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Advanced Diploma of Integrative Nutritional Therapeutics

 

This Nutritionist qualification is geared towards those wising to practice as a Nutritionist with a holistic approach, and is different from dietetics.  Graduates may also work in the nutrition industry, become a teacher, key note speaker on nutritional therapeutics  or work in the food & health care industry.

Advanced studies in nutrition equip the graduate with extensive knowledge in nutrition as medicine.

On qualifying as a Nutritionist you be able to apply a holistic approach to health and healing in practice, providing clients with dietary advice, through preventative and therapeutic nutritional programs and the application of food as medicine.

The Advanced Diploma of Integrative Nutritional Therapeutics qualification incorporates studies in nutritional principles, micronutrients and food fundamentals which are supported with studies in medical sciences, evidence based practice and professional practice studies, these qualify & equip you to become a professional practising Nutritionist.

Offering a wide range of flexible study options and payment plans, the Advanced Diploma of Integrative Nutritional Therapeutics offers the perfect pathway to pursue your passion for Nutrition with a well-balanced study load and the most affordable work ready qualification available.

The entire qualification can be studied via on-line learning or on campus in Sydney or a combination of both. 

Distance learning is a great option if you're looking for the flexibility of being able to study without being on campus! Your course materials & assessments are accessible on-line and you have access to your Trainer for help & support through on-line forums.

Studying by on-line learning  allows you to pace your terms studies around your lifestyle!

Recognition of Course

Nature Care College is an approved training provider for the Advanced Diploma of Integrative Nutritional Therapeutics with;

IICT - The International Institute for Complementary Therapists Professional membership & insurance for Every Therapist - Once you have graduated with your Advanced Diploma from  Nature Care College, you are eligible to join the IICT Visit: www.iict.com.au

ACONT - Australian Committee of Natural Therapies Established in 1990. ACONT is a Schedule 1 National Association listed with the Therapeutics Goods Administration for Natural and Traditional Therapies. Membership provides discounted Public Liability Insurance and the ability to advertise and sell TGA Schedule 1 products for clients - Visit: www.acont.org.au

Nature Care College courses are not nationally recognised qualifications under the Australian Qualification Framework, do not lead to the issuance of AQF certification documentation and Nature Care College is not registered by ASQA to deliver the course.

Frequently asked questions about the Advanced Diploma of Integrative Nutritional Therapeutics

What are the requirements to practice?

Nature Care College Advanced Diploma of Integrative Nutritional Therapeutics will enable you to gain access to insurance and start practicing. Our Advanced Diploma course is a work ready qualification approved by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), where graduates are eligible to register for their insurance, as well as the Australian Committee of Natural Therapies (ACONT), where graduates are eligible for discounted Public Liability insurance and the ability to sell TGA Schedule 1 products to clients.  

If your purpose of study is to practice, then a Nature Care College Advance Diploma will enable you to practice and enter the industry as a confident practitioner and at an affordable price.

Who are my Trainers?

Nature Care College has been a leading provider of natural therapies for 44 years! The college is renowned for its natural medicine curriculum, passionate and experiences Trainers and professional, caring environment. Students in the Advanced Diploma of Integrative Nutritional Therapeutics receive great benefits in learning from Trainers who are successful practitioners and who love sharing their first-hand clinical experience with their students.

Do I need to outsource my clinical training?

The College campus has an established in-house Wellness Centre where students put their theory into practice during their final year of study treating members of the public under the supervision of experienced clinical practitioners. In our busy Wellness Centre, students treat patients with preventative health care solutions to improve well-being and patients with existing health conditions. Exposure to such depth of clinical experience and expertise provides students with the confidence to graduate as work ready practitioners.

For distance learning students who reside interstate, the college also has a network of qualified practitioners to access for clinical training.

Is there flexibility and can I choose my own study schedule?

Providing work-life-study balance with flexibility is a key feature of all study programs at the College. Lifestyle friendly flexible study options allow you to create the schedule that best suits you - choosing from a wide range of classes offered, combining face to face, distance learning and intensive options for maximum flexibility

This Nature Care College Advanced Diploma qualification in Nutritional Therapeutics has been developed in-house by successful nutritional medicine practitioners & academics with a holistic nutritional approach;  the result being the most relevant & comprehensive qualification in the field for those wishing to become Nutrition practitioners.

