Clinical Nutrition Program

Advanced Client Practice Diploma, Level 7

Pathway to Become a Certified Clinical Nutritionist

This is a 1 to 3 year flexible university-level professional certification program, designed to empower the nutritionists of the future.

It offers evidence-based knowledge, hands-on learning, professional guidance, and practical tools so you can ace it as a Certified Clinical Nutritionist.

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Solving the challenges of tomorrow's nutrition leaders today

At The Health Sciences Academy we get a variety of questions from all corners of the world, asked by university-trained dietitians and nutritionists, nutrition experts, even medical professionals:
Questions like these inspired us to design a one-of-a-kind program that will redefine the way you learn, serve, and earn.

Become part of a new generation of confident nutrition leaders, powered by evidence-based knowledge and advanced clinical skills.

Become a Certified Clinical Nutritionist

This structured program not only brings together the power of multiple competencies and science-based knowledge, but also gives you the practical tools and clinical skills training you need to work with clients with confidence.

If you’re passionate about helping people lead healthier and happier lives, this is for you.

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Create more opportunities. Set yourself apart.

Go beyond university degrees and equip yourself with the practical know-how to support every nutrition client, the right way.

Grow your knowledge and your clinical skillset

  • Learn the latest science and how to provide personalised safe and sound advice with plenty of client scenarios and examples
  • Embrace clinical skills training and feedback on your delivery of a client session
  • Build a successful nutrition clinic, add to your existing practice, or boost your employability
  • Open up new opportunities as you get the ability to practise and win more premium consulting clients right after completing your first competency

Become a trusted Certified Clinical Nutritionist

  • Add to your credibility as you receive eligibility for the US board-certified status upon completion whilst also carrying UK and international weight
  • Earn the competencies you need to become insurable as a nutrition professional and practise across 39 countries all over the world
  • Grow your nutrition client experience inside the program itself and add credentials to your portfolio in relation to private client practice

Get high-level education that’s tailored to you

  • Decide a pace that suits you - especially if you are working full or part time, or pursuing higher studies but looking for hands-on education
  • Enjoy guided-learning, practical training, and feedback on your client work, delivered by experienced academics, PhDs, and RDNs
  • Choose from our wide range of flexible payment options and study without worrying about the finances
  • Learn via our 24/7 online platform from any place or device of your choice

Earn while you learn

  • Acquire the knowledge and hands-on training needed to start working with clients from the get-go or implement it in your existing practice to grow your business
  • Keep expanding your capabilities, career opportunities, and value proposition with every competency that you complete
  • Earn back your investment in no time while you continue with your studies

What’s included in the Clinical Nutrition Program

All the components have been carefully designed by our team of scientists and RDNs to prepare you for success and impact.

8 Core Competencies

to deliver personalised end-to-end support to clients

1 Elective

to help you specialise in an area of your choice

Clinical Skills Practice (Observed)

where you receive expert feedback on your client delivery from start to finish

Nutrition Client Case Study

to put your clinical skills to the test

Downloadable materials and practical tools

to use during your one-on-one client sessions

Client-getting bundles (Optional)

to simplify setting up a successful nutrition business

To know more, talk to our Admissions Team

Our Early Bird applications are now open. So get in touch to learn more about the offer.

What will you learn

PART 1. Eight Core Competencies
  • Nutritional Therapy and Food Science
  • Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Lifestyle Medicine
  • Clinical Weight Loss and Eating Psychology
  • Gut Health Nutrition
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition for Cancer Risk and Longevity
  • Dietary Supplementation
  • Advanced Research Techniques
PART 2. Advanced Clinical Skills Training and Practice
This is aimed at developing and practising your clinical nutrition skills, including training and feedback on the preparation of a client case study and on your client session delivery. Plus, you will go through a number of client scenarios to help you when you work with your own nutrition clients.
PART 3. One Elective Specialisation of your choice:
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Sleep Management
  • Child and Family Nutrition
  • Toxicology and Detoxification
  • Fertility Nutrition
  • Sports and Exercise Nutrition
  • Skincare Nutrition
  • Or our upcoming specialisations including:
  • Plant-Based Nutrition
First Cohort Applications Now Open
You can save up to 12,250 if you join today! 
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Who will benefit the most from this program

