Nutritionist and Dietician

Nutrition and dietetics comes under the field of home science. The course focuses on the study of human physiology and nutrients that are required by the body. It is a branch that is related to fitness, health, and healthy eating. People who take interest in this form of medical science can pursue it as a study for a flourishing career as a nutritionist or a dietician. It covers the topics in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics Science and teaches its students how to prepare a proper diet for people, food management, components of a balanced diet, eating habits, and Lifestyle management, among others.

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Nutritionist and Dietician


Course Eligibility Duration
Diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition 10+2 Science (PCB) 3 years
Under Graduate 10+2 Science (PCB) + 50% Marks 3 years
Post Graduate Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics with 50% 2 years
Post Graduate Diploma Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics with 55% 1 year
Ph. D. Post Graduate in Nutrition & Dietetics 3-5 years

Entrance Exam    

  • NEST
  • KEAM
  • KCET

Some reputed colleges and institutes conduct entrance test for admission to the course and some gives admission on Merit Basis.


Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from excluding lodging/boarding expenses are:

  • Certification/Diploma: Rs. 35,000/- to Rs. 1,50,000/-
  • Under graduation: Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum
  • Post Graduation: Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum

Skills Required   

  • Teamwork skills.

  • Keen interest in the impact of diet on health.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Communication skills, including the ability to explain complex things simply.

  • An understanding of science.

  • Business skills for freelance work.

Career Options   

Following are the various job profiles offered to graduates and post graduates in Dietetics and Nutrition:

Undergraduates Course (Dietician and Nutritionist)   

  • Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • B.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics

Post Graduates Course    

  • M.Sc. in Dietetics and Nutrition

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


  • Hotels

  • Hospitals

  • Fitness centres

  • NGO

  • Rehabilitation centres

  • Medical centres

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.