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At Griffith, one of our goals is to develop graduates who will make a difference to the world in which we live. Griffith is a large public institution which offers more than 300 degrees across a diverse range of study areas. Griffith’s 5 campuses are located in sub-tropical South-East Queensland. Enjoy either the relaxed, beach lifestyle of the Gold Coast, or the bustling, inner-city life o...

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Designed as both a thorough introduction and update in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, the MSc in Gastroenterology program at Queen Mary University of London is aimed at clinicians wishing to gain strong knowledge of the sciences underpinning clinical diseases and their management. The program offers a focus on the relevant basic sciences and research techniques. S...

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Mente Argentina's Masters and Graduate Degrees Program may be the perfect program for someone interested in studying in a new culture. Through this international program students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in thier career. Individuals can chose to study from some of the most renowned universities in the Country: Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad Argen...

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We invite you to join the 27,000 students from nearly 150 countries who have chosen to study at one of the UK’s most historic and prestigious universities! Students from around the world choose King’s to further their academic and professional studies. With over 90% of our research internationally recognized, you benefit from an intellectually rigorous environment supported by welcoming and car...

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Whether you want to study undergraduate and graduate degree programs or shorter-term semester and year-long programs, Across The Pond can help. For over 10 years we have been helping students from the USA, Canada, Latin America and Norway to find and apply to over 40 of the top colleges and graduate schools in England and the rest of the UK. Our team of UK Study Experts, who have had first-h...

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The University of Roehampton offers students the opportunity to live and learn on a close-knit collegiate campus just a stone's throw away from the sights and sounds of the capital city. Students can really experience the 'best of both worlds' at London’s only parkland campus. You will study for one semester or a full year alongside Roehampton students from over 130 countries worldwide. Guar...

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The University of Otago welcomes study abroad students from universities throughout the world, and enrolls international students in degrees from bachelors through to PhD. Live among local students of the university, all within 15 minutes walk of campus and the Dunedin city center in New Zealand. The two to six-bedroom houses or apartments typically have at least one local student living in the...

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The American University of Beirut has long been admired for the strength and breadth of its academic programs and its commitment to a broad-based liberal arts education. All entering undergraduate students are required to complete a number of general education courses that provide them with the opportunity to explore many different disciplines. The University's Faculties of Agricultural and Foo...

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This study abroad program is perfect for a student, with at minimum intermediate level Spanish skills, who wants an authentic study abroad experience. Away from the crowds of American students who study abroad in more popular destinations like Barcelona or Madrid, you will find yourself fully immersed in the language and culture. You will take classes at an accredited Spanish university and tak...

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This comprehensive program includes lectures delivered by reputed speakers, hands-on experience & case-studies provided by top-level professionals from companies and both national and international institutions, as well as field trips and technical visits. The program is ideal for undergraduates, recent graduates or young professionals who are interested in enjoying a unique experience, lear...

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Study at Western Australia’s largest and most preferred university. Ranked in the top two percent of universities worldwide Curtin has campuses in Perth, Malaysia and Singapore and welcomes a diversity of nationalities and cultures. Over 50,000 students from more than 130 countries are studying one of our internationally recognised degrees. Based on Curtin’s high proportion of international st...

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Whether you are interested in an exchange semester or want to pursue your bachelor, master or post-graduate degree in India, we assist you in locating and enlisting in the best suited study programs. Our services cover all formalities, from the selection of the most suitable educational institute and the first point of contact to the application process and finding appropriate accommodation. ...

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Deakin University, Australia, is a top-rated university with world-class graduates. Industry-focussed degree programs and a strongly international outlook mean that Deakin graduates are ready for the global workplace. Deakin is ranked in the Top 3% of universities worldwide and was named the 2014 International Educator of the Year by the Government of the Australian State of Victoria. Deakin...

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Nutrition Degrees Abroad

You were the first one to sign your friends up for that 10K and you tell everyone about your latest organic concoction in the kitchen. If this sounds all too familiar, perhaps it’s time to go from health nut to legitimate nutritionist. Combine your love of fitness and food and complete a nutrition degree abroad! A key nutritional principle is understanding the cultural and social aspects surrounding food, fitness, and health, and by immersing yourself in another culture, you will surely experience it firsthand. Order a two-for-one and head abroad to earn one of the many available degrees in nutrition. 

Why Earn a Nutrition Degree Abroad

Food is one of the most visible and complex aspects of society. The food people grow, prepare, and eat, and the nourishment it provides, gives huge insights into a culture. By earning a nutrition degree abroad, you’ll learn the essential foundation needed for a career in nutrition almost anywhere in the world, while enhancing your knowledge of the interactions of food, health, and culture. 

