Food lover? Health conscious? Unite your inner foodie and your wellbeing interests with this course in nutritional medicine. An increased focus on food-related disorders such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity has led to a boost in the demand for diet experts, which is where this Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine will lead you.
Sound nutrition is the foundation of a healthy person and good advice can prevent or help manage conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. If you're ready to transform and educate clients in the benefits of eating the right food, this course is for you.
The Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine is an ideal course for you if you intend to start your own practice, or if you already have a complementary skill in the health or fitness industry that would benefit from nutritional knowledge.
The Australian Government's Job Outlook states that employment opportunities in the sector are set to expand in the next five years, with complementary health practitioner roles projected to grow moderately and demand for dietitians expected to grow strongly.
When you graduate from the Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine, you will meet the scientific and physical requirements needed to dispense diet advice and also gain skills to run your own small business. You could apply for roles such as nutritional medicine practitioner or nutritional therapist or set up your own practice.
The Advanced Diploma may also be used as a pathway to dietetics. If you want to work in nutrition but are not sure about committing to a degree, this course is for you.
Nutritional medicine practitioners/therapists apply knowledge of the therapeutic and preventive potential of food, diet to maintain and promote their clients health and wellbeing. Nutritionists or Nutritional Medicine Clinicians can plan diets and prescribe nutritional supplements for general wellbeing and they can also provide specific advice for the treatment of clients with health conditions.
Graduates generally enter clinical practice either alone or as a partner in a health care clinic. Other exciting career opportunities are available in education, community health care services settings, social welfare, sales, manufacturing, and health retreats.
There are no pre-requisites to entry. It is beneficial for students to have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) with sound assessments in English and Chemistry. Where a student has NOT completed Year 12 with a sound achievement in English and Chemistry at the required level, they will need to undertake the subjects Communication and Chemistry in their first semester of study.
This course requires the completion of all subjects listed below, plus two electives. In addition, students must complete or hold a current Senior First Aid certificate at the time of graduation or course completion.
You need to complete 400 hours of clinical practice