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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Natural Health Science

Scientific Nutrition via distance learning


Through the ages, man has wondered about the connection between nutrition and human health and performance. In scientific nutrition, health and wellness depend upon a dietary intake that provide all chemical nutrients vital to maintain the biochemical harmony of the body. Every disease, symptom, discharge, and pain indicates a chemical imbalance in the body. The realities of nutrition are based on the kind and quantity of nutrients contained in each food and that required to carry out the chemical reactions necessary to sustain a healthy life.


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


The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...

* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.


Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)


45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).


"Companies of today value those who demonstrate the will power, responsibility, motivation and capacity for self-improvement required by distance learning higher education." Business Today.

Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...



Faculty of Natural Health Science via distance learning


Faculty of Natural Health Science



Doctor Ph.D. Degree

Scientific Nutrition via distance learning


45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.


+ 45 Academic credits - Scientific Nutrition Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.



+ 45 Academic credits: Scientific Nutrition Online


BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).


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

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):

You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...


Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.


601NUT - Diets & Fasting
602NUT - Proteins & Carbohydrates
603NUT - Lipids & Fats
604NUT - Vitamins & Minerals
605NUT - Human Nutrition
606NUT - Digestion & Metabolism
607NUT - Oligotherapy
608NUT - Maternal & Infant Nutrition
609NUT - Biochemical Organic Balance
610NUT - Food Chemistry
611NUT - Food Processing
612NUT - Nutritional Assessment
613NUT - Nutritional Intervention
614NUT - Nutrition in Aging
615NUT - Orthomolecular & Scientific Nutrition
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Bibliography: Scientific Nutrition via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ 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. For example: Food Science.


Research work resources and network - Doctor - Scientific Nutrition:


AANC - American Association of Nutritional Consultants
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 Holísticos
CPT - Council of Holistic 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 - 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
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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Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. 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 en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...



+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).



Admission requirements: Doctor - Scientific Nutrition

Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...


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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Scientific Nutrition


The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...


EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.

The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Scientific Nutrition. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Scientific Nutrition to different Natural Health Science decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...


EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.

The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Scientific Nutrition, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...



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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Natural Health Science

Scientific Nutrition Online


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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Scientific Nutrition


Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning


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