Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics


Nutrition and Dietetics is an emerging field of healthcare. It is not just a growing industry but a whole new area that understands the need for good food habits and imparts guidance to develop a healthy world. Growing public interest in taking control of one's health is likely to improve employment prospects for dietetics professionals. These professionals would design dietary treatments not only for diseased individuals but also work on some health drives for those who love to lead a hale and hearty lifestyle. The growing and aging population will also contribute to this increasing demand for precise nutrition information and diet plans.

CNDS has developed this comprehensive Nutrition & Dietetics training programme. This programme is designed to provide thorough knowledge of the subject to help you analyze the accurate body requirements and expertise your skills in science of Nutraceuticals, their good and their best. These nutraceuticals and health supplements are actually the soul to build a perfect diet schedule so that nailed diet therapy could be provided. This diploma programme is specially designed to equip individuals to meet the demands of the market.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Introduction to Human 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: Introduction to Food Science and its Principles

  • Introduction and understanding of food principles
  • Food Groups
  • Nutritive value and composition of different food groups
  • Module 4: Introduction to Diet Planning and Food Exchange list of All Life Span

  • 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: Advanced Nutrition

  • Energy Metabolism
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Pre and Probiotics
  • Organic Foods
  • Phytochemicals and Antioxidants
  • Module 6: Introduction to Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements

  • Introduction to Nutraceuticals
  • Classification
  • Uses, Roles
  • Nutritional Dietary and health Supplements
  • Supplements Labeling
  • Module 7: Introduction to Therapeutic Nutrition and Diet Planning

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Nutritional Management in Diabetes Mellitus
  • Nutritional Management of Coronary Heart Disease
  • Nutrition Care in Weight Management
  • Module 8: Introduction to Clinical Nutrition and Hospital Diets

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Hospital diets
  • Tube Feedings
  • Module 9: 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 10: Practitioner Case Studies

  • Diet Planning for several lifestyle disorders
  • 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 PG Diploma,Executive 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 Nutrition and Dietetics by Center 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 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 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 VLCC Healthcare, Fortis Healthcare, Hindustan wellness,Tata Memorial Centre, National Rural Health Mission, UNICEF, World Health Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National Centre for Disease Control, mediskool health services, Twin Health, Karma Ayurveda, Healthians, Cure Fit, Anjali Mukerjee Health Total, Narayana Health, Balance Nutrition, Max Healthcare, Cinta Medtech, Venkateshwar Hospital, Keto India, Novus Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Instafitness Pvt. Ltd., Revibe Health and Wellness, Fitelo, etc.

    Future career prospects

    Center 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 Nutritionists, Dietitians, Diet Technicians, Health Consultants, Position in Health Centers, Fitness Journalism and many more.

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