How to become a Dietitian
How to qualify as a Dietitian in Ireland
The following courses are the only undergraduate courses in Ireland that provide a qualification allowing individuals to practice as dietitians. Both courses are recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK.
Please note there are currently no part time courses that will give individuals a qualification that will be recognised by the Statutory Registration Boards in either Ireland or the United Kingdom.
BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics - DIT/TCD
This is a joint course between University of Dublin, Trinity College, and the Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin St. Historically, the majority of graduates have found employment in the area of clinical nutrition and dietetics in Ireland and the UK. However, increasing numbers of graduates are finding employment in community nutrition, the food industry, pharmaceutical industry, education, research and health promotion.Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the INDI and the BDA and are recognised by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the US. More details about the course can be found on the Trinity College and DIT webpages.
BSc Hons Human Nutrition and Dietetics - UU Coleraine
This course is available in the University of Ulster,Coleraine, Co. Derry. There are two possible options - Nutrition or Nutrition & Dieteics. Students wishing to undertake the dietetics option are interviewed at the end of Year 1 to assess the personal qualities and commitment to dietetics as a career. Dietetic Graduates are eligible for UK State Registration in Dietetics. More details are found on the University of Ulster website.
MSc Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics - UCD
This two year masters programme offered by University College Dublin provides an integrated professional education that incorporates the clinical, communication, psychological and multidisciplinary team working knowledge and skills that underpin a career in clinical nutrition and dietetics. The programme generally enrols individuals with a minimum 2.1 degree in a health-related topic, through a competitive application process. The MSc Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics aims to train graduates eligible to apply to the Dietitians Registration Board (CORU) for registration as a dietitian and UCD is currently engaged in the regulatory approval process. For further information please click on this link: http://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/MSc_in_Clinical_Nutrition_Dietetics_Jan_2016.pdf_.pdf