How to become a UK Dietitian & What a Dietitian does!

How to become a UK Dietitian & What a Dietitian does!

Hey guys! This video has been highly requested so I really hope that you find it useful. I get emails almost daily asking about tips for studying to be a dietitian and what my job is like so I thought I’d talk through it – please share this video with anyone who you think may find it useful, I really do love my job and would say if you love food, nutrition and people then dietetics is for you!!

Nic x

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  1. Special Kay xox on November 29, 2021 at 1:35 pm


  2. Kira Pratt on November 29, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    What’s the best thing to do when I leave school if I want to be a dietitian?

  3. Joaco en Cork on November 29, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Hello Nichola great information. Im from Uruguay, Montevideo. Im doing Nutrition in the Catholic University here in Uruguay thats its 4 years. Here you are profesional, ando yo can work in comunity, hospital, technology base in nutrition. My idea is once i finish my study here in Uruguay is going to London to try to aply my sutdies done here, but im not sure how is in London so maybe you can tell me about if you know.

    Thank you

  4. IversonGR on November 29, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    do you think a masters degree in sports dietetics is a good career option?

  5. Ashli Binu on November 29, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Hi , I am Ashli . I am from India . Currently i am living in London . I came here as a student and I done MBA in hospital administration and health service management. I have done my bachelors in clinical nutrition and dietetics which is from India. And I got 1 year experiment as a dietician which is also from India.I would like to work as a dietician in UK. So can you please explain the eligibility and ways to get UK dietetic registration.

  6. Laura27J on November 29, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Nicola, thank you for the great and very informative video! I’ve been looking into the routes I can take to become a Dietician. I have an Undergrad BA degree in English, with no science background. I’m concerned there is no hope for me!! Any advice you have would be fab! Thanks, L

  7. Bex on November 29, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Do you have any advice for someone who has been out of education for a while (I’m 22 now) and didn’t do so well in school looking to start a career in a nutrition/fitness sort of role? Im still not 100% sure what I want to do but I know it’s a big passion of mine.

  8. James Marshall on November 29, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Nichola, such a helpful video! In your experience, do you think the type of accreditation (e.g. HCPC, AfN, BDA) matters when applying for jobs?

  9. Bernard C. on November 29, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Lovely video, thanks for the info!! I have my interview for the MSc Dietetics course at Leeds Beckett next week too!! Just wondering if you would be able to share a few tips for the interview, maybe what questions you had and also how they tested your knowledge on the NHS constitutions? Thanks for your help in advance!!

  10. Lorenzo on November 29, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for this video!!found it really helpful 😊

  11. Zainab Sohail on November 29, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    What is a starting salary of a dietitian in London?

  12. Ellie Daniela on November 29, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    I really want to become a dietitian, and I’m just applying for A level courses now. Which ones would you think are best to ensure I could get onto the undergrad dietetics course in uni? X

  13. Julia Trytko on November 29, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Is Level 5 diploma in Nutrition and Health enough to get a job in this environment?? Or do you need to go to the uni?

  14. Mr Lee on November 29, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Do you know of any good study books for beginners?

  15. Maria Jose Duran on November 29, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Hello 🙂 can you please be more specific on how to become a specialist registered dietitian, can you advise me where I can fin de study programs. I am from Costa Rica and I appreciate all the information. Thanks 🙂

  16. Odri Török on November 29, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Hello Nichola
    I am really interested applying next year,and I was wondering if you could help me.
    I have no idea where to start and I definitely have to start from the very beginning.
    I started Uni in Hungary-Budapest as a psychologist but I was 2 young and wasn’t really sure if I want that.
    So after 1,5year I quit.
    Since then I’ve been on a journey finding myself,and just recently had this clear vision that I want to help people with their diet and struggles.
    I was always into fitness and health,this is my only passion at this moment.
    So if you do like Skype sessions or something where I can talk to you or even exchange some emails,that would be fantastic.
    Of course I would pay for your time and effort :):)
    Thank you so much and I am looking forward to your respond.
    Best rgds Odri

  17. Rinalds Ulmanis on November 29, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you! This video was really helpful:) Do you know if it’s possible to study dietetics in postgraduate level if I get a biology undergraduate degree first? I am still not sure what to study but I am definitely interested in biology and helping people. And also, do you know if UK degree in dietology is accepted internationally for example in European countries?

  18. Hev A on November 29, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER THIS…… what AGE do become a registered dietitian??

  19. Tracy Sarkwah on November 29, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Hi , I’m 19 and I moved in the UK last year
    I’ve always been passionate about food and I want to become a dietitian but I
    don’t now where to start or what college I should attend.
    Do you have any advice?
    thanks !

  20. Nikita on November 29, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    What is the average annual salary for a dietician?

  21. tejaswini magar on November 29, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Hi ,I have bachelors degree in Homoeopathy and now applied for Bsc dietetics,got two interview invitation?what you would suggest for preparation of interviews?I really want to grab the opportunity…many thanks!

  22. Sharadiya Ghosh on November 29, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    hello mam, I am Sharadiya Ghosh from India. I hv recently completed my Bachelor degree in food and Nutrition hons..
    want to Go UK and do job as nutritionist.. so mam how can I get the licsence from UK gov…
    If u have any Mail id plz mam give me!!! I really need!!

