Nutrition & Dietetics

As well as providing impartial advice about nutrition and promoting a healthy diet, dietitians offer advice on food-related problems and are involved in the diagnosis and dietary treatment of disease.

Students cooking


Many dietitians work in the National Health Service (NHS) where their role is varied. They may focus on specialist areas, such as diabetes or children's health, and may also work in community settings. Other dietitians work in the food industry, sport, the media, education and research.

Typical starting salary: £20,225 - £26,123 (Band 5 of NHS pay scale)

Robert Gordon University Graduates

Some of our graduates have gone on to be:

  • Paediatric Dietitian with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Dietitian with Sheffield Northern Hospital
  • Dietitian with Buckinghamshire NHS Trust in High Wycombe


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  1. 20, November, 2015 RGU to host events for prospective students

    The Sir Ian Wood Building

    The university will host a Visit Afternoon, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, and Visit Evening, from 6pm to 9pm, on Wednesday, November 25.  


  1. 08, December, 2015 Winter Graduation Ceremonies - Health and Social Care (10:30am)

    Vicky Keogh

    Ceremony for the School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, School of Applied Social Studies, DELTA, CORE and the Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research  

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