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Nutritional Therapist

Professional Diploma Level 5

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Approved by IICT and underwriters for membership and insurance.

Nutrition Therapist

Certification accredited for 60 CPD hours
This 17-unit certification teaches you how to recognise nutrition deficiency risks, advise clients, build personalised nutrition plans, and lays a strong foundation for your future as a nutrition professional!
  • We all produce thousands of potential cancer cells per day, so how can we protect ourselves?

  • Recognise the impact of food on DNA expression and learn to do a nutrient check-up

  • Discover 160 superfoods that deliver the most nutrients per calorie and the functions of over 100 micronutrients

  • Perform client assessments and detect nutrient deficiency risks
  • Build personalised food plans and monitor symptom improvements
  • Put forward nutritional recommendations for over 40 common health conditions
  • Packed with printable tools to use with clients right away: questionnaires, workbooks, trackers, and legal forms

Certified Nutritional Therapist

Get started today from $250 (monthly)
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Learn to detect nutritient deficiency risks

Printable workbooks and symptom assessments:
  • Antioxidant Assessment™ with Scores and Recommendations
  • Nutritional Deficiencies Assessment™
  • Symptom Results and Nutrient Requirements tools
  • Diet Planning Workbook™
  • Required Foods Identifier
  • Personalising Shopping Lists
  • Antioxidants Shopping List
  • Food and Symptom Journal
  • Symptom Reassessment tool
  • Session Summary Handouts
  • Client Health Check Questionnaire
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Testimonials

5/5
Enhancing my knowledge by getting the science behind my own understanding and use.
- Scott Pirie (Croyde, Braunton, UK)
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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.
-Liam from Texas

Certified Nutritional Therapist

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17 modules • 60 CPD hours • videos • workbooks

Course Overview
  • Introduction to Nutritional Therapy
  • Genetic Adaptations to Nutrition
  • Changing gene expression
  • Switching genes on and off
  • How food changes your DNA
  • Free radicals and DNA damage
  • How to test your antioxidant capacity
  • Antioxidant foods for longevity and disease prevention
  • Nature’s Pharmacy: Polyphenols and phytochemicals
  • Fibre: the antioxidant trafficker
  • Probiotics: Nature’s Antibiotics
  • Essential Nutrients and Antioxidants
  • How to detect nutritient deficiency risks
  • How to create a personalised nutritional programme
  • How to structure client consultations
  • How to monitor nutritional programmes
  • Health benefits and micronutrients in 160 superfoods
  • Nutritional advice for over 40 health conditions
  • Your role as a Nutritional Therapist
  • Setting up or expanding your practice

Test for nutrient deficiency risks on your own

  • Includes results and personalised recommendations
  • Nature’s Pharmacy: Polyphenols and phytochemicals
  • 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!

Skills Lab™ : Instantly apply your knowledge!

Practise the techniques taught in your certification 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 your e-Certificate 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.

When you join, you'll also get:

  • Unlimited access to your course lessons, worksheets and planning tools, including all future updates
  • PDF files for all key materials – you can open, save or print these at your convenience
  • Printable templates to use with clients right away: Questionnaires, programme planners, intake assessments, client workbooks, progress trackers, scripts, session handouts, shopping lists, recipes, health checks, 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
  • SKILLS LAB™ – guided tasks, learning tasks, worksheets, idea banks creation, and games. Instantly apply what you learn and stay motivated by comparing how your classmates are doing!
  • Video training in key modules, with guided learning tasks and practical workbooks
  • Glossary, conversions guide and additional resources with examples, science or reference research
  • Instant PDF certificate upon completion in your name, signed and dated by your certification director
  • Achievement badge to display on your website, business card and marketing materials
  • 24/7 access to the Learner Services portal
  • Free BONUS Modules: Health Benefits and Nutritional Values of 160 Superfoods and Nutritional Advice for Over 40 Health Conditions (worth £178, included in your certification)
  • And none of it expires!

Certified Nutritional Therapist

Get started today from $250 (monthly)
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Have any questions?

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!
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.
You can do it as quickly or slowly as you wish. Our program 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.
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!
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 steps. 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.
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 you redeem it as soon as possible – and then start your course lessons whenever you are ready later on.

Yes. It has been accredited by CPD (the official certification service for Continuing Professional Development, which carries both UK and international recognition), 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.

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.
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!
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.
Absolutely! The course is packed with Downloadable Client Materials and Session Handouts that will help you establish or expand your nutritional practice. Your 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.
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 training are 90 hours.

Some of our students finish in six months, and those with work commitments may take a year or longer. There’s no expiry date to complete the training.
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 a professional add-on registration module 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. 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.

Certified Nutritional Therapist

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