On successful completion of this programme, the B.Sc. (honours) degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics is awarded jointly by DIT and Trinity College Dublin and students are eligible to become a registered dietitian through an application to the Regulator, CORU. This course is the only undergraduate programme leading to a professional qualification in dietetics in the Republic of Ireland. The degree is recognised by the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI), the British Dietetic Association (BDA), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), and the Nutrition Society.
Is this the right course for you?
Applicants to this programme should have a strong interest in science subjects and a particular interest in the relationship between food and health. Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work with others are important attributes. The course will place considerable demands on your time. Graduates from this course are equipped to practice at entry level as a dietitian, a public health nutritionist or to work as a nutritionist in the industrial sector.
Graduate skills and career opportunities
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.
Your degree and what you’ll study
The modules in this course are designed to enable the acquisition of scientific knowledge relevant to human nutrition and dietetics, the development of analytical and critical thinking, the integration of theory into practice, the ability to work and communicate with others in an ethical and adaptable manner, and to foster interest and capability in research and development.