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What Will I Learn?

Nutrition is an essential aspect of health and fitness since obesity has become a big concern today
Learn how to present nutritional and weight management advice to clients
Ability to enhance existing skills and abilities and offer qualified manpower to satisfy the challenging needs of the food and nutrition industry
Understand the basics of good health
Ability to change the lives of other people for the better
Ability to embark on a progressive career path

Becoming a Nutritional Specialist

Nobody can deny that nutrition and fitness are very important among those who are interested in staying fit and eating healthy. A Nutritional Specialist can work in a variety of settings, which include: gyms, health food stores, corporations, and hospitals.

You will find several Nutrition courses accessible through Global Edulink, all of which are essential to your career and education in health and fitness – particularly as obesity has become a big concern today.

The Nutritional Specialist Diploma enables students and fitness experts to present nutritional and weight management advice to clients. The Diploma consists of many useful modules.

Further, the Nutritional Specialist Diploma offers a chance for nutrition or food science graduates, technical professionals and working adults who have no formal training to enhance their abilities and offer qualified manpower to meet the challenging needs of the food and nutrition related market.

Having a diploma in this industry enables you to discover the underlying basics for a good health. It opens doors to careers such as: nutritional counselling, sports medicine, as well as natural health careers. Further, having this diploma will not just change your life for the better, but the lives of other people as well. Thus, if you enjoy learning about healthy living, as well as helping others, then this course will be the right choice for you.

Studying with Global Edulink has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you, and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months). An effective support service and study materials will build your confidence to study efficiently and guide you to secure your qualification.

Who is it for?

Anyone hoping to work in the nutrition and health industry.

Entry Requirements

  • There are no specific entry requirements. However, it would be useful to have acquired some experience in a related field, for example, life science, food science or nutrition science, but not essential.
  • Learners should be ages 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Basic understanding of English language, literacy, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.
Benefits you will gain
  • High-quality e-learning study materials and mock exams.
  • Tutorials/materials from the industry leading experts.
  • 24/7 Access to the Learning Portal.
  • The benefit of applying for NUS extra Discount Card.
  • Recognised Accredited Qualification.
  • Excellent customer service and administrative support.
The Method of Assessment

At the end of the course, learners will also take an online multiple choice question assessment test. This online multiple choice question test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


Successful candidates will be awarded Diploma in Nutritional Specialist – Level 3.

Career Paths

This course enables you to become:

  • Pediatric Nutrition Specialist
  • Home Health Care Nutrition Specialist
  • Sports Nutrition Specialist
  • Nutrition Educators
  • Herbalist
  • Nutritional Counselors
  • Public Health Nutritionist
  • Private Practice/Consultant
  • Clinical Nutritionist
  • Community Nutritionist
  • Management Dietitian


Course Curriculum

1. basic principles of nutrition
Basic Principles of Nutrition 00:44:00
2. nutrition and life cycle stages
Nutrition and Life Cycle Stages 01:15:00
3. energy balance, the body and the chemical composition of nutrients
Understanding the Energy Balance & The Body 01:09:00
Recognizing the Chemical Composition of Nutrients 00:53:00
4. nutritional biochemistry
Nutritional Biochemistry – Part One 00:45:00
Nutritional Biochemistry – Part Two 00:48:00
5. nutrition-related physiology
Nutrition-Related Physiology 00:41:00
6. digestion & nutrient absorption
Digestion & Nutrient Absorption Part One 00:33:00
Digestion & Nutrient Absorption Part Two 00:26:00
7. metabolism of nutrients
Metabolism of Nutrients 00:59:00
8. carbohydrates in health & nutrition
Carbohydrates in Health & Nutrition 00:30:00
9. role of protein’s in nutrition
Role of Protein’s in Nutrition 00:48:00
10. role of lipids in health & nutrition
Role of Lipids in Health & Nutrition 00:40:00
11. discover vitamins in nutrition
Discover Vitamins in Nutrition 01:15:00
12. the role of minerals in nutrition
Role of Minerals in Health & Nutrition 00:24:00
Understanding Symptoms of Mineral Deficiency & Toxicity 01:20:00
13. meeting nutrient requirements
Meeting Nutrient Requirements – Part 1 00:41:00
Meeting Nutrient Requirements – Part 2 00:32:00
14. nutritional assessment methods
Nutritional Assessment Methods – Part 1 00:40:00
Nutritional Assessment Methods – Part 2 00:43:00
15. clinical intervention & monitoring techniques
Clinical Intervention & Monitoring Techniques – Part 1 01:01:00
Clinical Intervention & Monitoring Techniques – Part 2 00:52:00
Clinical Intervention & Monitoring Techniques – Part 3 00:31:00
16. nutrient and drug interactions
Nutrient and Drug Interactions 00:05:00
17. behavior optimization and dietary therapeutics
Behavior Optimization and Dietary Therapeutics 00:20:00
18. the risk of eating disorders and professional issues within nutrition
The Risk of Eating Disorders to Nutrition 00:57:00
Analyzing Professional Issues in Nutrition 00:30:00
mock exam
Mock Exam: Nutritional Specialist Diploma – Level 3 01:00:00
final exam
Exam: Nutritional Specialist Diploma – Level 3 01:00:00
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1 ratings
  1. Liam Ryan

    very informative course.

    From all the fake and stupid articles that are now available, I’m happy to see one true and meaningful course about food nutrition. Thanks Global Edulink.