Professional Diploma in Nutrition
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How healthy is your diet? Are you confused about what to eat? Do you want to help others improve their lifestyle? Our Nutrition programme is a 4-week guide to help you change or improve your lifestyle. You will learn how to create balanced meals, set goals, adapt eating to achieve your objectives and finally understand how to master your health. Ideal for anyone looking to lose weight, boost energy levels or for those who wish to add nutrition to their list of professional skills.

Internationally Accredited

998134 Successful Graduates

8 Interactive Lessons

4 Weeks Long

8 hours +

4 Weeks


First 7 Days FREE

4 Weeks



4 Weeks



4 Weeks



EQF Level 5

Annual Salary Prospective

From $20,000 to $80,000+

Module I - Introduction


8 Interactive Lessons

Weekly Assignments + Fun Quizzes

If you miss a lesson, you can always view the recordings later.

  • Lesson 1 -

    Health is Your wealth


    How is your nutrition right now? Are you eating enough? Are you over-eating? This lesson provides you with the tools to calculate your requirements and assess your own lifestyle. You will learn how to take your baseline measurements determine where, if any improvements are required.

  • Lesson 2 -

    Magical Macros


    Learn exactly what Carbs, Protein and Fat are and where to find them in foods. You will develop the knowledge you need to balance nutrients and examine the parts of your diet, which may need improvement. You will also gain an understanding of how the food we eat can affect our health.

  • Lesson 3 -

    Mighty Micros


    What about Vitamins and Minerals? We need those little guys too. Learn the importance of the micros and where to get them. What happens if you do not include micronutrients in your diet daily? Do you drink water? Find out why we need water in the body and the effects of dehydration on the body.

  • Lesson 4 -

    Diets of the World


    Around the world, there are many Healthy Eating Pyramids or Guidelines. Do you know the guidelines in your country? In this lesson, you will review some of the global guidelines. Do they include enough vegetables? Do they eliminate food groups? Which do you think is the easiest to follow?

  • Lesson 5 -

    Helping Yourself


    In lesson 5, you will gain experience in manipulating nutrition to suit your individual needs. Do you want to lose weight? Are you very active? Are you hindering your progress by eating fast food? Learn how to calculate your macronutrients to help achieve your goals.

  • Lesson 6 -

    Energise Your life


    Do you suffer from a 3pm slump? Do you rely on sugar or caffeine to pull you through the day? Follow our top tips to confidently continue your lifestyle change and create long term results. This lesson is not to be missed.

  • Lesson 7 -

    Body & Mind


    Do you have a stressful home or work life? Do you get enough sleep? Have you experienced feelings of anxiety or depression? Our mind, body and nutrition are all connected. This lesson will give simple but effective diet changes to suit your lifestyle and improve wellness.

  • Lesson 8 -

    Specialised Diets


    Are you a vegetarian or vegan? Do you have Coeliac disease or digestive issues? Do you have an intolerance or allergy? Do you have special food requirements that can hinder your food choices? Develop the skills to read labels, avoid food contamination and ensure you are still achieving optimal nutrition through the right foods.

Module II - Lifecycle Module

  • Week 1: Optimum Nutrition for Mother & Baby expand

    In this lesson you get a clear overview of the essential elements of nutrition which need to be taken into consideration pre-conception, during pregnancy, lactation, breast feeding and weaning.

  • Week 2: Nutrition for Children expand

    We all know what children should be eating but this lesson looks at what children are eating as well as overcoming nutritional issues for children. We take a look at fussy eaters and overcoming childhood obesity which is on the rise at an alarming rate.

  • Week 3: Nutrition for Teenagers expand

    The teenage years are of vital importance to ensure optimum health as we age. This lessons explores nutritional concerns for teenagers such as inappropriate slimming, drinking alcohol and taking an introductory look at nutrition for the teenage athlete.

  • Week 4: Optimising Nutrition as We Age expand

    Nutrition during adulthood is vitally important to ensure an excellent quality of life as we age and to prevent disease, but also to cope with all of the hormonal changes which take place as we go through the lifecycle. A special emphasis will be placed on men’s and women’s health.

Module III - Special Diets Module

  • Week 1: Nutritional Management of Digestive Disorders expand

    In this lesson we will focus in on Crohn’s disease, IBS, lactose intolerance and Coeliac disease. Some people have claimed that changing their diet has drastically improved their quality of life and allows them to cope with their digestive disorders.

