Enrolments Open 1st August to 15th December 2017
What does a nutritionist do?
Nutritionists may choose to focus their practice in a specialised area, such as sports nutrition, weight management or food service, or work in the private or public sector.
Wellpark College trained Nutritionists look holistically at a person’s health, lifestyle and dietary habits and provide them with personalised nutritional advice. Nutritionists often work in, assisting people to identify and change dietary habits that could lead to future health problems. As a Nutritionist, you will have a strong understanding of the connection between diet and disease and how nutrition and lifestyle factors impact overall wellbeing. In addition to providing nutritional assessment, advice and ongoing support to clients, Nutritionists may be involved in coordinating community health initiatives, promoting nutritional education and researching population health.
What will I study?
- human anatomy and physiology
- nutritional biochemistry
- patterns of disease
- health assessment
- Naturopathic nutrition
What are my study options?
The Wellpark Diploma in Nutrition is a two year study programme that can be taken as a full course of study.
The first year can be studied either on campus, face to face, or via distance learning as an online programme. If you choose the online course then you will attend two face to face block courses and assessments on campus during the year.
The second year is delivered face to face on campus. During your second year of study, theory becomes integrated with clinical practice. You will gain confidence as you apply the principles you have learned, working with clients in a supervised clinical environment.
Here are some of the really interesting activities you get to do:
- Analyse recipes for nutritional qualities
- Look at the science behind diet trends
- Participate in cooking workshops where the focus is on therapeutic foods
- Learn traditional Ayurvedic approach to food, food energetics
- Learn to manage your own clinical practice
- Work with real clients in a real clinical setting
- Learn medical sciences through interactive and hands on learning
Where could I work?
- Nutrition consultant – private practice
- community health
- sports and fitness
- food production
- food Blogger
Nutritionists work in health food stores, schools, hospitals, medical centres, gyms and health clubs, natural medicine practices, consulting laboratories and government organisations.
Wellpark Graduates are always in demand; take a look at our job vacancy notice board when you come in.
Contact our Admissions team to find out more about the Diploma and arrange a time to come in or Skype with us.