Nutrition Courses

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma Course

CNM’s Naturopathic Nutrition diploma course is divided into three parts: Biomedicine, Nutrition 1 and Nutrition 2.

The course provides high quality training which equips graduates to build successful practices. It is carefully structured. Each study unit builds on the previous one, allowing students to develop their confidence and skills, and reach their full potential as nutritionists.

  • Year 1: Biomedicine, 1 year, 10 weekends or 20 weekdays
  • Year 2: Nutrition 1, 1 year, 10 weekends or 20 weekdays
    plus 14 clinic days (100 observation hours)
  • Year 3: Nutrition 2, 1 year. 10 weekends or 20 weekdays
    plus 14 clinic days (100 clinic hours)

Course Overview

Length of Study: 3 years. 1-2 weekends per month

Clinical Hours: 200 hours

Study Locations: London, Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester – In Class and Online

CNM Diploma: Dip. Nutritional Therapist

Optional Diploma: Dip. Naturopath

Become a Qualified Nutritional Therapist

Why study Naturopathic Nutrition with CNM

  • In-depth, practice-oriented study leading to successful practitioners
  • Excellent up-to-date educational material including filmed lectures
  • 200 hours of clinical practice to become confident in dealing with clients
  • Learn all you need to setup and build a successful, satisfying business
  • Experienced and supportive lecturers who are practitioners themselves
  • Well established college which is widely acknowledged in the world
  • Option to expand your knowledge and take your studies further
  • Option to study Online or In Class in one of CNM’s nationwide colleges

Change career, learn how to help others, improve your health and establish a rewarding business – contact one of our course consultants.

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Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma - Syllabus

Anatomy & Physiology - Year 1 of 3 - Nutrition Course with CNM

Part 1: Biomedicine

The aim of Biomedicine is to get students to understand how the body works, most common diseases, medical diagnostics, differential diagnostics and red flag symptoms. This way a future practitioner understands medical conditions, especially dangerous conditions and is able to decide what he can treat and when to refer to a specialist.

Medical Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Midwives, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, etc, may not be required to take Biomedicine – please contact us for more information and to see if you qualify for direct enrolment. Graduates with an ITEC diploma (e.g. massage, aromatherapy, reflexology etc.) will need to do the Biomedicine year in order to get a CNM diploma.

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of all Organ systems
  • Infectious diseases
  • Pharmacology, Laboratory, Examination methods
  • Differential diagnostics
  • Red flag symptoms

Nutrition students working together

Part 2: Nutrition Year 1 – Building Blocks of Nutrition

The aim of Nutrition Year 1 is to get students to understand the basics of Nutrition and learn how to take cases by observing live case taking of patients, following a standard CNM format.

  • History and Philosophy
  • Basics of Nutrition (Proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates)
  • Naturopathic Nutrition
  • Cleansing/detoxification
  • Various diets
  • Foods, superfoods
  • Chinese principles
  • 100 observation hours

Nutritional Course: clinical training

Part 3: Nutrition Year 2 – Nutritional Therapeutics

The aim of Nutrition Year 2 is to teach students how to deal with most common diseases and become confident in treating patients in supervised clinics.

Clinics are of paramount importance to CNM. This is where students learn how to take cases themselves, create nutrition plans and apply their knowledge. Clinics are supervised by a qualified Nutritional Therapist.

  • How to treat various conditions such as: Cardiovascular, muscular/skeletal problems, digestive diseases, skin, allergies
  • Diseases of life stages: baby/child, women, men, elderly
  • Sports Nutrition and exercise
  • Laboratory tests
  • PR/Marketing, clinic management
  • 100 clinical hours

Biomedicine: Sample Lecture

Nutrition: Sample Lecture

Prerequisites for CNM Nutrition Diploma

5 GCSEs or 2 A Levels, or equivalent academic and/or work experience. If you are able to demonstrate previous study or work experience you may apply to gain exemptions from some units. Please contact us for more information and to see if you qualify for direct enrolment.