If your goal is to work abroad in the future, pursuing a nutrition degree in the country where you want to live will help you immensely. One advantage of earning your nutrition degree abroad is that you’ll become privy to the nutrition lingo in your locale. You’ll learn the ropes when it comes to credential and licensing requirements (which can vary dramatically), and you’ll make valuable connections to local professionals. Plus, you’ll get to try out new delicious local ingredients, and Instagram all about it. 

Even if you plan to return home after completing your nutrition degree abroad, the new perspectives you will gain will enhance your ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. You’ll also be able to bring a fresh take on nutrition to your neighborhood by incorporating healthy practices from around the world. Take a tip from the Japanese and throw some seaweed in your stir fry, or do as the Dutch do and hop on your bike. Earning a nutrition degree abroad will not only totally expand your personal worldview, but you’ll increase your nutrition knowledge by leaps and bounds.

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The best place for you to earn your nutrition degree abroad depends on your interests. Since nutrition can be such a broad subject, narrowing down your focus a bit can help direct you to the best location for what you want to learn and how you want to use your nutrition degree after graduation.

Despite the bad rap the United States gets for its “Standard American Diet” (S.A.D., indeed), there’s also a huge local food movement making waves throughout the country. States like California have been known for a unique local food culture for decades, and many cities throughout the U.S. have now revamped farmer’s markets to help people explore local delicacies. Keep in mind, if you want to work as a nutritionist in the United States, licensing requirements vary by state; most nutrition degree programs will train you to pass the licensing credentials for the state where your school is located.

For more of a culinary spin on your nutrition degree abroad, try Italy or India. Indian spices don’t just taste delicious, they also possess health benefits. Turmeric, ginger, and red pepper are known to lower cholesterol, and onions and garlic may help lower heart disease. Win-win! In Italy, nutrition students can learn about agritourism, the slow food movement, and the the emphasis on growing and eating regional foods. You might even consider adding on a one-year certificate in culinary arts to complement your nutrition degree in italy (there’s a lot of wine to taste, and it has health benefits as well!).

Although nutrition is mostly about food, there’s also natural overlap with fitness and health science. Australian universities are known for their focus on science, and Aussies are super active and take their health seriously. Therefore, Australia has a number of fitness and nutrition degree programs to choose from that will give students the strong foundation needed to pursue a career in nutrition. Why not put theory into practice with some surfing, hiking, and snorkeling between classes?

Nutrition Degree Programs

It’s time to eat your superfoods and start studying! The many licenses, credentials, and nutrition degree programs out there are enough to make your head spin. To put it simply, a bachelor’s degree in nutrition is typically needed to pursue a career in nutrition. For more specialized careers, a master’s degree or higher level degree may be required. In addition to the minimum schooling required, many employers also require specific credentials, which often include an exam as well as hands-on training hours in order to earn it.

A bachelor’s degree generally takes about four years to complete, but is worth the investment if you want to become a nutritionist; it’s the baseline you need to be able to practice in the field. Many universities offer undergraduate degrees in nutrition, but consider expanding your search to include degrees in food science, biology, or psychology too. All of these related fields are appropriate degrees to build your foundation in nutrition principles. A typical nutrition curriculum will include courses in food science, nutrition counseling, and nutrition theory.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, a master’s degree will allow you to specialize in a specific area, such as disease management and eating disorders, or even teach nutrition courses. During a two-year master’s program, you’ll learn about medical nutrition therapy, molecular biology, and public health. Most likely, a statistics or probability course will also be required for a master’s degree in nutrition, so load up on those brain foods!

Benefits & Challenges

Understanding the numerous and varying credentials and licenses might drive you bananas at first. But don’t fret! Throw that banana into a smoothie with a little matcha powder, and do your homework before you enroll in a nutrition degree program abroad. A credential you earn in one location may not be valid in another (which is all the more reason to go where you want to practice). However, once you focus in on exactly where and what tickles your tastes buds, it’ll be one smooth downhill bike ride.

Studying nutrition in another culture will give you unparalleled first-hand knowledge. How do the French eat cheese and wine while maintaining overall health? What’s all the rage about the Mediterranean diet you’ve been hearing about? How bad does the durian fruit really smell? In order to truly understand a society’s interaction with food and how it impacts culture (and vice versa), you’ve got to go and see it for yourself. By immersing yourself in another culture, you’ll gain communication skills as well as the ability to interact with those that are different from you: two skills that will enhance both your professional and personal life.

As cheesy (no pun intended) as it sounds, you’ve always wanted to help people lead healthy lives, so take it to the next step! Embark on a career as colorful as the rainbow of fruits and veggies on your plate by pursuing one of the multitude of degrees in nutrition abroad.

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