Detox Specialist™

Professional Diploma Level 5

Accredited by CPD. Endorsed by YMCA Awards (CYQ's new brand). Endorsed by SkillsActive/REPs. Approved by IICT and underwriters for membership and insurance.

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  • Periods of excess, bloating, weight gain, skin issues or a tired body call for a detox
  • Identify the best detox diet for you based on health screening questionnaires and detox goals
  • Learn the science of detoxification and the fundamentals of toxicology
  • Recognise how different toxin types affect your body, from your DNA, to your fat cells, to your brain
  • Evaluate symptoms of toxin exposure and build personalised detox plans with confidence
  • Get detox shopping lists, journals, food planners, cooking tips and green smoothie recipes

I enjoyed everything, one of the benefits is you work from home in your own time so it's very flexible. The downloadable print outs were very helpful as well.5stars

Tracy Brown (Leeds, West Yorkshire)

Enhancing my knowledge by getting the science behind my own understanding and use.5stars

Scott Pirie (Croyde, Braunton)

Why detox? What qualifies as a toxin? What's the best detox diet for me?

Learn to build personalised detox plans.

Printable workbooks and planning tools to safely create and monitor science-based detox programmes:

  • Screening questionnaires to identify the best detox plan for you or your client
  • Toxicity symptom evaluations: heavy metal, chemical, mycological, gastrointestinal and liver toxicity
  • Detoxification capacity assessment with scores and recommendations
  • Kitchen inventory and detox goals workbooks
  • Detox journals, plan trackers and reintroduction logs
  • Shopping lists, recipe ideas and cooking tips
  • Detox-supporing nutrient guides and toxicology tools
  • Green Smoothie Recipes - plus the science behind them!
Course Curriculum

59 units • 90 CPD hours • videos • workbooks

Detailed course curriculum

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Course overview

  • What is your detox goal?
  • Introduction to toxicology
  • How to assess your detox capacity
  • Toxic overload and body fat
  • Evaluating your toxic overload
  • Heavy metals: where are they?
  • Mycological and medical toxins
  • Toxins in the food we eat
  • Toxins in toiletries and cosmetics
  • Toxins in drinking water
  • Toxins in the air we breathe
  • Physiology of detoxification
  • Detoxification through your skin
  • Detoxification through your liver
  • Biochemical detoxification pathways
  • Liver stressors
  • Detoxification through your kidneys
  • How to build a detox plan
  • Essential detoxification protocols
  • 4-week Recalibration Programme
  • Major detoxification detractors
  • 2-week Elimination Programme
  • 1-week Intensive Detox Programme
  • Juicing, blending and green smoothies
  • Professional considerations
  • Certification

FREE Bonus Module!

A special bonus module with our green smoothie recipes and the science behind them! Includes tips about equipment needed, preparation, fruit/vegetable ratios and more  (worth £99!)

Test for toxicity symptoms on your own

  • Detoxification Capacity Assessment™ with scores and recommendations
  • Includes toxicity screening questionaires and symptom assessments
  • Plus planning tools to build personalised detox programmes

Skills Lab™ : Instantly apply your knowledge!

Practise the techniques taught in your course before seeing real clients through guided field tasks, practical assignments, questionnaires, idea banks creation, and games. Learn how your classmates are doing and stay motivated!

A complete blueprint for you

Templates for immediate use with clients. Assessment tools to personalise programmes. Planning kits to use in your practice. Methods you won't find anywhere else!

Get certified without delay

Upon graduation you'll have instant access to your very own Certificate in PDF format, issued in your name, signed and dated. You can save it, print it or share it with someone else.
Course Curriculum

Course was set at the right level, covering science based materials with practical examples. Templates were easy to follow, and provided the ability to explain nutritional strategies to any potential clients, in line with their chosen goals. Thoroughly enjoyed the course, and found it very valuable. Looking forward to putting it into practice! Thanks!5stars

Ravin Patel (Reigate, Surrey, UK)

I had a basic knowledge through years of experience, this course gave me the the full picture and gave me the correct terminology to explain to others. I think you have it spot on in all aspects.5stars

Robert Payne (Aisby, Nr Grantham, England)

When you enrol, you'll also get:

  • Unlimited online access to your course lessons
  • PDF files for all key materials – you can open, save or print these at your convenience
  • Ready-to-use templates for your clients: nutrient calculators, meal planners, food diaries, health questionnaires and legal forms
  • Interactive, automatically graded online quizzes which you need to complete before moving onto your next module
  • A fully automatically graded final exam (Score > 80% and you have passed…. No retake fees!)
  • Interactive questionnaires and polls – add your voice and see what your fellow students say
  • Glossary and additional resources with examples, science or reference research
  • Instant PDF certificate upon completion signed and dated by your course director
  • Achievement badge to display on your website, business card and marketing materials
  • 24/7 access to the Learner Services portal
  • Free bonus module
  • And none of it expires!

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Learn from any device!

  • Touch-friendly
  • No installation of other software required
  • Uses HTML5 and CSS3 (no Flash)
  • Loads quickly even over slow connections
  • Automatically adjusts for mobile devices

Very happy and helpful for my own health: 1) professional and helpful materials, 2) was very happy to find articles and journals to supplement course material, 3) was very helpful for my own health as well as my career, 4) great to interact with other members 5stars

Jekaterina Schneider (Loughborough, United Kingdom)

This is the first course I have done online and if they are all this easy to use and be guided through I will definitely be interested in doing another one!5stars

Joanne Ramsey (Clophill. Bedfordshire, England)
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Have any questions?

  • Q.What are the entry requirements for this course?

    A.There are no entry requirements other than being at least 16 years of age and a willingness to jump in, learn your way around, and have fun!

  • Q.Do I need any specific background, experience or qualification to enrol?

