Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Psychiatry


Nutritional Psychiatry offers knowledge and skill up gradation among students/healthcare professionals as dietitians/doctors. IGMPI is offering an opportunity to become a Psychiatry Nutritionist for those who understand that people are more conscious and concerned about their mental health and nutrition, so they look for the Psychological Nutrition Expert or Personal Nutritionist who has Diploma to reassure that they are trained and qualified in the Nutritional Psychiatry Field. This professional typically works in: Mental health centers, clinics, and academies. A Psychiatry Nutrition Specialist helps clients (i.e mental ill patients) to develop their fitness routine for a healthy mind and body.

The objective of this programme is to recognize nutrition and health in adopting that right amount of nutrients to be provided in individual life. Food and Nutrition is an emerging field of 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 psychological diseased individuals but also work on some health drives for those who love to lead a hale and hearty lifestyle. On completion of this programme, students will be able to explain how to improve 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.

The programme has been designed for professionals and students aspiring to work in the field of Psychiatry, Nutrition & Dietetics, Nutritionists, Research work in projects.

Programme Structure

Module 1 : Introduction to Human Biology and Body Functions.

Module 2 : Nutrients (Role and Significance)

Module 3: Understanding Nutrition (Basic diets for normal conditions/RDA)

Module 4: Advanced Nutrition

Module 5: Introduction to Clinical Nutrition

Module 6: Introduction to Nutritional Psychiatry

Module 7: Classification and Diagnosis of Mental Disorder

Module 8: Macronutrients and Mental Health

Module 9: Micronutrients and Mental Health

Module 10: Gut Brain Connection

Module 11: Treatment for Mental Disorder

Module 12: Special Diet Planning for Mental illness and Disease

Module 13: Dietary Guidelines and its Management for Healthy Brain

Module 14: Obesity and Mental Illness

Module 15: Nutrition and Child Psychiatry

Module 16: Lifestyle Management in Mental Disorders

Module 17: Practitioner Case Studies


Any Graduate in Nutrition/ Clinical Nutrition/ Sports Nutrition/ Ayurvedic Nutrition/ Psychology /Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

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, 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 ensures 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 Nutritional Psychiatry by Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies, 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 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 HopeQure Wellness Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Psyinnovations India Pvt. Ltd., Neelkanth Hospitals Pvt. Ltd., Somacare, Neuralco Labs, Neuracle Lifesciences, GNova Biotech, Calbin Healthcare, Asterisk Laboratories, Aden Healthcare, Pax Healthcare, Eridanus Healthcare, etc.

Future career prospects

Centre for 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 Psychiatry Nutritionist, Psychology Nutrition Counselor for Health and Psychiatry related Academy, Psychology Expert Dietitian among Non-Governmental Organizations, Health and Mental Illness Curing Nutritionist in community Mental Health Nutrition related programmes run under government organizations, consultant for different academies, private healthcare centers, hospitals, academia and many more.

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