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Diet & Nutrition

Diet & Nutrition for Complementary Therapists

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.


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


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

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

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.

Course Entry

The level 3 Certificate 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.


Distance Learning

OPTION 1 - €1220 (includes exam fee)
€350 deposit and the balance of €870 paid before or or on start of course.

Other payment options available on request.

(Includes tutoring, course notes, books, tutorials)

Part Time Study

OPTION 1 - €1320
€350 deposit and the balance of €970 paid before or or on start of course.

Other payment options available on request.

(Includes tutoring, course notes, books, tutorials)


With the International Training Examination Council (ITEC)


Once qualified you will be awarded an ITEC Level 3 Certificate 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 and next start date.


Britta Stewart Dolan

044 9345607

Course Tutor - Britta 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.

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 (UK) Certificate 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.