Nutrition and Dietetics > B.Sc. - Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

B.Sc.(Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics)- Stands for Bachelor of Science (Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics). This is typically a three year course. Eligibility for this course is an Intermediate (10+2)in science (with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or Mathematics). Clinical nutrition and dietetics studies the relationship between the body as well as food. Subjects studied under this degree are - chemistry, biochemistry, food science and technology, dairy technology and polymer chemistry etc.

Basic Eligibility

 

For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject. The duration for the bachelor degree course is 3 years and for diploma course is 2 years.

Job Prospects

People of the world are spending most of their time in offices since  they are involved in inactive jobs which results in lack of exercise. This kind of life style increase the stress level. The first precautionary measure a person can take is a balanced and healthy diet. Nutritionists and dieticians have various career options. Community dietitian’s advice individuals and groups on nutritional practices intended to prevent disease and to promote good health.

Nutritionist can be employed in various fields such as colleges, research institutes, schools, companies, private or govt hospitals, airlines, office cafeterias, yoga center,  maternity, govt's health depts., athletes camps,  mass media  sector, etc, where their advice is required to promote eating healthy food. In addition, they can also work as private practitioner and private consultant.

They work in places like health maintenance organizations, home health agencies, and public health clinics. Well experienced dietitians can opt as a director, associate or assistant of a dietetic dept or can also become a freelancer.  Some dietitians are specialized in renal or paediatric dietetics areas.  

Some Job Types:-

 

  • Researcher
  • Consultants
  • Therapeutic Dietitian
  • Food Show Host
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Nutrition Trainer
  • Administrative Nutritionists
  • Public Health / Community Dietitian


Remuneration:-

The income of Dietetics & Nutrition professionals depends on the job and the area of work. A professional working in research institutes, govt. hospitals, colleges and other agencies income are set by the govt., which is around Rs.8.000 - Rs. 15.000 every month, depends upon their experience and work profile.  

Consultants in private practice can make more money depending on their practice. Graduates working in private sector such as food manufacture, yoga center, restaurants, office cafeterias, maternity, athletes’ camps, and mass media can get higher salary.

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