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Faculty of Natural Health Science



Faculty of Natural Health Science

 

Nutrition & Diet Therapy via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Nutrition & Diet Therapy Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Nutrition & Diet Therapy Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Nutrition & Diet Therapy Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Nutrition & Diet Therapy Online via distance learning

 

This program describes the nutrition-based therapies to prevent and treat common diseases and disorders. Every disease, symptom, discharge, and pain result from a biochemical imbalance in the body. Therapeutic diets, food, and nutritional supplements are used to restore the normal physiological functioning and structural integrity of the body and its organs. Supplying our cells and tissues with the adequate quantity, frequency, and quality of micronutrients will restore the biochemical balance from which health and well-being spring.

 

Academic Supervisor : Leonie van Heerden
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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

 

 

Nutrition & Diet Therapy via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Nutrition & Diet Therapy Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Nutrition & Diet Therapy via distance learning = 30 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Nutrition & Diet Therapy Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Nutrition & Diet Therapy via distance learning = 30 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and experience for the completion of this distance learning degree) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Nutrition & Diet Therapy Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Nutrition & Diet Therapy via distance learning = 30 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Nutrition & Diet Therapy Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Nutrition & Diet Therapy via distance learning = 30 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

Study from anywhere in the world and at any time in the year.

 

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this 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 into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education adult degree program. More info...

 

 

Nutrition & Diet Therapy via distance learning

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).
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Holistic Nutrition
This course explores the role of nutrition and diet in promoting a healthy mind, body, and spirit; preventing diseases; and maintaining wellness. It also discusses the interdependence between eating choices and environmental sustainability and the principles and practical uses of various alternative nutritional approaches. It also teaches how to differentiate between whole food and synthetic supplements.
Academic Supervisor : Leonie van Heerden

Diets & Fasting
This course provides an analysis and evaluation of various dietary regimes. It focuses on the nutritional, spiritual, and social aspects of food believes believes: Vegetarianism, macrobiotics, raw food, food combining, and hereditary predisposition. It explains the benefits of fasting and the different approaches used to ensure tissue cleansing and detoxification. It finally considers the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual issues related to diets and fasting.
Academic Supervisor : Leonie van Heerden

Digestion & Metabolism
This course discusses the principles of digestion, absorption, and nutrients metabolism as well as the role of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in these processes. It enumerates the essential micronutrients used in human metabolism and the effects they have on restoring and maintaining the biochemical balances of cell and tissues.
Academic Supervisor : 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 structures, 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.
Academic Supervisor : Marcos Mazzuka Petitta

Orthomolecular Nutrition
This course analyzes disease etiology (causation) from cell and tissue nutrition-based perspective. It overviews the organic deficiencies and malnutrition caused by a typical modern diet that 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.
Academic Supervisor : Leonie van Heerden

Nutritional Assessment
This course reviews the dietary, clinical, and biochemical components used in the assessment of a person and/or group's nutritional status. It discusses the interrelationships between these nutrients and their effect(s) when subjected to varying levels of nutrient intake. It provides detailed protocols for the nutritional assessment of various situations. These protocol describe clinical definitions, causative/ contributory factors, protective factors, assessments, and therapy for each condition.
Academic Supervisor : Leonie van Heerden

Nutrition & Chronic Disease
This course explores the effects of nutrition on the pathology of chronic diseases mainly obesity, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, hypertension, and diabetes. It discusses the risks of nutritional imbalances on public health, individual nutrition, and clinical intervention. It also revises the medical application of nutritional interventions in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.
Academic Supervisor : Daniel Scott Janik

Nutrition in Acute Care
This course explores the nutritional demands and hyper metabolic responses in intensive cases of trauma, surgery, organ failure, burns, AIDS, and neoplastic diseases. It discusses the use and role of specialized nutrition in intensive care and its medical implications.
Academic Supervisor : 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 dietary supplements used to help restore 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.
Academic Supervisor : Leonie van Heerden

Nutrition Therapy
This course presents the nutritional intervention strategies, counseling skills, and the 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.
Academic Supervisor : Leonie van Heerden

 

Admission - Nutrition & Diet Therapy Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

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 distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

Nutrition & Diet Therapy Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

AANC - American Association of Nutritional Consultants

AAOT - American Academy of Ozonotherapy

ABMO - Associação Brasileira de Medicina Ortomolecular

ABNE - Associação Brasileira de Nutrição Esportiva

ABRAN - Asociación Brasileña de Nutrología

ADNC - Association de Diététique et Nutrition Critiques

ADNO - Association pour le Developpement de la Nutrition Orthomoleculaire

AENTOC - Asociación Española de Nutricionistas y Terapeutas Ortomoleculares Cualificados

AFDN - Association Française des Diététiciens Nutritionniste

ANA - American Nutrition Association

ANMA - American Nutritional Medical Association

ASN - American Society for Nutrition

BANT - British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy

BDA - British Dietetic Association

CFN - Conselho Federal de Nutricionistas

CNCB - Clinical Nutrition Certification Board

CPT - Consejo Profesional de Terapeutas

CPT - Council of Professional Therapists

EASO - European Association for the Study of Obesity

FENS - Federation of European Nutrition Societies

FESNAD - Federación Española de Sociedades de Nutrición, Alimentación y Dietética

FINUT - Fundación Iberoamericana de Nutrición

FNTP - Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners

IAACN - The International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists

IAEDP - International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation

IONC - International Organization of Nutritional Consultants

ISOM - International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine

ISSN - International Society of Sports Nutrition

IUNS - International Union of Nutritional Sciences

NANP - National Association of Nutritional Practitioners

NNA - Naturopathic Nutrition Association

NNHSA - Nutrition and Natural Health Science Association

NTA - Nutritional Therapy Association

NTEC - Nutritional Therapy Education Commission

OHMS - Orthomolecular Health Medicine Society

OMNES - Organisation des Médecines Naturelles et d'Education de Santé

SBAN - Sociedade Brasileira de Alimentação e Nutrição

SEDCA - Sociedad Española de Dietética y Ciencias de la Alimentación

SEÑ - Sociedad Española de Nutrición

SENO - Sociedad Española de Nutrición Ortomolecular

SFN - Société Française de Nutrition

SFNEP - Société Francophone Nutrition Clinique et Métabolisme

SFNS - Société Française de Nutrition du Sport

SLAN - Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nutrición

SNFS - Society of Nutrition and Food Science

SPCNA - Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências da Nutrição e Alimentação

TNS - The Nutrition Society

UFNA - Union Française pour la Nutrition et l'Alimentation

WOF - World Obesity Federation

 

 

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