International Students – Naturopathic Nutrition Higher Diploma

About the Course

What is Naturopathic Nutrition?

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.

Why Study Naturopathic Nutrition with The CNM?

The CNM Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma Course provides high quality training that equips graduates to build highly 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 professional nutritionists. Students are strongly encouraged to develop their own unique style of consultation and practise.


Applicants must have verifiable prior diploma or degree in another complementary health discipline such as Acupuncture, Homeopathy or Herbal Medicine – please contact us for more information and to determine if you qualify for enrolment.

Year 1 – Nutrition & Naturopathy Study

Nutrition Year 1

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • History and Philosophy or Naturopathic Nutrition
  • Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids
  • Phytonutrients, superfoods
  • Other orthomolecular nutrients
  • Supplements in practice
  • Energy balance and bioavailability
  • Food toxins, safety, food preparation
  • Classification, composition
  • Tables, RDV, storage
  • Food pyramids, various diets, therapeutic foods
  • Population groups
  • Menu planning
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Disease triggers

Naturopathy Study

  • Naturopathy
  • TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) 1
  • Chinese diagnostic
  • Face
  • Tongue
  • Pulse
  • Nail
  • Abdominal Diagnostic
  • Naturopathy
  • Fasting, Diet, Nutrition
  • Introduction to Homeopathy
  • Introduction to Herbal Medicine
  • Iridology
  • History of Iridology
  • Technique of Examination
  • Topography of the Iris
  • Constitution, Disposition and Diathesis
  • Pupil Phenomena
  • Study of the signs
  • Study of pigments

Year 2 – Nutrition & Naturopathic Principles

Nutrition year 2


  • Digestive and metabolic disorders
  • Muscular skeletal disorders
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Autoimmune and infectious diseases
  • Respiratory and urinary disorders
  • Skin diseases
  • Diseases of the senses
  • Mental and eating disorders
  • Female and male health problems
  • Diseases of babies and the elderly
  • Chronic disorders


  • Case taking
  • Follow up
  • Nutritional assessments
  • Clinic Management
  • Public relations
  • Setting up a business
  • Practitioner development


  • Functional tests
  • Liver and parasite tests
  • Tests for allergies
  • Candida and yeast
  • Biochemical urine and saliva tests
  • Diagnosis of face, tongue, hair and nails

Naturopathic Principles

  • Naturopathy & Detoxification
  • Bach Flower Therapy
  • Tissue Salts


  • CNM Diploma in Naturopathy
  • CNM Higher Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition


Please contact our registration advisors for exact course pricing, discounts, and financing options.


  • Examining Body – CNM
  • Awarding Body – CNM

How to Apply

We advise you to first contact us and discuss your personal needs and goals. We can then assist you in tailoring a study schedule that suits your lifestyle and commitments. Our course advisors are knowledgable, friendly, and deal with students from all walks of life – please call us at +44 (0)1342 410 505, use our contact form, or email

Admissions Contact

José Llaguno

+44 (0)1342 410 505

Unit 1, Bulrushes Farm
Coombe Hill Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 4LZ
T: (+44) 1342 410 505
F: (+44) 1342 410 909

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