This Clinical Nutrition Program is right for you if you are:
  • A health coach looking to become the go-to person for all your clients’ health and wellness needs and create long-term positive impact
  • A nutrition coach or nutritionist who wants to add to your expertise and clinical skills, stay up-to-date with the latest evidence-based knowledge, and personalise your advice for better outcomes
  • A dietitian who’s looking to specialise in a field of their choice and add to their continuing professional development hours
  • Just out of college and require the practical expertise needed to confidently work with clients but not sure how to go about it
  • An experienced professional with an existing practice but want to create more opportunities and take your business to the next level
  • A healthy living advocate but don’t yet have the scientific backing and clinical skillsets required to share information that’s reliable and safe
  • A nutrition professional or personal trainer who has the foundation but want to set themselves apart and become recognised and trusted in the space
  • Working in a 9-5 job but aspire to start your own business, support nutrition clients as a side income, or partner with others in the space as an independent subject-matter expert
  • Passionate about making a difference through health and wellness and searching for the right education to steer you in that direction

Preparing you for success: A preview

By the end of this program, you’ll be able to:

Choose your package to scale your multi-service practice

Professional

  • 8 core competencies
  • 1 elective specialisation
  • Advanced Clinical Skills and Training
  • Downloadable resources and practical client tools
  • Videos and workbooks
  • Ready-to-use templates
  • Skills Lab™
  • 24/7 access to your learning plaform
  • Access to exclusive CNP-only Community
  • 18 printed learning manuals couriered to you
Ideal for you if you already have an existing client base to tap into or want to upgrade your expertise

Accelerator

PLUS
Client-getting Bundles
  • Blueprint to set up your business
  • Customised client-getting emails, scripts and templates
  • Worksheets and personalisation tools
  • Session-by-session program structures
  • Unique sales angles and positioning
Ideal for you if you want to hit the ground running straightaway or looking to expand your business

Stay ahead of the curve and make an impact

Enrol for this one-of-a-kind Clinical Nutrition Program and earn the credibility to stand out in the health and wellness space.

14-day money-back guaranteed if you’re not satisfied.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you want to equip yourself with science-based knowledge that would help you launch or scale your nutrition business?

Do you want to sharpen your client skills and connect better with your clients through advanced clinical skills training and practice?

Do you want to make an impact in the world and help people who will need the clinical nutrition skills you will bring to the table?

If you have answered yes to all of the questions above, then indeed, this program is for you! It doesn’t matter if you are a practising professional with clients or if you need the knowledge for yourself as an athlete, or you want to improve your diet,you want to meet weight management goals, you want to learn how to take care of your gut, you want to help your child’s or ward’s brain development or perhaps you want to sleep better and stress less. The learnings from this program will equip you with scientific and evidence based demonstrable knowledge to meet your health and wellness goals and also propel your career forward.

You can take a tour to find out everything you need to know about this Level 7 program and make an informed decision about your career.

There are no prerequisites for joining this program. This program was designed in a way that allows you to get started without any prior nutrition knowledge.

You only need to meet these basic requirements:

✔️ Proficient in English

✔️ High level of computer literacy (including Word document editing and formatting)

✔️ Good Internet connection

✔️ Access to a computer with video camera and high-quality microphone (for the Observed Clinic Session)

Yes, you should! You do not need to have a university degree to join this program.

The Clinical Nutrition Program offers advanced science-based knowledge to grow your nutrition knowledge and help you launch a business, including the practical tools and clinical skills training you need to start working with clients with confidence.

Our core competencies, although advanced, will equip you with the fundamental knowledge for starting out in the nutrition space and then uplevel your expertise so you can compete fairly in your chosen niche once you graduate from the Clinical Nutrition Program.

If you want to grow your nutrition client capabilities exponentially, create nutrition program plans that clients love and follow, and conduct nutrition client sessions that are effective and get results, then you need clinical nutrition skills!

Learn how to devise the logistics and structural components of a nutrition client program and how to put forward personalised strategies to support specialised health outcomes through advanced clinical skills training and practice, including feedback on your nutritional recommendations to a client and on your client session delivery, start to finish.

This program goes above and beyond any of our individual certifications. As you go through the Clinical Nutrition Program, you will also be completing a nutrition client case study and meeting clinical nutrition hours with practice clients and classmates which you will be recording in your Nutrition Client Log.

The clinical skills you will gain will give you the confidence and practical tools to work with clients, enhance your nutrition client communication skills, and set you apart by growing your client experience inside the program itself.

You can learn more about all this inside the Academic Tour for the program.

This level 7 program includes the following:

✔️ 8 core competencies

✔️ Clinical skills training and practice

✔️ An elective specialisation of your choice

✔️ Completion of a Research Project consisting of Nutrition Client Case Study, a Clinical Skills Written Exam, a Reflection Form for your chosen elective specialisation, and an Oral Practical Exam consisting of a live observed clinic session.

