University of West London

Course Introduction

The course has been staged to meet the varying needs of International individuals and provides the foundation for persons studying for a professional qualification in Nutritional Therapeutics. The successful student will graduate with a Diploma in Nutritional Therapeutics, being a non'practitioner qualification. To meet the needs of those persons who wish to obtain the status of Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, the Diploma will allow you to progress onto the Level 6 BSc / BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy Degree. The BSc (Hons) pathway provides further development of research and evaluation skills which can enhance practitioner expertise or lead to further career choices. Much of the course can be studied at a distance, with the exception of the necessary clinical sessions (BSc) and classroom sessions (BSc Hons). The course builds a sound knowledge base in the theory and practice of nutritional therapy, underpinned by the concomitant development of basic medical sciences. The student engages in formative learning in anatomy and physiology and basic biochemistry, as well as the study of named diseases (pathology), as it relates to the field of practice. Students develop their practitioner skills through monitored cases supported by experienced nutritional therapists. It also encompasses work based observational/placement practice concepts and principles.

Course Modules

Introduction to Nutrition and Psychoneuroimmunology; Macronutrients at Work in the Body; Micronutrients at Work in the Body; The Classification and Composition of Foods; Intestinal Microflora in Health and Disease; Nutrition in Action; Metabolic Dysfunction in Disease; Pathophysiology of named; Clinical data collection and case interpretation; Developing Nutritional Programmes; Case progression strategies; Experiential Learning in Nutritional Therapeutics.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
5 years
Distance Learning
DipHE (Post A-Level) £4,195  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 years
Distance Learning
DipHE (Post A-Level) £2,055  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 200
  • IELTS 5.5