    A.No pre-requisite of any science background is required. High school level science can be helpful. No prior experience and/or educational paperwork are required.

  • Q.How many REPs CPD points will I earn?

    A.Once you have successfully completed your training and purchased the optional SkillsActive Professional Add-on Module, you will receive 6 REPs CPD points. In order to redeem your REPs CPD points, please record them in your online portal, [email protected] call the SkillsActive Registers Team on 020 7840 1919 and they will be able to help you out. Please note that this applies to Level 3 Qualified REPs members only.

  • Q.Do you send me any materials in the post?

    A.The entire course is online. You can download and print all of your materials, including your client worksheets and planning tools. Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer, in addition to your online access, we can courier your course pack once you’ve registered your course for an additional fee. Upon registration, you’ll be given this option so you can instantly order your course pack.

  • Q.Is there a deadline to complete my course?

    A.No, there are no fixed deadlines. Our programme allows you to be 100% in control of your own time. In other words, you are in charge of your own study agenda. This puts you in the driving seat and increases the enjoyment of your learning experience. What’s more, you have lifetime access to your course, which means that it is yours forever to keep, including all future updates and new content!

  • Q.How long does it take to complete the course?

    A.You can do it as quickly or slowly as you wish. Our programme allows you to be 100% in control of your own time. In other words, you are in charge of your own study agenda. This puts you in the driving seat and increases the enjoyment of your learning experience.

  • Q.Do I need any special software to complete my course?

    A.No special operating system is required. You need a computer and internet access. Upon registration, we help you navigate the online system and also provide access to our 24/7 Interactive Learner Services portal.

  • Q.Do I have to submit written assignments?

    A.No. Instead, you are presented with learning checks built into each module, guided Skills Lab™ tasks, worksheets, student games and polls, practical self-assignments and online tests. This way you won’t feel stuck over the composition and marking of written tasks. What’s more, your study time is reduced so you can concentrate on what really matters: Applying your newly acquired knowledge to real life situations!

  • Q.What assessments are in there?

    A.At the end of each module, there is a multiple choice quiz based on the readings and lesson materials. The purpose of the quizzes is to enhance your retention of the material. You are permitted to refer to the module lessons and other notes during the quizzes. There is no time limit and you have an unlimited number of attempts to take the quiz. You will see feedback on your correct and incorrect answers after you pass. At the end of the course, there is a final theory exam (online), covering what you have learned in all modules. Upon successful completion of your final exam with a final score of 80% or above, you will receive your certificate.

  • Q.If I fail the final exam, do you charge any fees to retake it?

    A.No, there are no additional fees to retake your final theory exam. In fact, you will be able to retake it instantly (online), without any further administrative step. You are permitted to refer to the module lessons and other notes during your final exam. There is no time limit and you have an unlimited number of attempts to take it.

  • Q.Can the course help with my career?

    A.Absolutely! The course is packed with Downloadable Client Materials and Session Handouts that will help you establish or expand your nutritional practice.

    You final module covers the key professional, legal, tax, and insurance considerations in order to set up your practice. In there, we also provide you with downloadable legal templates for you to print and use as soon as you start seeing clients.

    We also offer an optional, premium Clinic Toolkit™ packed with intelligent forms to help start or enhance your practice.

  • Q.Do I need to finish the course within 12 months?

    A.No, there are no fixed deadlines and you can take as long as you need to complete it. You can finish it in a few weeks or in a couple of years, at your own pace. Plus, you have lifetime access to your course systems and materials, both before and after graduation, including all future updates and new research. This way, you’re supported with content that is current and fresh throughout your entire practice. If you have a gift voucher, we suggest your redeem it as soon as possible – and then start your course lessons whenever you are ready later on.

  • Q.How many hours per week do you recommend I study for?

    A.It depends on how quickly you would like to complete your certification. You can study for as many hours per week as your work and social life allows. The guided learning hours to complete this course: 90 hours.

  • Q.Is this accredited or recognised by an awarding body?

    A.Yes. It has been accredited by CPD (the official certification service for Continuing Professional Development, which carries both UK and International recognition), endorsed by YMCA Awards (previously Central YMCA Qualifications/CYQ), the UK’s leading and longest-established awarding body for health, fitness and wellness qualifications, endorsed by SkillsActive (the government body officially recognised as the UK’s Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being) and approved by IICT (the International Institute for Complementary Therapists) for professional membership and insurance.

    You can find out more about our awarding bodies HERE.

  • Q.Are there any hidden charges?

    A.Everything we’ve detailed above these Frequently Asked Questions is included in your price! You’ll have the choice to select optional add-ons (entirely up to you if you want them or not), such as a printed course pack by post or professional add-on registration modules for CPD and YMCA Awards, or another one for SkillsActive (to obtain REPs points). Not all of our graduates seek to evidence a professional recognition, so we’ve made it optional and those who don’t need it won’t have to pay extra. We also offer an optional, premium Clinic Toolkit™ packed with intelligent forms to help start or enhance your practice. Contact us if you require further information.

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The Health Sciences Academy ® is the largest online educator on nutrition science in the UK, focusing on science-based certification courses recognised by government-regulated awarding bodies, from Sports and Exercise Nutrition, to Clinical Weight Loss, to Advanced Supplements.

Our online lessons and practical materials are 100% engineered by our very own team of scientists and researchers. This way, we provide students with reliable science-based knowledge and hands-on tools, helping them to develop their own expertise. As opposed to passive learning, we encourage an active and creative discovery, whilst offering a gradual and interactive learning experience.

Through an easy to use state-of-the-art multimedia platform, students can take interactive quizzes, participate in live polls, complete online assessments, download printable worksheets for use with their clients, and put their knowledge in practice through Skills Lab™. There is nothing else like it.