Here are more details about each mandatory component itemised above:

PART 1. Eight Core Competencies, to be completed in this order:

✔️ Nutritional Therapy and Food Science

✔️ Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Lifestyle Medicine

✔️ Clinical Weight Loss and Eating Psychology

✔️ Gut Health Nutrition

✔️ Mental Health

✔️ Nutrition for Cancer Risk and Longevity

✔️ Dietary Supplementation

✔️ Advanced Research Techniques

PART 2. Advanced Clinical Skills Training and Practice (to be explained in more detail below)

PART 3. One Elective Specialisation of your choice:

✔️ Food Allergies and Intolerances

✔️ Sleep Management

✔️ Child and Family Nutrition

✔️ Toxicology and Detoxification

✔️ Fertility Nutrition

✔️ Sports and Exercise Nutrition

✔️ Or upcoming specialisations at The Health Sciences Academy:

     > Skincare Nutrition 

     > Plant-Based Nutrition

You are welcome to complete further specialisations separately at your own time after you graduate from the Clinical Nutrition Program. Attainment of additional specialisations following your program completion can be counted towards your ongoing CPD requirements.

EXAMINATION. Your clinical skills will be assessed through the following mandatory evaluations, each requiring a passing mark of 80% or more:

✔️ Research Project (consisting of a Nutrition Client Case Study)

✔️ Clinical Skills Written Exam (consisting of approximately 100 scenario-based questions)

✔️ Reflection Forms (one for each of your chosen electives)

✔️ Oral Practical Exam (consisting of a live observed clinic session conducted with one of our examiners)

CLIENT PRACTICE. You will be required to maintain a Nutrition Client Log attesting a minimum of 10 nutrition client sessions in order to sit for the final Oral Practical Exam.

You can check out the detailed Program Handbook inside the Academic Tour for Clinical Nutrition Program right here.

This is a university-level program, made flexible. You can complete it at your own pace - want to take 12 months? Or take 3 years? You have the freedom to decide.

Certainly. The entire program is online and can be accessed from anywhere in the world from any device. 

You also have the flexibility to complete the program at your own pace.

Yes! The flexibility of the program allows you to study at your own pace. Whether you are fully employed or in the university, dedicating a number of hours per week is enough to help you keep up.

The lessons will be available online via our online learning platform and once you are enroled as a student, you will have access to this learning platform 24/7. You will also enjoy lifetime access to your completed modules, client materials, and additional resources, including all future updates to the content!

We have also created a study buddy group for students so you can discuss with your peers and share ideas to make learning easier.

You can find out more more the program inside the Academic Tour. 

If you have completed one or more certifications already, we have made it easier for you to upgrade to the program. Book a call here with the Admissions Team to know about it.

The Clinical Nutrition Program offers 3 packages that equips you with the knowledge, practical tools and client skills to become a Certified Clinical Nutritionist.

Based on your program package preference and your career next steps, you can choose to include client getting bundles to help you successfully set up your practice or even get a professional Health Coaching training from industry leading mentor coaches so you can also become an ICF-credentialed coach.

See the program packages and pricing below:

Need help choosing the right package for you? Book a call now with our admissions team. Click here

Once you complete the Clinical Nutrition Program, you will be a THSA Certified Clinical Nutritionist, with the post nominal THSA-CCN.

Once you successfully complete the Clinical Nutrition Program, you will be granted the THSA Certified Clinical Nutritionist (THSA-CCN) credential (as shown on your certificate). You will have the choice to adopt any of the following professional designations, depending on your preference and country of practice:

✔️ THSA Certified Clinical Nutritionist (THSA-CCN)

✔️ THSA Certified Nutritionist (THSA-CN)

✔️ THSA Certified Nutrition Practitioner (THSA-NP)

✔️ THSA Certified Nutrition Consultant (THSA-NC)

PLUS:

✔️ You will be eligible to apply for the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. You will enjoy the added credibility of being recognised in the US whilst also carrying UK and international weight.

Board credentialing allows you to use the designation of: Board Certified Nutrition Consultant (nominal after your name: BCNC) For more information on this, please contact our Learner Services Team.

✔️ Professional insurance to practice through the program’s pre-approved path in 39 countries.

For more information on this, please contact our Learner Services Team.

We have created an exclusive Clinical Nutrition Program tour for you that gives you access to program map, detailed walk-through video, interactive guide, program handbook, learning outcomes, and so much more.

You can start exploring for free right here.

In case you have any specific questions or want to know more about joining the program, our Admission Advisors are here to help you get the clarity you need and guide you on your next steps.

Go here to book a call with them.

And if you still have any questions, email our Learner Services Team.

Want to learn more?

Dive deep into everything this program has to offer within the Academic Tour.

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