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Nutrition / Diet Therapy

BIRCHAM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Natural Health Science



Faculty of Natural Health Science

 

MODULE: Nutrition & Diet Therapy

Program delivered by distance learning higher education up to a maximum of 30 credits. This module may be combined or completed with other online university courses from this faculty.

 

DESCRIPTION: Nutrition & Diet Therapy

This program provides the nutritional therapeutic approaches in the prevention and treatment of common diseases and disorders. Every disease, symptom, discharge, and pain is the result of a chemical imbalance in the body. Therapeutic diets, dietary manipulation and supplementation are used to help restoring the normal physiological function and structural integrity of the body and its organs. Providing the adequate quantity, frequency and quality of micronutrients to our cells and tissues will restore the biochemical balance from which health and well-being spring.

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic Credits):

1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Holistic Nutrition
Diets & Fasting
Digestion & Metabolism
Biochemical Organic Balance
Orthomolecular Nutrition
Nutritional Assessment
Nutrition & Chronic Disease
Nutrition in Acute Care
Nutritional Intervention
Nutrition Therapy

 

Academic Supervisor: Leonie van Heerden
More information about this supervisor and instructors at Bircham University Human Network.

 

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DEGREE PROGRAMS: Nutrition & Diet Therapy

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. (Doctor) Programs. This distance learning degree program is designed at the postgraduate level – Master’s or Doctoral. This module may be easily adapted to complete the Specialist, Expert or Bachelor’s adult degree program requirements. A further option is the enrollment into the online university courses listed in this module.

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma in Nutrition & Diet Therapy (21 Academic Credits)
Select 5 courses for the Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of 10 courses from this specialization module in Nutrition & Diet Therapy.

 

Bachelor's Degree (B.A., B.S., B.B.A.) in Nutrition & Diet Therapy (130 Academic Credits)
30 credits for 10 Specialization Courses in Nutrition & Diet Therapy.
+ 60 credits in General Education may be transferred from previous education and experience.
+ 40 credits or 13 additional courses that may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree (M.B.A., M.S., M.A.) in Nutrition & Diet Therapy (35 to 50 Academic Credits)
30 credits for 10 Specialization Courses in Nutrition & Diet Therapy.
+ 13 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Final Project.

 

Doctorate (Doctor Ph.D. Degree) in Nutrition & Diet Therapy (45 to 70 Academic Credits)
30 credits for 10 Specialization Courses in Nutrition & Diet Therapy.
+ 18 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Thesis.
+ Some additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

 

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

This program is delivered by traditional correspondence instruction. Bircham International University will send to your address the physical program suggested textbooks. You will be requested to write 20 to 35 pages reports about these books. You submit these reports by email or mail. The reports are the course exams. Bircham International University will evaluate your required written work. If passed, you will earn the degree from Bircham International University. Read BIU Study Guide for more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring and evaluation.

 

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ADMISSION PROCESS:

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

Students enrolling into this program should be aware that:

1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of the program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment in the program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this program of study.
5. Language: Book and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in the course.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each degree program.
 

 

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SUBJECT COURSES: Nutrition & Diet Therapy

Each subject accounts for 3 credits.

 

Each of the following subjetcs may be studied as a continuing education course.

 

Holistic Nutrition

This course explores the role of nutrition for a healthy mind, body and spirit, the role of diet in disease prevention and wellness, the interdependence between eating choices and environmental sustainability, and the principles and practical uses of various alternative nutritional approaches. It also explains how to differentiate whole food supplements versus synthetic supplements.

Instructor: Leonie van Heerden

 

Diets & Fasting

This course provides an analysis and evaluation of various dietary regimes focusing on nutritional, spiritual and social belief systems concerning food: Vegetarianism, macrobiotics, raw food, food combining, and hereditary predisposition. It explains the benefits of fasting and different approaches to tissue cleansing and detoxification. It finally considers mental, emotional, physical and spiritual issues concerning diets and fasting.

Instructor: Leonie van Heerden

 

Digestion & Metabolism

This course deals with the digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients in the human body and the role of vitamins, minerals and enzymes in these processes. It covers the essential micronutrients in human metabolism and the effects of these substances on the cell and tissues to restore the biochemical balance from which health and well-being spring.

Instructor: Daniel Scott Janik

 

Biochemical Organic Balance

Every disease, symptom, discharge, and pain indicates a chemical imbalance in the body. A body that is chemically well-balanced will normalize itself. This course focuses on the chemical elements, their structure and their application, including vitamins, enzymes, proteins, starches, prostaglandins, and minerals found in foods in order to understand the biochemical organic balance from which health and well-being spring.

Instructor: Daniel Scott Janik

 

Orthomolecular Nutrition

This course presents an analysis of disease etiology (causation) from the perspective of the nutrition of the cell and tissues and details the organic deficiencies and malnutrition caused by the typical modern diet which imbalances our biochemistry. It explains how to recognize these deficiency signs and symptoms and identify good nutritional sources and available forms of dietary supplements for good health.

Instructor: Leonie van Heerden

 

Nutritional Assessment

This course reviews the dietary, clinical, and biochemical components in the assessment of the nutritional status of individuals and groups. It deals with the interrelationships of the nutrients and the effects of varying levels of nutrient intake and provides protocols for all situations, including clinical definitions, causative/ contributory factors, protective factors, assessments, and therapy for each condition.

Instructor: Leonie van Heerden

 

Nutrition & Chronic Disease

This course explores the pathophysiology of chronic disease related to nutrition (e.g., obesity, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes). It deals with the nutritional risk alterations in relation to public health, individual nutrition, and clinical intervention as well as the medical application of nutrition interventions related to chronic disease prevention and treatment.

Instructor: Daniel Scott Janik

 

Nutrition in Acute Care

This course explores the assessment of the nutritional demands and hypermetabolic response of trauma, surgery, organ failure, burns, AIDS, and neoplastic disease. It deals with the specialized nutritional support and substrate requirements in the acute care setting as well as the medical application of nutrition interventions related to acute care.

Instructor: Daniel Scott Janik

 

Nutritional Intervention

This course presents the nutritional therapeutic applications in the prevention and treatment of common diseases and disorders. It describes therapeutic diets, dietary manipulation and supplements to help restoring the normal physiological function and structural integrity of the body and its organs by providing its natural components. It explains strategies, counseling skills, and diet modifications to prevent and manage disease.

Instructor: Leonie van Heerden

 

Nutrition Therapy

This course presents the nutritional intervention strategies, counseling skills, and diet modifications that pertain to disease prevention and treatment of common diseases and disorders. It explains the normal nutrition needs of individuals at various age levels, the assessment of nutritional status, the nutritional values of foods and the appropriate dietary modifications to achieve the healing and clinical effect required by an effective nutrition therapy.

Instructor: Leonie van Heerden

 

 

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Accredited (Non USA CHEA). International legalization available.

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