Become a Nutrition Coach

It's time to make an impact - use your passion for nutrition to create a career you love.

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Dr Aseem Malhotra

"Poor diet is responsible for more disease alone than physical inactivity smoking, and alcohol combined"

We teach you everything you need to set up a reputable nutrition coaching business and begin or further develop your career as a successful, qualified Nutrition Coach.

Course Summary

  • Become insurable as a Nutrition Coach
  • 11 month course , next term begins January 2019
  • 7-10 hrs average study time per week
  • 24 comprehensive modules
  • 100% online - study from anywhere in the world
  • Personal support from the Sano Education Team
  • Online community
  • Varied learning formats
  • Bi-monthly webinars
  • Assessment throughout the course in various formats, quizes, written assignments, role play, and practical tasks.

What is a Nutrition Coach?

A Nutrition Coach guides in healthy eating, supporting people to use food to manage their health. They guide on ingredients and types of foods as well as create recipes and meal plans to support specific health areas. 

What will I learn?

Learn evidence-based nutritional theory, Culinary Medicine, recipe development, and the business and marketing skills to become a credible, successful Nutrition Coach.

How can I work when I'm qualified?

There are multiple ways that a Nutrition Coach may work; on a one to one client basis, delivering cooking demonstrations, webinars, seminars, group programmes, menu creation for restaurants, retailers and corporates, within corporate wellness or as a writer or blogger. The list is truly endless!

Earn while you learn

Our course is structured so that you start setting up your business at the beginning of the course and we give you the skills and confidence to start earning within several months.

What You Get?

Nutrition Knowledge

Learn Nutritional Theory and its practical application 

  • Modules covering key chronic health conditions that can be supported with good nutrition: obesity and diabetes, immunity, heart and circulation, joints and bones, digestion, skin, and mental health
  • Video content from industry experts
  • Learn nutritional theory via extensive, in-depth reading materials, videos, animations, quizzes, and assignments
  • Gain valuable and important research skills to support your guidance with evidence-based nutrition knowledge from peer-reviewed papers and scientific fact
  • Learn how to use culinary medicine and kitchen skills to develop recipes and meal plans to support and manage health conditions

Business Skills

Build your wellness business 

  • Business basics including company set up, record keeping account and tax
  • Design and set up your WordPress website with our partner
  • Learn how to use social media, networking, and marketing to promote and grow your business 
  • Learn photography, food styling, video, and cooking demo skills
  • Determine your value and effective pricing strategies
  • Graduate with a bank of informative and valuable content to share on your social channels and with your client base
  • Practical assignments to reinforce your knowledge

Cookery School

Learn to create healthy recipes  

  • How to effectively prepare and present a cooking demonstration for video content or live audience
  • Tips and tricks in the kitchen
  • Learn how to use different cooking methods to prepare your food
  • Access to a bank of healthy recipes with printable recipe cards
  • Glossary of over 60 ingredients explaining their health benefits
  • Learn how to adjust recipes to support health conditions

Coaching Skills

Learn the skills to coach your clients effectively

  • Learn how to listen and communicate effectively with your clients
  • Video content of nutrition consultation sessions
  • Effective note-taking and recording
  • Understanding and implementation of your boundaries to ensure safe practice as a nutrition coach
  • Highlighting your coaching strengths and weaknesses to determine your business offering
  • Effective public speaking and workshop presenting
  • Develop your own group program
  • Practical assignments to reinforce your knowledge

As a student you will also have access to:

1 year’s Complementary Medical Association Student membership which entitles to use post nominal letters SCMA after your name before graduation
Listed as a Nutrition Coach on the Sano School of Culinary Medicine website to promote your services and website
Podcasts with industry experts to support you throughout your studies
Website build and design
Incremental tasks designed to build your business and marketing confidence and successfully earn an income from your services as a Nutrition Coach
Personal support from our dedicated Education Team
Bi-monthly webinars covering industry topics
Sano Community Membership

Next Course

Term starts: 1 February 2019 | Enrolment Opens: 30th September 2019

The course can be completed 100% online, from anywhere in the world and follows a structured learning schedule to teach theory, practical skills, coaching skills, and business prowess.

Teaching you how to use the latest evidence-based research and our business and coaching programme to attract your own clients and transform their health and happiness.

Graduates are able to insure themselves as Nutrition Coaches and work as reputable practitioners in the wellness industry.

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Our courses are accredited by the FNTP, certified by The CPD Certification Service and we are a member of the CMA. All our modules and exams are marked by qualified Nutritional Therapists.

What our students say:


“This is a flexible, fascinating and very well explained nutrition course that gives you an insight into how what you eat really does affect how your body works.  Highly recommend it and it won't break the bank.”

Caroline Haigh
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“What I love about the course is that I can understand everything I read and if I can’t I can just email or Skype and I have all the support that I need.”

Ines Romanelli
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"The Sano team are always on hand to help and direct and they are such a great bunch, approachable and friendly. This course has given me so much knowledge, confidence and information on talking about the body and how food has an impact on the body. It has also shown me where to look for reliable information."

Denise Monk
Pilates Instructor
Andrew Jenkinson

“I'm setting up a new business, a place that empowers partners to embrace cooking with children so they can develop healthier lifelong relationships with food. The Sano School of Culinary Medicine has given me such a fantastic background into the science of nutrition. It's given me the confidence to move forward and achieve my goals.”

Andrew Jenkinson
Jo Charleston

“Having already completed a diploma in Naturopathy I wanted to add on to this qualification with the Diploma in Applied Nutrition. My true love is healthy cooking but now understand the nutritional benefits and science of recipes, so this course was perfect for me. Plus being flexible and being able to do it from home, it just ticked all the boxes”

Jo Charleston
Food & Nutrition Writer


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