Occupational Profiles of the Graduates

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Most of our nutrition and dietetics graduates start their careers working for their local National Health Services or in clinical dietetics or health promotion. There are also attractive opportunities in the food industry, such as working for major food and supermarket companies, in research, in education and in the media.

The nutrition profession encompasses many levels of expertise and a wide variety of career possibilities.

There are many paths a career in nutrition can follow, but none exist in isolation. Although initial employment could be in one area, this could be the stepping stone to diversifying or specialising in another area of nutrition.

Career profiles can be summarized as:

Public Health, Clinical Nutrition/Dietetics, Food/Industry, Academia, Research and Lecturing, Teaching, Sports and Exercise Nutrition, Animal Nutrition, and Development and International public health nutrition.

Nutrition and dietetics graduates known to secure roles such as:

•    Band 5 Dietician, in UK NHS system,
•    Health Promotion Officer,
•    Nutrition Project Worker, overseas disaster relief charity,
•    Nutritionist, Whole Foods,
•    PhD student,
•    Community Dietician,
•    Dietician.

Additionally, upon graduation you’ll be eligible to register with the Health Care and Professions Council as a registered dietician internationally or locally.