Certified Nutrition Counsellor


Certified Nutrition Counsellor is a professional who uses their knowledge of nutrition and human physiology to improve the physical well being of their clients by improving their diet. Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics (CNDS), IGMPI is offering an opportunity to become a Certified Nutrition Counsellor for those who will be pleased to know that they can work in a wide variety of settings with a wide variety of clientele. This professional typically works in a hospital, clinic, doctor’s office, or skilled nursing facility (nursing home). They also develop customized diets and eating programmes for those who have special dietary such as diabetes, high blood pressure, low salt and sugar. A nutrition counsellor helps clients (i.e. patients, individuals, residents, groups, and children) develop healthy eating habits.

As a Certified Nutrition Counsellor, you may encourage healthy nutrition by speaking to the public about healthy foods, nutrition, and the relationship between healthy eating habits, and poor eating habits and overall lifestyle.

This credential implies that you have achieved an advanced level of expertise and experience in the field.

Certified Study Resources:

In this program individuals will able to understand the nutrition needs and dietary management of various age-groups with knowing their physiological, food habits and past medical history and dietary assessment. Moreover, students who enrol in this program will learn and update themselves by understanding the variety of nutrition strategies to deal with various chronic and degenerative diseases with the right dietary management and nutraceuticals.

Moving ahead, this course is comprehensive learning program to be a proficient nutrition counsellor, who can change lives of people by their professional counselling skills and latest dietetics and therapeutic knowledge for all the age groups like for infancy , lactation and pregnancy. Not only this, but also guide them how to include and exclude foods in different allergies like peanut, cashew, sea food, egg and gluten and lactose intolerance. Besides this, they also enhance their skills by understanding nutrition education for different chronic and lifestyle disorders like diabetes, cancer, hypertension, thyroid, hyperlipidaemia and obesity.


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/ candidates with relevant work experience are eligible to apply for this certification.


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 professional certification of Certified Nutrition Counsellor 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 the participants of Post Graduate Diploma Programmes. 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 HealthifyMe Pvt. Ltd., Fitelo, WellOwise, Wellspring Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Apollo Healthcare, Max Hospital, Insta Diet Meals Pvt. Ltd., Kolors Healthcare, Nordic Naturals, Neat Nutrition, Pure Nutrition (Herbs Nutriproducts Pvt. Ltd.), HUM Nutrition etc.

Future career prospects

Faculty of Center 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 Nutritionists, Dietitians, Diet Technicians / Nutrition Experts, Health Consultants, Position in Health Centers/schools, Fitness Journalism and many more.

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