Careers after class 12: Nutrition and Dietetics

Industry: Healthcare

What is Nutrition and Dietetics?

Nutrition refers to the biochemical and physiological process by which organisms use food to support life, such as ingestion, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion. Dietetics is the application of nutritional science to human beings in health and disease. The study of nutrition and dietetics help evaluate how nutrition and eating habits can improve overall health. This field of science offers strong focus on public health and educates everyone on the importance of making proper and healthy dietary choices.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities include assessing nutritional requirements, diet restriction and health plans to implement dietary care plans
  • Advising and counselling patients on nutritional principles, healthy eating habits and diet modifications
  • Monitoring food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanity and quality standards
  • Developing policies for food service/nutritional programs to assist in health promotion and disease control

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Science stream with physics, chemistry and biology as core subjects

Under Graduate Courses

  • B.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Integrative Nutrition & Dietetics
  • B.Sc. in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Diploma in Integrative Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Diploma in Health & Integrative Lifestyle

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Nutrition and Dietetics

Top Institutes for Nutrition and Dietetics courses

1. LSI – Institute of Integrative Nutrition & Dietetics, Mumbai

Value for Money- 4.9/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. (Hons.) in Integrative Nutrition & Dietetics

Tenure- 3 years


2. NIMS University, Jaipur

Value for Money- 3.7/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Integrative Nutrition & Dietetics

Tenure- 3 years


3. Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai

Value for Money- 3.3/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Nutrition & Dietetics

Tenure- 3 years


4. SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai

Value for Money- 3.1/5

Bachelor Courses- Sc. in Nutrition & Dietetics

Tenure- 3 years


Career Progression

Career Progression Nutrition and Dietetics


Pay Nutrition and Dietetics

Expert View

Bernard Jensen“Nutrition is the only remedy that can bring full recovery and can be used with any treatment. Remember, food is our best medicine!”

— Bernard Jensen,
American physician, pioneer in holistic health field


Lorna Jane Clarkson“Nutrition is the key to overall good health and proper nutrition is essential for us to look, think and perform at our best.”

— Lorna Jane Clarkson,
Australian fashion designer, entrepreneur and author

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