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Thinking of Studying Nutritional Therapy?

If you want to understand more about what Nutritional therapy is all about, we recommend that you have a look at the articles published in the categories called “Functional Medicine” and “Personalised Nutrition” in this blogsite.  To get you started 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 as well, 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

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]


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Nutritional Therapy Training Providers

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:

Northern College of Acupuncture
PGDip/MSc Nutritional Therapy

Institute for Optimum Nutrition
DipION/FdSc Nutritional Therapy
Centre For Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management

BSc Hons Nutritional Therapy/Fast Track + PG Cert Nutritional Therapy + Practitioner Development

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


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