Certified Nutritional Counselor
Certified Nutritional Counselor is a professional who uses their knowledge of nutrition and human physiology to improve the physical well being of their clients by improving their diet. IGMPI is offering an opportunity to become a Certified Nutritional Counselor for those who will be pleased to know that they can work in a wide variety of settings with a wide variety of clientele. This professional typically works in a: hospital, clinic, doctor’s office, or skilled nursing facility (nursing home). They also develop customized diets and eating programs for those who have special dietary such as diabetes, high blood pressure, low salt and sugar. A nutritional counselor helps clients (i.e. patients, individuals, residents, groups, and children) develop healthy eating habits.
As a Certified Nutrition Counselor, you may encourage healthy nutrition by speaking to the public about healthy foods, nutrition, and the relationship between healthy eating habits, and poor eating habits and overall lifestyle.
This credential implies that you have achieved an advanced level of expertise and experience in the field.
Certified Study Resources:
• Introduction to Basic Nutrition
• The Basics of Dietary Supplements
• Nutritional Biochemistry
• Introduction to Nutraceuticals
• Therapeutic Nutrition
• Principle of Food Science and Nutrient Composition of Foods
• Food Allergies and Diet Management
• Nutrition needs and recommendations for Infants, Children and Teenagers
• Nutrition needs and recommendations for adults
• A-Z Fact sheets and Advance Supplements Research
All those who have completed their Graduation (Life science) or Post Graduation/PhD (Life science) are eligible for this course.
The registration dates for this certification run by the institute are updated timely on the website. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the curriculum make the certification lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants. After registration is confirmed by the institute, the requisite study resources, assessment test papers will be dispatched to the participants. The study resources are considered sufficient for the preparation of the certification exam. However, the participants should feel free to go through other study resources as well. The certification examination will be notified after 2 months of the registration.
Certification and Membership Fees
Rs. 14500/- for Indian nationals and 500 USD for overseas students. This covers the certification registration fee and examination fee. An additional membership fee of Rs 4500/-(USD 125 for overseas) is optional to pay in order to avail the services of Certified Study Resources and training for the preparation of the certification exam.
Assessment & Certification
All the participants are expected to appear for online assessment. After successfully qualifying the examination, the participants will be Certified Nutrition Counselor by IGMPI. For all the above mentioned elaborate study resources, Assessment test papers and case studies would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the website as well. The certification will be awarded after the required levels of knowledge, skills, professionalism and attitude are assessed through the IGMPI assessment process.
In case the participant is not able to pass the certification exam in first attempt/exam notification, he/she will have to re- register for the next scheduled examination by submitting re- registration form along with the re- registration fee of Rs. 1500/-(50 USD). However, the participants will be given sufficient flexibility in scheduling their First certification exam
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