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Online Nutrition Course


Online Nutrition Course

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998,134 Students

Join the number one online nutrition course to grow your knowledge of health and nutrition. The 4 week nutrition certification online will help you improve your dietary knowledge while giving you the freedom to study at your own time and pace. Designed in consultation with top nutritionists and health & fitness professionals, our Professional Diploma in Nutrition is among the top online nutrition courses that not only allows you to carve a lifestyle that works for you but also the assurance & confidence to start a career as a nutritionist.

998,134 Successful Graduates

8 Interactive Lessons

4 Weeks Long

  1. Course Details
  2. Course Reviews

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 expand!

    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 expand!

    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 expand!

    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 expand!

    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 expand!

    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 expand!

    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 expand!

    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 expand!

    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.


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
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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.


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


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.

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