Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Lifecycle and Wellness Nutrition


The Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Lifecycle and Wellness Nutrition focuses on life cycles and wellness at different stages of Life i.e, pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and elderly.

The human body constantly develops and changes throughout the human life cycle from conception till death, and nutrition provides the fuel for those changes. Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, physical, social and health outcomes, so that instead of just surviving, you're thriving.

The programme includes the Lifecyle approach in different domains including Yoga, Food Allergies, Diet Counselling, Naturopathy, Healthy Brain, Mental Health, etc in regards to the nutrition perspective.

Nutritional needs continue to change at each stage of life. It is important to adjust your diet and physical activity to meet these changing needs and ensure health and wellness throughout your life. Parents must continue to help their school-aged children and adolescents establish healthy eating habits and attitudes toward food. Their primary role is to bring a wide variety of health-promoting foods into the home, so that their children can make good choices. As children become adults, they must be mindful of the choices they make and how those choices affect their health, not only in the present but also in the future.

The objective of this programme is to enhance your knowledge on all aspects of nutrition management in different life stages in terms of physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, physical, social and health wellbeing and to make students technically sound in the area of wellness and it’s use in the nutrition industry.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Human Biology and Body Functions

  • Cell and Tissue
  • Nervous System and Endocrine System
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory System
  • Reproductive and Excretory System
  • Module 2: Nutrients (Role and Significance)

  • Food, Nutrition and Health Carbohydrates and Water
  • Macronutrients: Proteins and Lipids
  • Micronutrients : Vitamins and Minerals
  • Module 3: Understanding Nutrition (Basic diets for normal conditions / RDA)

  • Introduction to RDA
  • Understanding Food exchange list and IFCT
  • Planning balanced diet for normal condition
  • Methods of Nutritional Assessment
  • Module 4: Introduction to Lifecycle and Wellness Nutrition

  • Importance of nutrition in promoting overall wellness
  • Integration of nutrition with lifestyle choices
  • Overview of nutrition across different life stages
  • Module 5: Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Nutritional requirements during pregnancy
  • Importance of nutrition in Infertility
  • Importance of proper nutrition for lactating mothers
  • Planning diet for pregnant and lactating women
  • Galactogogues for increasing milk secretion during lactation
  • Module 6: Nutrition during Infancy

  • Infant nutrition and breastfeeding
  • Introduction to weaning and introduction of solid foods
  • Special considerations for infant feeding
  • Module 7: Nutrition during Childhood and Adolescence

  • Nutritional needs during childhood and adolescence
  • Role of nutrition in growth and development
  • Common nutritional challenges during childhood and adolescence
  • Module 8: Nutrition during Adulthood

  • Reference male and female
  • Nutritional requirements in adulthood
  • Importance of maintaining a healthy diet for disease prevention
  • Dietary recommendations for maintaining optimal health
  • Module 9: Nutrition during Elderly

  • Nutritional challenges in the elderly population
  • Strategies for addressing age-related nutritional issues
  • Dietary recommendations for promoting healthy aging
  • Module 10: Weight Management and Eating Disorders

  • Planning balanced for weight management
  • Causes and consequences of obesity
  • Overview of eating disorders- Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa and their impact on health
  • Strategies for promoting healthy weight and preventing eating disorders
  • Module 11: Lifestyle and Wellness Yoga

  • Concept of Health in Yoga
  • Incorporating yoga into a healthy lifestyle
  • Benefits of yoga for physical and mental well-being
  • Yoga practices for physical and mental well-being
  • Module 12: Dietary Guidelines and its Management for Healthy Brain and Mental Health

  • Nutritional impact on brain health
  • Dietary guidelines for promoting mental health
  • Role of nutrition in preventing cognitive decline
  • Module 13: Special Conditions and Diet Therapy in Different Life Stages

  • Nutrition therapy for specific medical conditions (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, etc.)
  • Nutritional therapy for Hormonal Disorders (Thyroid, PCOD, Meanopause)
  • Nutritional Therapy for Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Disorders
  • Module 14: Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism

  • Malnutrition and its assessment
  • Metabolic processes and their relation to nutrition
  • Cellular metabolism
  • Specific Disease Metabolism
  • Module 15: Food Allergies and Diet Management

  • Introduction food allergy and intolerance
  • Classification and Difference
  • Diagnosis and Risk Factor
  • Dietary Management for Different Food Allergy
  • Dietary Management of Various Food Allergies
  • Module 16: Diet Counselling and Customizations

  • Counselling skills
  • Nutritional Assessment for assessing status of client
  • Customizing diets based on individual needs and preferences
  • Communication skills for effective diet counselling
  • Module 17: Practical Aspect-Nutrition Assessment, Diet Analysis, Review and Planning

  • Protein , Fat and Energy Kcal Estimation
  • Dish Planning
  • Food Labelling and Packet Analysis
  • Reviewing and planning dietary interventions
  • Module 18: Practitioner Case Studies

  • Diet Planning for several lifestyle disorders i.e. Diabetes , Liver and Cardiac Disorder, Gastrointestinal disorder and weight management
  • Eligibility

    Any Graduate/ 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 eligible for our Executive Diploma.

    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 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 Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Lifecycle and Wellness Nutrition by Centre of 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 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, Fortis Healthcare, Hindustan wellness, Tata Memorial Centre, National Rural Health Mission, UNICEF, World Health Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National Centre for Disease Control, mediskool health services, Balance Nutrition, Max Healthcare, Cinta Medtech, Venkateshwar Hospital, Keto India, Novus Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Instafitness Pvt. Ltd., Revibe Health and Wellness, Fitelo, Patanjali Ayurveda, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani 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 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 Post Graduate Diploma in Lifecycle and Wellness Nutrition, a student can seek job in various sectors like Government, Non-Government Organizations, Multi-National Companies, private clinics, hospitals, health centers, colleges, institutes etc.

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

  • Dietitian / Nutritionist at Hospitals, clinics, health centers etc
  • Teacher/ lecturer/ professor in Colleges/ Institutes
  • Community worker at NGO & Government Organizations
  • Patient care manager at Health centers
  • Research Dietitian at various organizations
  • Nutrition Nurse at Hospitals, health centers, nursing homes, etc

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