Taught course


College of Naturopathic Medicine

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs or 2 A Levels, or equivalent academic and/or work experience. If you are able to demonstrate previous study or work experience you may apply to gain exemptions from some units. Please contact us for more information and to see if you qualify for direct enrolment.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

What is Naturopathic Nutrition

Naturopathic Nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine – an integral concept of healing in many indigenous societies. Today, we see that a return to chemical-free foods, along with other dietary measures, is an effective answer to many health complaints and common conditions.

CNM students learn about the physiological and biochemical processes involved in nourishment, and the energetic side of food as well.

Thousands of years ago, master healers in China perceived a way to classify food and disease according to simple, easily observed patterns; one eats cooling foods for overheated conditions, and warming foods are best for people who feel too cold. Detoxifying foods are for those who carry an excess of toxins, and building foods are good for deficient persons, and so on.

The traditional Chinese and East Indian Ayurvedic systems have been used with pinpoint accuracy to diagnose disease conditions, and to categorise foods as medicine.

The CNM Diploma Course in naturopathic nutrition brings together authentic traditions of Oriental medicine with current, Western research-based nutrition.

Why Study Naturopathic Nutrition with CNM

The CNM Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma Course provides high quality training that equips graduates to build highly successful practices.

Our nutrition courses are carefully structured so each study unit builds upon the previous one, allowing students to develop their confidence and skills, and reach their full potential as professional nutritionists.

Nutrition students are strongly encouraged to develop their own unique style of consultation and practise, through 200 hours of practical clinics.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Diploma
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

The College of Naturopathic Medicine
00 44 (0)1342 410 505