I want to become a nutrionist, are there any specific A Levels that is should choose in order to do this?

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I was looking online and they were saying that I need to do medicine and i really dislike Science and stuff

Posted Wed 6th February, 2013 @ 15:51 by Will

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Biology

Chemistry

A - Level PE (or btec - just not recognised very well at most uni's)

Some type of food course

Out of everything, I would say that the food tech side of things is the least important, especially if you are ok with cooking. Nutritionists design diet plans for people, and cooking is not something they usually have to do with clients. You will need to know about how food affects fitness, risk of disease, how it is digested, different chemical effects on the body from food molecules, all of which would be covered in Biology, Chemistry, & PE

Answered Wed 6th February, 2013 @ 18:40 by Matthew
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It looks like you'll need to study things like Biology, however have you looked at doing an apprenticeship?

Answered Wed 6th February, 2013 @ 15:57 by Nikorasu
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food and technology or food and nutrition or whichever sort of subject your school offers. also biology would be very useful. You would need another science like chemistry or maths.

You do need to do medicine first.

Health and social care might be helpful but i don't really know about that.

Answered Wed 6th February, 2013 @ 15:59 by Tilly - Team GR
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I dont like Biology and yes I have been thinking about them but I dont know what to do it in

Answered Wed 6th February, 2013 @ 15:59 by Will
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This is not what I hoped to hear

Answered Wed 6th February, 2013 @ 16:00 by Will
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You'll have to do some sort of science to get into medicine, cause to be a nutrionist means you will need to study medicine first and then specialise.

I guess you might be able to find another route into it by doing food tech or something health related at uni, but i think medicine would be best. 

Answered Wed 6th February, 2013 @ 16:01 by Tilly - Team GR
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I just looked it up and you don't have to do medicine, but you might need to do something closely related to health or food tech.

Answered Wed 6th February, 2013 @ 16:02 by Tilly - Team GR
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Thank you so much!

Answered Wed 6th February, 2013 @ 16:07 by Will
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that's ok.

here is a helpful website

http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/wider-healthcare-team/careers-in-the-wider-healthcare-team/clinical-support-staff/nutritionist/

It does say that you will need either biology or chemistry at alevel, but you will not need to do medicine.

Answered Wed 6th February, 2013 @ 16:24 by Tilly - Team GR
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Talk to your careers advisor at school if you want to be sure of what A levels to do.

Answered Wed 6th February, 2013 @ 18:17 by Joanne