Clinical Nutritionists approach disease prevention and management through a multidimensional lens. Nutrient adequacy, food quality, dietary behaviours and lifestyle are assessed so that individualised Nutrition Care Plans can be developed.
Scientific evidence, ethics and sound clinical reasoning guide practice to ensure that diet and supplement recommendations are efficacious and safe. Clinical Nutritionists integrate traditional food wisdom and current scientific evidence to guide and support individuals and communities to eat well and live healthier lives.
Employment prospects for complementary health professionals grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to continue growing with 8,000 jobs predicted by 2023 (Federal Government Job Outlook, 2018)
As a clinical Nutritionist some of your responsibilities may include:
Your income will depend on factors such as the price you charge per hour, the number of hours you work and the number of patients you attract as well as your running costs and overheads.
In Australia the average Nutritionist:
Source: Steel et al., (2018). The Australian Complementary Medicine Workforce: A Profile of 1,306 Practitioners from the PRACI Study.
To become a successful Nutritionist, you’ll need:
As a qualified Clinical Nutritionist you’ll be able to work in a diverse range of careers and roles in the health industry. New jobs are being created every day in clinical nutrition as the industry continues to grow and the general population becomes increasingly aware of the importance of nutrition for overall wellbeing. With Endeavour College of Natural Health’s degree you’ll be qualified to provide both specific and general advice to clients in a range of practitioner and non-practitioner settings.
Niches include weight loss, women’s health, autism spectrum disorder, bariatric nutrition, chronic disease, reproductive health, diabetes, children’s behavioural issues, mental health, allergies, heart health, preventative and repair, and nutrition for teenagers.
You can also go down the elite sport professional path to advise on diet to optimise their performance, recovery from injury and achieve optimum body size and build for their sport.
Using your flair for visual and written communication you can create nutrition specific content
To be used by yourself or companies employing you for:
Contribute to the body of knowledge on nutrition by becoming a nutrition researcher. The first step to pursuing a career in research is completing further education with Endeavour College of Natural Health’s Honours program.
Using a nutrition qualification graduates can work in companies like Metagenics and BioCeuticals in areas such as:
Work at any level of clinic management.
Teach and nurture the next generation of Clinical Nutritionists by:
Using public speaking skills coupled with a Clinical Nutrition qualification you can present and speak at events such as conferences and webinars on nutrition topics.
Provide specialist advice on healthy eating to particular community groups, such as maternal, infant or elderly, and work in specific areas like bone health and salt or sugar reduction.
Work with different groups of people, whether with individuals, families, corporates, or communities to educate them about nutrition, food preparation, grocery shopping and more. You can also hold a variety of experiences including: