Diploma in Applied Nutrition

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Take back control of your own health and food choices - learn evidence based nutrition

Our original course - Sano Diploma in Applied Nutrition, has been developed by Nutritionists to make evidence-based nutrition knowledge accessible and empower everybody to live healthier lives.

Our Diploma is designed for individuals with a passion for nutrition and an interest in applying nutritional science practically in the kitchen. With conditions such as diabetes, obesity, autoimmunity and declining mental health becoming increasingly prevalent, it’s more important than ever before to be able to unveil fads and misinformation and to understand how food can be used as medicine to treat and prevent chronic lifestyle-led conditions.

It’s time to stop the diets, restrictive eating, and adherence to conflicting and faddy nutrition advice - learn for yourself how to make the best food choices for you. Your own health is in your hands and on your own plate.

As an accredited course written by Nutritionists, you can be confident in the knowledge that in choosing to study with Sano, you are learning from credible leaders in online nutrition education.

“Poor diet contributes to more disease than inactivity, smoking and alcohol combined”

Dr. Aseem Malhotra for Sano

Learn Culinary Medicine and nutritional theory to support and manage your own health, identify fads and myths of nutrition, and ignite your personal interest in healthy eating, cooking, and recipe development.

Diploma in Applied Nutrition Course Highlights

Each module covers the theory of anatomy, physiology, and evidence-based nutrition in easily digestible reading material, video tutorials and animations, multiple choice quizzes and assignments to demonstrate your knowledge and put your skills into practice in the kitchen.

100% online - study anywhere in the world
Theoretical and practical
Comprehensive learning formats: video, reading, quizzes and animations, and written assignments
Flexible learning schedule
Start anytime, whenever it suits you
Access to closed student group to connect with and support fellow students
Personal support from our education team of qualified nutritionists


Our online Diploma in Applied Nutrition is 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.

Over the course of your studies you will learn how to:

Understand and interpret nutritional science, the biology of the human body and the nutritional science behind common chronic health conditions
Conduct evidence based research
Develop recipes and meal plans to support health and wellness
Identify misinformation when it comes to nutrition advice and make informed decisions about food choices
Apply your nutrition knowledge to create functional recipes in the kitchen
Advise and guide friends and family on healthy eating

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  • Learn evidence-based nutritional theory to benefit health for yourself or your wellness buisness

  • Varied learning formats: study via video, online reading material, suggested reading lists, quizzes and assignments

  • 100% online - study from anywhere in the world

  • Flexible learning schedule. Easily fit your study around your existing job and schedule

  • Personal support and assignment marking from our dedicated education team of qualified Nutritionists

  • Graduate with a bank of meal plans and recipes to prevent and support specific health conditions

  • Learn how to use Culinary Medicine for yourself, family and clients

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
Kerry McKay

“I do different therapies, so I wanted to add the course to that. Primarily I wanted to do the course because I do colonics and I wanted to know much more about digestion and nutrition. I also do reflexology and aromatherapy and skin care so I do have to deal with a lot of lifestyle issues.”

Kerry McKay
Complementary Therapist
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 Writer
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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


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