  23. Gordon Wilson on November 29, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Recently graduated in Sport Science and applying for a post grad in Dietetics right now so thanks for this!

  24. Firstname Lastname on November 29, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    What should I take for A level if I want to become a dietitian? Do I still need to do Physic?

  25. R.M.Memon. on November 29, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    I m indian n i have weak profile in 12 th science…
    I hv less than 50% in 12th science…. Can i join bechlor for dietitian

  26. KJ on November 29, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    What do you think of the advanced level 4 diploma with future fit in nutrition? Would something like that be useless ? Is the minimum requirement a degeee for these careers? Thankyou

  27. Mango Man on November 29, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    I think I’m going to go for it. you have convinced me nichola!

  28. Anastasia Sincarenco on November 29, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Hi,Nicola! I’ve been thinking of following the dietitian career.What undergraduate couses do I need to take in order to become one? Is a three-year degree in nutrition ok or I have to follow a four-year degree in dietetics? Thank you 🙂

  29. Crimson Porcelain on November 29, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Hi Nichola. Thanks for this very informative video. I’m hoping to start the postgraduate course as I already have a degree in Psychology , but I don’t have Biology, Chemistry or Physics A Levels . I am emailing universities about their prerequisites, and I wondered if you had any advice what I might need for the application (work experience)?

    I also wondered whether you have more advice about shadowing as I have contacted all the hospitals and community dietitians in my county and they aren’t offering open days or shadowing opportunities . The people I know who are dietitians can’t seem to help. What should I do?

  30. Becca English on November 29, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Nicola, I’m super interested in your channel as I would love to become one myself! where did you study x?

  31. ALI AKBAR MP DXN on November 29, 2021 at 2:04 pm

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  32. Xenon Games on November 29, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    May I say with all due respect you are attractive

  33. Kai Park on November 29, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Hi Nic, im thinking of applying for dietitcs but One thing im really unsure about is the salary of a dietition so could you please tell me about that?

  34. Imane Tamri on November 29, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Can the course be done online ?

  35. Michelle Shim on November 29, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Hi! Thanks for sharing your video. I just have some questions . Hmm.. What subjects are we going to study for dietetics? Do we need physics? What if I dont study physics in my high school?

  36. Natalia Rooks on November 29, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    This is really helpful! It’s great to see a UK vid on this as I feel there are many US dietitian videos. I am wondering if you have any advice for getting accepted into Loughborough for Sport Science, I am worried if I go straight into a dietetics degree I may limit myself (I’m also not 100% sure of my career path) and was not aware of the post-grad route (my original plan was to study SS at Loughborough and see which part of the degree I favoured most). I am worried as I have not taken A level Biology and Food Tech as I was not sure of my career path. I study A level psych, pe, geography and core maths. Thanks in advance! X

  37. fish and banana on November 29, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Im in my mid 30s and want to get a degree in nutrition and dietetics, do you think it’s too late for me ?

  38. kisskittycat791 on November 29, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Hi Nichola do you think you could do a general advice video for dietetic students? For example study tips for dietetics, how to go about choosing and writing your dissertation and maybe some useful advice on how to spruce up your cv/stand out when going for jobs after graduating? I’m in my 3rd year in Scotland so things are starting to get serious now x

  39. Mary Mills on November 29, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    I did my undergrad in a non science related degree, do you think I could do a post grad?

  40. Carola Emma on November 29, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    1) at which point do you choose what to specialise in? like if you want to work in a ward or with eating disorders or with people who are overweight etc when do you choose this?

    2) are there any post graduate courses you can do after graduating in a nutrition and dietetics course which can help you specialise in the specific branch of nutrition you want to do?

    3) what is the difference between nutritionist and dietician?

    4) what a levels do you recommend taking?

  41. Anthony Whittaker on November 29, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Hi, I am about to complete my degree in Social Nutrition and Health but the subject does not cover any science based modules, apart from psychology. Can I get onto a Dietetics course (post grad) or would I have to do a undergraduate degree again? Thanks

  42. abraham jacob Mathew on November 29, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Registered dietitian with master degree from
    India. Can i get a job in uk? Is it easy with nhs if u pass my english test? Does anybody know?

  43. TASAWAR ABBAS on November 29, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    I’m undergraduate dietician.i think specialization dietician in UK . tell me about dues and years completed this specialization degree????

  44. Yogesh Kumar on November 29, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Mam In this video you mentioned that there are 3 placements,,,,, I have query that , is that placement provided by university or we need to search by our own

  45. Tamsin Hill on November 29, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    I have an interview for pgdip dietetics at King’s college london! Do you have any advice for interview preparation?

  46. Ayesha Farooq on November 29, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    How difficult is the postgrad? i have heard there is lots of maths and it is very intense?

  47. Adheena Varghese on November 29, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Mam which course should be taken to become dietitian in UK and which is best university mam

  48. Uzma Hussain on November 29, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Does the degree MNUTR I’m Nutrition and dietetics only lead to a career as a Dietician?

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  50. Jess Griffith on November 29, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    This was so helpful! Thank you very much! X