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Nutrition for Everyday Living

About the Course

What is Nutrition for Everyday Living?

This 2-weekend course provides useful skills and practical knowledge of Nutrition and the use of food as medicine. It is ideal for those already working in the health and wellness industry as well as people who have an interest and passion.

Good nutrition is the key to vibrant health and well being, but with today’s fast paced society and compromised food chain, maintaining a balanced diet can seem like a confusing and overwhelming challenge. This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of Nutritional Therapy and the application of its principles in everyday life. The course is based on the latest nutrition research and science coupled with traditional wisdom. It is ideal for health practitioners, yoga/fitness/pilates teachers, health food store personnel etc who want a more in-depth knowledge in the area as well as those who hold an interest.

Key features and topics:

  • Food the Foundation of Good Health
  • Superfoods, Mood Foods & Anti-aging
  • Supplements – “to supplement or not to supplement?”
  • Going shopping and finding your way through food labeling
  • Cooking & Food preparation
  • How to Detox yourself safely
  • Caring for Kids!
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • The Hormone Friendly Diet
  • What is the best diet for you?

Prerequisites

No prior study required

Diploma(s)

  • Certificate of Introductory Nutrition

Study Programme and Locations

Study Programme

Dublin

Two weekends:

  • 29th & 30th March 2014
  • 12th & 13th April 2014

Location

Dublin: CNM Dublin at Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Cost

Please contact our registration advisors for exact course pricing, discounts, and financing options.

Recognition

  • CNM Certification

How to Apply

Diploma Courses

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma Course

About the Course

Nutrition Diploma Course

What is Naturopathic Nutrition?

Naturopathic Nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine - an integral concept of healing in many indigenous societies. Today, we see that a return to chemical-free foods, along with other dietary measures, is an effective answer to many health complaints and common conditions.

CNM students learn about the physiological and biochemical processes involved in nourishment, and the energetic side of food as well.

Thousands of years ago, master healers in China perceived a way to classify food and disease according to simple, easily observed patterns; one eats cooling foods for overheated conditions, and warming foods are best for people who feel too cold. Detoxifying foods are for those who carry an excess of toxins, and building foods are good for deficient persons, and so on.

The traditional Chinese and East Indian Ayurvedic systems have been used with pinpoint accuracy to diagnose disease conditions, and to categorise foods as medicine.

The CNM Diploma Course in Naturopathic Nutrition brings together authentic traditions of Oriental medicine with current, Western research-based nutrition.

Why Study Naturopathic Nutrition with The CNM?

The CNM Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma Course provides high quality training that equips graduates to build highly successful practices. It is carefully structured so each study unit builds on the previous one, allowing students to develop their confidence and skills, and reach their full potential as professional nutritionists. Students are strongly encouraged to develop their own unique style of consultation and practise.

Prerequisites

Junior or Leaving Certificate, or equivalent academic and/or work experience.

Medical Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Midwives, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, etc, may not be required to take Biomedicine Study - please contact us for more information and to see if you qualify for direct enrolment.

Biomedicine Study

Duration - 1 year.

  • Medical terminology, cells, tissues, embryology
  • Anatomy, physiology, pathology
  • Clinical diagnostic, differential diagnosis
  • Blood- urine analysis, examination methods
  • Infectious Diseases

Naturopathic Nutrition

Duration: 2 years, 1 weekend per month,
plus 100 clinical hours per year during the 2-year course.

Year 1 - The Building Blocks of Nutrition

Water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, superfoods (spirulina, algaes, wheat and barley grass, propolis, aloe vera, etc).

Foods

  • Fibre
  • Flowers
  • Bee and Flower pollen
  • Fruits
  • Grains
  • Vegetables (legumes, sprouts)
  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Dairy products
  • Seafood
  • Poultry and eggs
  • Meats
  • Beverages
  • Herbs
  • Teas and infusions
  • Spices

Types of Diets

  • Carnivorous
  • Lacto-ovo
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Macrobiotic
  • Raw foods
  • Fruitarian
  • Rainbow diet
  • Atkins diet
  • Weight loss diet
  • Blood types
  • Low calorie diet
  • Food preparation
  • Cultural diets
  • Over/under eating
  • Acid/alkaline balance
  • Food combining

Environments

  • Chemicals
  • Food additives
  • Air
  • Water
  • Food processing and storage
  • Sweeteners
  • Flavourings
  • Colourings
  • Preservatives
  • Food irradiation
  • Electro pollution

Detoxification

  • Juicing
  • Bowel-liver-kidney cleanses
  • Parasite programmes
  • Gerson Therapy
  • Fasting
  • Enemas
  • Colonic irrigation
  • Exercises

Energy of Foods

  • Chinese and Ayurvedic principles
  • The laws of cure
  • Suppression of diseases

Year 2 - Nutritional Applications for Diseases

Diseases

  • Digestive and metabolic disorders
  • Muscular skeletal disorders
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Autoimmune and infectious diseases
  • Respiratory and urinary disorders
  • Skin diseases
  • Diseases of the senses
  • Mental and eating disorders
  • Female and male health problems
  • Diseases of babies and the elderly
  • Chronic disorders

Clinic

  • Case taking
  • Follow up
  • Nutritional assessments
  • Clinic Management
  • Public relations
  • Setting up a business

Diagnostics

  • Functional tests
  • Liver and parasite tests
  • Tests for allergies
  • Candida and yeast
  • Biochemical urine and saliva tests
  • Diagnosis of face, tongue, hair and nails

Naturopathy Study (Optional)

Duration - 1 year.

