Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies

(An Autonomous Body Recognized by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India)

Certificate in Medical Nutrition Therapy


Certificate in Medical Nutrition Therapy is a course for understanding the medical aspect in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is a specialized area of nutrition therapy that involves the use of specific dietary recommendations and interventions to treat specific medical conditions and improve health outcomes with the help of adequate diet and Nutrition.

In the recent years we have witnessed the arising cases of Diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, renal disorders, hormonal disorders, cancers, etc. in India. Medical nutrition therapy is a supportive therapy in managing these disorders naturally.

This course covers the role of diet counselling in managing these disorders/ diseases. It also focuses on the physiological and metabolism in various disorders.

On completion of this certificate course student will be able to gain knowledge regarding:-

  • Assessment, diagnosis, goal Setting, Intervention, Education and Counselling, Evidence-Based Practice Collaboration with Healthcare Team, Monitoring and Evaluation of various disorders and diseases related to different body organs and systems like renal, cardiovascular, pancreas, digestive system, oncology, hepatic, obesity, etc.
  • Nutrition Fundamentals, Specialized Populations and Conditions, Clinical Case Studies and Practicum, Professional and Ethical Considerations, Research and Evidence-Based Practice in various diseases and disorders
  • Strengthen immunity and resolve autoimmune conditions
  • Congenital, Paediatric and Geriatric specific conditions
  • Diet planning for management of various disorders
  • This Certificate programme opens new ways for health professionals including dietitians, doctors, pharmacologists, hospital technicians, etc. to gain more knowledge regarding Medical Nutrition Therapies. It gives a professional outlook to the people in these fields. They will be able to review patients in the hospital setups as well as clinics. It also beneficial for home makers to understand about this epidemic and its dietary changes.

    Practitioners of Medical nutrition, such as Medical nutritionists or dietitians, work with individuals to create customized nutrition plans that aim to restore balance, support the body's natural healing processes, and optimize overall health. This approach is gaining popularity as people seek more holistic and personalized solutions to their health concerns.

    After completion of this course one can work as an dietitian specialist in Medical Nutrition, Patient care manager at MNCs and Health centres, Research Dietitian at various organizations, Nutrition Nurse at Hospitals, health centres, nursing homes, Volunteers at Orphanages for patients, Dietician in hospitals and Nutritionists in health clinics, health centres and MNCs. Also they can work as a project assistant, project associate and chief nutritionist in NGO's and private organizations.

    It will also enable an individual to avail of jobs at government, community and private hospitals, community and private clinics, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies as an Medical Nutrition educator / Dietitian. One can work as a Medical Nutrition counsellor and assist doctor in counselling their patients in any private clinic/hospital.

    Programme Structure

    Module 1: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

    Module 2: Introduction to Nutrients and their Classification

    Module 3: Introduction to Food Exchange list and Diet Planning

    Module 4: Advanced Nutrition

    Module 5: Medical Nutrition Therapy – I

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hepatic Disorders
  • Renal Disorders
  • Cardiovascular and Circulatory Disorders
  • Neurology and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Module 6: Medical Nutrition Therapy – II

  • Endocrine Disorders and Hormones
  • Infertility and Maternal Health
  • Burn Sepsis, Injury and Post-Operative
  • Weight Management and Eating Disorders
  • Oncology
  • Module 7: Congenital, Paediatric and Geriatric specific conditions

    Module 8: Path Physiology and Metabolism in Diseases

    Module 9: Diet Counselling and Customization

    Module 10: Practitioner Case Studies


    Any Graduate/ B.tech/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are also eligible.

    Programme Duration

    The duration to complete this programme is 3 Months.


    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 programme 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.

    • – 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.

    Assessment & Certification

    All the participants are expected to appear for online assessment. After successfully qualifying the examination, the participants will be awarded the Certificate in Medical Nutrition Therapy by Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics (CNDS), IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned elaborate study resources, Assessment test papers and case studies would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the website as well. The certification will be awarded after the required levels of knowledge, skills, professionalism and attitude are assessed through the IGMPI assessment process.

    Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

    The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to 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 Max Super Speciality Hospital, Fortis Hospital, HealthifyMe Pvt. Ltd., Fitelo, Wellspring Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Zyla Health Private, Balance Nutrition, Wootu Nutrition, Cloudnine Hospital, Kolors Healthcare, Neat Nutrition, Pure Nutrition (Herbs Nutriproducts Pvt. Ltd.), HUM Nutrition, Narayana Multispeciality Clinic, Manipal Hospital, Smile Foundation India, Jeevam Health, etc.

    Future career prospects

    Centre of Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI’s online programme is a professional programme targeted to cater the health industry needs trained health professionals.

    The need for Nutrition in specific filed is becoming a necessity these days. Companies / Organizations are hiring manpower in the specialized fields. The information, guidance, practical training and off programme completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry.

    After the successful completion of certificate programmer in Medical Nutrition Therapy, a student can seek job in various sectors like Government, Non-Government Organizations, Multi-National Companies, private clinics, hospitals, health centres, colleges, institutes etc.

    To be exact in the job specific terms a student can opt jobs as:-

  • Medical Nutritionist/ Dietitian at various public and private organization
  • Dietitian / Nutritionist at Hospitals, clinics, health centres, etc.
  • Teacher/ lecturer/ professor in Colleges or Institutes
  • Community worker at NGO & Government Organizations
  • Telehealth Nutritionist, Nutrition Consultant for Healthcare Institutions, etc.
  • Patient care manager at MNCs and Health centres.
  • Research Dietitian at various organizations
  • Nutrition Nurse at Hospitals, health centres, nursing homes

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    Programme Fee details

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