Whole Food Nutrition Certificate Course

Certificate Of Wholefood Nutrition

Our Certificate Of Wholefood Nutrition is unique because it provides students with a strong foundation in modern nutrition and Asian traditions including Ayurveda. It is a vegetarian and vegan based nutrition course.

Food As Medicine

Let food be thy medicine” is the essence of this course. Our approach to nutrition teaches students how to eat healthy with whole foods rather than receive nutrients through supplementation. So what are wholefoods? Wholefoods are found in nature, unprocessed and unrefined. Wholefoods typically do not contain additives like salt, fats, sugars, and stabilizers.  You will learn which foods contain which nutrients, as well as about the energetic properties of food. 

You will also learn traditional uses for foods in medicine. For example, you will understand how adzuki beans help restore adrenal function and why leafy greens food will clear the liver and therefore detoxify the body. This is because we focus on food as medicine tips from all over the world. We will help you to understand Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine and their theories that some foods can heat a person up or cool them down. You’ll also learn about foods that can clear blockages or stagnation in the liver and other traditional ways of looking at health.


Healing Through Diet

In addition, you will study the most prevalent causes of death in the modern world—heart disease, diabetes, and cancer—and how diet plays a crucial role in preventing and reversing these diseases. Most pharmaceutical companies and food corporations focus on isolating specific nutrients and turning them into pill form or fortifying otherwise nutrient-lacking food rather than promoting a whole food diet.

The problem with this approach is that humans require several nutrients that work in conjunction with each other to support a healthy lifestyle, and when scientists isolate vitamins and minerals they also do not consider that  these nutrients may not be as effective taken separately. Whereas, a holistic approach provides the information on how to obtain a complex combination of nutrients by eating a wide variety of fresh and unprocessed, primarily plant-based foods and dispelling the protein myth.

We also take you into some of the larger issues of nutrition and how food affects our planet. The author John Robbins elaborates on the effects of food choices on the earth’s environment and other living creatures. He also shows you how food corporations with vested interests have been manipulating people with false claims and half-truths about nutritional information distributed in schools and for doctors.

Course Outline

What You Will Learn

Major topics covered: 

  • Ayurvedic  Nutrition
  • Wholefood Nutrition
  • Scientific Nutrition
  • Food as Medicine
  • Ayurvedic Medical Theories
  • Chinese Medical Theory
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Politics and Natural Medicine
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be a certified Whole Food Nutrition Consultant. With the knowledge gained from this course you will be able to educate your clients and family on how to incorporate nutritious, balanced foods into a realistic diet plan to help them reach their health goals. Common goals are permanent weight loss, more energy and improved body function. In addition, this course will teach you how to make appropriate lifestyle changes to reduce the likelihood of developing diseases and increase a person’s overall quality of life.

Complementary Courses

This is an exciting and versatile nutrition course. It can be used as a stand-alone course or combined with our other distance learning courses to make you a more holistically-minded health practitioner. The Whole Food Nutrition course is one of five sections of our Holistic Naturopathy Course. Completing the Whole Food Nutrition course will also give you credit if you would like to complete our Naturopathic program.

Enrolling In Our Wholefood Nutrition Course

Course Requirements

There are no set requirements to enrol in our Certificate of Wholefood Nutrition. This is because we intentionally try to make our courses accessible to as many students as possible. We accept all students over the age of 18 who have a desire to learn and to heal through natural medicine. You should also have a reasonable understanding of English because the course is delivered in this language.

Course Duration

You can study this correspondence course at your own pace, with full access to expert tutorials. It usually takes students nine months to complete the course. Extensions are available, however, if this isn’t enough time. In addition, we are happy to work with you if you’d like to finish more quickly.

Fee Structure

USD$450 or AU$795 (Not including textbooks)

How To Enrol

Please go to our Wholefood Nutrition Course Enrolment site to enrol.

Upcoming Courses

Since it is a correspondence course, you can start our Certificate of Wholefood Nutrition at any time of your choosing. Expert tutor is available when you need it in order to ensure you are receiving the highest quality education.

Wholefood Nutrition FAQ

Can I start my studies at any time?

Yes, you can enrol and start your studies at any time, as this is an online nutrition course and there is no classroom attendance. Currently this is a textbook based only course; we do not have video content or any additional components.

How many hours a week will I have to study to complete the course?

Our courses are designed to be completed at your own pace and in your own space, so it depends if you prefer to fast-track your studies and graduate sooner or if you want to take your time, so you can focus on work or family commitments.

How much do the textbooks cost?

The prices will vary since some students prefer to buy paperback copies (verses hardback), used books or kindle editions. The approximate cost of all the textbooks when purchased new is $430.

Are there any exams or just assignments?

There are assignments that correspond with each textbook and no exams. You may refer to your notes and books to assist you with your assignments. These assignments are designed to be simple and concise, and to ensure that you have read and properly understood the information before you counsel others.

What happens if I don’t pass one of my assignments with an 85% grade or higher?

Then you will be issued a different assignment and be allowed to retake it at an additional cost of $30. Though none of our students have had to have an assignment reissued for this course.

What if I need longer than 9 months?

We understand that circumstances changes and unanticipated events may arise, so you can have an extension if you need more time to complete this course. Nine months is an estimate of how long it would take to complete the course if only studying part time.

Upon graduation, will I be a fully certified and recognized nutrition consultant?

Yes, this is a privately accredited nutrition course and not a government accredited nutrition course. Upon graduation you will receive a diploma, be able to start your new career as a nutritional consultant or counselor immediately.

In Australia, professional nutritional practice is not regulated by the government so you will be able to use the title nutritionist.

Can I get insurance and start my nutrition counseling business when I get this diploma?

Yes, after completing this course and obtaining your diploma you will be qualified to get insurance before you start your nutrition practice. There are several options on where to get your standard Malpractice and General Liability Insurance, one of the companies that we recommend is JUA Underwriting Agency Pty Limited due to its affordability (www.jua.com.au).

What should I charge as a wholefood nutrition consultant when I am just starting?

As a nutrition consultant, you will be able to set your own hourly rate. How much you how much money you want to earn. The average nutrition consultant charges anywhere between $30 and $150 per hour. The main factors to consider before you set your price point is the location of your practice (Are you in a rural area, suburbs or city? Or will it be based online like over Skype?), demand, the services you offer, and any packages or discounts you decided to give.

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