GDip Integrative Functional Nutrition

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  • Integrate personalised and functional nutrition into your practice

    Our fully online Graduate Diploma in Integrative Functional Nutrition has been specifically designed for CAM practitioners and allied health and medical professionals looking to add the principles of personalised and functional nutrition to their existing skills set and practice.

    A fast track qualification to understanding the role of nutrition in human health and well-being

    The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) delivers internationally renowned nutritional therapy training and we are proud to offer this innovative graduate diploma course – the first of its kind.

    You will learn how to use the principles of personalised and functional medicine to inform nutrition provision within your current and future practice. We combine the latest theoretical and applied knowledge from nutrition, science, and the psychology of behaviour change to help you build an in-depth understanding of the role that nutrition and lifestyle plays in human health and wellbeing.

    Our graduate diploma (GradDip or GDip) is a higher education professional award at the same level as the final year of a Bachelor's Honours degree. It is fully focused on the application of integrated functional nutrition and is unique in offering a high level of specialisation, designed to equip health professionals to incorporate integrative functional nutrition and lifestyle approaches into their current practice. 

    Based on the philosophy and principles of functional medicine, the course is practice-focused with learning centred on case histories and reflection on student-led fieldwork.  

    Why study with ION?

    We want to ensure our graduate diploma is accessible to busy healthcare professionals. At ION, we understand the need for flexibility. Therefore, our distance learning graduate diploma is offered full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years), allowing you to manage your study alongside your professional and personal commitments. 

    Although this is an online course, you are still very much seen as part of ION and we offer extensive support and resources to help you succeed in your studies.

    Learning experience and support at ION

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  • Key facts

    Course codes
    C0502FTD (full-time) 
    C0502PTD (part-time)

    Graduate Diploma



    1 year full-time
    2 years part-time

    Study time

    20 hours per week full-time
    10 hours per week part-time

    Entry dates

    Tuition fees*

    £6,990 full-time
    £3,495 part-time

    * For 2021/22 academic year. Fees for subsequent years may increase in line with inflation