Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Pulmonary Nutrition


Pulmonary Nutritionis a holistic approach level programme that helps students and working professionals to excel in physiotherapy disorders and their related nutrition and dietary management in a comprehensive manner. This programme offers knowledge and skill gradation among students/healthcare professionals such as dietitians/doctors. IGMPI is offering an opportunity to become a Physiotherapy Nutrition specialist for those who understand that people are more conscious and concerned about their health and nutrition, so they look for the Pulmonary NutritionExpert or Pulmonary Nutritionist who has Diploma to reassure that they are trained and qualified in the Pulmonary Nutrition Field. This professional typically works in Physiotherapy centers, clinics, and academies.

Pulmonary nutrition refers to the nutritional support and management of individuals with pulmonary (lung) diseases, especially those who have difficulty breathing or require specialized care due to their lung conditions. Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in supporting lung health and overall well-being in these individuals.

People with pulmonary diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, or respiratory failure, may experience challenges in maintaining adequate nutritional intake due to factors like increased energy expenditure, reduced appetite, difficulty swallowing, or the presence of comorbidities. These issues can lead to malnutrition, which in turn can worsen lung function and overall health outcomes.

This programme aims to recognize nutrition and health by adopting the right amount of nutrients to be provided in individual life. Food and Nutrition is an emerging field in the healthcare and Nutrition industry. It is a whole new area that understands the need for good food habits and imparts guidance to develop a healthy mind. These professionals would design dietary treatments not only for diseased individuals but also work on some health drives for those who love to lead a hale and hearty lifestyle. Upon completion of this programme, students will be able to explain how to improve the nutrition and health status of a person, learning about the dietary guidelines, diet plans, its nutritive value, and effects on the body, purely in a scientific way.

A pulmonary nutritionist is a specialized healthcare professional who focuses on providing nutrition support and guidance to individuals with pulmonary diseases and respiratory issues. These professionals have expertise in understanding the complex nutritional needs of patients with conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and other respiratory disorders.

Programme Structure

Module 1 : Introduction to Human Biology and Body Functions

Module 2 : Understanding of Respiratory System and Pulmonary Nutrition

Module 3: Nutrients (Role and Significance)

Module 4: Understanding Nutrition (Basic diets for normal conditions/RDA)

Module 5: Classification and Types of Different Acute and Chronic Respiratory Disorder

Module 6: Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis of Acute and Chronic Respiratory Disorder

Module 7: Nutritional Considerations in Pulmonary Diseases

Module 8: Nutritional Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Module 9: Pulmonary Nutrition in Critical Care Settings

Module 10: Nutritional Strategies for Lung Cancer Patients

Module 11: Pulmonary Nutrition in Asthma and Allergic Disorders

Module 12: Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition in Respiratory Failure

Module 13: Practitioner Case Studies

Module 14: Laboratory demonstration, practicals and instrument handling


Any graduate Life Science, Home Science, Agriculture, Food graduate/ B.Pharm/ M. pharm/MSc. /PhD in Science disciplines/ any diploma /degree holders, working professionals of any of the following industry types, Food products manufacturing, Ayurvedic food products, Food Processing industry, Retail, and Food Service establishments, Food Packaging, Food/Food ingredient-based Research, Biotechnology or any related industry are highly encouraged to apply for the certification

Programme Duration

The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Executive Diploma).


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, study material and online classes easily accessible. This gives 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.

  • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
  • – 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.

Examination & Certification

IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma/Executive Diploma Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Pulmonary Nutrition by Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in 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 Nutrition and Dietetics 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 RG Stones, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Fortis Hospital, Manipal Hospital, KokilabenDhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Nephro Plus, Kidney Federation of India, India Renal Foundation, Narayana Health, Max Hospital, 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 information, guidance, practical training and off programme completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry. This would come true in the form of job roles and positions like that of health counsellor, health coach, nutrition Counsellor for health and wellness industries, nutrition Officer among Non-Governmental Organizations, nutrition Officer in Community Development Programme run under government organizations, consultant for Multinational Companies, nutrition educator for Private Hospitals, counsellors in Schools, Academia and many more.

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