Nutrition Course Accreditation

Nutrition Training

CNM Students are eligible to join the ANP (Association of Naturopathic Practitioners) and receive the following benefits:

  • Access to various databases for further research
  • Discounted indemnity insurance for clinical practice
  • Discounts from various companies
  • Reduced fees for special seminars, lectures, master classes, workshops
  • Free training to set up your business
  • Free mentoring for new graduates
NNA (Naturopathic Nutrition Association) which is a member of the GNC (General Naturopathic Council) which is the professions council for Naturopathy in the UK.

Naturopathy Training

Nutrition students who complete the optional Naturopathy Study and Naturopathic Principles courses will receive an additional CNM Diploma in Naturopathy which is accredited by the following Naturopathic Associations:

general-naturopathic-council-logo GNC (General Naturopathic Council). Graduates are eligible to apply for GNC registration.

Career Opportunities

Natural Therapists usually work freelance, but there is plenty of potential for employment in spas, healthcare research, administration, retail or media, and in family consulting clinics, and beauty clinics. It is also possible to specialise, for example, by working with children, the elderly, or within sports.

Further Study

Having completed the Naturopathic Nutrition course, graduates are fully equipped and confident to start their own clinic. CNM offers graduates the opportunity to further increase their knowledge by adding the Naturopathy Study and Naturopathic Principles modules.

This means not only being qualified as a Nutritionist but also as a Naturopath giving more diagnostic and treatment tools at hand to help patients. The Naturopathy diploma can be studied whilst you are studying for your Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma or after graduation. Graduates will receive a Naturopathy Diploma after completing the course, allowing them to join a professional Naturopathy association.
Students who have completed the Biomedicine, Naturopathy Study and Naturopathic Principles may opt to study the other specialist diploma courses, HomeopathyHerbal Medicine, and Acupuncture.

Naturopathic Nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine – an integral concept of healing in many indigenous societies. Today, we see that a return to chemical-free foods, along with other dietary measures, is an effective answer to many health complaints and common conditions.

CNM students learn about the physiological and biochemical processes involved in nourishment, and the energetic side of food as well.

Thousands of years ago, master healers in China perceived a way to classify food and disease according to simple, easily observed patterns; one eats cooling foods for overheated conditions, and warming foods are best for people who feel too cold. Detoxifying foods are for those who carry an excess of toxins, and building foods are good for deficient persons, and so on.

The traditional Chinese and East Indian Ayurvedic systems have been used with pinpoint accuracy to diagnose disease conditions, and to categorise foods as medicine.

The CNM Diploma Course in naturopathic nutrition brings together authentic traditions of Oriental medicine with current, Western research-based nutrition.

The CNM Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma Course provides high quality training that equips graduates to build highly successful practices.

Our nutrition courses are carefully structured so each study unit builds upon the previous one, allowing students to develop their confidence and skills, and reach their full potential as professional nutritionists.

Nutrition students are strongly encouraged to develop their own unique style of consultation and practise, through 200 hours of practical clinics.

With allergies, chronic illness, and disease increasingly being linked to diet and lifestyle, there’s a growing need for highly trained nutritionists who can help people make the right nutritional choices.

Nutritionists come from all walks of life but many have had health problems themselves which they’ve managed to overcome naturally after help with changing their diet. They now want to build on and share that knowledge. For most nutritionists the motivation is to help people, although the potential for good earnings, flexible hours and an option to start your own business appeals to many these days.

Naturopathic Nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine – an integral concept of healing in many indigenous societies. Today, we see that a return to chemical-free foods, along with other dietary measures, is an effective answer to many health complaints and common conditions.

Naturopathic Nutrition also focuses on the importance of detoxification and cleansing, as only fully functioning organs are able to absorb and utilise nutrients at their optimum. Nutritionists trained at CNM don’t treat symptoms of the disease, but the whole person, looking at the cause of imbalances to restore health and wellbeing.

CNM students not only learn about the physiological and biochemical processes involved in nourishment, but also the energetic side of food. This course brings together authentic traditions of oriental medicine with western research based nutrition.

Our diploma course provides high quality training which equips graduates to build successful practices. It is carefully structured so each study unit builds on the previous one, allowing students to develop their confidence and skills, and reach their full potential as nutritionists.

The benefits of becoming a Naturopathic Nutritionist

  • It’s a growing industry and a healthy business
  • Work part-time or full time to suit you
  • Help yourself, your loved ones and others
  • Establish an independent health business