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Certificate in Diet & Nutrition for Complementary Therapists


Level 3 (International) Level 4 National

The course covers the digestive system, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and nutrients. This is ideal for any complementary therapist who wishes to be able to give more guidance to their clients on healthy eating and the holistic approach.

The curriculum includes studies in:

  • The digestive system
  • Functions of water in the diet
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Cholesterol – suitable unsuitable foods, implications
  • Proteins, Awareness of current debates – high protein diet and mineral loss
  • Vitamins & Minerals, functions, sources, signs of deficiencies, over consumption – dangers
  • Food processing
  • Nutritional value of foods
  • Diet & cancer
  • Refined & unrefined foods
  • Anti-nutrients, tea, coffee, smoking, medication, medical conditions that can arise
  • Environmental pollutants, how they affect the body
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Dairy intolerance
  • Nut intolerance
  • Attention Deficit Disorder & additives
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders & deficiency
  • Glucose imbalance / hypoglycaemia – balancing your blood sugar/ The GL diet
  • Diabetes type 1 & 2 suitable food intake
  • Timing of meals
  • Common ailments and related nutritional imbalance
  • Cooking and storage methods
  • Different types of diets


Students must hold an ITEC diploma in a complimentary therapy or ITEC Diploma in Body treatments or their equivalent.


A €50 non refundable registration fee is required to secure your position in class. To provide a quality education for all students each class is limited.

The cost of this course is payable in 2  installments. You will need to buy a text book.

This part time course begins in October 2017 as a distant learning course with lessons being sent to you once a week.

The course ends in June when you will sit for the Nefertiti and then ITEC examination.


Nefertiti Beauty Academy
77, Zabbar Road, Paola


Mob: +356 7989 8887