The lecturers of Nature Care have all been fantastic. Many of the nutrition subjects have lecturers who are also working in their own practices and they share their experiences & stories. The course also provided a good science grounding with a natural health philosophy. Janet Testaz - Nutrition graduate  

For further details please download Course Outline

Recommended Study Plan: Full-time 2 Years or Part-time 3 years

UNITS OF STUDY

Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure

Description: A fundamental component of all major modalities, this subject will teach you an overview of the fundamental Anatomy of Body Structures. This course will focus on the anatomy of the external body structures including the skin and accessory structures, bones of the skeleton, joints and the skeletal muscles.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

 

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via mid-term and end of term Assessment plus class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil


Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems

Description: A fundamental component of all major modalities, this subject continues on from Anatomy and Physiology of Body Structures and will focus on the anatomy and physiological functioning of each Body System. The final component of this course will focus on processes of pregnancy, labour and lactation and the impact of each body system on Homeostasis and in ageing.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via mid-term assessment, end of term Assessment & class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil


Integrative Anatomy & Physiology

This unit of study integrates your knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems and Body Structure, increasing your understanding of a wide range of body functions. Subjects studied include the anatomy and physiology of stress, sleep, consciousness, memory, emotions and behaviour.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via a mid-term quiz and end of term quiz plus class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems
Co-requisites: Nil 

 


Body Chemistry A

Body Chemistry B

Building Your Successful Practice

Clinical Assessment Techniques

Clinical Practice 1A (Nut)

Description: These classes will enable you to consolidate your knowledge of medical sciences and nutrition, aiming to assist you in solving problems, emulating the methods used by nutritionists in their own clinics. The unit of study will then focus on those health complaints commonly encountered in practice. This subject involves a considerable amount of home study followed by class discussion.

 

Self-Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self-directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

 

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via:
Case study assignments due throughout the term

 

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Integrative Anatomy & Physiology; Foundations of Nutrition; Principles of Micronutrients

 

Co-requisites: Symptomatology Diagnosis & Pathology 1; Nutritional Therapeutics 


Clinical Practice 1B (Nut)

Description: These classes will enable you to consolidate your knowledge of medical sciences and nutrition, aiming to assist you in solving problems, emulating the methods used by nutritionists in their own clinics. The unit of study will then focus on those health complaints commonly encountered in practice. This subject involves a considerable amount of home study followed by class discussion.

Self-Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self-directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via:

Case study assignments due throughout the term

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Integrative Anatomy & Physiology; Foundations of Nutrition; Principles of Micronutrients

Co-requisites: Symptomatology Diagnosis & Pathology 1; Nutritional Therapeutics 


Clinical Practice 2A (Nut)

Description: This class is the culmination of your studies, applying all that has been learned into actual case taking, management and treatment plans.
Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Integrative Anatomy & Physiology; Foundations of Nutrition; Principles of Micronutrients A
Co-requisites: Clinical Practice 1 Nutrition; Symptomatology Diagnosis & Pathology 1 

 


Clinical Practice 2B (Nut)

Description: This class is the culmination of your studies, applying all that has been learned into actual case taking, management and treatment plans.
Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Integrative Anatomy & Physiology; Foundations of Nutrition; Principles of Micronutrients A & B
Co-requisites: Clinical Practice 1 Nutrition; Symptomatology Diagnosis & Pathology 1; Nutritional Therapeutics A


Clinical Practice 2C (Nut)

Description: This class is the culmination of your studies, applying all that has been learned into actual case taking, management and treatment plans.
Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Integrative Anatomy & Physiology; Foundations of Nutrition; Principles of Micronutrients A & B; Nutritional Therapeutics A
Co-requisites: Clinical Practice 1 Nutrition; Symptomatology Diagnosis & Pathology 1; Nutritional Therapeutics B


Communicate With Clients

Description: This unit of study covers the skills required by practitioners to establish and maintain effective communication with clients throughout all interactions and provide basic counselling as required and as appropriate to facilitate the treatment or health service being provided. The skills apply to work in a range of health settings where health services are provided with direct client contact involved.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via:
Case study assessment tasks and on line quiz

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil

 


Food as Medicine

Description: Food as Medicine explores the healing potential of foods, beverages and dietary patterns using the best knowledge from both traditional and scientific sources. In this unit of study you will learn how to recommend wholesome foods and beverages based on seasonally available ingredients that delight the senses whilst providing specific phytochemicals and nutrients. You will also learn how to communicate knowledge of nutritional medicine philosophy, principles and practices

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via assessment tasks, on-line quiz and class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil 


