University of West London

University of West London

Professional Practice

The course enables the critical exploration, as a practitioner of conventional or complementary healthcare, of a range of topics related to nutritional therapy, including specialist areas of nutrition science; it also provides the opportunity to enhance skills in developing the therapeutic relationship and in increasing patient motivation to make lifestyle changes.

Entry requirements

Applicants need to be working as a complementary or conventional healthcare practitioner or be eligible to practice, and have a 1st degree (or equivalent qualification) in nutritional medicine/therapy or in another area of conventional (e.g. nurse, midwife, physiotherapist, healthcare) or complementary medicine (e.g. homeopath, herbalist, osteopath); applicants whose 1st language is not English require either IELTS 6.5 or above including a minimum 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components, TOEFL internet-based test 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test.

Course modules

Modules include: PgCert: health coaching; motivational interviewing; and human microflora in health; plus 1 optional module from: investigative tools in medicine; and applied positive psychology in health and social care settings. PgDip: nutrition in chronic disease; nutrigenomics; childhood nutrition; building an integrated practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning - 2 years
PgDip Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

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University of West London