Nutritionists are completely different from dieticians here. Nutritionist study 1 year of chemistry (basic, organic, bio) and one semester molecular biology (genetics, cell, statistics, micro) then we study human physiology with focus on energy metabolism half a semester and nutrition physiology for half a semester. The dieticians study chemistry, biology and physiology all in one course for half a semester. I'm not quite sure what they study but it's not a science based education. They learn more about how to get people to eat like our version of the FDA wants people to eat etc.
The two educations sort of meet if I choose to study public health nutrition as a masters program, but I'm thinking more about molecular nutrition because public health doesn't really work and it's a crappy "science"
Oh yeah, nutritionist isn't a licensed title (don't know if that's the correct translation) while dietician is, just like doctors and nurses.
We also have something similar to dieticians (they study almost exactly the same thing) that's just called diet expert (not a good translation).
Sorry for the essay. But the reason I choose nutrition instead of dietician was for the very reason to be able to give advice with authority which I don't think the Swedish dieticians have. Plus if I want to study excersise physiology I got half of it down already
Sorry for the essay.
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