keep your pace in the race? Read along.

Who are Dieticians?

Dieticians assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems of people. What they primarily do is assist their patients in promotion of good health to control various diseases. In current times, most diseases are lifestyle dependent. To know even more, check this.

Dieticians give recommendations or suggestions regarding nutritional principles, food preparation, dietary plans or modifications, healthy eating habits, basic rules of good nutrition, and monitor nutrition.  

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How to become a Dietician

How to Become a Dietician in India after 12th

There are multiple institutions in the country that offer dietician degree courses & programs. There are many more that can give you certificates which are also considered valuable in the industry today.

Here are 4 ways:

  1. Class 11-12 in any stream – B. Voc in ‘Nutrition and Dietetics’ or similar courses
  2. Class 11-12 :
    • in Science stream with any subjects and Biology
    • in Commerce stream with Home Science and any other subjects
    • Science stream with Chemistry, Biology & Home Science and any other subjects
    • in Science stream with Chemistry, Biology & Agricultural Science and any other subjects
    • in Arts/Humanities stream with Home Science and any other subjects

Than a Bachelor degree (B.A./ B. Sc./ B. Tech.) course in :

  • Food & Nutrition
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Nutrition & Healthcare Science
  • Food Science & Technology
  • Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Public Nutrition & Programme Planning
  • Food Science & Processing
  • Dietetics & Public Health Nutrition
  • Health & Social Gerontology
  • Nutrition & Health Education or similar
  1. Class 11-12 with stream combinations as in list shared above, then a Bachelor degree followed by a PG Diploma.
  1. Class 11-12 with stream combinations as in list shared above, then a Bachelor degree followed by a Master degree in various disciplines as above.

Apart from the above pathways, there are several dietician courses that you can do. Some are online, some have blended teaching methods and some are classroom/ offline courses. Check the following sections. If you wish to know more about other occupations, check about 555+ careers in our inventory!

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Certificate Courses in Dietetics

Certificate Courses in Dietetics

  1. Certificate in Dietetics – 1 year certificate course
  2. Diploma in Diet Assistant – 1 year Diploma course
  3. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics – 3 years Diploma course
  4. PG Diploma courses (2 year):
    • PGDM in Dietetics and Applied Nutrition
    • PG Diploma in Dietetics
    • PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health.

9 Online Dietician Degree Courses

Stanford (through Coursera) – Child Nutrition and Cooking

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Yes, with a fee
  • Time to Complete: nine hours.

Monash University (at Future Learn) – Food as Medicine

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Yes, with a fee
  • Time to Complete: 12 hours.

The Health Sciences Academy – Starter Nutrition Course

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Time to Complete: 3-6 hours.

Wageningen University and Research (through edX) – Nutrition and Health: Human Microbiome

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Yes, with a fee
  • Time to Complete: Six weeks.

Alison – Diploma in Human Nutrition

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Time to Complete: 10-15 hours.

Open Learn – Nutrition: Vitamins and Minerals

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Free statement of participation
  • Time to Complete: ten hours.

The University of Taipei (on Future Learn) – Introduction to Nutrition and Food Safety

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Yes, with a fee
  • Time to Complete: Eight hours.

Alison – Human Nutrition: Introduction to Macronutrients

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Time to Complete: One to two hours

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Wageningen University and Research (through edX) – Nutrition and Cancer

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Yes, with a fee
  • Time to Complete: Five weeks

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Be a Registered Dietician and Suggest People What & How to Pick Up With a Fork!

Dietician Course Syllabus – Major Subjects

  • Human Physiology
  • Dietetics
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Community Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Quality Control
  • Quantity Food Service and Physical Facilities
  • Family Meal Management
  • Food Preservation
  • Post-Harvest Technology
  • Food Science
  • Food Service Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fundamental Computer Concepts and Windows.

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Dietician Course Fees

In India, your expenses to prepare would range between Rs 20000 – Rs 300000 if you want decent education from valuable institutions/ online platforms…

It’s a Wrap.

Dietitian courses are a rage now as lifestyle morbidities are on the rise. Check the Indian Dietetic Association portal. You must be a licensed practitioner as a dietitian.

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