This course is offered online through IIEI. Please see our upcoming courses listing to see the currently available classes.
The Nutritional Therapy Program is approved by the National Association of Nutritional Professionals. Students who successfully complete the Nutritional Therapy program will meet the educational standards required for application to sit for the board exam in holistic nutrition.
The course series is taught over four terms and includes the following topics:
- Assessment Techniques
- Physical health and fitness
- Biochemical and pathophysiology of foods
- Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine/herbology
- Business practice and ethics
- Nutritional research and resources
- Nutritional counseling
- Buying, cooking, and storing food
Are there any credentials I can apply this toward?
The Nutritional Therapy course is designed to meet the needs of those working toward applying to the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) for the Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® credential. The topics and class hours are designed to be consistent with the educational standards of the NANP. The Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® credential requires clinical experience (internship), so the certified student needs to attend a clinical training program for a period of time before applying for the Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® credential.
The Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® credential is granted upon successful completion of the one-year program, application to the NANP for professional membership, and passing the Board Exam in Holistic Nutrition.
Students receive a Nutritional Therapist Award of Proficiency upon completion of all four course terms, and will have accumulated the academic knowledge required toward applying for the NANP board certification examination. Each academic term is three months in length. We recommend you learn more about the process of becoming Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® at www.nanp.org.
Is it right for you?
This series of classes is for health professionals and individuals with an avid interest in combining science (biochemistry and nutrition) and natural, drug-free medicine. Nutritional Therapy is also a great value added for health-industry small business owners, such as naturopathic physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists. If you would like to learn about a variety of nutritional topics - including the foundations of digestion, blood sugar, mineral and fatty acid balance, hydration, how weaknesses in these foundations lead to degenerative health problems, and how restoring balance improves overall health - these classes are for you!
Are you ready to take the Board Exam?
Students who successfully complete the Nutritional Therapy program will meet the educational standards required to become professional members of the NANP. New graduates may apply to sit for the exam without providing documentation of 500 contact hours. The candidate will be allowed two years from the date of his/her exam in which to provide this documentation. Until such time, the candidate will be able to use the title, "Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition Candidate®".
What are examples of careers I could pursue with this education?
- Personal consultations
- Team practice/clinic
- Nutrition coaching
Employment opportunities in business and industry
- Import & Export
- Research & Development
- Sales Representative
- Company representative
- Books & Magazines
- Production literature
- Online, blogging, commercial
- Sales literature
- Small business opportunities
- Natural pharmacy, health food, mail order
- Owner/operator, Employee
- Freelance sales
- Multilevel sales
- Online retail
Consultant, Freelance, Industry
- Production & processing
- Quality control
- Research and Development
- Trend research
- Bulk ingredients
- Distributor of finished products