Awarding Bodies and Partners.

We have teamed up with a number of organisations for the benefit of our students
Training that has been accredited by the CPD Certification service carries both UK and international recognition.
The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.
The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with professional, organisational and academic CPD principles. There are thousands of organisations, professional bodies and associations worldwide that require an annual commitment to Continuing Professional Development.
A CPD accredited certificate provided by The Health Sciences Academy can be used to meet professional registration requirements, such as the maintenance of a licence to practise, and to ensure that employees and professionals can evidence their skills and remain proficient to change in practice.
Through our CPD accredited certifications, 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, schools like London School of Economics, King’s College London, or Imperial College London, manufacturers like Tata, and banks like UBS or JP Morgan – to name a few.
You can find out whether a course is CPD accredited and how many CPD hours you can book by looking at its curriculum.
* Note: It is important that you always consult with your professional organisation about their CPD system.

Benefits to you

  • Demonstrate ongoing professional development for your profession*
  • The quality of your training is of an extremely high standard
  • CPD training is often partially or fully reimbursed by employers
  • Global portability and recognition

Benefits to your clients

  • You are on top of the latest research and thinking and can provide up to date advice to your clients

Benefits to your employer

  • You are on top of the latest research and thinking in your field
  • You meet your company’s requirements and training standards
YMCA Awards (previously Central YMCA Qualifications or CYQ) is the leading and longest-established awarding organisation for health, fitness and wellbeing qualifications in the UK.
YMCA Awards is part of Central YMCA, the world’s first YMCA and forefather of the now global federation that spans 120 countries and touches the lives of 60 million people. Central YMCA Qualifications (now YMCA Awards) was launched in 1998 as the UK’s first and only awarding body to specialise in health and fitness qualifications. A qualification from CYQ became the first nationally recognised measure of standards and skills for those working in the health and fitness sector and the benchmark for both candidates and employers. Today, it still is.
YMCA Awards develops and awards industry-leading qualifications helping people across the world to develop new careers in the health and fitness industry and beyond.
The Health Sciences Academy asked YMCA Awards for an independent review and endorsement of its key advisory certifications. Endorsement of our courses by YMCA Awards demonstrates our high educational standards and high quality resources, making them even more valuable to our learners.
The following advisory programs are endorsed by YMCA Awards:
  • Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner™
  • Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor™
  • Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor™
  • Detox Specialist™
  • Advanced Child and Brain Development Nutritional Advisor™
* Note: Although YMCA Awards is recognised by UK REPs, the European Health and Fitness Agency (European REPs) and ICREPs, your certificate may not necessarily be, so always check with us or with your prospect employer first if you’re unsure.

Benefits to you

  • Your certificate is recognised across all of YMCA's gyms and centres worldwide
  • The quality of your training is of an extremely high standard for the health, fitness and wellbeing sector
  • Especially powerful for personal trainers, gym instructors and other fitness professionals

Benefits to your clients

  • You can prove to your clients that the training you have received is of the highest standard and is relevant to the health, wellness and fitness sector specifically

Benefits to your employer

  • YMCA is a well-known and well-respected global brand in the health, wellness and fitness sector

International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT)

The International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) provides membership and access to discount insurance for every professional in the field of therapy and nutrition. No matter how many different services you offer, everything can be covered under one membership and one insurance.
IICT is an excellent fit for nutritional advisors without the need of joining multiple associations. IICT has the largest list of services (modalities) in the world (1,000+). All advisory courses at The Health Sciences Academy have been approved by IICT and their insurance brokers.
Joining IICT is the first step to getting insurance. They verify your qualification and certificate to ensure you meet their standards. Once approved you can get yourself insured to practice.
The Health Sciences Academy asked IICT to approve all Advisory courses, which means that graduates in the US, Canada, UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland), Australia, Austria, Belgium, Channel Islands, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Mann, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden can join an international community of like-minded professionals and obtain insurance for their new practice or extended services (such as personal trainers offering nutritional advice for their clients).
The following advisory courses have been approved by IICT for insurance to practise:
  • Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner™
  • Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor™
  • Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor™
  • Detox Specialist™
  • Nutritional Therapist
  • Advanced Child and Brain Development Nutritional Advisor™

Benefits to you

  • Discounted Full Membership with a professional body in your field
  • Recognised insurance cover upon completion of the Advisory add-on module
  • International community with like-minded professionals

Benefits to your clients

  • You can prove to your clients that you are a member of a global community
  • You adhere to the IICT Constitution and Code of Ethics

