Post Graduate/Executive Diploma in Bariatric Nutrition (PGDBN/EDBN)


Bariatric Nutrition is a professional who uses their knowledge of nutrition and human physiology to improve the physical well-being of their clients by improving their diet. Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI is offering an opportunity to become a Certified Bariatric Nutrition for those who will be pleased to know that they can work in a wide variety of settings with a wide variety of clientele.

Bariatric surgery has proven to achieve greater weight loss than non-surgical management and has proven to maintain it in the long term. One of the main factors to be considered in the treatment is the nutrition management -Both pre operative and post-surgical care. Also, proper screening for nutrient deficiencies pre- and post-surgery is utmost essential. Therefore, is a need for understanding the causative and risk factors, medical nutrition therapy, types of surgery and the pre and post-surgery guidelines with medical nutrition therapy to manage obesity related complications A nutrition counsellor helps clients (i.e. patients, individuals, residents, groups, and children) develop healthy eating habits.

Post Graduate/Executive Diploma in Bariatric Nutrition, you may encourage healthy nutrition by speaking to the public about healthy foods, nutrition, and the relationship between healthy eating habits, and poor eating habits and overall lifestyle. This credential implies that you have achieved an advanced level of expertise and experience in the field.

Study Resources:

Module 1: Introduction to Gastrointestinal Function and its Disorder
Module 2: Nutrients (Role and Significance)
Module 3: Introduction to RDA and its Significance in Diet Planning
Module 4: Introduction to Clinical Nutrition And Enteral and Paternal Feeding
Module 5: Introduction To Bariatric Surgery and its Necessity
Module 6: The Components of Bariatric Surgery and Its associated Complications and Risks
Module 7: Nutritional Management of Pre – Operative Bariatric Surgery
Module 8: Nutritional Management of Post-Operative Bariatric Surgery
Module 9: Diagnosis And Management of Nutritional Deficiencies Post Operative Bariatric Surgery
Module 10: Overall Patient Management Approach in Bariatric Surgery
Module 11: Patient communication and sensitivity training after and before surgery
Module 12: Case studies and latest research in bariatric Nutrition


Any graduate/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline/ candidates with relevant work experience are eligible to apply for this certification.

Programme Duration

The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Executive Diploma).


The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective Online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Examination & Certification

All the participants are expected to appear for online assessment. After successfully qualifying the examination, the participants will be awarded the certification of Post Graduate/Executive Diploma in Bariatric Nutrition by Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies(CNDS), IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned elaborate study resources, Assessment test papers and case studies would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the website as well. The certification will be awarded after the required levels of knowledge, skills, professionalism and attitude are assessed through the IGMPI assessment process.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading Nutrition and Dietetics companies across the globe. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

In recent Months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working global healthcare and nutrition giants like HealthifyMe Pvt. Ltd., Fitelo, WellOwise, Wellspring Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Apollo Healthcare, Max Hospital, Insta Diet Meals Pvt. Ltd., Kolors Healthcare, Nordic Naturals, Neat Nutrition, Pure Nutrition (Herbs Nutriproducts Pvt. Ltd.), HUM Nutrition etc.

Future career prospects

Faculty of Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI's online programme is a professional programme targeted to cater the health industry needs trained health professionals. The information, guidance, practical training and off programme completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry. This would come true in the form of job roles and positions like that of Bariatric Nutritionists, Bariatric Dietitians, Diet Technicians /Bariatric Nutrition Experts, Bariatric Health Consultants, Position in Health Centers/ Hospitals/ Bariatric Surgery Clinics / Wellness centres more.

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