Nutrition for Health
This is an accredited foundation nutrition certificate covering the important principles of vitamins, minerals, foods, diets, allergies, food intolerances, lifestyles and modern food production.
Discover the Course
This is a video taster video to show the collection of modules within Nutrition for Health, the lessons you will have access to and the interesting topics you will learn about. We also show you the diet analysis and recommendations you can give after completing the course.
We created a course we wanted to learn when we first started out as practitioners. Providing information on all the important aspects of food, nutrition and diet analysis.Buy Now
This course is split into 10 modules
- History of Modern Nutrition
- Nutrients and Antinutrients
- Modern Food Production
- Digestion and the Microbiome
- Popular Diets
- Pathology of Health
- Nutritional Consultations
The course is 90 hours worth of home study and homework including the following
- 10 modules with over 100 lessons in total
- Approx. 30 minute assessment for each level
- 8 nutritional case studies
- Research and submitting 2 essays
- Self reflection per module
- Recommended book reading plus 1 book review
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for therapists looking for continuous professional development (CPD), to gain a solid foundation knowledge in nutrition and to add nutrition to their portfolio and skills.
Are you a personal trainer who would like to understand the latest in nutrition, from macronutrients (protein, fats and carbs) to which food intolerances might be holding back your clients success and why.
Do you adore health and want to study it from the comfort of your own home? Are you looking for a course that provides a solid foundation knowledge of the important areas of nutrition? Maybe this could be the start of your career in health?
Are you fed up in your current role and curious to know more about nutrition? This foundation course will give you a good insight into whether a career as a health professional is for you.
Why study Nutrition for Health?
Many alternative health careers look for a foundation knowledge in nutrition, including becoming a Kinesiology practitioner. This qualification meets this criteria and is in line with the National Occupational Standards.
This qualification contains all the important information on areas such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, omegas, diets as well as issues around food intolerances such as wheat, milk and sugar.
After completing this qualification, you can get insurance to make dietary recommendations to clients including, fibre, water intake, calorie intake and food intolerances. Dependent on having a supporting therapy qualification to partner this.
To begin your journey into nutrition study with minimal time and financial investment and maximum interest and enjoyment. The information in this course includes the 'wow' insights from the health industry and is all based in scientific research.
What can I do with this qualification?
- Make recommendations on food choices
- Add nutrition as 'Continuous Professional Development' to your insurance if you are already a therapist
- Accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists
- Become a Nutritional Consultant which is accredited by the International Institute of Complementary Therapists by studying A&P, Foundation Coaching Skills and Business Marketing Mastery alongside this qualification
- Recognised by the Kinesiology Federation as a core subject
- Graduate to the Functional Wellness Coach or Functional Kinesiology practitioner training courses
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the course format?
This is an online correspondence home learning course which makes it incredibly accessible and easy to work around your work and home life. All modules and assessments are contained within our website which is easy to access. There are no classrooms to attend with this course, everything is pre-recorded and can be watched in your own time.
How long will it take me to complete from start to finish?
This course is 90 hours long, which can be completed at your own pace. Module completion involves online lessons, homework, case studies and assessments.
Is Kinesiology or coaching included in this training?
This is a foundation nutrition course only and does not have Kinesiology or wellness coaching within it. This course is recognised by the Kinesiology Federation as a core subject. Check out our Kinesiology training on this link.Functional Kinesiology
Do I need any previous experience or qualifications?
No, this course a foundation training course and is designed to be accessible and easy to complete. If you have previous training - great! But it is not necessary.
How many hours is this course?
This course is 90 hours and this is made up of online lessons, assessments, homework and case studies.
What happens if I need to defer?
You can take your time with this qualification and study at your own pace,. There is no deadline for completion.
Do you make allowances for learning challenges?
Yes we do. All the learning is in different formats, including written documents, images, diagrams and videos that are able to be watched on repeat. All the assessments are not time prohibited so you can go at your own pace and take your notes in. If you have particular learning challenges that you wish to discuss with us, please contact us directly and we would be very happy to help.Contact Us
Is there an exam?
At the end of each module there is an approx. 30 minute multiple choice assessment to ensure you have understood the module. The pass rate is 70% and on successful completion, you move to the next module. If however, you don't pass, you will be given the option to resit.Course Syllabus
What qualification do I receive?
You will be given the 'Nutrition for Health' certificate and the opportunity to register with a recommended governing body, get insurance and start charging for food recommendations should you wish. Accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists, and the International Institute of Complementary Therapists.
When can I start?
The joy of studying a correspondence home study course is you can start right away! As soon as you have paid, you can start learning.Buy Now!
How do I get started?
Buy the course now and start immediately. Once purchased, you will be sent log in details to our teaching platform.Get Started Now!
Who are my mentors?
Claire Snowdon-Darling and Laura Knowles are the senior tutors on this course. They have years experience teaching health and coaching students. To find out more click here.Meet the Tutors
What our students say
Second to none expert teachers. Their approach is professional, empathetic and truly connects with all levels of students ensuring that everyone fully understands the course material.
I highly recommend for their phenomenal knowledge and guidance when it comes to studying health.
Extremely knowledgeable and engaging educators. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the thought provoking training that I have had and look forward to more in the future.
Sarah Adele Harris
Brilliant course (Menopause Wellness Practitioner) it is thorough, in depth and clear. Well rounded information which gives you the confidence to get out there with your practice. Very professional and interactive. Laura and Claire are both passionate and very knowledgable. I am loving my studying with Functional Wellness!
I was looking for a course on nutrition and hormonal health when I came across the College of Functional Wellness. The course so far has exceeded my expectations. It is incredibly in-depth and has its roots in overall mental health as well as just looking at nutrition. The material is easy to follow and zoom classrooms are great. Very supportive team. I am making a career change, which is daunting. But the course has given me confidence and a wealth of possibilities for the future.
I am studying the menopause wellness diploma, and am finding it incredibly empowering whilst also offering me renewed direction for my career. It not only will allow me to offer high quality nutritional coaching to women but also has significantly improved my own health in the process. The flexible online approach has facilitated a good work life balance and the tutors are very insightful and inspiring in how they deliver the course. I would highly recommend this course to anyone thinking about going into this area.
I am currently studying the full Wellness Diploma offering with The College of Functional Wellness and I am loving every second. Not only are Laura and Claire so knowledgeable and experts within their field, their teaching style is second to none. They give students the space in lessons to share their thinking, lots of positive feedback, confidence boosting whilst also coaching/teaching for us to become great future coaches. I look forward to all of my sessions with them and the other students (who are all amazing). It's such a great little community where everyone shares tips and feels comfortable and safe to ask questions. I have learnt so much so far and I'm so excited to continue the journey!
Lots of insights gained from the practical element what is required, consent, paperwork, admin to skills required to be able to do the coaching, seeing it in action and also the opportunity to put it into action on a regular basis to learn and improve. The feedback from other people on the course and teachers is really helpful too.
I have taken many training courses with this college. Kinesiology, Hormone modality and others. I have also been on the retreat. My experience with them has been great. Their understanding of what they teach, and the way it is taught was easy and fun. The retreat was awesome, if you want to help discover who you are and start peeling away the layers that have bound you to not moving forward for me was perfect. I know this is an ongoing as we go through our lives but on the retreat we learnt how to deal with these emotions.