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Study nutrition abroad

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Nutrition degrees abroad

Nutrition is the study of the nutrients in food and the impact they have on the health and well being of the human body. It also looks at social issues that influence the way we eat, as well as food production and food safety.

As the subjects of diet and healthy living become more and more important in modern society, now is a great time to study nutrition abroad. There are a wide range of nutrition degrees you can study overseas, at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels.

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Nutrition program structure

If you’re thinking about studying nutrition abroad it’s well worth looking at each program’s structure and curriculum to see what’s covered.

Most nutrition degree courses include several optional or elective modules and classes you can choose. These allow you to tailor your program in a way that best suits your interests and career aspirations.

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, group tutorials and you’ll also be expected to do a lot of independent study. Most programs are assessed through exams and coursework, including a research project or dissertation in your final year.

The content of every program is likely to be different, especially between different countries, so check to make sure the course covers what you expect it to before you apply. Modules and subjects you can expect to study include:

  • Nutrition physiology
  • Nutrition science
  • Chemistry/biochemistry
  • Metabolism and nutrition
  • Foundations of psychology
  • Nutrition research methods
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutrition and society

Why study nutrition abroad

Choosing to study abroad is a great way to gain access to some of the world’s best nutrition programs. Not only that, but you’ll be able to experience a whole new culture with a unique cuisine and approach to nutrition.

Different countries have differing views on nutrition and what is considered healthy, so studying and living abroad can give you a whole new perspective that will broaden your understanding of the subject.

Studying abroad and living in another country is also a great opportunity to meet new people, experience a different way of life and improve your language skills. Learn more about the benefits of studying abroad here.

Where to study nutrition abroad

Nutrition programs are offered all over the world, so you’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to deciding where to study. To help you make the right decision, think about:

  • Where you want to live

    Consider things like the language, culture and climate when deciding where to study. Also think about whether you’d prefer to live in a city, suburban or rural area.

  • Where you want to work*

    If you want to work after your studies, look at which countries have the best career prospects for nutrition graduates. Also look at the work visa requirements to make sure you could easily work there after graduation.

  • Where has the best programs

    If you want to study on a highly ranked nutrition program, base your decision on which universities have a good reputation for the subject and cover the areas that you’re interested in.

Best countries to study nutrition

There are nutrition programs available in many countries all over the world, and some of the most popular destinations also are also home to many of the best ranked programs. Australia is a great option as it has a large number of well respected nutrition courses, as does the UK and US.

Alternatively, there are universities in the Middle East that offer popular nutrition programs, or you could also choose to study in Asian countries including Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Best universities to study nutrition

To work out which university is right for you, look at the nutrition programs each offers and consider things like:

  • What areas of nutrition the program focuses on
  • What teaching methods are used, and how the program is assessed
  • What student life at the university is like, e.g. does it offer campus accommodation and student clubs and societies?

Although the reputation and quality of the program is important, it’s also worth thinking about these things when deciding which university you want to study at.

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Nutrition study abroad programs

You can study nutrition abroad at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Most undergraduate nutrition degrees are offered as a BSc, but there are BA nutrition programs available.

There is little difference between the two, but a BA will usually involve fewer science based modules like chemistry or statistics. Undergraduate degrees in nutrition usually last either three or four years full time, depending on where you study.

At graduate level you can study a master’s degree in nutrition, which can last between one and two years. If you want to study a terminal degree you can study for a PhD in nutrition, provided you have already achieved a master’s. These can take at least four years to complete.

Nutrition undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in nutrition

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    Agricultural Sciences: Nutrition and Dietetics - BS McNeese State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,075 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,075 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Food and Wine Studies: Wellness, Health, and Nutrition - BA American University of Florence, Italy

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,115 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,668 EUR

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Food and Nutrition - Dual BSc University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,885 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,526 CAD

    Start date
    July, September, January, May
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    Biomedical Science: Health, Exercise and Nutrition - BSc (Hons) Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,685 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Biomedical Science (Health, Exercise & Nutrition) - BSc (Hons)
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    Nutrition and Dietetics - BSc Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,248 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,248 USD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about BS Nutrition and Dietetics

Associate in nutrition

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    Food and Nutrition - ASc Langara College, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,892 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,138 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Food and Nutrition
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    Food and Nutrition (for Transfer) - AA Portland Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,065 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,065 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March, June
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    Nutrition - ASOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Nutrition - AA/ASc Seattle Central College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,575 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,575 USD

    Start date
    June, September, January, April
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    Nutrition & Dietetics - ASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,743 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,743 USD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Nutrition & Dietetics

Diploma in nutrition

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    Culinary Management: Nutrition - OCDip George Brown College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,043 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,723 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Culinary Management – Nutrition (H119)
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    Nutrition & Food Service Management - UGDip Langara College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,892 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,138 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Nutrition & Food Service Management
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    Nutrition and Food Service Management - Dip Conestoga College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,624 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,391 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Nutrition and Food Service Management - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,468 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Nutrition and Food Service Management
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    Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,197 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,803 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion

Certificate in nutrition

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    Food, Wine, and Wellness Studies: Wellness, Health, and Nutrition - Cert American University of Florence, Italy

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,115 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,668 EUR

    Start date
    August, January, May
    Show program overview about Certificate in Food, Wine, and Wellness Studies: Wellness, Health, and Nutrition

Nutrition graduate programs

Master's in nutrition

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    Exercise Physiology & Nutrition - MSc Montana State University Bozeman, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,642 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,642 USD

    Start date
    August, May, December
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    Exercise Science + Nutrition (4+1) - Integrated BS/MSc Simmons University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    44,208 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,208 USD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Exercise Science + Nutrition (4+1)
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    Kinesiology: Exercise Physiology and Nutrition - MSc California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,658 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,658 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Kinesiology: Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
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    Nutrition and Food Biosciences - MSc University of Ottawa, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,112 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,440 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Master of Science Nutrition and Food Biosciences
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    Nutrition and Behaviour - MSc Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,996 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,250 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about MSc Nutrition & Behaviour

Doctorate in nutrition

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    Nutrition and Dietetics - PhD University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,006 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    June, September, February
    Show program overview about Nutrition and Dietetics (PhD, 3 Years)

Certificate in nutrition

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    Home Economics with Food & Nutrition & Nutrition & Food Science - PGCE Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,329 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,320 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about PGCE Home Economics with Food & Nutrition & Nutrition & Food Science - Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) (Coleraine campus)

Entry requirements to study nutrition abroad

All universities and nutrition programs will have several entry requirements you’ll need to meet in order to be accepted on the course. These usually included:

  • Completed secondary education with satisfactory grades
  • A personal statement in which you can explain your reason for applying, your interest in nutrition and any plans you have for after you graduate
  • Good English language proficiency test scores Academic references

The specific requirements will be different for each program, so check the university’s website to make sure you can meet them before you apply. Here is more on how to study abroad.

Future nutrition careers

A degree in nutrition opens up a number of career paths in the health sector and beyond. Popular areas of employment for nutrition graduates include:

  • Clinical nutritionist
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Dietician
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Food technologist
  • Nutritional therapist
  • Personal trainer

Nutrition degrees will also teach you plenty of other transferable skills that employers value, including teamwork, communication and time management.