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Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics

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A Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics is a specialized program that focuses on the principles of nutrition, dietary planning, and the promotion of overall health and well-being through proper dietary practices. This course typically covers topics such as anatomy and physiology, food science, nutritional biochemistry, and the role of nutrients in maintaining health. Students learn how to assess dietary needs, create personalized nutrition plans, and address various nutritional challenges.

The curriculum often includes practical components such as clinical rotations or internships, allowing students to gain hands-on experience in working with individuals or communities to improve their dietary habits. Graduates of this diploma program are equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue careers as nutritionists, dietitians, or health educators, and they play a crucial role in helping people make informed choices about their diet to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle

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Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics

Overview: The diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics is a specialized program designed to provide in-depth knowledge and practical skills in the fields of nutrition, health promotion, and disease prevention. This program is tailored for individuals seeking advanced expertise in understanding the intricate relationship between diet, lifestyle, and overall well-being.

Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics syllabus

Paper 1: Anatomy and Physiology Of the System  (6 hours) 

  • Skeletal system
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Circulatory system
  • Respiratory system
  • Gastro-Intestinal system
  • Excretory system
  • Body Fluids

  Introduction to food science (5 hours)

  • Introduction to food and nutrients,
  • Food group, basic methods of preparation of foods.
  • Cereals and millets
  • pulses and legumes
  • milk and milk products
  • fish, poultry
  • meat and egg
  • Vegetables and fruits
  • oils and fats
  • beverages and food additives

 Basic Principles of Nutrition (5 hours)

  • Food is a basic human need
  • Nutrients- CHO, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, water
  • Health problems
  • Intake of food
  • Mechanism
  • Malnutrition
  • Factors affecting nutrient absorption

  Normal nutrition (5 hours)

  • A balanced diet, food guide pyramid, principles of menu planning and need of planning menu.
  • RDA
  • Infancy and preschool, School-going and Adolescence, adult, pregnancy, lactation, geriatric, sports nutrition and nutrition for special cases.

 Paper -2 Low Carb Nutrition (5 hours)

  • Introduction and potential benefits of LCN
  • Low Carb Diet and Cholesterol
  • Low Carb Diet and PCOS
  • Low Carb Diet and Cheat Meals
  • Intermittent Fasting
  • Low Carb Diet and Its Side Effects
  • Low Carb Diet and Uric Acid
  • Foods not allowed in Low Carb Diet
  • Foods allowed in Low Carb Diet
  • Low Carb Diet food menu preparation
  • Different Types of Ketogenic Diets
  • How to identify that you are in Ketosis
  • Tips to protect Ketosis
  • Fast Weight Loss Tips in Keto Diet
  • Keto rash
  • Body Types
  • Diet for Pregnancy and Lactation
  • How to Stop Keto Diet
  • LCN diet and recipes.

 Paper-3 Therapeutic Nutrition (6 hours)

  • Therapeutic diets
  • Basic Knowledge of Hospital practice
  • Diet therapy, nutritional care in energy imbalance
  • Nutritional care in certain diseases
  • Diet for fever
  • Diet for weight imbalance
  • Diet for gastrointestinal tract diseases
  • Diet for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Diet for Cholesterol
  • Diet for Insulin Resistance 
  • Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Diet for Kidney Stones
  • Diet for PCOS/PCOD
  • Elimination Diets
  • Diet for kidney diseases
  • Diet for Liver Diseases
  • Diet for Hypertension
  • Diet for Diabetes
  • Diet for Pregnancy
  • Diet for Lactation
  • Diet in cardiovascular diseases

 Paper -4 Sports Nutrition (6 hours)

  • Introduction
  • Defining an Athlete
  • Types of Sports
  • Energy Requirements for Athletes
  • Phosphocreatine System
  • Glycolytic or Lactic Acid System
  • Aerobic System
  • Cardio zones Part-1 and Part-2
  • Energy Requirements for Athletes TDEE
  • Case Study-1,2,3,4
  • Protein requirements for athletes Part-1&2
  • Fluid requirement -Water
  • Nutrient Timing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Sports-specific nutrition and clinical sports nutrition
  • Exercise Nutrition
  • Sports Supplements

 Paper-4 Dietetics (3 hours)

  • Introduction to dietetics,
  • Role of Dietician.
  • Nutrition Care Process.
  • Routine hospital diets.
  • Modification of diet: principle and purpose.

 Diet Planning (6 hours)

  • Principles of diet planning
  • How to make a diet plan
  • 10 rules of diet
  • Essential elements of diet
  • Plan diet for different diseases

 Dietary Supplements (6 hours)

  • Functional foods
  • Nutraceuticals and dietary supplements
  • Health problems and diseases that can be prevented or cured by nutraceuticals
  • Introduction to free radicals

 Food Microbiology, Food allergies and Diet Management (3 hours)

  • Food Microbes
  • Introduction food allergy and intolerance
  • Classification and Difference
  • Diagnosis and Risk Factor
  • Dietary Management for Different Food Allergy
  • Dietary Management of Various Food Allergies

 Paper-6 -Nutritional Biochemistry (4 hours)

  • Enzymatic digestion and absorption and transport of bulk nutrients- carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
  • CHO metabolism
  • Protein metabolism
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Drug and nutrient interaction

 Weight management and Exercise (5 hours)

  • Basics of body composition and measurements
  • Basic concepts of weight management
  • Role of exercise in weight management
  • Planning for weight management
  • Healthy diet plan for obesity and underweight 

One-month Internship and Case studies

Board Exam (Online)

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be required to take six online exams, consisting of multiple-choice questions. Those who pass this exam will be awarded an internationally accredited Diploma certificate at the Expert level.

After completing all the courses from Kerala Low Carb Academy, the hard copy of the original certificate will be couriered to your home address.

Delivery Format: The program may include a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, case studies, and potentially a supervised internship or research project.

Career Opportunities: Graduates are well-prepared for careers as nutrition consultants, clinical nutritionists, public health nutritionists, wellness program coordinators, and educators in various settings, including healthcare institutions, community organizations, and private practices. This certification equips graduates to work as nutrition wellness coaches in various settings, including wellness centres, fitness facilities, and private practice.

Eligibility

+2 / Pre Degree / Equivalent Certificates

Duration:

6 month + 1-month Internship

Accreditation:

Kerala Low Carb Academy is globally accredited by the American board of Education and recognized by the state of California, USA. All our certification courses are authorized by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH), in England and Ireland. All our courses are incorporated under the Ministry of corporate affairs, Government of India.

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