Please note: We're dedicated to helping reduce worldwide rates of cancer. When you enrol in this course, you'll be helping too, because we'll be using part of your course fees for cancer-related research purposes.
If you join, you'll also be given the opportunity to participate in a scientific research study we're conducting.

Nutrition for Cancer Prevention and Longevity™

Professional Diploma Level 5

The science-based course to increasing your chances of preventing cancer and slowing down the ageing process.
Certification accredited for 90 CPD hours.

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When you complete this course, you'll be uniquely trained in the


to help reduce cancer risk and promote lifespan extension.

We developed this advanced certification because of questions we get all the time at The Health Sciences Academy:


“Does this thing/ingredient/diet CAUSE cancer?”

“My relative got cancer but has NO idea what to do. What should she eat?”

“Will I get cancer if it’s in my GENES? Do I need treatment now?”

“I want to help, but HOW do I avoid it myself if it runs in the family?”


(Yes, we get questions like these even from medical doctors and university-trained dietitians).

Questions like that inspired us to bring practical science closer to those who have been touched directly or indirectly by cancer.

This course is our combined know-how in cancer biology, epigenetics, nutrition biochemistry, and nutrigenomics.

If you want to stay resilient and enjoy a long, happy life, we believe that you need to understand this disease and the ageing process, from a molecular perspective.

But how do you do it?

Fortunately, that's exactly what you're about to learn...

FACT: Clients Need Practitioners Who Have a Profound, Science-based Insight on Cancer Biology and Longevity

(...Who Actually Know What They're Saying)

Since you're here, you probably already know that cancer is the number 2 cause of death worldwide.

Sadly, 1 in 3 of us will be diagnosed with cancer during our lifetime, or 1 in 2 if born after 1960.

It could be anyone. Your friend. A loved one. YOU.

The odds are too high and need to be lowered.

Practitioners today must gain a profound, science-based insight that they can use to help clients PROFICIENTLY, particularly if they want to stand out and be leaders in this field.

This scientific insight includes understanding the effects of different diets and foods on cancer risk and ageing.

That's where YOU can make a difference.

When you get certified in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention and Longevity, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of molecular biology, genetics, and the science behind cancer development…

…and you'll be able to confidently answer questions like:

  • Why don’t we have a cure… or do we?
  • What do cancer and the ageing process have in common?
  • Can I protect myself from the thousands of potential cancer cells produced in my body every day?
  • How can I be sure which foods and substances lead to cancer, and which ones are just ‘hearsay’?
  • What’s the evidence on fasting, caloric restriction, low-protein eating, low-fat eating, high-fat ketogenic eating, veganism, pescatarianism, gluten-free eating, alkaline diets, and other special diets?
  • What’s the truth behind each diet (or what isn’t)?
  • Which molecular effects do they have on cancer risk and anti-ageing (IF ANY?)?

You just have to learn which strategies work in specific situations and put them forward the ‘right’ way.

As you uncover important scientific know-how that most people lack, you turn your fear into possibility… and get a better sense of control from:

  • Understanding WHAT makes a normal cell become a cancer cell
  • Seeing HOW a cancer cell looks like, what it does, how it (mis)behaves, and what may stop it
  • Knowing the TRUTH about “this or that causes cancer” hearsay
  • Discovering WHAT stops thousands of potential cancer cells in your body every day
  • Learning HOW to make the right food decisions for different cancer types and inherited risks
  • Solving the puzzle of contradictory advice, or WHY foods that reduce your risk for one cancer type actually increase your risk for another
  • Realising WHY we are getting older, even from the moment we’re born - and what you can do about it

In short, graduates of our Nutrition for Cancer Prevention and Longevity become…

  • More scientific in viewing cancer and ageing
  • More educated than afraid of this fatal disease
  • More confident when you talk about what can be a scary subject
  • And more in control in helping minimise your risk against it

We know the tremendous impact this could make in your life and in the lives of your clients and your loved ones. If you're interested in becoming certified, then we have a question for you...

Are You Ready To Take The Lead and Learn this Science?

(or... Why Your Might Want to Get Certified)

There’s so much misconception out there about how to truly reduce cancer risk or eat for lifespan extension.

Everyone seems to be talking and writing about cancer prevention tips. “Eat this”; “Don’t eat that”; “Alert: this will give you cancer!”.

