Alternative health, including nutrition, is one of the most rewarding fields to be involved in today. “A new paradigm shift towards natural therapies is increasing” says Dr Lynn Hardy ND, CNC, the Principal of Global Institute for Alternative Medicine, USA. More people are getting sick, fatter and more out of shape than ever before. People are starting to shy away from prescription drugs and unnecessary medical interventions and turning instead toward proper nutrition and natural methods of healing, hence the growing market for organic foods, herbal formulas and dietary supplements.
These people are seeking ways to improve and maintain their health naturally, therefore the need is growing for qualified natural health practitioners. With these changes taking place the demand for Nutritional Consultants has become widespread in the past couple of years. Nutritional Consultants are sought by schools, public institutions, retirement homes, natural health food stores, sports teams, daycares, weight loss centers, fitness clubs, hospitals, health spas, cruise ships and companies selling health products. THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOLISITIC NUTRITION is a self-paced, comprehensive and affordable home study degree program is essential for a career in alternative medicine. Offered by the Global Institute for Alternative Medicine (GIFAM), USA, this is the only home study degree course of its kind in the world.
GIFAM is accredited by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification and Accreditation Board and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners Commission on Accreditation. Students and graduates of GIFAM may become members of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants (AANC), the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA), among other natural health associations.
Students can also sit for the examination board of the AANC upon graduation and earn the prestigious designation of Certified Nutritional Consultant (CNC). “The program is also beneficial to those interested to increase their knowledge of health and natural therapies. There are no set educational pre-requisites for this course. However, to properly comprehend the college-level study material, a high school diploma or equivalent may be helpful.”