Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Obesity and Weight Management


Post Graduate Diploma in Obesity and Weight Management offers knowledge and skill upgradation among students/healthcare professionals as dietitians/doctors. IGMPI is offering an opportunity to become a Weight Management Dietitian for those who understand that people are more conscious and concerned about their health, so they look for the Weight Loss Expert Nutritionist or Personal Nutritionist who has Diploma to reassure that they are trained and qualified in the Weight Management Nutrition field. This professional typically works in: health centres, Hospitals, clinics, and Sliming Centres.These Weight loss Expert Nutrition Specialist helps clients (i.e., Obese & Bariatric patients) to develop their fitness routine and body building.

The objective of this programme will also provide practical tools and strategies for creating a long-term, sustainable weight management plan to leverage your habits and your surroundings.

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. 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 Scientific way.

The Objectives of The Programme:

→ To Identify the Basic Nutritional Requirements.
→ To Understand Concept of Obesity, Overweight and Underweight.
→ To Describe Health Consequences Related to Changes in Body Weight.
→ To Counsel and Plan a Diet for Yourself and The People Suffering from Weight Related Issues.
→ To Understand Application of Various Alternative Therapies in Weight Management.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Food and Nutrition

  • Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Proteins and Lipids
  • Micronutrients: Vitamins and Minerals
  • Dietary Guidelines and Recommendations
  • Module 2: Introduction to Weight Management and Energy Balance

  • Positive and Negative Energy Balance
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and Total Energy Expenditure (TEE)
  • Weight Tracking and Monitoring Tools
  • Setting Realistic Weight Management Goals
  • Module 3: Causes and Consequences of Obesity

  • Understanding genetic predisposition
  • Psychological Aspects: Emotional eating and food cravings
  • Obesity-related Health Conditions: Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and musculoskeletal health
  • Impact on Quality of Life and Mental Health
  • Module 4: Obesity Relation to Genes, Disease, and Environmental Factors

  • Impact of lifestyle and environment on gene expression
  • Epigenetics and Obesity
  • Prevention strategies of metabolic syndrome, Cardiovascular diseases and Diabetes
  • Environmental Factors: Diet and Lifestyle
  • Obesity-Related Diseases: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Issues, etc.
  • Module 5: Role of Stress, Exercise, & Sleep in Obesity

  • Stress Management Techniques
  • Exercise Physiology and its Role in Weight Management
  • Importance of Quality Sleep
  • The Interplay of Stress, Exercise, and Sleep on Weight
  • Practical Strategies for Stress Reduction and Sleep Improvement
  • Module 6: Dietary Modification for Weight Management

  • Caloric Restriction and Portion Control
  • Importance of protein and fiber for weight management
  • Role of Micronutrients in weight management
  • Timing meals and snacks for optimal energy balance
  • Meal Planning and Preparation Tips
  • Healthy cooking techniques
  • Module 7: Behaviour Modification and Slimming Therapies for Weight Management

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Weight Loss
  • Acupuncture, hypnosis, liposuction and other alternative approaches
  • Evaluation of Slimming Therapies and Their Effectiveness
  • Module 8: Pharmacotherapy and Surgical Management for Obesity

  • Overview of Weight Loss Medications: Orlistat, Phentermine etc
  • Bariatric Surgery: Gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy etc.
  • Risks and Benefits of Pharmacotherapy and Surgery
  • Post-Surgery Dietary and Lifestyle Changes
  • Module 9: Role of Physical Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation

  • Exercise Prescription for Weight Loss
  • Combining aerobic and resistance training for optimal results
  • Yoga and Meditation for Stress Reduction
  • Integrating Mind-Body Practices into Weight Management
  • Module 10: Practitioner Case Studies

  • Diet Planning for several lifestyle disorders weight management and other complications associated with obesity
  • Eligibility

    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 annual 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 Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Obesity and Weight Management 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 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 VLCC Healthcare, Healthians, Cure Fit, Anjali Mukerjee Health Total, Nutrikalp Weight and Health Management System Pvt. Ltd., Keto India, Hindustan Wellness, Instafitness Pvt. Ltd., Fitelo, Nucros Science and Taste, Dr. Shikha’s NutriHealth, India Weight Loss Company, VIBES, Vedicsutra Wellness Center, Obe2slim, Shape U Clinic, 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 Obesity Expert Nutritionist, Weight Management Nutrition Counselor for Health and Sliming related Academy, Weight loss dietitian Clinics, Slimming Diet Consultant among Non-Governmental Organizations, Health and Nutritionist in community weight management nutrition related programmes run under government organizations, consultant for different Sliming Centers and Gyms ,Hospital, Bariatric Hospitals, Nutrition academies, private healthcare centers, hospitals, academia and many more.

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