However, most celebrity "experts” and bloggers don’t have a clue about what cancer is.

Let alone what truly causes it, or why.

That's the problem!

Internet searches on anti-cancer and anti-ageing just aren’t enough (nor safe).

There are just too many fallacies out there, and this can cost you your health… especially if you make the mistake of following wrong advice.

At The Health Sciences Academy, we take this seriously. You see, we don't just teach health and nutrition science.

We actually ARE SCIENTISTS who investigate, dissect and DO SCIENCE.

We aren't bloggers. We aren't internet personalities.

We're professional scientists running scientific experiments, with decades of combined experience both in the lab and on the field, including world-leading research hubs like the Harvard Cancer Center.

In other words: WE ACTUALLY DO THIS STUFF...

We know how hard it is to find truly skilled practitioners who know what they're talking about.

And that's why we created the Nutrition for Cancer Prevention and Longevity certification.

So you don’t have to keep "guessing" the whats, hows, and whys.

As scientists in this domain, we have done the research.

And we want to share this intelligence with YOU...

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46 units • 90 CPD hours • videos • workbooks

Detailed course curriculum

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Course overview

  • Understanding the ageing process
  • What is cancer?
  • The biology of cancer
  • What is carcinogenesis?
  • Cancer detection and screening
  • Common treatments
  • Cancer classification
  • Manuals for the prevention of common cancers
  • Risk factors of ageing and disease
  • Dietary prevention strategies
  • Importance of finding your healthy weight
  • Metabolic syndrome and blood sugar management
  • Coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity
  • Caloric restriction, fasting, and low-protein diets
  • Alkaline diet and ketogenic diet
  • Animal food sources
  • Pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan diets
  • Vitamins and minerals for optimal health
  • Phytochemicals and good health
  • Holistic approach to healthy living
  • Guidebook to longevity and disease prevention
  • Certification

FREE Bonus Manuals included!

A special BONUS module with 2 manuals for you to download and keep (both manuals are proprietary to The Health Sciences Academy, NOT available anywhere else):

  • Manual for the prevention of common solid cancers - including molecular subtypes, epidemiology, risk factors, diet and lifestyle tips for different solid cancers, such as skin, lung, breast, colorectal, pancreatic, prostate, and more (worth £99!)
  • Manual for the prevention of common blood and lymph cancers - including molecular subtypes, epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, diet and lifestyle tips for different blood and lymph cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma (worth £99!)

Myth Busters: Truth or Myth?

Cancer is always in the news and it is sometimes hard to tell FACT FROM FICTION. You'll learn the science behind cancer controversies with our “Myth Busters”. When you complete the course, you'll have the background to understand news articles that you may come across and to confidently separate fact from fiction. Questions include:

  • Do tight bras cause cancer?
  • Does sugar feed cancer?
  • Do you get cancer from GMOs?
  • Can a biopsy spread cancer? many, many more!

Practical guides and printable materials for you

  • Assess your own risk factors
  • Worksheets to track changes
  • Nutrient and shopping lists
  • Weekly food planners
  • Plus much more!

You will also get our Guidebook to Longevity and Disease Prevention, which includes a self-assessment with action steps, planners, trackers, food charts, and tips!

Discover the truth behind dietary claims

What's true, and what isn't? When you're finished, you'll know if there's any evidence to back up certain health scares as well as special diets for cancer and longevity. You'll also gain a solid understanding of preventative nutrition so you can make better food choices.

Learn the pros, cons, truths, and myths of preventative regimes and anti-ageing diets, so you can accurately articulate them and do what's right for you:

  • Fasting
  • Caloric restriction
  • Low-protein eating
  • Low-fat eating
  • High-fat, low-carb ketogenic eating
  • Veganism and vegetarianism
  • Plant-based eating
  • Pescatarianism
  • Gluten-free eating
  • Alkaline diets
  • Blood sugar control strategies
  • Other preventative regimes

WORKBOOKS: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

When you complete your course, you'll feel confident discussing prevention and treatment strategies with oncologists and cancer specialists.

These printable workbooks contain questionnaires for you to fill out when you sit down with a doctor, so you'll know exactly which information you need.

