About the Nutrition Course

Improve your overall health and happiness with our online Nutrition course!

In this 12-module course, you will gain a strong understanding of the role of nutrition in the human body by learning about each of the main food groups. You will learn about complex carbohydrates, polyunsaturated fats and the glycaemic index, become familiar with the vital purpose of antioxidants and their relationship with free radicals, and learn what to look out for even if products have a health endorsement claim. We will also focus on diet, well-being and obesity by examining the human energy balance, body detoxification, as well as acquire a deep comprehension of our metabolism.

Studying Online

The course is delivered online and you can study in your own time, at your own pace. Students are provided with 12 months to complete the course, and extensions are available if needed. The modules are designed to be read sequentially. They will help build a solid foundation of knowledge that not only gives you the skills to take control of your own health, but opens doors to the greater global conversation about the powerful impact nutrition has on disease, well-being and longevity.

There are exercises at the end of each module which will require you to participate in expressing what you have learnt. It is through participation and interaction that you will begin to feel more empowered and confident, not only to create healthy recipes, but to find your own voice about the power of food in holistic health.

As you move through the course, you will naturally experience transformation as your thoughts and opinions evolve. The strong foundation you will achieve will allow you to fulfil your potential as a Nutritionist.

Getting Started

When you enrol, you will receive a username and password that enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there, you can download your first module, which you could liken as your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 90 pages in length and is full of detailed information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of images and examples.

Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but others combine theory and practical tasks) you then upload this onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work as well as ideas to help nurture and improve your knowledge each step of the way.

What makes The Nutrition Institute so unique is that throughout our course, you have access to the safety net and guidance of the team here at Student Support, who you can contact 24/7. 

You also have direct contact with your personal tutor who guides you closely through each step of the course, offering personalised and specific constructive criticism on your submitted work. If you ever have any questions in relation to your course or assignments, all you need to do is send your tutor a quick message and they will reply with an answer as soon as they can.

With this close tutor mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room as you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our courses; you can study when you like and at your own pace.

The tutors who work for us are not just teachers, but the best working professionals in their field. By drawing on their knowledge, you will gain an edge that will help you realise your true potential.

Connect with #NIstudents

We have a Facebook Group is have exclusively designed for our students. This group contains students from across the globe, interacting with each other on all topics covered by our course. It provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow students from all over the world, ask questions, share knowledge and experience, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything nutrition.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 28 reviews.

  • Tracey Rosevear

  • 27 Jul 2021

Highly recommend the Nutrition Course

Studying through The Nutrition Institute My journey through this course was most informative and rewarding. I feel well equipped to...

  • Surekha Hiramaneck

  • 26 Jul 2021

Kim is extraordinary

I find the feedback received from Kim Malcolm is excellent and detailed. She provides good pointers on where I can...

  • Daniel C Gervais

  • 24 Jul 2021

Great course with a lot of information

This is a great course for anyone who wants to be a nutritionist or if you just want to be...

  • Penelope Bertoni

  • 23 Jul 2021

I have found the course very well layed…

I have found the course very well layed out and organised. I have loved learning everything about this course. Its...

  • Lisa Jill Ross

  • 21 Jul 2021

Studying online has opened a whole new world for me during lockdown.

I had always been fascinated with nutrition. Having time on my hands, I decided to broaden my horizon. Studying online...

  • Mariëtte Joubert

  • 20 Jul 2021

Wonderful course

As someone who had free time on their hands and an interest in knowing more about the world of nutrition,...

  • Stephanie Levison

  • 19 Jul 2021

What a wonderful course

What a wonderful course. The material is easy to read and full of useful information. The assignments are challenging and...

  • Lindsay Stafford

  • 15 Jul 2021

Really enjoying every minute of this…

Really enjoying every minute of this course! The content is exceptionally interesting , the assignments help you grasp and put in...

  • Steph

  • 15 Jul 2021

I am absolutely loving this course.

The course material is both informative and empowering. Kassandra is wonderful and gives great feedback. The course layout is beautiful...

  • Tanya Jacqueline du Toit

  • 12 Jul 2021

From my student perspective!

I have learnt more than what I ever thought possible through the Nutrition Institute! Kim has been a great support...

  • Lerato Tabitha Moloi

  • 12 Jul 2021

The best online institution ever!

The best online institution ever!! Kim is an amazing lecturer, she gives valuable feedback and she's very patient with her...

  • Emma Stubbs

  • 08 Jul 2021

Absolutely loving the course

Absolutely loving the course! The first thing that drew me to the course was the transparency of the content t...

  • Moya Purchase

  • 07 Jul 2021

I cannot fault the course

I cannot fault the course, or my tutor. Kim has been nothing but supportive and encouraging! As a full time...

  • Janita de Wet

  • 06 Jul 2021

I am finding this course very informative

I am finding this course very informative and I also found that their research is up to date with the...

  • Katlego Thobejane

  • 05 Jul 2021

Best institution to work with

Their online systems are so user friendly. Like they are the easiest to work on. The tutors are so amazing...