Training

Training

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:

  • Centre For Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management
    BSc Hons Nutritional Therapy/Fast Track + PG Cert Nutritional Therapy + Practitioner Development
    BSc Hons Nutritional Science + Practice Diploma
    MSc/PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition + Practice Diploma
  • Institute for Optimum Nutrition
    DipION/FdSc Nutritional Therapy
  • The College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM)
    Diploma in Nutritional Therapy
  • Northern College of Acupuncture
    PGDip/MSc Nutritional Therapy
  • UK College of Nutrition and Health (BCNH)
    BCNH Diploma in Nutritional Therapy/BSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (Nutritional Health) with Clinical Training
  • University of Worcester
    PGDip/MSc Nutritional Therapy
  • University of West London (UWL)/Thames Valley University (TVU)
    BSc/BSc(Hons) Nutritional Therapy
  • University of Westminster (UOW)
    MSc Nutritional Therapy

  • 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:
    www.bant.org.uk/bant/jsp/nutritionalTherapy.faces
    www.bant.org.uk/bant/jsp/nutritionTitles.faces


    NHS EVIDENCE

    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.

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    BANT BRIEFING NOTES

    To understand the differences between dietitians, nutritionists and nutritional therapists, please look at the following BANT briefing notes:

    EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
    DETOXIFICATION
    OPTIMUM NUTRITION

    BANT POSTERS

    To view or download the posters click the following links: