Correspondence Course in Vegan Nutrition
In our vegan nutrition course, you will learn the reasons why a whole food, plant-based diet is the superior choice for optimum nutrition and for the reversal of many diseases. In addition, you will learn strategies to transition towards and maintain a healthy plant-based diet as well as plenty of vegan recipes.
Learn How To Thrive
Vegan diets are the way of the future. Many people consider or choose to become vegan in order to improve their health. Others may embrace a vegan lifestyle for environmental or ethical reasons. While refraining from eating or using animal products is a step in a compassionate direction, it does not guarantee good nutrition.
In fact, did you know that you could be vegan without actually eating a single serving of fresh fruit or vegetables? It is important to eat plant-based food, however, what is done to the plants before they are consumed is equally important from a health perspective. The key to a nutritionally sound vegan diet is variety. A healthy and varied vegan diet includes fruits, vegetables, plenty of leafy greens, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Understanding the importance of eating whole foods is just as crucial to good health now as it ever was, as more and more companies capitalize on “veganizing” their products, we must ask ourselves “Is this good for the environment, the animals and me?” In our course, you will learn that you don’t have to sacrifice taste for health.
Upon completion of this vegan nutrition course, you will have a strong foundation in nutrition counselling, so that you can educate your clients and formulate meal plans to meet their specific needs and challenges. Many people adopt a vegan lifestyle to promote a more humane and sustainable world– become a certified Vegan Nutrition Counsellor and spread the compassion.
Vegan Nutrition Course Outline
What You Will Learn
- Plant-based, Wholefood Nutrition
- Scientific Nutrition
- Food as Medicine
- Holistic Anatomy
- Politics of Food Systems
- Natural Remedies for Nutritional Healing
- Nutrition Counselling
This vegan nutrition course is designed for those people who have recently transitioned to being vegan and would like to learn more about the what, how, and why of veganism. Or for those who wish to make a living as a certified Vegan Nutrition Consultant and impact the world around them. In fact The Economist correspondent, John Parker, predicts that 2019 will be “The Year of the Vegan: Where millennials lead, businesses and governments will follow” in this article. So there will be no shortage of people needing guidance on how to make a healthy and easy transition into a more compassionate diet.
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, whether it’s permanent weight loss, more energy and/or improved body function. In addition, this program will also provide information on how to make appropriate lifestyle changes to reduce the incidence of developing disease and increase overall quality of life.
Catherine Carr is a graduate of our Vegan Nutrition Course. She is a publisher, counsellor, personal trainer and now a vegan nutrition coach.
You can check out her website for delicious vegan recipes, inspiration and advice at http://gentlyvegan.com.au/
Enrolling in our Vegan Nutrition Course
There are no set requirements to enrol in our Diploma of Wholefood Nutrition. This is because we intentionally try to make our courses accessible to as many students as possible. We accept all students who have a desire to learn and to heal through plant-based nutrition. You should also have a reasonable understanding of English.
This correspondence course is designed so you can study at your own pace. It usually takes students nine months to complete the diploma, however, extensions are available if this isn’t enough time. Though most students complete their studies well within the time frame if not earlier.
Australian Dollars $795 (about US$550) Not including textbooks
How To Enrol
Wholefood Nutrition FAQ
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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