Therapeutic nutrition refers to the provision of food, nutrients and supplements to maximise and restore optimal health and wellbeing. This fascinating field also promotes the therapeutic effects of diet for specific health conditions and disease. This course is ideal for professionals in the health, fitness, counselling and food industries or for those who want to improve their own health through nutrition.
The Certificate of Therapeutic Nutrition is an online program that will teach you how to use diet to support optimum health and as therapy for health conditions, such as coeliac disease, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and digestive disorders.
In this professional development course, you will explore the nature and the scope of therapeutic nutrition and learn to recognise when diet modification may be necessary to support health.
You will also learn about the role of nutrition in food allergy and intolerance, disease and disorders, and how to provide information on diagnosis, clinical symptoms and dietary recommendations.
On completion of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of how nutrition can be applied therapeutically to promote health and wellbeing.
Unit - Therapeutic Nutrition
Unit 1 – What is therapeutic nutrition?
Where is it applied?
Nausea and vomiting
Weight loss and reduced appetite
Unit 2 – Diet planning for people with allergies or food intolerances
Dietary management and treatments
Cow’s milk allergy
Milk protein intolerance
Unit 3 – Diabetes
What is diabetes?
Types of diabetes
Prevent and treatment
Low GI diet planning-diet advice
Unit 4 – Diets for people with cardiovascular disease
Hypertension/high blood pressure
Modifiable risk factors
Fats and cholesterol
Other dietary factors
Managing hypertension with diet
Unit 5 – Diet for people with kidney problems
Renal / kidney conditions
Glomerulonephritis (acute and chronic)
Renal failure (acute and chronic)
Eating the right amount of energy
Sources of phosphate
Diet and kidney stones
Unit 6 – Cancer and diet
Unit 7 – Digestive disorders and diet
Irritable bowel syndrome
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Unit 8 – Diet for people with various metabolic conditions
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.