Foundations of Nutrition A

Description: In this stimulating unit of study you will gain a solid understanding of the concepts of naturopathic nutrition. You will be introduced to the macronutrients, including their role in absorption, metabolism and diet and will also study nutrient values, specific food
groups and the effects of processing on foods. This unit of study will enable you to identify appropriate dietary modification and negotiate dietary changes according to an individual’s particular requirements.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via assignments and examination plus class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil


Foundations of Nutrition B

Description: In this stimulating unit of study you will gain a solid understanding of the concepts of naturopathic nutrition. You will be introduced to the macronutrients, including their role in absorption, metabolism and diet and will also study nutrient values, specific food groups and the effects of processing on foods. This unit of study will enable you to identify appropriate dietary modification and negotiate dietary changes according to an individual’s particular requirements.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via assignment, end of term exam and compulsory nutrition consultation at the Nutritional Medicine student clinic. 

Pre-requisites: Foundations of Nutrition A

Co-requisites: Nil


Nutritional Therapeutics A

Description: In Nutritional Therapeutics you will be provided with the knowledge and skills to effectively assess nutritional problems and treat a wide variety of pathologies and system dysfunctions, using various diets, specific foods and nutritional supplements

Self-Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self-directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.
Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via an assignment and class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.
Pre-requisites: Foundations of Nutrition A & B; Principles of Micronutrients A & B; Biomedical Science; Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Integrative Anatomy & Physiology
Co-requisites: Symptomatology, Diagnosis & Pathology 1 


Nutritional Therapeutics B

Description: In Nutritional Therapeutics you will be provided with the knowledge and skills to effectively assess nutritional problems and treat a wide variety of pathologies and system dysfunctions, using various diets, specific foods and nutritional supplements

Self-Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self-directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.
Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via an assignment and class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.
Pre-requisites: Foundations of Nutrition A & B; Principles of Micronutrients; Nutritional Therapeutics A; Biomedical Science; Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Integrative Anatomy & Physiology
Co-requisites: Symptomatology, Diagnosis & Pathology 1 


Principles of Micronutrients A

Description: In Principles of Micronutrients, you will be provided with the knowledge and skills to understand and prescribe nutritional supplements for illness, imbalance or simply to maintain wellbeing in the human body.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via assignments and examination.

Refer to Assessment Procedures and Assessment Tasks documents for full details

Pre-requisites: Foundations of Nutrition A & B; Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Biomedical Science A

Co-requisites: Integrative Anatomy & Physiology; Biomedical Science B

 

 


Principles of Micronutrients B

Description: In Principles of Micronutrients, you will be provided with the knowledge and skills to understand and prescribe nutritional supplements for illness, imbalance or simply to maintain wellbeing in the human body.?

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via an assignment, examination & compulsory clinic consultation.

Refer to Assessment Procedures and Assessment Tasks documents for full details

Pre-requisites: Foundations of Nutrition A & B; Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Biomedical Science A & B; Principles of Micronutrients A.

Co-requisites: Integrative Anatomy & Physiology.


Symptomatology, Diagnosis & Pathology A

Description: A one year unit of study which introduces students to basic pathological processes, methodology of history taking, physical examination and incorporating studies of diseases in each body system.

Self-Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self-directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.
Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via an end of term exam and Assignment.
Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Biomedical Science A & B
Co-requisites: Nil 

 


Symptomatology, Diagnosis & Pathology B

Description: A one year unit of study which introduces students to basic pathological processes, methodology of history taking, physical examination and incorporating studies of diseases in each body system.

Self-Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self-directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.
Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via an end of term exam and Assignment.
Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Biomedical Science A & B; Symptomatology Diagnosis & Pathology A
Co-requisites: Nil 


Symptomatology, Diagnosis & Pathology C

Description: A one year unit of study which introduces students to basic pathological processes, methodology of history taking, physical examination and incorporating studies of diseases in each body system.

Self-Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self-directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.
Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via an end of term exam and Assignment.
Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Biomedical Science A & B; Symptomatology Diagnosis & Pathology A & B
Co-requisites: Nil 




Course tuition fees for each term will depend on the number of units of study in which you enrol into. You enrol and pay on a term by term basis.

Year 1 Fees:

Term 1 : $1,730.00

Term 2 : $1,560.00

Term 3 : $1,560.00


Year 2 Fees:

Term 1 : $1,595.00

Term 2 : $1,560.00

Term 3 : $1,235.00


Year 3 Fees:

Term 1 : $1,385.00

Term 2 : $1,385.00

Term 3 : $1,450.00

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