  • Week 2: Food Allergies and Intolerances expand

    Here you will learn more about how diet can be adapted to food allergies and food hypersensitivity. We will look at processes such as food exclusion in the treatment of food hypersensitivity.

  • Week 3: Treating Nutritional Deficiencies expand

    Learn how to identify different nutritional deficiency disorders such as anaemia, osteoporosis among others. Learn how to prevent their onset and also take a detailed look at how to treat them using diet.

  • Week 4: Vegetarian and Raw Food Diets expand

    The rise of nutritional disorders has led to a subsequent rise in individuals who are looking to meet their nutritional needs through raw food and plant based diets. Learn how to follow these diets safely and without putting yourself at risk of nutritional deficiency.

Module IV - Diet & Disease Module

  • Week 1: Eating Disorders and Mental Health expand

    In this lesson we get beyond the food and see what is causing the rise in eating disorders, how they can be treated and most importantly how they can be prevented. We will also be looking at the role that diet and exercise play in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health issues.

  • Week 2: Diet to Treat Diabetes and Obesity expand

    Learn how to develop a diet for the treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease among others. We will be discussing new research in the area which covers the best pathway to achieving amazing results.

  • Week 3: Diet and Cancer expand

    In this lesson we will be taking a look at cancer and studies highlighting the role of nutrition in preventing cancer. Learn how to boost your immune system through a nutritious diet. A very interesting lesson and one that is relevant to us all!

  • Week 4: Delivering Effective Nutritional Advice expand

    Learn what drives food choice. Learn about cultural and religious factors which affect food choice. Learn how to adapt your nutritional knowledge for the individual. We will also take an in depth look at motivation and how to achieve and sustain it.

  • Ross Silke
    Ross Silke
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    Amazing courses! Great people! Love the learning environment! Highly recommended and affordable! Anyone can learn at their own pace. I now have 23 different diplomas from Shaw and counting, lol.

  • Caroline Bee
    Caroline Bee
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    I am doing the Personal Nutrition course with the wonderful tutor Michelle with her lovely lilting accent!!. At first I wasn't sure how I would get on with web learning etc but have found it very easy to navigate, access and look through.

  • Stacey De Beer
    Stacey De Beer
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    I love my diet weight loss and nutrition course thank you to my lecturer Stacey your amazing and very helpful thank u for making our lesson fun and interesting really glad and water challenge and exercise challenge accepted going to make u proud and all fellow students would love to communicate and help each other

  • Carol Lewis Akers
    Carol Lewis Akers
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    Such a variety of courses available with wonderful interaction during webinars. I love he Sports Nutrition course I am currently taking, so much that I have signed up for several more courses.

  • Lori Bess Young
    Lori Bess Young
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    Sorry for the long review but felt it was important. I want to review the FABULOUS course through the Shaw Academy on Diet & Weight Loss Management.

  • Patty Fernandes
    Patty Fernandes
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    The personal nutrition course has been great so far. If you are just learning about health, they start off with very basic information so this is a great place to start.

  • Jehey Vy
    Jehey Vy
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    I love the personal nutrition course by Michelle. Her personality is lovely.

  • Zoné Meiring
    Zoné Meiring
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    Thank you for a fantastic online platform! I've so far done the personal nutrition and is currently working through the advance nutrition course. I've also signed up for the child nutrition and the diet and weight loss course.

  • Mfon Kachi
    Mfon Kachi
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    I have only had 3 lesson so far in the diet and weight management program and I'm already able to advise people on healthy eating habits and plans and explain to them what happens in the body when certain foods are eaten. I am also very happy with the interactive approach Stacy takes in teaching the course, it makes it very interesting and something to look forward to even though I have to sit up and listen to it at night after a very busy day because of my time zone.

  • Pearl Louw
    Pearl Louw
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    I recently started the "Diet & Weight Management" course and have not enjoyed learning about something new, as much as I am this one, in the longest time. I get more excited with every lesson and cannot wait to have the correct knowledge to help me improve my life style.

998134 Successful Graduates

32+ Interactive Lessons & Recordings

16 Weeks

8 Hours

Free Course Toolkits & Study Material

Annual Salary Prospective

From $20,000 to $80,000+

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