The study of nutrition is universal and important to everyone. While nutrition professionals are specifically trained in the practice of nutrition science, their interventions are extended by other professionals who interface more closely with the general population. These ‘affiliated professionals’ should have a sound foundation in nutrition concepts and principles to avoid misinterpretations and conflicting information.

Training is offered at four (4) levels with certification at each level and participants can further undertake a practice component, for credentialing with suitable titles at each level.

The Foundation nutrition module is available for online study and is a pre-requisite for the applied nutrition or special interest areas of training, notably:

  1. Wellness Lifestyle Nutrition
  2. Sports Nutrition
  3. Nutrition Planning and meal standards for institutions

Course Outline

Foundation Functional Nutrition

For persons who influence the eating of others whether in homes, schools, at workplaces or elsewhere, and who wish to develop positive eating habits through wholistic approach to diet planning, healthy lifestyle and exercise management (coaches and physical education specialists).

UNIT 1    :    Scope of Functional Nutrition
UNIT 2    :    Healthy Eating from cultural and modern lifestyles contexts
UNIT 3    :    Controversies surrounding food and healthy eating
UNIT 4    :    Controversies surrounding food selection and preparation
UNIT 5    :    The whole day approach to diet planning
UNIT 6    :    Applying measurement to nutrition intake and food usage
UNIT 7    :    Evaluating menus and recipes
UNIT 8    :    Chemicals in food – as nourishment and medicinal supplements
UNIT 9    :    Efficacy in applying Nutrition Tools
UNIT 10  :    Integrating nutrition  into planning special interest areas (SIAs)


All the Applied Nutrition modules or SIAs require qualification at CSEC level English Language or the equivalent. Also, mathematics and at least one science subject are desirable. These subjects may be attained from the full training course leading to a diploma in wellness and nutrition or from the first year courses offered at most tertiary institutions.


Sports Nutrition Practice

Lifestyle Nutrition Transformation

Institutional Nutrition Productivity