What is Naturopathic Nutrition?

Naturopathic Nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine – an integral concept of healing in many indigenous societies. Today, we see that a return to chemical-free foods, along with other dietary measures, is an effective answer to many health complaints and common conditions.

CNM students learn about the physiological and biochemical processes involved in nourishment, and the energetic side of food as well.

Thousands of years ago, master healers in China perceived a way to classify food and disease according to simple, easily observed patterns; one eats cooling foods for overheated conditions, and warming foods are best for people who feel too cold. Detoxifying foods are for those who carry an excess of toxins, and building foods are good for deficient persons, and so on.

The traditional Chinese and East Indian Ayurvedic systems have been used with pinpoint accuracy to diagnose disease conditions and to categorise foods as medicine.

The CNM Diploma Course in naturopathic nutrition brings together authentic traditions of Oriental medicine with current, Western research-based nutrition.

Why Study Naturopathic Nutrition with CNM?

The CNM Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma Course provides high-quality training that equips graduates to build highly successful practices.

Our nutrition courses are carefully structured so each study unit builds upon the previous one, allowing students to develop their confidence and skills, and reach their full potential as professional nutritionists.

Nutrition students are strongly encouraged to develop their own unique style of consultation and practise, through 200 hours of practical clinics.

What our students say:

“Loving it. Doing Naturopathic Nutrition has added a new and beautiful dimension to my life. And what a great bunch of people.”

– Marie-Therese Bland

Nutrition course study options

  • Weekdays (London, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester)
  • Weekends (all colleges – London, Belfast, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh)
  • Online

Nutrition Course Intake Dates

Typically, students enrol for the Autumn (Oct) and Spring (Feb) semesters. However, since our Biomedicine and Naturopathy courses are built around a modular system, new students can join a course throughout the year.

Examples

The diploma courses can be completed in 3 years.

Weekday study

  • Year 1:
    • Biomedicine
    • Naturopathy Study (optional)
  • Year 2:
    • Nutrition training 1
  • Year 3:
    • Nutrition training 2
    • Naturopathic Principles (optional)

Weekend study

  • Year 1:
    • Biomedicine
    • Naturopathy Study (optional)
  • Year 2:
    • Nutrition training 1
  • Year 3:
    • Nutrition training 2
    • Naturopathic Principles (optional)

Online Study

  • Year 1:
    • Biomedicine
  • Year 2:
    • Nutrition 1
  • Year 3:
    • Nutrition 2

The course consists of 3 elements:

  • Filmed lectures and comprehensive handouts
  • Online live tutorials, exams and written assignments
  • Clinics in years 2 and 3 to be taken in class

Our course advisors are here to help you create a schedule that suits your needs – contact us for information.

Nutrition Training

CNM Students are eligible to join the ANP (Association of Naturopathic Practitioners) and receive the following benefits:
  • Access to various databases for further research
  • Discounted indemnity insurance for clinical practice
  • Discounts from various companies
  • Reduced fees for special seminars, lectures, master classes, workshops
  • Free training to set up your business
  • Free mentoring for new graduates

NNA (Naturopathic Nutrition Association) which is a member of the GNC (General Naturopathic Council) which is the professions council for Naturopathy in the UK

Naturopathy Training

Nutrition students who complete the optional Naturopathy Study and Naturopathic Principles courses will receive an additional CNM Diploma in Naturopathy which is accredited by the following Naturopathic Associations:

  • GNC (General Naturopathic Council). Graduates are eligible to apply for GNC registration.
  • ANP (Association of Naturopathic Practitioners) is a member of the GNC (General Naturopathic Council) which is the professions council for Naturopathy in the UK.

How to Apply

We advise you to first contact us and discuss your personal needs and goals. We can then assist you in tailoring a study schedule that suits your lifestyle and commitments. Our course advisors are knowledgeable, friendly, and deal with students from all walks of life – please call us at +44 (0)1342 410 505, use our contact form, or email info@naturopathy-uk.com.

Further Study

Having completed the Naturopathic Nutrition course, graduates are fully equipped and confident to start their own clinic. CNM offers graduates the opportunity to further increase their knowledge by adding the Naturopathy Study and Naturopathic Principles modules.

This means not only being qualified as a Nutritionist but also as a Naturopath giving more diagnostic and treatment tools at hand to help patients. The Naturopathy diploma can be studied whilst you are studying for your Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma or after graduation. Graduates will receive a Naturopathy Diploma after completing the course, allowing them to join a professional Naturopathy association.

  • Naturopathy Study
  • Naturopathic Principles

Students who have completed the Biomedicine, Naturopathy Study and Naturopathic Principles may opt to study the other specialist diploma courses, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, and Acupuncture.

Degrees

CNM graduates are fully equipped to become successful therapists. Statistics have shown that more than 80% of CNM graduates are practising. To advance therapeutic skills, CNM offers post-graduate courses and additional training. CNM graduates are eligible to enrol on BSc or MSc programmes at various universities. CNM is happy to guide its students in choosing the best programme for their individual needs.

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated July 12, 2019
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