What is nutritional therapy?

‘Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows nutritional therapists to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and well-being.’ BANT

Our courses leading to nutritional therapy practice are accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC). 

Our NTEC Accredited courses are:

Graduates of our NTEC accredited courses, subject to meeting all requirements can apply for professional membership of BANT and apply to register with the Voluntary Regulator the CNHC. 

The BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and the MSc / PG Diploma in Personalised Nutrition are validated by Middlesex University Middlesex University (MU). CNELM has been teaching degree courses in partnership with MU since January 2003. The degree programmes can be taken independently of the CNELM PNPD programme opening up wider career pathways for degree graduates.

At CNELM we have combined nutritional therapy clinical training with an NLP coaching model enabling practitioners to draw on a range of skills to help facilitate positive change in themselves and others. Health professionals and students of other courses leading to health professional outcomes can apply to join our Coaching Courses.

Our NLP Practitioner course inclusive of 2-days of external verification is particularly oriented toward individuals who work with others in a one to one setting.

Why Weight Practitioner is a 5-day intensive coaching skills course, which focuses on the important role the mind plays in contributing to weight issues & energy balance.

Our Bioscience Entry Courses are successfully completed by many applicants prior to joining our accredited routes to nutritional therapy practice, the degree programmes, and the Dietary Educator Certificate.

If you have completed a Nutritional Therapy Diploma course or a degree in a bioscience subject you may be eligible to join one of our programmes at an advanced stage. Please  click here for further details.

The courses we offer focus on graduates developing the level of knowledge and skills to work in a variety of roles in both employed and self-employed contexts including:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Coaching Practice
  • Education & Training
  • Industry
  • Community Settings
  • Research
  • Health Writing

Keeping up-to-date and enhancing practical skills is a must for all graduates. We are committed to providing opportunities for graduates to continue their professional development.

To clarify which course is right for you, visit  Which Course?





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CNELM is a collaborative partner of Middlesex University (MDX). The undergraduate and postgraduate courses we teach are validated and  quality  assured by MDX. You will receive an MDX award on successful completion and be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at their campus.

The NTEC accredits courses for nutritional therapy. The BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and the MSc/PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition combined with CNELM’s Personalised Nutrition Practice Diploma (PNPD) are accredited by NTEC.

The CNHC is the voluntary regulator for complementary therapists including Nutritional Therapists. Following successful completion of one of our accredited routes to nutritional therapy practice you will be eligible to apply to register with CNHC as a Nutritional Therapist.

BANT is a professional body for Nutritional Therapists that have completed NTEC accredited courses, or have demonstrated having met the NTEC Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards set by Skills for Health for nutritional therapy. Practitioner members of BANT are required to register with the CNHC.

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) has accredited CNELM’s Dietary Educator Certificate. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply to register as a Dietary Educator with the FHT.

Students that meet verification standards for the ‘NLP Practitioner Certificate’ can apply to register with the Association for Neurolinguistic Programming ANLP.

Students registered with Qualifi that meet the outcomes of the Personalised Nutrition Practice Diploma (PNPD) Course assessed up to Level 6 will receive a Qualifi Endorsed Certificate. Qualifi is a recognised UK awarding organisation regulated in England by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).