Dietetics/Nutrition

Although working and studying in similar fields, Dietitians and Nutritionists have different roles, different training and are regulated by different bodies.

Dietitians translate the science of nutrition into everyday information about food. They advise patients but also assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems.

Nutritionists use their knowledge of the science of food to help individuals and groups make the right choices about what they eat. Their focus is to teach and inform the public and health professionals about diet and nutrition.

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Dietetics/Nutrition

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
University of Florida
USA
Our campus is a community of scholars and open to everyone.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Hong Kong
City Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated and Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution
University of Leeds
UK
Campus university in the heart of a city
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We offer a wide variety of single honours and interdisciplinary programmes
California State University, Long Beach
USA
Large, Coastal, Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model): Accessible, Practical, Affordable
University of Manchester
UK
Island Campus in a City
Very Large Institution >30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Single subject focus with some predefined combination/Joint Honours courses that combine complementary areas of study e.g. Engineering with Management
Michigan State University
USA
Large campus surrounded by a small city (East Lansing) within the Lansing Metro area (500,000 people)
Very Large Institution >30,000
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
Liberal Arts with a heavy emphasis on research
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
USA
In a City of 3.5 million people
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science with a Research Focus
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BSc
Sport & Exercise Nutrition
BSc
Food Science
BSc
Nutrition and Health
BSc
Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition
BSc
Sport Nutrition
BSc
Nutritional Sciences
BSc
Nutrition and Food Policy
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Useful Skills

Empathy
ICT
Note Taking
Analytical
Data Manipulation
Organisation
Teamwork
Staying Positive (Resilience)
Creativity
Problem Solving
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