  • Toxicity, Detoxification, Cleansing
  • Fasting, Diet, Nutrition
  • Bach Flower Therapy
  • Introduction to Homeopathy
  • Introduction to Herbal Medicine
  • Tissue Salts
  • Naturopathy

Naturopathic Practical (Optional)

Duration - 1 year.

  • Chinese diagnostic
  • Face
  • Tongue
  • Pulse
  • Nail
  • Abdominal Diagnostic
  • Ear Acupuncture
  • Introduction to Acupuncture
  • Cause of disease and pathogenic energies
  • Important Acupuncture points
  • Specific effects of needle stimulation
  • Examination methods and diagnostic rules
  • Iridology
  • History of Iridology
  • Technique of Examination
  • Topography of the Iris
  • Constitution, Disposition and Diathesis
  • Pupil Phenomena
  • Study of the signs
  • Study of pigments
  • Prescriptions

Diploma

  • Dip. Nutritional Therapist
  • Dip. Naturopathy (optional)

Study Programme and Locations

Options

  • Full time, weekends and weekdays (Dublin only)
  • Part time, weekends (all colleges - Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick)

Intake Dates

Typically, students enrol for the Autumn (Oct) and Spring (Feb) semesters. However, since our Biomedicine and Naturopathy courses are built around a modular system, new students can join a course throughout the year.

Examples

The Nutrition diploma takes 3 years to complete. If you wish to study Naturopathy (optional), this would be an additional 1- 2 years.

Full time study

  • Year 1: Biomedicine, Naturopathy Study and Naturopathic Practical
  • Years 2 and 3: Specialist training (Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine or Homeopathy)

Part time study

  • Year 1: Biomedicine
  • Year 2: Naturopathy Study
  • Year 3: Naturopathic Practical
  • Years 4 and 5: Specialist training (Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine or Homeopathy)

Our course advisors are here to help you create a schedule that suits your needs - contact us for information.

Cost

Please contact our registration advisors for exact course pricing, discounts, and financing options.

Recognition

Nutrition Training

CNM runs a three year part-time nutritional therapy programme which has been accredited by IANT (Irish Association of Nutritional Therapy). CNM is a member of the NTC School Forum.

Naturopathy Training

The Naturopathy training is recognised by the Council of Irish Naturopathic Practitioners.

How to Apply

We advise you to first contact us and discuss your personal needs and goals. We can then assist you in tailoring a study schedule that suits your lifestyle and commitments. Our course advisors are knowledgable, friendly, and deal with students from all walks of life - please call us at +00 353 (0)1235 3094, use our contact form, or email dublininfo@naturopathy-ireland.com.

Admissions Contact

Eileen Twomey
dublininfo@naturopathy-ireland.com
+353 (0)1235 3094

The Gate Lodge
Upper Glenageary Road
Glenageary
Co. Dublin
T: +353 (0)1235 3094
F: +353 (0)1236 9960

Continuing Study Options

Further Study with the CNM

Students who have completed the Biomedicine, Naturopathy Study, and Naturopathic Practical study Units may opt to study the other specialist diploma courses, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, and Acupuncture.

Degrees

Charles Sturt University CNM has developed an alliance with Charles Sturt University (CSU) in New South Wales, Australia, which allows CNM students and graduates to enrol into the Bachelor of Health Science Degree (Complementary Medicine). The CSU Degree programme is a distance learning course which starts each February and can be completed in 2 or 3 years. CSU offers the further opportunity for ongoing study to obtain a Master’s Degree, or a PH.D. in Complementary Medicine.

Charles Stuart University is Australia’s leading distance learning University, being responsible for the on-line education of over 28,000 students. CSU was awarded a "University of the Year" award in Australia, for its nationally recognised ability to reflect the needs of today’s society, and responsiveness to the need for life-long learning in a changing world.

Applications must be completed by the end of November; please contact us for more information. Students must have completed their CNM course before applying to start a CSU degree.

CNM Clinics - Affordable Treatment by CNM Students

Student practitioners are available to the public for consultation and treatment at discounted rates. CNM students are currently undergoing training to become qualified health care professionals. All consultation and treatment is overseen by fully qualified, experienced practitioners.

Acupuncture Clinic

Clinic availability varies according to college location - Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick. If you wish to receive treatment, please contact the CNM at dublininfo@naturopathy-ireland.com.

