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Diploma of Holistic Nutritional Therapy

The Diploma of Holistic Nutritional Therapy is for those interested in a fulfilling and rewarding career using their knowledge of food, nutrition and health to design healthy menus and work directly with food.

With a focus on teaching the principles of holistic nutrition, food preparation, menu planning and coaching this course is designed specifically for those wishing to take a hands-on approach and apply their knowledge of nutrition and food to enhance health and wellbeing.

Studies include the principles of whole food and nutrition, using food as medicine, menu planning and design, food preparation and handling, human anatomy, weight management strategies, coaching and business management and promotion.

Offering a wide range of flexible study options and payment plans, the Diploma of Holistic Nutritional Therapy qualification provides the perfect pathway to join this growing area.

These include working as a:

  • Food Coach/Presenter
  • Food Consultant/Cafe's, restuarants
  • Food & Nutrition Consultant in private practice
  • Corporate Nutrition Consultant
  • Nutrition & Weight Management Consultant
  • Healthy Food Retail Consultant; Nurtitional Supplements
  • Nutritional Health Consultant - Dietary Advisor

Study full time or part-time, via distance learning, on campus in Sydney or in combination.

On-Line 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 distance learning allows you to pace your terms studies around your lifestyle!

With Nature Care College's flexible study options, you will receive both academic and financial credit towards relevant qualifications, if you choose to pursue your studies further.

Recognition of Course

Nature Care College is an approved training provider for the Diploma of Holistic Nutritional Therapy with;

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


The Nature Care College qualification in Nutrition Therapy was developed to fill a gap in AQF entry training in nutrition, especially as a Food Consultant and was developed by nutrition practitioners, accredited coaches & trainers with years of experience.

For further details please download Course Outline

UNITS OF STUDY

Introduction to Nutrition

Description: This unit of study will enable you to develop an understanding of the basic concepts of established nutritional principles and practice and to overview current nutritional trends in order to identify basic individual dietary requirements and negotiate basic dietary change as appropriate to the individual.

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 two assessment tasks and two on-line quizzes.

Pre-requisites: Nil.

Co-requisites: Nil


Food Fundamentals

Description: Food Fundamentals 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 

 


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


Nutrition for Common Conditions (including immunity)

Description: This course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to make nutritional recommendations for various health conditions and problems that are common at different stages of life. You will learn to identify your clients’ needs at particular life stages including adolescence, adulthood and the later years, and to provide advice on appropriate diets and nutritional strategies to support them through their health conditions.

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


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

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Nutrition; Food Fundamentals.
Co-requisites: Nil


Weight Management Strategies

Description: At the end of this unit, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to identify weight loss and maintenance strategies for clients. It includes knowledge of physical and psychological qualities of foods, dietary types and trends, diets and lifestyle choices to meet varying client needs with diverse relationships to foods and eating patterns.


Assessment (indicative only):  Participation, Mid-Term Quiz, End of Term Quiz, Written assessment.

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

Pre-requisites: Introduction To Nutrition; Interpreting Nutritional Information; Food Fundamentals; Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure
Co-requisites: Nil


Developing Menus for Specific Needs

Description: On completion of this unit students will have gained the skills and knowledge required to develop menus and meal plans for people who have special dietary needs for health, lifestyle and/or cultural reasons. Students will use their knowledge of nutrition to identify dietary requirements and develop special menus and meal plans to meet those requirements. Students will also learn how to cost menus and to monitor and evaluate the success of menu performance.

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

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

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Nutrition; Food Fundamentals; Interpreting Nutritional Information.
Co-requisites: Nil


Evidence Based Practice

Description: This unit of study will enhance your critical thinking skills and will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to source and evaluate relevant information and then apply those findings to clinical practice.

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

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None


Interpreting Nutritional Information

Description: This skills-based, practical unit of study is designed to equip you with the knowledge and ability to interpret and use basic information about nutritional principles and healthy diet within the limits of the Australian dietary guidelines.   The Guidelines apply to all healthy people within the general population.  By studying these you will have a firm grounding in the concepts of good nutrition and be able to provide advice to your clients about achieving and maintaining good health.  This unit also includes limited coverage of digestive processes and the digestive system in the context of assessing the credibility of various information sources.

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

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

Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil

 


Advise on Nutritional Supplements

Description: At the end of this unit, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to assist clients in selecting appropriate nutritional supplements and to provide relevant general advice to the client regarding nutritional supplementation, including identification of potential risk factors and instructions for use.

Assessment (indicative only):  Weekly tasks and participation

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

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Nutrition; Food Fundamentals
Co-requisites: Nil

 


Plan and Manage a Health Care Business

Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, establish and manage a holistic health care or wellness practice including planning and monitoring the business, establishing and maintaining administrative and financial systems, developing and managing promotion and marketing.  It covers a range of contexts where natural health services are provided with direct client contact involved.

Assessment (indicative only):  Mid-term quiz (10%), SMART goal & SWOT analysis written assignment (30%), Business plan (50%), Participation (10%)

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

Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil


Legal and Ethical Compliance

Description: In this unit students will gain the skills and knowledge required to understand, research and maintain knowledge about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities to be able to develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities

Assessment (indicative only):  Exam (Knowledge quiz) 100%

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

Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil


Health Care Referrals

Description: This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge to work within the health care system and engage effectively with other health professionals, including providing referral information and writing referral reports.It covers a variety of contexts including working in health or community services who work autonomously with clients in the provision of services

Assessment (indicative only):  This unit is assessed via Exam 

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

Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil


Coaching Clients to reach their Wellness Goals

Description: This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to identify client wellness goals, support clients in meeting those goals and enhance their development and growth through the provision of counselling. It includes effective communication and coaching skills and the ability to explain and demonstrate specific skills, knowledge and procedures and to monitor clients’ progress until they are able to operate independently of the coach and achieve desired wellness goals.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit is assessed via In class role-play assessment and class participation, or case study assessment and participation in the on-line forum for distance students.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil

 


Presenting to Groups and Corporate Clients

Description: This Unit has been designed to equip students with the skills they need to prepare; design and deliver an effective Workshop or Information Session to a group or to a Corporate Client.

The session will focus on teaching practical skills and will involve pre-class preparation and extensive discussion and role play in class.  By the end of the Unit, each student will have the skills to create a Fact Sheet for a lay client and to create a session plan for an Information Session and/or a Participatory workshop.

Assessment (indicative only):  In class, group assessment: presentations; role-plays; completion of in-class activities

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

Pre-requisites: Nil
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 : $1,715.00

Term 2 : $1,020.00

Term 3 : $1,050.00


Year 2 Fees:

Term 1 : $920.00

Term 2 : $920.00

Term 3 : $695.00

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