What is a Master in Nutrition & Dietetics?

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Nutrition & Dietetics, a subdiscipline of Medicine, is the science that focuses on everything related to food and its effect on our health and overall wellbeing. Nutritionists and dietitians aim to improve people’s health and help them make better dietary choices. They also help patients find a balance between good eating habits and exercising.

Nutrition & Dietetics applies to a variety of sciences, but the two most popular specialisations are weight control and chronic illnesses. If you want to change your diet, it’s best to consult a certified nutritionist. There are many diets on the internet, but you should always talk with a professional before adopting one.

Students in Nutrition & Dietetics discover why and how certain eating and nutritional habits are affecting us, and ways we can improve our health. You also learn to provide proper consultation to patients and design nutritional therapies based on people’s individual metabolisms. This knowledge will not only help you to treat people’s diseases, but also to prevent them.

The need for nutritionists is increasing due to the fast pace of our world and our lifestyle. Nutritionists are the people who make sure we don’t eat just the food that only tastes good and looks good, but also the food that’s healthy for us.

Your job won’t be simple, as it’s often easier for people to start a bad habit than change it. Still, you can make an important difference in people’s lives and help them live longer and healthier. You’ll also need to have knowledge about how exercising helps complement a healthy diet in order to give the right advice to your patients.

Graduates from a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Nutrition & Dietetics will easily find jobs in fields and organisations such as: private sector or public hospitals, nursing care facilities, advertising or marketing, food manufacturing.

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Check out our list of Master's degrees in Nutrition & Dietetics. Keep in mind you can also study an online Masters in Nutrition & Dietetics.

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