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Nutrition Courses

 

 

 

 

Background

 

It is helpful for healers to have a good all round understanding of the human condition including the impact of diet upon the health of the physical body. Here in the UK, although we have the wealth to afford good food, many people have poor diets and eat too much of the wrong kinds of food and too little of the right kinds of foods. This is why the UK is starting to follow the American trend for people to be overweight. In particular, the acid / alkaline balance within many people is not good and there is a time bomb ticking away at present with many people likely to face an old age of poor physical health because an acid / alkaline imbalance has taken its toll over the years. The destruction of enzymes in food caused through cooking processes also impacts upon health. Many people will come to energy healers for help with physical conditions which are caused by poor diet and which might be better resolved by improving diet than by coming for repeated energy healing sessions. It will be helpful for healers therefore to know enough about these matters so that they can give good guidance to clients on the best way forward.

 

There is a lot of information around about the nutritional needs of the physical body and plenty of books around written in different styles which we can buy for our learning about diet.

 

There might be times, however, when we need to show external organisations that we have a basic understanding of the factors influencing human health and when we will be offered work if organisations have confidence in what we know. This is likely to be particularly relevant in the future as publicly funded healthcare centres embrace complementary and alternative therapies more widely than at present. In these situations, it might be helpful to be able to show attainment of acceptable qualifications as confirmation of what we have learned.

 

I give some possible distance learning solutions for nutrition of the physical body on this page. I have spent some time researching this area but you might be able to find alternative solutions that you are happy with. Learning about nutrition does not involve the development of personal or social skills where it is helpful to be with a teacher face to face and can be undertaken easily by distance with learning times flexed around your daily work patterns.

 

 

 

 

Accreditation / Awarding Bodies

 

There are a number of accreditation or awarding bodies in the English education sector. They assess the quality and levels of courses offered by training organisations and institutions. The level of accreditation of a course can be an important factor in obtaining employment with employers and institutions in the healthcare sector. Please click here to read more about accreditation.

 

 

 

 

Courses which are not accredited

 

There are a number of distance learning courses available in Anatomy and Physiology which are recognised by some of the Alternative Therapy Professional Associations but which are not accredited by one of the Government approved Accreditation and Awarding Bodies. Could interested readers please note that such qualifications which do not have Government approved accreditation might not be recognised when applying for employment, particularly in UK public sector organisations.

 

 

 

 

Stonebridge Distance Learning College

 

Stonebridge Distance Learning College (http://www.stonebridge.uk.com) offers a number of diploma distance learning course which approach nutrition from different angles. Details of three of the courses are below. Details of other nutrition courses are given on the Stonebridge website.

 

 

Nutritional Therapy Course

- The course covers what is nutritional therapy; tools of nutritional therapy; healing holistically; toxic overload, deficiencies, food intolerance; the requirement for systemic detoxification; acid / alkaline status, hormonal imbalance; improving the immune system; the role of supplementation and diagnostic testing; treating specific conditions; degenerative disease, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, obesity and other conditions.

- Successful completion of the course results in the award of an NCFE accredited certification at Level 3.

- There are no experience or other qualification requirements to take this course.

- It is estimated that it will take around 150 hours to complete the course.

- The awarding of certification is based upon a continual assessment of students as they work through the course.

- The course material can be accessed online or received as hard copy.

- The course is broken down into a series of lessons. At the end of each lesson, there is a requirement to complete an assignment which is to be sent to your tutor. The role of the tutor is to give feedback on your assignments and to assist with your learning. The marks given by the tutor for your assignments are fed into the continual assessment system.

- There is no end of course examination.

- Cost of the course is 290 as at August 2012. This includes the NCFE registration and certification fee.

 

 

Diet and Nutrition Adviser Course

- The course covers the digestive system; lifestyle and its effects on diet; digestion and absorption of foods; the concept of healthy eating; consultation and record cards; food energy values; the nutrient groups; metabolism & exercise; the balanced diet; deficiencies and disorders; sources and functions of the nutrient groups; RDAs and RNAs; meal planning and population groups; allergies & intolerances.

- Successful completion of the course results in the award of an NCFE accredited certification at Level 3.

- Students will be eligible to apply to join the Federation of Holistic Therapists as full members upon successful completion of the course.

- There are no experience or other qualification requirements to take this course.

- It is estimated that it will take around 140 hours to complete the course.

- The awarding of certification is based upon a continual assessment of students as they work through the course.

- The course material can be accessed online or received as hard copy.

- The course is broken down into a series of lessons. At the end of each lesson, there is a requirement to complete an assignment which is to be sent to your tutor. The role of the tutor is to give feedback on your assignments and to assist with your learning. The marks given by the tutor for your assignments are fed into the continual assessment system.

- There is no end of course examination.

- Cost of the course is 360 as at August 2012. This includes the NCFE registration and certification fee.

 

 

Human Nutrition Skills Course

- The course covers basic anatomy and physiology, the digestive process, the science of nutrition, nutritive values and requirements, nutritive value in cooking and processing, nutrition in menus, diet formulation, mineral and organic elements, diabetics, vegetarians, and health aspects.

- Successful completion of the course results in the award of an NCFE accredited certification at Level 3.

- Students will be eligible to apply to join the Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches as members upon successful completion of the course.

- There are no experience or other qualification requirements to take this course.

- It is estimated that it will take around 120 hours to complete the course.

- The awarding of certification is based upon a continual assessment of students as they work through the course.

- The course material can be accessed online or received as hard copy.

- The course is broken down into a series of lessons. At the end of each lesson, there is a requirement to complete an assignment which is to be sent to your tutor. The role of the tutor is to give feedback on your assignments and to assist with your learning. The marks given by the tutor for your assignments are fed into the continual assessment system.

- There is no end of course examination.

- Cost of the course is 235 as at June 2007. This includes the NCFE registration and certification fee.

 

 

 

Learning-at-home

 

Learning-at-home (http://www.learning-at-home.co.uk) offer a distance learning course in Diet and Nutrition.

 

Diet and Nutrition Diploma Distance Learning Course

- The approach designed to give students a general overview understanding of nutrition covering the digestive system, dietary nutrients, supplementary nutrients, the role of fluids, weight loss and dieting, vegetarianism, young people, groups with special dietary needs, eating disorders, and personal dietary plans.

- Successful completion of the course results in the award of an OLQA accredited certification at Level 3.

- There are no experience or other qualification requirements to take this course.

- It is estimated that it will take around 400 hours to complete the course.

- The awarding of certification is based upon the successful completion of all the modules, the writing of a thesis, and an online multiple choice examination.

- The course material is available online. Hard copy course material is available for an additional charge.

- Cost of the course is 365 as at August 2012. This includes the OLQA registration and certification fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original date of posting : 30th June 2007

 

Updated : 22nd August 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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