Graduates from this course should be well equipped with a variety of skills that will be attractive to an expanding number of employers in the field of nutrition and health. The need for nutritionists is growing with the increasing incidence of diet-related health conditions such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.
Nutritionists are experts in the scientific basis of nutrition and they have the skills and knowledge to advise people on what to eat in order to be healthy. Many large food manufacturers employ nutritionists to give advice on their products and packaging.
Nutritionists are employed to advise policy-makers, regulatory bodies and are involved in initiatives to target dietary intakes of specific groups such as: pregnant women, school children and the elderly. They may also work on emergency relief projects in low-income countries or as self-employed consultants in research, education or the media.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences’ own Employability and Placements Unit can help you to find suitable work placements and give you advice on how to get the most out of them.