Certificate in Functional Nutrition


Certificate in Functional nutrition will give an insight to the students about the functional aspect of Nutrition and its role in therapeutics and gut health.

Functional Nutrition is an approach to nutrition that focuses on the therapeutic potential of food and nutrients to support and optimize the body's functions. It goes beyond the traditional view of nutrition, which mainly emphasizes the prevention of nutrient deficiencies, and instead looks at the ways in which specific foods and nutrients can positively impact physiological processes.

It also guides the relationship of nutrition with food, sleep, stress, fitness, and harmful environmental variables. Gut health being the outmost focused area and its relationship with the dietary supplements, Fortified, Enriched, Enhanced and Foods for special dietary use.

Also it includes cutting-edge nutrition assessment and diagnostic tools for various diseases/ disorders. As you dive deep into integrative medical nutrition therapies, you will learn to identify and resolve core imbalances that lie at the root of most chronic health conditions, helping your clients

Apart from this the focus will be on diet planning and diet counselling on the functional aspect of nutrition

On completion of this certificate course student will be able to gain knowledge regarding:-

  • Functional Nutrition and Dietary supplements
  • Probiotics, Prebiotics and Gut Health
  • Functional Detoxification through Nutrition
  • Relationship of Nutrition with food, sleep, stress, fitness, and harmful environmental variables from functional point of view
  • Fortified, Enriched, Enhanced and Foods for special dietary and therapeutic use
  • Strengthen immunity and resolve autoimmune conditions
  • Reduce toxic burden and decrease the risk of environmentally acquired illness
  • Diet planning from the functional aspect of Nutrition
  • This Certificate programme opens new ways for health professionals including dietitians, doctors, pharmacologists, hospital technicians, etc. to gain more knowledge regarding Functional Nutrition. It gives a professional outlook to the people in these fields. They will be able to review patients in the hospital setups as well as clinics. It also beneficial for home makers to understand about this epidemic and its dietary changes.

    Practitioners of functional nutrition, such as functional nutritionists or dietitians, work with individuals to create customized nutrition plans that aim to restore balance, support the body's natural healing processes, and optimize overall health. This approach is gaining popularity as people seek more holistic and personalized solutions to their health concerns.

    After completion of this course one can work as an dietitian specialist in Functional Nutrition, Patient care manager at MNCs and Health centres, Research Dietitian at various organizations, Nutrition Nurse at Hospitals, health centres, nursing homes, Volunteers at Orphanages for patients, Dietician in hospitals and Nutritionists in health clinics, health centres and MNCs. Also they can work as a project assistant, project associate and chief nutritionist in NGO's and private organizations.

    It will also enable an individual to avail of jobs at government, community and private hospitals, community and private clinics, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies as an Functional Nutrition educator / Dietitian. One can work as a Functional Nutrition counsellor and assist doctor in counselling their patients in any private clinic/hospital.

    Programme Structure

    Module 1: Introduction to Human Biology and Body Functions

    Module 2: Nutrients and their metabolic pathway

    Module 3: Understanding Nutrition (Basic diets for normal conditions/RDA)

    Module 4: Advanced Nutrition

    Module 5: Introduction to Functional Nutrition and Dietary supplements

    Module 6: Functional Nutrition Therapy and Holistic Approach to Healing

    Module 7: Relationship of Nutrition with food, sleep, stress, fitness, and harmful environmental variables

    Module 8: Fortified, Enriched, Enhanced and Foods for special dietary use

    Module 9: Probiotics, Prebiotics and Gut Health

    Module 10: Functional Detoxification through Nutrition

    Module 11: Practitioner Case Studies


    Any Graduate/ B.tech/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are also eligible.

    Programme Duration

    The duration to complete this programme is 6 Months.


    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.

    Assessment & Certification

    All the participants are expected to appear for online assessment. After successfully qualifying the examination, the participants will be awarded the Certificate in Functional Nutrition by Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics (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 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 Food and Agriculture 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 ProFit Functional Fitness Centre, The Functional Nutrition Clinic, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Fortis Hospital, HealthifyMe Pvt. Ltd., Fitelo, WellOwise, Wellspring Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Cloudnine Hospital, Kolors Healthcare, Nordic Naturals, Neat Nutrition, Pure Nutrition (Herbs Nutriproducts Pvt. Ltd.), HUM Nutrition, Narayana Multispeciality Clinic, Manipal Hospital, Smile Foundation India, Jeevam Health, etc.

    Future career prospects

    Centre of Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI’s online programme is a professional programme targeted to cater the health industry needs trained health professionals.

    The need for Nutrition in specific filed is becoming a necessity these days. Companies / Organizations are hiring manpower in the specialized fields. The information, guidance, practical training and off programme completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry.

    After the successful completion of certificate programmer in Functional Nutrition, a student can seek job in various sectors like Government, Non-Government Organizations, Multi-National Companies, private clinics, hospitals, health centres, colleges, institutes etc.

    To be exact in the job specific terms a student can opt jobs as:-

  • Functional Nutritionist/ Dietitian at various public and private organization
  • Dietitian / Nutritionist at Hospitals, clinics, health centres, etc.
  • Teacher/ lecturer/ professor in Colleges or Institutes
  • Community worker at NGO & Government Organizations
  • Telehealth Nutritionist, Nutrition Consultant for Healthcare Institutions, etc.
  • Patient care manager at MNCs and Health centres.
  • Research Dietitian at various organizations
  • Nutrition Nurse at Hospitals, health centres, nursing homes

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    Programme Fee details

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