clinical nutrition course

Clinical Nutrition course


Work as a nutritionist. The course equips you with all the required information to start work as a nutritionist, and potentially earn up to £52,000+*pa


“This course did not disappoint!  It is one of the best distance learning courses I have ever taken.  The course is written in an easy-to-understand format with modules of manageable size that keep one’s interest throughout the lessons” Linda E


Clinical Nutrition Course

The various aspects of the topic of nutrition are covered holistically in this course.

About Clinical Nutrition

This Clinical Nutrition course promotes the study of food in relation to the body’s health and welfare and looks at metabolism in relation to nutrition and its relationship with disease – and disease prevention. The work of a clinical nutritionist includes assessing patients’ lifestyle in nutritional terms and then advising and supporting them in a transitional process to replace their current diet with one more balanced and suited to their particular needs. Their work often takes place in a clinical or other health-related environment.

About our Clinical Nutrition Course

This course has a knowledge-based curriculum and aims to provide students with both the scientific basis and practical aspects of clinical nutrition. It also covers significant aspects of the subject holistically, equipping you, through this method, with the important knowledge to become familiar with and start gaining a good grasp of this advancing subject area.

What are my options after the course?

Work as a nutritionist. The course equips you with all the required information to start work as a nutritionist, and potentially earn up to £52,000+*pa. Posts such as these are found in health agencies, health food shops, in nutritional medical companies and fitness centres, and there are jobs available as nutrition journalists and other interesting positions.

Run your own business. Successful completion of this course, via either the paper-based or online routes, will sufficiently equip you to start your own business in this area and have your own nutritionist practice.

*Source:, Sept. 2012

Module Module Title

1 Introduction – Anatomy and Physiology – brief overview

2 The Digestive Process

3 Vitamins

4 Minerals

5 Carbohydrates

6 Tissue Salts

7 The Subtle Body

8 Tissue Salts – Analysis of Disorders

9 Cont.

10 Food Combining

11 Weight Control

12 Principles of Weight Reduction

13 Compiling Eating Programmes

14 Cont.

15 Role of Exercise in Weight Control

16 Stress

17 Essential Fatty Acids

18 Elimination and Detoxification

19 P.M.S. and P.M.T.

20 Food and Environmental Allergies

21 Anti-Ageing

22 Kinesiology

23 Exercise and Elimination

24 Eating Disorders

25 Iris Diagnosis

On completion of your course, you will receive:

Level 4 Clinical Nutrition Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 4 NCFE Award Certificate of Achievement. Our course has been accredited under the NCFE IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

What Are Your Study Options?

Course Study Options
The Distance Education Academy aims to provide flexible, convenient arrangements for our students, so you can study through two methods:
1. Traditional paper-based; using a manual
2. Online study; provides quick access to online course material and enables you to submit question papers to your tutor, and receive feedback and results, through your personal online student account. The online courses system also gives access to course material instantly.
Study Hours
The Distance Education Academy can only approximate the time it takes to complete online courses as it will largely depend on your speed of learning and assimilation plus how often and how much time you can dedicate to study. You also need to complete a question paper after each lesson and these normally will take 1 – 2 hours.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the online course is: 250 hours.

Learner Support And Assessments

Tutor Support
This distance learning course provides unlimited access to your personal tutor who will be a specialist in the field you are studying. Their role is to make sure you get appropriate and constructive feedback and to answer your questions and provide guidance on areas you are not sure about. You can contact them by phone, email or fax.
We also have a team of online course advisors and administrators who will give you friendly and relevant advice on issues relating to your online courses and study. We will always try to make you feel like you’re not by yourself and that someone will help you if you get into difficulties with your distance education.
Assessment Method
There are question papers set after each session; these have to be completed and sent to your tutor to mark. Continuous assessment like this means that your progress is monitored regularly, and that any problems or difficulties are identified and addressed as early as possible.

Professional Memberships

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC)
Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists (AEPT)