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Want to help people live healthier, happier lives? Take the next step in your professional development with our online nutritionist courses.

Developed in consultation with highly successful and experienced nutritionists, our learning programmes give you the tools you need to succeed in this rewarding and fast-growing industry.

Explore our course breakdown below or enroll now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enroll in our nutritionist courses online, you will complete the following units of study:

    2Weight loss
    3Diets and planning diets
    5Food and energy levels
    6Preventative measures
    8Medical conditions
    9Digestion and absorption
    10Assessing nutritional needs
    11Protein, vitamins, minerals, water, nutrients, carbohydrates and fats
    12Food processing
    14Creating plans
    15Counselling skills
    16Providing consultations to clients
  • How Will You Benefit?

    There are many benefits associated with studying our nutritionist course. For example, you will:

    • Fast track your career in natural health / nutritionist work
    • Study a course that has been developed in conjunction with senior nutritionists
    • Avoid the expense and inconvenience of attending classes in person
    • Study at your own pace, allowing you to fit your course around existing commitments
    • Have your own personal tutor for the duration of the course
    • Pay upfront for a 10% reduction in course fee, or choose our interest-free weekly payment plan

    Experience the benefits for yourself by enrolling in our nutritionist course today!

  • Career Prospects

    Diet has a major impact on people’s overall health and wellbeing, so it’s no surprise that there is significant demand for advice and guidance on this key element of health and fitness. With people leading busy, active and stressful lives, it is common for their bodies to succumb to the strain. Nutrition practitioners help to improve the lifestyles of their clients by recommending healthier diets and addressing their individual health needs through food and nutrition.

    Opportunities for nutritionists

    There are a wide variety of career opportunities for graduates of this course. For example, they can become nutritionists or weight loss consultants. And with further professional development, they can specialise as dieticians or personal trainers.

    Nutritionists are employed in a range of environments, including hospitals, outpatient facilities, nursing homes, health clubs and gyms.

    Because the skills of nutritionists are in demand across the globe, training in this area gives you the opportunity to travel if you wish. You can also decide whether to pursue a career as an employee or start your own private consultancy and enjoy the benefits of being your own boss.

    Typical tasks undertaken by graduates of our online nutritionist course include:

    • Discussing nutrition, diet and weight loss strategies with clients
    • Assisting in the creation of specialist diets and food diaries for clients
    • Providing advice on food selection based on nutritional content labelling
    • Assisting clients with weight loss calculations and measurements
    • Providing ongoing emotional support and coaching to clients
    • Providing nutritional-based counselling
    • Referring clients to other health service providers
    • Running workshops and giving presentations
  • Course Levels Explained


    Our nutritionist course leads to the awarding of a Diploma. This qualification recognizes the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Graduates typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into our nutritionist course.

    So, if you want to start making a difference to people’s health and wellbeing, simply enroll in this learning programme today.

  • Course Length

    Students typically complete this course within 24 weeks.

    With ICI, you are in control of your timetable. You can fast track your learning and graduate in a matter of months, or you can take your time. We allow up to three years to finish the course.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    Our nutritionist course is carried out entirely online via distance learning. Also called correspondence learning, this approach is ideal if you want to fit your studies around existing commitments, such as employment and family life. When you study to be a nutritionist with ICI, you determine when and where you study. You can complete lessons and assignments at a time and place that suits you, wherever you are in the world. And you will have access to your own personal tutor to provide advice and guidance throughout your learning programme. Another benefit of studying online is the fact that you don’t have the cost or inconvenience of having to attend lessons in person.

    Like all ICI courses, our nutritionist course is designed to be highly engaging and practical.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

    ICI is an approved training provider with the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT). IICT is a leading professional body representing practitioners operating within the natural health industry. ICI students and graduates can obtain IICT membership. Membership provides numerous benefits, including access to discounted professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

    ICI is also a Complementary Medical Association (CMA) College Member and features on the CMA’s Register of Education Providers. We have met the expectations of this global organization, which represents more than 100 colleges and 15,000 practitioners in the field.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working as a nutritionist or in a related area of health and fitness? This course is for you. It will help you to consolidate and expand on your existing knowledge and further your professional development. Whether you want to gain a promotion, move into a new specialism or simply enhance your abilities to enable you to provide the best possible service to your clients, our course is for you.

    Course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the learning programme is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our online nutritionist courses are included in the course fee. When you enroll, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all your course and career questions and provide guidance

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:

    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your completion of natural health (nutrition) studies
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (for example: John Smith, DipNtDt)
    • Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 6th October 2023 is the next enrollment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrollment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enroll today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

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Weekly Instalment Plan
$39 x 31 weeks
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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enroll Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career as a nutritionist – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enroll, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrollment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrollment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enroll in a program, simply complete the online enrollment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrollment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrollment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.