Diploma in Health and Nutrition


Knowledge about Health and Nutrition is a basic necessity these days as the number of diseases and disorders are rising and nutrition plays a very vital role in the management of diseases and overall wellbeing.

Nutrition also plays a pivotal role in sustaining life and maintaining optimal health across the lifespan. It provides essential nutrients that serve as the building blocks for cells, tissues, and organs, supporting growth, development, and repair processes. Beyond basic sustenance, nutrition fuels metabolic activities, providing the energy required for physical and cognitive functions.

A well-balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats is integral for preventing chronic diseases, bolstering the immune system, and promoting overall well-being.

Nutrition also influences mental health and emotional balance, impacting mood regulation and cognitive function.

By making informed dietary choices and adhering to healthy eating patterns, individuals can optimize their health, enhance their quality of life, and mitigate the risk of disease, thereby enabling them to lead fulfilling and productive lives.

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the principles of health and nutrition, covering essential topics such as the importance of balanced diets, nutrients, dietary guidelines, and the impact of nutrition on overall health and well-being.

Learners of Health and Nutrition programs can pursue a wide range of career paths which includes a diverse opportunities to make a significant impact on individual and community well-being. Professionals in this field can work as a dietitians, nutritionists, public health educators, wellness coaches, food scientists, or researchers. They help individuals and populations adopt healthier lifestyles through nutrition education, personalized dietary planning, and preventive health strategies. Working in a clinical settings, community health organizations, schools, corporate wellness programs, food industry companies, or research institutions. By promoting evidence-based nutrition practices, advocating for health equity, and addressing public health challenges, professionals in health and nutrition contribute to improving health outcomes, reducing chronic disease burdens, and fostering healthier communities on a local and global scale.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Cell and Tissue
  • Nervous System and Endocrine System
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory System
  • Reproductive and Excretory System
  • Module 2: Introduction to Nutrients and their Classification

  • Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Proteins and Lipids
  • Micronutrients: Vitamins and Minerals
  • Module 3: Concept of Health & Disease

  • Definitions and classifications of health and disease
  • Factors influencing health
  • Epidemiology of deficiencies and diseases
  • Module 4: Introduction to Diet Planning and Nutrition in the Life Cycle: A Comprehensive Study

  • Introduction to RDA and Food exchange list
  • Diet Planning for Adulthood
  • Diet Planning for Infancy
  • Diet Planning for Childhood and Adolescent
  • Diet Planning for Elderly
  • Module 5: Introduction to Advanced Nutrition and Nutrition Assessment

  • Energy Metabolism
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Pre and Probiotics
  • Organic Foods
  • Phytochemicals and Antioxidants
  • Module 6: Introduction to Clinical Nutrition and Hospital Diet Planning

  • Introduction to Clinical Nutrition
  • Introduction to Hospital diets
  • Soft, liquid and Normal Diet
  • Module 7: Introduction to Therapeutic Nutrition and Recommended Approaches to Disease and Nutrition: Special Emphasis on Acute and Chronic Diseases

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Nutritional Management in Liver, Gall Bladder and Pancreatic Diseases
  • Nutritional Management of Renal Diseases
  • Hypothyroidism and Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Module 8: Medical Nutrition management and Bariatric Nutrition

  • Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Nutrition during Stress, Injury and Burn
  • Nutrition Management in Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Nutrition and Lifestyle Plan
  • Module 9: Weight Management and Eating Disorders

  • Planning balanced for weight management
  • Causes and consequences of obesity
  • Overview of eating disorders- Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa and their impact on health
  • Strategies for promoting healthy weight and preventing eating disorders
  • Module 10: Public Health and Community Nutrition

  • Primary Health Care-I: Concept and Organization Primary Health Care-II: Current Status in India
  • Primary Health Care-III: Delivery of Services
  • Health Programmes
  • Community Nutrition and Health
  • Module 11: Food Allergies and Diet Management

  • Introduction food allergy and intolerance
  • Classification and Difference
  • Diagnosis and Risk Factor
  • Dietary Management for Different Food Allergy
  • Dietary Management of Various Food Allergies
  • Module 12: Diet Counselling and Customizations

  • Principles of effective diet counselling
  • Customizing nutrition plans based on individual needs
  • Communication and counselling skills
  • Module 13: Practitioner Case Studies

  • Diet Planning for several lifestyle disorders i.e. Diabetes, Renal and Liver Cardiac Disorder, Gastrointestinal disorder and weight management
  • Module 14: Laboratory demonstration, practicals and instrument handling

  • Protein, Fat and Energy Kcal Estimation
  • Dish Planning
  • Food Labelling and Packet Analysis
  • Eligibility

    (10+ 2)

    Programme Duration

    The duration to complete this programme is 1 year.


    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 programmes 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.

    • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
    • – 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

    IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all Diploma, Executive, PG Diploma Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

    All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programmes, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programmes. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded a Diploma in Health and Nutrition by Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

    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 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, Food Drarzee, Oziva, Pure Nutrition (Herbs Nutriproducts Pvt. Ltd, Supplement companies, Fitness Cafés.

    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 Diploma programme in Health and 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:-

    • • Nutritionist/ Dietitian at various public and private organization
    • • Dietitian / Nutritionist at Hospitals, clinics, health centres, etc.
    • • Teacher in Schools / 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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