I was always attracted to the study of nutrition because I was fascinated by the possibility of enhancing health though implementing dietary changes. When I read the curriculum of the course offered by Trinity and DIT I thought that it offered the perfect combination of science and practical skills I was looking for. This is one of the few courses where you can study nutrition and dietetics at the same time, so when you graduate you have the practical skills backed up by scientific evidence. Being a mature student with a family, I felt a bit nervous about leaving my job to embark on a full-time undergraduate course. However, I do not regret anything as I have always found professional lecturers ready to help. Moreover, last year I became a Trinity scholar, which gave me the peace of mind of having my fees covered now and the possibility of funding for future postgraduate studies. Trinity College is internationally recognised for its cutting-edge research in many areas and the possibilities after graduating from the course are endless: they range from becoming a clinical dietitian to becoming a researcher in the area or being an entrepreneur and setting up your own company. Nutrition is a relatively young science that has still a lot to be discovered and I am looking forward to making my small contribution to that.Patricia Dominguez Castro
When you graduate, you will be well placed to find work as a dietitian or clinical nutritionist in a hospital or in the community. You will also be qualified to work in, for example, a food company or in clinical nutrition product sales and marketing. Some of our graduates have also chosen academic careers in research or education. On completion of this course, you will be eligible to become a registered dietitian through an application to the regulator CORU.
Did You Know?
This course is the only undergraduate degree leading to a professional qualification in dietetics in the Republic of Ireland. The degree is recognised by the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (INDI), the British Dietetic Association (BDA), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), and the Nutrition Society and the Dietitian Profession's professional Regulator, CORU.