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Diet & Nutrition for Complementary Therapists Diploma

Course syllabus and structure

You will study the theory of the main nutrients required for a healthy diet as well as deficiencies, disorders and key illnesses associated with diet.

Additionally you will develop underpinning knowledge and skills required to successfully compose a dietary plan.

The course covers the digestive system, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and nutrients.

Included are: calories, RDA's, cholesterol, carbohydrates, proteins, vegetarian diets, food allergies and food poisoning.

This is ideal for any complementary therapist who wishes to be able to give more guidance to their clients on healthy eating and the holistic approach.

During the course you will be eligible for student membership to the Complementary Therapists Association.

Course is limited to eight students.

Venue

Mullingar

Next Course Dates

Starts 5th October 2013

Assessment

Attendance of tutor led sessions is an important part of the course and the following assessments:

Exams

Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapists multiple choice theory paper of 30 minutes duration, with a total of 25 questions.

Case Studies

Students will need to have completed 20 nutritional consultations on 5 different clients for case studies before completing the course including:


1. Consultation
2. Diet plan
3. Feedback for follow up - 1, 2, 3 and 4
4. Overall conclusion
5. Reflective practice

Course Delivery

Course is available in two formats

  1. Distance Learning or
  2. Part Time Study

Distance Learning Option - Starts September 2014.

Course duration is 11 months. Students are given their modules with guided learning and support. After each module is completed an assignment is return to A.U.R.A. by the students then the assignment is marked / returned and the next module is sent to the student.

There are also 2 days ( usually held on saturday) of compulsory tutorials for the case studies and mock exam. The exam is held at A.U.R.A. on the 11th month.

Part Time Study Option - Starts September 2014

Course duration is 11 months.

10 Saturdays spread over 10 months with the examination on the 11th month.

Each session starts at 9:00am and finish at 5:30pm. The course may alternatively run on a Saturday depending on student requirements / situations and subject to student numbers.

Evening Study Option - Starts September 2014.

Course duration is 11 months.

Alternate Thursdays 5:30pm and finish at 8:30pm spread over 10 months with the examination on the 11th month.

Course Entry

The level 3 Diploma in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapists has a pre-requisite whereby the candidate must hold a therapy qualification or a Anatomy and Physiology qualification or equivalent, 20 years or older, Completed Application Form with a deposit of €250.

Fees

Distance Learning

OPTION 1 - €950
€250 deposit and the balance of €700 paid before or or on start of course.

OPTION 2 - €1000 by three installments
€250 to register , €250 on 2nd month, €250 on 3rd month and the final payment of €250 due on the 4th month of the course.

Other payment options available on request.

(Includes tutoring, course notes, books, tutorials)

Exam fee extra €120 (due 3 months before exam date)

Part Time Study

OPTION 1 - €1100
€250 deposit and the balance of €850 paid before or or on start of course.

OPTION 2 - €1150 by three installments
€250 to register , €300 on 2nd month, €300 on 3rd month and the final payment of €300 due on the 4th month of the course.

Other payment options available on request.

(Includes tutoring, course notes, books, tutorials)

Exam fee extra €120 (due 3 months before exam date)

Accreditation

With the International Training Examination Council (ITEC)

Qualification

Once qualified you will be awarded an ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Diet & Nutrition for Complementary Therapists.

This will entitle you to Full Membership of the Complementary Therapists Association and you will be eligible for Professional insurance to practice as a Diet & Nutrition Advisor in Ireland.

Career Opportunities

Successful Completion of this course will enable students to practice as a Professional Diet & Nutrition Advisor to work in their own practice or in a health care setting.

Application Form

Please contact us for details on how to apply for this course.

Contact

Britta Stewart Dolan
A.U.R.A.
Beechlawns
Mullingar
Westmeath

044 9345607

info@auracourses.ie

Course Tutor - Peter Stewart Dolan

Diet & Nutrition is an essential part of our everyday life and enhances our health in a natural manner. It gives one an insight into the holistic side of healing the body in a simple way.

Peter has been practicing Nutritional Therapy since 1997 using diet and nutrition from orthomolecular and Ayurvedic perspectives to promote healthy eating and relieve nutritional deficiencies and disorders.

There are many factors to assist clients in bringing holistic balance to their well being. One factor would be what clients eat or drink. Or another way of looking at the situation of what the clients don't eat or drink. These simple factors can sometimes having a profound effect on the body and mind.

The ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapists will enable therapists to provide “Healthy Eating” advice for their clients whom they already treat for another therapy for the purpose of improving health and lifestyle.