Nutrition Advisor Course

Diet, food, health and nutrition course.

The prime role of a Nutrition Advisor is to educate individuals/consumers about dietary advice to help them achieve optimal health. From the very first module you’ll know how to help people overcome a number of today’s commonly encountered health problems through dietary adjustments. The course provides graduates with the skills and knowledge to offer safe and effective advice regarding diet and lifestyle. From the very first module students will know how to resolve a number of common health problems, starting with the digestive system. Subsequent modules provide the building blocks to progressively increase your healing skills.

This online/distance learning Nutrition Advisor diploma course is made up of 6 coursework modules, each having an assignment for submission. Although most of the learning is via self-study, students will need to complete a minimum of 10 hours tutorial/workshop attendance. These tutorials are held over a weekend, with planned venues for 2013 in London, Exeter and Milton Keynes. Upon successful completion you will receive a Nutrition Advisor diploma that will entitle you to apply for registration in the UK with the Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA)

Our Nutrition Advisor level of training has a dual purpose:

  • It is a stand-alone course, with the award of a Nutrition Advisor Diploma to successful graduates,
  • It is also the first part (Stage One) of our Naturopathic Nutrition diploma course. Upon successful completion of the Nutrition Advisor course, you may decide to progress to full Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist training by completing Stage Two and then the Clinical Practice training – full details can be found on the Naturopathic Nutrition pages.

A Nutrition Advisor doesn’t have the extent of training needed to assist people who have received a medical diagnosis – for this qualification training would need to extend to the full Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy course.

In 2004 The World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health highlighted the potential for improving health through measures that reduce the major risk factors for most illnesses in developed countries. Most of these risk factors are closely related to the unhealthy and excessive diets and physical inactivity that, in the early years of the 21st century, have led to the escalation of major disorders such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer.

Mounting scientific evidence of the relationship between diet, micronutrient status and the development of disease will contribute to establishing optimum nutrition and healthy lifestyle as the first line medicine in coming years. Diet and physical activity influence health both together and separately. Although their effects often interact, particularly in relation to obesity, there are additional health benefits to be gained from physical activity that are independent of nutrition and diet, and there are significant nutritional risks that are unrelated to obesity

The majority of our modern diseases are the result of inappropriate diet and lifestyle – two factors that are within the scope of a Nutrition Advisor. The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge to play an integral part in the delivery of this world-wide health strategy.