TRAINING IN NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) has approved direct FastTrack entry for graduates of the courses at the following training providers onto their national register:
Please note that BANT cannot recommend one course over another.
You should enrol on a course that has been fully accredited. If you decide to enrol before a course is accredited you should enquire of your chosen training institute the following:
(a) Is it solvent?
(b) How long has it been established? What is its track record?
(c) What are the qualifications and experience of its teaching staff?
(d) What proportion of the training is clinical practice?
(e) When does its course expect to receive full accreditation?
(f) The status of its academic qualification: diploma or degree.
As a general guide:
Training to meet the competencies laid down in the National Occupational Standards will require in-depth study of the health sciences.
There are no exemptions from clinical practice for other health professionals.
You may also find these links useful:
This document outlines the NHS Evidence introduction to Dietary and Nutritional Therapies. NHS Evidence is formerly a Specialist Library of the National Library for Health.
NHS EVIDENCE - INTRODUCTION TO DIETARY AND NUTRITIONAL THERAPIES
ARE YOU THINKING OF STUDYING NUTRITIONAL THERAPY?
Exploring this link will give you good idea of how BANT members approach clinical practice, Functional Medicine Teaching Model Presentation.
There is huge interest in the area of nutrition and health, including nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics. For those considering a vocational profession in this field, you may find it useful to look at our recommended core textbooks which are an essential foundation for the future of nutrigenetic counselling:
Jones, S., Quinn S., eds.,(2005). Textbook of Functional Medicine. USA: Institute of Functional Medicine www.functionalmedicine.org
Lord, R.S., Bralley J.A.,(2008). Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine.2nd edn. Duluth, Georgia: Metametrix Institute. [Table of Errata available from www.metametrixinstitute.org/post/2008/12/11/Table-of-Errata.aspx
These books are available from the Nutri Centre Bookshop, 7 Park Crescent, London W1B 1PF at discounted rates. To receive a 25% discount for practitioners and a 20% discount for students on the books, PLUS free postage, call 020 7323 2382.
Watch this space for updates.
The March BANT News has now been emailed to all members. This month features the exciting news about BANT unveiling its new look.
We are delighted to announce that we are working in collaboration with CAM Conferences for a series of five CAM Conferences in 2014.CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
To understand the differences between dietitians, nutritionists and nutritional therapists, please look at the following BANT briefing notes:
EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICEDETOXIFICATIONOPTIMUM NUTRITION
To view or download the posters click the following links:
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