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Dietitian

2nd July 2019

To be a good Dietitian you need to…

  • be caring and compassionate to other people’s feelings
  • be willing to keep up to date with current nutrition information and research
  • have an interest in and knowledge of the scientific aspects of food
  • have excellent interpersonal skills to develop relationships with patients/carers
  • have good understanding and tact to deal with sensitive issues
  • be able to help patients overcome barriers and create positive change

If you’re thinking career as a dietitian…

See HCPC – Approved programmes for professional qualifications in dietetics, each institution sets its own entry requirements, so it’s important to check carefully.

To practise as a dietitian, you must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

If you already have a degree in a life science subject, with an acceptable level of human physiology and biochemistry, you can take a postgraduate Diploma or Masters in dietetics. 

Other useful links

Health careers – Dietitian

British Dietetics Association

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