Benefits to your employer

  • You can obtain insurance to practise

WellKom International

WellKom International and The Health Sciences Academy work closely together to help graduates of The Health Sciences Academy create further income-generating opportunities by working with corporates from all over the world. The Health Sciences Academy is WellKom’s exclusive Smart Partner for Nutrition and Online Wellness Education.
WellKom is a globally active leader in wellness and lifestyle management with 15 years wellness experience.
WellKom helps make very significant improvements to citizens’ overall mental and physical health and improve their capacity to perform (at work / study / sport / social) and enjoy an even higher quality of life through having an online Personal Lifestyle Management Account.
The 7 P’s of WellKom:
  • Personalisation – highly personalised developmental recommendations and follow up options (self-development; Virtual Wellness Coaching App; personal development reviews / coaching / development activities). Designed for different learning styles.
  • Performance in all spheres of your client’s life (work / study / sport / social…)
  • Privacy – your client in complete control of who, if at all, sees their own Personal Profile – complete confidentiality, at your client’s choice
  • Preventive - designed to take action to reduce health risks
  • Preaching – non-existent: a process designed to start, engage and empower your clients
  • Positive Psychology: a starting point to identify and recognise what your clients are already doing well as the foundation for improved wellness
  • Proven – to enable very real and sustainable improvements on self- development basis to overall mental and physical health and to improve all of the main Dimensions of Wellness. Validated wellness psychometric questionnaire.

Benefits to you

  • Additional income opportunities for graduates of The Health Sciences Academy
  • Access to Corporate wellness needs (globally)
  • Access to Employee wellness needs (globally)
  • Access to Whole Life Wellness Software and Scans for client profiling (including psychometric questionnaires)
  • Fast-track to become an Accredited WellKom Professional
  • Access to additional training from WellKom's Smart Partners
  • Nutrition content validated by The Health Sciences Academy
  • Exclusive arrangements for graduates of The Health Sciences Academy

Benefits to employers

  • Fast-track access to WellKom's corporate solutions
  • Access to a broad network of wellness professionals
  • Access to best practices, insights and research

Benefits to employees

  • Access to proven methodologies and tools
  • Access to a broad network of wellness experts
ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading information solution for researchers. It combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that you can stay informed in your field, and can work more effectively and efficiently.
ScienceDirect delivers over 13 million publications from nearly 2,500 journals and more than 33,000 books from Elsevier, their imprints and their partners. It is used by all the top universities, including Harvard University.
ScienceDirect and The Health Sciences Academy have a license agreement in place for research and educational purposes.
ScienceDirect is used by the Research Team and Tutors of The Health Sciences Academy and is made available to students in selected courses.
Premium, full-text publications are made available to students in selected courses:

Benefits to you

  • Access over 13 million publications (with select courses)
  • Access to full-text, scientific, technical and health publications
  • Become your own researcher
  • Stay informed in your field
Lorisian specialises in offering laboratory tests that measure food-specific IgG antibodies, which are sometimes referred to as food intolerances†.
Lorisian work with practitioners in a wide range of fields, as well as serving sports teams and corporate health professionals. In each case they could provide a solution for identifying a client’s individual food triggers and helping them to optimise their diets.
Lorisian’s parent company, YorkTest, was set up in 1982 and has designed, developed and manufactured their food-specific IgG enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test since 1998.
Lorisian aims to provide practitioners a benefit and support for clients who sufferers with a food intolerance† by pinpointing and advising on certain dietary changes. They claim a reproducibility of greater than 98% by placing extra emphasis on consistent and controlled manufacturing processes and operating procedures.
Professional graduates of The Health Sciences Academy (those completing any of the following certifications) are pre-approved to become a Lorisian practitioner and receive an additional 10% discount on all of Lorisian’s food intolerance testing products (excluding their Lorisian 100 product).
Lorisian work with practitioners worldwide.
The following advisory courses have been approved by Lorisian for registration pre-approval:
  • Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner™
  • Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor™
  • Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor™
  • Detox Specialist™
  • Nutritional Therapist
  • Advanced Child and Brain Development Nutritional Advisor™
Graduates of The Health Sciences Academy must first obtain the relevant Professional Add-on Module before they are pre-approved to register with Lorisian.
†Lorisian define food intolerance as a food-specific IgG reaction. Food intolerance is a condition with a range of symptoms including gut symptoms, bloating, headaches, migraines, low mood, fatigue, weight gain and skin problems. These symptoms must always be checked out by a Medical Professional. If you have clients that have seen a Medical Professional but have not been given a diagnosis for their symptoms then they may be suffering from food intolerance.
Available to graduates of The Health Sciences Academy:

Benefits to you

  • Pre-approved to register as a Lorisian Practitioner
  • Exclusive 10% discount on Lorisian testing services (excluding Lorisian 100)
  • Available to graduates worldwide
Food Matters is a global community. We tackle the biggest industry topics and trends, champion new innovation and bring people together to create the kind of connections worth making.
Through a series of innovative and thought-provoking events, 1-2-1 meetings, and a digital hub, Food Matters connects like-minded people working in sustainable food innovation, nutrition and health and enables them to share the latest industry news, game-changing ideas, insights and stories.
Food Matters is a community where bright minds gather to change the future of sustainable food, health and nutrition for the better.
Available to graduates of The Health Sciences Academy:

Benefits to you

  • Access the latest information on nutrition innovation
  • Stay up to date with new discoveries provided by industry leaders
  • Join one of the most prestigious gatherings of nutrition professionals in the world
  • Explore the latest in nutrition technology

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