You'll also learn how to interpret a Pathology Report when you see it after testing, including difficult terms and the meaning of each section.

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.
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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: shopping lists, meal planners, action trackers, and risk assessments
  • 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 with two downloadable manuals for the prevention of solid, blood, and lymph cancers
  • And none of it expires!

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Who is this course for?

If you’re a NUTRITION PROFESSIONAL, this certification is a tangible way to show that you’re uniquely trained in the science of nutrition and special diets for cancer prevention and longevity, which can help you attract and retain better, higher-paying clients. This may include your one-to-one sessions, or consulting for food brands, specialised clinics, therapeutic facilities, and physio centres.

If you’re a BUSINESS OWNER in the food, juicing/blending or nutraceuticals sectors, this certification is a great way to learn the effects of different diets, nutrients, and ingredients yourself – all fitted around cancer-risk reduction and anti-ageing frameworks. It’s also an excellent way to stay up to speed on the latest trends and best practices, and to better communicate to your customers the value of your brand and the benefits of your recipes.

If you’re a STUDENT, this certification can set you apart from other graduates who merely have a health coaching or basic dietetics grade, but not the specialised skills that high-paying clients and employers today are desperately seeking.

If you’re a BENEFACTOR, this certification can make you more valuable to your charity, which is the surest way to raise your work’s worth and credibility, and gain more supporters, more donations, and more resources.

If you’re a MEDICAL DOCTOR, GP, or NURSE, this CPD accredited certification will improve your knowledge and skills on cancer and lifespan extension, so you can feel more confident in communicating with patients, their families, and survivors. You'll also gain an insight of what questions need to be answered before, during and after diagnosis, and be able to better explain the effects of different foods, special diets, and alternative strategies.

Or if you’ve been DIAGNOSED or IN REMISSION, this certification will give you the insider knowledge you need in order to understand which molecular changes in your body matter, help it get stronger and more resilient, and work alongside with therapies to increase their efficacy.

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About Your Lead Instructor

Dr Michelle de la Vega, Ph.D., is a research scientist and lead instructor at The Health Sciences Academy ®. She specialises in molecular biology, cancer and epigenetics, and has published 12 scientific studies in top peer-reviewed journals.

Michelle has been investigating how this disease develops for over 15 years at world-leading research labs – including the Harvard Cancer Center, where she compared the effects of nutritional compounds on normal cells and on cancer cells.

In addition to teaching Nutrition for Cancer Prevention and Longevity to her students at The Health Sciences Academy, she continues conducting ground-breaking research, and is a lecturer at leading universities.

Dr Michelle de la Vega, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Lead Instructor
The Health Sciences Academy ®


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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 valuable is this certification?

    A.The professional certification itself is highly valuable if you want to set yourself apart from the competition. What’s far more valuable than any professional diploma, however, is the actual scientific knowledge you’re going to receive when you take this course. You will understand the biology of cancer prevention and longevity, from a molecular level, and the effects of nutrition and special diets for risk reduction and lifespan extension.

  • 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.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.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. 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. Contact us if you require further information.

  • 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.

    Through this CPD accredited certification, you can use your earned CPD hours with a number of professional bodies and organisations, including: the NHS, Cancer Research, the General Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Health and Care Professionals Council, NSPCC, The British Society of Psychologists, B-eat, Bioforce, but also pharmaceuticals like Novartis or Bayer, universities like King’s College London or Imperial College London – to name a few.

    You can find out more about our awarding bodies HERE.

  • Q.Is prevention a "guarantee"?

    A.No. Preventing cancer doesn’t work in the same way as preventing an infectious pandemic with a vaccine. A smarter diet is not a cast-iron guarantee against cancer or ageing. But it stacks the odds in your favour. The earlier we make these changes, the better. And it is never too late to change. Do you want to live to 100 years of age, feeling youthful, without ever hearing the words “you have cancer”?  Let us teach you the science so you can get closer to this!

  • Q.How long will the launch offer run for?

    A.This offer is valid for a short period of time only, subject to availability. This means the course fee will TRIPLE in just a few days. Why? We’re using part of the proceeds for cancer research, so soon we’ll release the course to the wider public (at full enrolment rate). So you’d better hurry! You still have a bit of time, but not much. Enrol now and lock your discount before it’s too late.

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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.