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Why choose the University of Aberdeen for online nutrition courses?

Nutritional health pioneers

Study with the Rowett Institute. Governments and the food and drink industry have turned to us for research for decades.

Find out more about Rowett research

Real-world impact

Our work has changed clinical practice, policy, legislation and academic method, directly impacting the lives of millions of people.

Our research impact

Unique expertise

Learn from tutors and scientists at the forefront of nutrition studies, publishing research into gut health, metabolism and obesity.

Learn with the Rowett Institute

For over 100 years, the Rowett has played a major role in informing UK government health policy and establishing the link between diet and health.

Become a Registered Associate Nutritionist

Use our online Clinical Nutrition degree to further your career and become a qualified nutritionist.

Because our degree is accredited by the AfN, you can apply for entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists as a Registered Associate Nutritionist when you graduate.

Who studies nutrition online with us?

People join our nutrition courses from a range of backgrounds, including:

  • healthcare and allied healthcare
  • the food and drink industry
  • government
  • sports, fitness and personal training
  • physiotherapy
  • dietetics and nutrition
  • health psychology.

And you do not need to have a background in nutrition or health.

Graduates from a range of unrelated sectors use our online courses to take that first step into nutrition careers.

This is because many of our online short courses have no formal entry requirements. If you think you’re academically capable, even if you qualified in an unrelated subject, you’re welcome to learn with us.

Careers in nutrition

Our distance-learning nutrition courses are ideal for graduates looking to get into or progress in careers in nutrition, lifestyle medicine and more.

You’ll have access to some of the best experts in the field and their latest research. We’ll help you broaden your career opportunities and develop an invaluable network of contacts. You’ll also have free career support.

Nutrition careers our online courses can help you progress in or towards include:

  • Nutritionist
  • Public Health Policy Manager
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinator
  • Fitness and Nutrition Counsellor
  • University Lecturer
  • University Researcher
  • PhD study.

NHS and alumni discounts

NHS staff receive a 10% discount on a range of our online courses and degrees, and our alumni receive 20% off.

You’re in expert hands

We’ve been delivering online and distance learning for decades.

Fits around full-time work

Online courses designed to fit around work. With flexible hours and 24/7 study access.