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Clinical Nutrition


This clinical nutrition course focuses on the human body and its relationship with food. 

Engaging and educational, the course material will have you thinking about the ways food can affect physical health and the overall sense of wellbeing. Students will analyse links between nutrition and disease and examine the workings of the metabolism.

Learn how to think like a clinical nutritionist and the responsibilities for advising and supporting individuals as they adjust their diets to suit their dietary needs.

This qualification is not only useful to those who already work in nutrition and wish to progress, but also to those who want to understand a bit more about health and nutrition for their own benefit.

How does the course work? 

Once enrolled, students will be given access to our online course materials where they will find educational and interactive learning resources. Everything you need to complete the course will be included in these easy to access materials. Additionally, you will be able to communicate with our tutors via phone, email or through our online platform. Further advice and guidance is also provided through a hub of likeminded learners that you can reach out to through our virtual learning platform.  

Distance learning comes with a great deal of flexibility, but self-motivation and discipline are essential to successfully complete your studies. 


  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Vitamins, Minerals, Tissue Salts, Fatty Acids
  • Effects of Stress on the Body
  • Women's disorders
  • Food Combining
  • Weight Control and Loss
  • Anti-ageing Formulas
  • Pre / Post-Menopausal
  • Zenoestrogens
  • Effects of Relaxation and Exercise
  • Anorexia, Obesity, Hypoglycaemia
  • Food Intolerances
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Iris Diagnoses for further observation


No prior qualifications are needed.  The only requirement for this course is for future students to have an interest in nutrition and the motivation to engage in home study.

The course should take approximately 200 hours to complete.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.


Successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.


The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. 

If you wish to progress your studies, the unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

You will be presented with a Level 4 Certificate in Clinical Nutrition on successful completion of this online course.  If you enjoyed the study and wish to continue, you may choose to study further qualifications with learndirect or go onto study nutrition at university.

If you choose not to continue your studies, then you will be able to use your qualification to secure work. There are plenty of opportunities for individuals with knowledge in this field. Jobs related to this qualification include but are not limited to clinical nutritionist, sports nutritionist, and animal nutritionist

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