CNM Diploma Courses

Our Naturopathy Foundation Courses (Biomedicine, Naturopathy Study, and Naturopathic Practical) form the basis of our training and provide CNM students with a firm grasp of Naturopathic principles and therapies, before proceeding to specialisation in Homeopathy, Acupuncture, and/or Herbal Medicine. For those studying Naturopathic Nutrition, Naturopathy Study and Naturopathic Practical are optional courses.

CNM Ireland Graduates

The College of Naturopathic Medicine is one of Ireland’s largest, most highly-respected and well-known natural medicine training providers, with colleges in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

General Course Information - Ireland/EU Students

CNM Students in class

The following is a brief synopsis of the course offerings available to Ireland and EU (European Economic Area) students. Please take a moment to review this basic but important information about available courses, as well as study schedules, cost, and general course structure, etc. Once you’ve read this section, use the links in the left-hand menu under Courses - Ireland/EU to review each course in detail.

* At this time, International students (students who are NOT Irish or EU citizens) may study at CNM London UK College only - for more info please visit the CNM UK site.

Admissions Contact

Nita Whelan
dubininfo@naturopathy-ireland.com
T: +353 (0)1235 3094

CNM
Unit 6, The Rear Courtyard,
19 Castle Street, Dalkey. Co. Dublin.
Tel: +353(0) 1 2353094

Diploma Courses

CNM offers four diploma courses, as shown below. Please see Schedules for more info. Use the links below, or in the left menu, to review each specific course detail.

Short Courses

CNM offers short courses, as shown below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a visa to study in Ireland?

If you are a citizen of an EEA country you do NOT need a visa.

What are the enrolment deadlines?

Typically, students enrol for the Autumn (Oct) and Spring (Feb) semesters. However, since our Biomedicine and Naturopathy courses are built around a modular system, new students can join a course throughout the year.

Can I work in Ireland while I am a student?

European Economic Area (EEA) citizens can work in Ireland without permission.

What do the course fees cover?

The course fees cover teaching, assessment, examinations, and graduation.

The course fees do NOT cover the costs of any study materials (books, texts, etc), case studies, clinical hours, travel, personal stationery, digital media and equipment like mobile phones and computers, accommodation, or general living costs.

How do I pay my course fees?

Fees are payable in full at the beginning of each academic year of your course. If you are an EEA citizen, it is possible to pay your course fees in monthly instalments - contact us for more details.

I have been asked to pay ‘enrolment fees’ - when should I pay these?

Enrolment fees must be paid within 7 days of your enrolment being approved. The enrolment fee is a one-time payment and is non-refundable. Once you have enroled, if you wish to take additional courses you will NOT have to pay any additional enrolment fees, provided you do not cancel your course of study.

Study Schedules

Options

  • Full time, weekends and weekdays (Dublin only)
  • Part time, weekends (all colleges - Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick)

Intake Dates

Typically, students enrol for the Autumn (Oct) and Spring (Feb) semesters. However, since our Biomedicine and Naturopathy courses are built around a modular system, new students can join a course throughout the year.

Examples

Depending on your study schedule, the diploma courses can be completed in 3 to 6 years.

Full time study

  • Year 1: Biomedicine, Naturopathy Study and Naturopathic Practical
  • Years 2 and 3: Specialist training (Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine or Homeopathy)

Part time study

  • Year 1: Biomedicine
  • Year 2: Naturopathy Study
  • Year 3: Naturopathic Practical
  • Years 4 and 5: Specialist training (Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine or Homeopathy)

Our course advisors are here to help you create a schedule that suits your needs - contact us for information.

Study Costs

Please contact our registration advisors for exact course pricing, discounts, and financing options.

Study Locations

Full Time and Part time (Weekdays and weekends)

  • Dublin

Part Time (Weekends) Only

  • Cork
  • Galway
  • Limerick

Degrees

Charles Sturt University CNM has developed an alliance with Charles Sturt University (CSU) in New South Wales, Australia, which allows CNM students and graduates to enrol into the Bachelor of Health Science Degree (Complementary Medicine). The CSU Degree programme is a distance learning course which starts each February and can be completed in 2 or 3 years. CSU offers the further opportunity for ongoing study to obtain a Master’s Degree, or a PH.D. in Complementary Medicine.

Charles Stuart University is Australia’s leading distance learning University, being responsible for the on-line education of over 28,000 students. CSU was awarded a "University of the Year" award in Australia, for its nationally recognised ability to reflect the needs of today’s society, and responsiveness to the need for life-long learning in a changing world.

Applications must be completed by the end of November; please contact us for more information. Students must have completed their CNM course before applying to start a CSU degree.

EEA Countries

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Iceland*
  • Liechtenstein*
  • Norway*
  • Switzerland**

* These countries are in the EEA, but are not members of the European Union.
** Switzerland is not in the EEA, but an international treaty means that from 1 June 2002 Swiss nationals have a similar right to live in the UK as EEA nationals.

Reference: www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk/