Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies

(An Autonomous Body Recognized by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India)

Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics


Nutrition and Dietetics is an emerging field of healthcare. It is not just a growing industry but a whole new area that understands the need for good food habits and imparts guidance to develop a healthy world. Growing public interest in taking control of one's health is likely to improve employment prospects for dietetics professionals. 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. The growing and aging population will also contribute to this increasing demand for precise nutrition information and diet plans.

CNDS has developed this comprehensive Nutrition & Dietetics training programme. This programme is designed to provide thorough knowledge of the subject to help you analyze the accurate body requirements and expertise your skills in science of Nutraceuticals, their good and their best. These nutraceuticals and health supplements are actually the soul to build a perfect diet schedule so that nailed diet therapy could be provided. This diploma programme is specially designed to equip individuals to meet the demands of the market.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • • Cell and Tissue
  • • Nervous System and Endocrine System
  • • Cardiovascular and Respiratory System
  • • Reproductive and Excretory System

Module 2: Introduction to Nutrients and their Classification

  • • Food, Nutrition and Health
  • • Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Proteins and Lipids
  • • Micronutrients: Vitamins and Minerals

Module 3: Introduction to Diet Planning and Food Exchange list of All Life Span

  • • Introduction to RDA and Food exchange list
  • • Diet Planning for Adulthood
  • • Diet Planning for Infancy
  • • Diet Planning for Childhood and Adolescent
  • • Diet Planning for Elderly

Module 4: Introduction to Advanced Nutrition and Nutrition Assessment

  • • Energy Metabolism
  • • Malnutrition
  • • Nutritional Assessment
  • • Pre and Probiotics
  • • Organic Foods
  • • Phytochemicals and Antioxidants

Module 5: Introduction to Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements

  • • Introduction to Nutraceuticals
  • • Classification
  • • Uses , Roles
  • • Nutritional Dietary and health Supplements
  • • Supplements Labeling

Module 6: Introduction to Therapeutic Nutrition and Advance Diet Planning

  • • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • • Nutritional Management in Diabetes Mellitus
  • • Nutritional Management of Coronary Heart Disease
  • • Nutrition Care in Weight Management

Module 7: Introduction to Clinical Nutrition and Hospital Diet Planning

  • • Introduction to Clinical Nutrition
  • • Introduction to Hospital diets
  • • Soft, liquid and Normal Diet

Module 8: Food Microbiology

  • • Food-borne Diseases
  • • Food Infections
  • • Food Spoilage
  • • Food Preservation

Module 9: Recommended Approaches to Disease and Nutrition : Special Emphasis on Acute and Chronic Diseases

  • • Fever/Infection
  • • Tuberculosis
  • • Nutritional Management in Liver, Gall Bladder and Pancreatic Diseases
  • • Nutritional Management of Renal Diseases
  • • Hypothyroidism and Poly Cyst Ovarian Syndrome

Module 10: Nutritional Biochemistry

  • • Carbohydrates Metabolism
  • • Protein Metabolism
  • • Fat and Vitamins and Minerals Metabolism

Module 11: Research Method Statistics

  • • Introduction to Statistics and Research
  • • Mean, Medium and Mode
  • • Types of Research, Hypothesis and Sampling
  • • Variable and their types
  • • Different types of test in research

Module 12: Medical Nutrition management and Bariatric Nutrition

  • • Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • • Nutrition during Stress, Injury and Burn
  • • Nutrition Management in Bariatric Surgery
  • • Bariatric Nutrition and Lifestyle Plan

Module 13: Path Physiology and Metabolism in Disease

  • • Introduction to Pathophysiology and metabolism
  • • Cellular metabolism
  • • Specific Disease Metabolism

Module 14: Public Health and Community Nutrition

  • • Primary Health Care-I: Concept and Organization Primary Health Care-II: Current Status in India
  • • Primary Health Care-III: Delivery of Services
  • • Health Programmes
  • • Community Nutrition and Health

Module 15: Pediatric and Geriatric Nutrition

  • • Infancy , Adolescent Dietary Needs and Complications
  • • Elderly Dietary Needs and its Complications

Module 16: 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 17: Practitioner Case Studies

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

Module 18: Laboratory demonstration, practicals and instrument handling

  • • Protein , Fat and Energy Kcal Estimation
  • • Dish Planning
  • • Food Labeling and Packet Analysis


Graduation and Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification exam or awaiting their results, are also eligible to apply.

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 programmes 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 programmes, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programmes. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics by Center 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 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, Twin Health, Karma Ayurveda, Healthians, Cure Fit, Anjali Mukerjee Health Total, Narayana Health, Balance Nutrition, Max Healthcare, Cinta Medtech, Venkateshwar Hospital, Keto India, Novus Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Instafitness Pvt. Ltd., Revibe Health and Wellness, Fitelo, etc.

Future career prospects

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, Health Consultants, Position in Health Centers, Fitness Journalism and many more.

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