Nutrition Therapist Course Testimonials
"I wanted to invest in a college where you are not just a number/another student, they had such a warm and friendly approach to all of my enquires, going back to studying was a huge thing for me as it is for most people, I wanted to make the right choice of where to do it!, Thank you Alternative Training"
Joanne Hunt, UK
The Alternative Training Nutrition course ticks all the boxes for me. Home study and a flexible time-frame allows me to balance my learning with other commitments, whilst the quick turn-around of assignments, tutor availability and clinical practice component mean that I am getting quality teaching input and interactive learning which is necessary for me to build skills and confidence. The student sign-in area of the school’s website is an excellent resource should I wish to take advantage of it, and I particularly like that the school checks in with me to see how I am progressing, or to give me a gentle nudge when I might be struggling to stay focused! Best of all, the course leads to a nutritional therapy qualification which is accredited by a recognised professional body. I did my research before choosing Alternative Training to study with, and I could not find this combination of elements anywhere else. I'm really impressed!
Nicola Walgate, UK
I spent many months researching different online nutritional teaching providers and by far the most comprehensive I came across is the Alternative Training Nutritional Therapist Diploma. From looking at the course in detail and speaking with the college, I felt reassured that I would be at a competent enough level to be able to practice with clients confidently upon successful completion.
I feel I have integrated well into the college through online learning, chat room lectures, phone communication, but more importantly attending the actual college in Stroud for various training and supplement days where I have met many diverse and interesting fellow students. I am thoroughly enjoying the course, because although very in-depth, it is put across in an easy to grasp concept with lots of support readily available. I am very much looking forward to starting my own practice, whilst continuing to study further with Alternative Training to build knowledge upon my fascinating never ending learning journey. I think it will be a relationship for life
The tutoring was wonderful. Their encouragement and support made studying a really fulfilling experience. Having not done any formal studying for over 17 years (and in a completely different field). I was initially quite daunted at the task ahead but the tutoring style helped me to settle into the course very easily. I have never been personally inspired by any teacher/lecturer throughout my years in school or university but the tutor certainly did this for me and I feel very privileged to have been mentored by them.
The A&P course content was more interesting that I had anticipated and was written in an engaging way to provide the correct level of knowledge required to compliment the nutrition units. The nutrition part of the course was very relevant and up to date with the latest nutritional understanding and the course book list included a superb variety of important health topics. I particularly enjoyed Nutrition Unit 4 which, for me, pulled the rest of the course together and made complete sense of the whole subject of naturopathic nutrition. Whilst I had a general appreciation of nutrition before starting the course, I have gained a huge amount of knowledge and enjoyed the course enormously.
I would certainly consider further training with Alternative Training in the future. I found the flexibility of the course structure worked perfectly for me. Having signed up for the course, the materials arrived very quickly and were all nicely presented and self-explanatory.
Claus Mikosch, Spain
The main reason I wanted to do the nutrition course was very simple - as I was going to work as a professional in the health sector, I wanted to know at least the basics about general nutrition. "You are what you eat" is a simple but very true phrase - the best therapy won't work properly if the nutrition of the patient is poor. Therefore it is important to know at least to some extent about the consequences of an inappropriate diet, and to be able to give advice on some simple but powerful changes in diet. The course offered by "alternative training" is perfect. You learn the basics about nutrition without being overwhelmed by strange words, heaps of numbers and weird philosophies. Instead, you learn the common sense side of nutrition, the stuff that is actually logical and usable in every day practice. The assignments are fun to do, the support you get from the mentors is great and above all helpful, and the knowledge that you gain can be summed up like this - absolutely essential!
Jenny Whittick, UK
I found the Nutrition Course was very well written and presented. I particularly enjoyed the contrast between the 2 text books, one being from an alternative point of view and the other so scientific.
The knowledge, and practise cases from assignments, has enabled me to help my clients especially when they really don't know where to start to make improvements to their diet.
I have found being able to explain to people why they should change their diet has helped them to make the changes. Most commonly it is a misunderstanding about blood sugar levels and two clients this year actually never needed their homeopathy after they changed from eating sweet sugary things to more complex carbohydrates.
Overall I think this course is an excellent Countinuing Proefessional Development tool because it makes you think about what goes in to the body as fuel and nutrients, alongside the alternative treatments like homeopathy or massage which people sometimes think will work well on their own.
It is good to be able to quote some facts at people to help them, eg why they need to drink more water, and what it is used for in the body has helped several teenagers to realise they need to drink more water. Previously I found teenagers have been reluctant because they think they are just being nagged.
Charu Ramesh, Singapore
I found this course very useful in terms of understanding nutritional needs. It was simple, easy to understand, yet very informative. It has helped me pay more attention to food and diet issues that come up in consultations especially with children. The Book on Diet and Nutrition By Rudolph Ballantine was especially helpful.
Lizi Rayner, UK
After many hours of extensive research and countless enquires I decided to bite the bullet and start studying with Alternative Training. I decided upon Alternative Training for several reasons. Firstly they are a small family run business who care about the environment. I wanted to invest in a college where you are not just a number/ another student. Secondly they had such a warm and friendly approach to all of my enquires, going back to studying was a huge thing for me as it is for most people, I wanted to make the right choice of where to do it! Thirdly I wanted a course which meant I could study at my own pace from paper and books, not on a computer screen. I started studying in May deciding to tackle anatomy and physiology first. It is intense and at times hard but the content is well laid out and flows effortlessly from one unit to the next, making it so easy to see how all of the bodily systems are connected. The tutor assigned to me is supportive, encouraging and at hand to answer any questions.
The course is opening both my eyes and my brain and I look forward to each study period.
Thankyou Alternative Training.
Christine Unland, Germany
The general presentation of the Nutrition course is good and it was everything that it meant to be - an add-on to a therapist - in my case a pharmacist. I liked the course level, and found that retained it well - it didn't go too much into detail but gave a good overview. I thought the amount of work was about right. The course certainly helps in my work life so I can only recommend doing it. I liked that I had 2 years time to complete because at some stage I moved and did a lot of travelling where I obviously didn't work on the course.
Dianne Darville, UK
The course has opened a complete new world for me. I thought I understood my body but what an eye opener the course has been to the extent that I want to keep studying more content. I already teach nutrition and weight management but now can educate my members on a much higher scale as well as taking on individual clients for consultations.
There is a saying ‘the way to a man’s heart is his stomach’ and I now understand that meaning in a completely different way. The majority of problems within the body and mind relate to the digestion system; how we treat our bodies and what we feed them is one of the most important things we do. As all body systems are connected, get that wrong and you can cause all sorts of problems within the body and mind - including the heart.
Kate Perry, UK
I feel so uplifted and inspired by the course, it is something I undertook for my own personal use but going forward I know it has changed my life and eventually will change my career.