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The Nutritional Therapy Diploma (NTDC) Foundation Science (FdSc)

The Institute for Optimum Nutrition

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Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course Foundation Science Degree Course The NTDCFdSc is divided into three academic years, each building on the previous one in terms of knowledge and the practical application of clinical skills. Here is an outline of each year: Year One ? You learn about the components of food and their role in human biochemistry and physiology the importance of dietary and environmental factors in human health and the balancing, healing and therapeutic effects of food and nutrients. You will also learn the ION method of analysis, which provides the foundation for you to become a successful nutritional therapist. Year Two ? You begin to put theory into practice in the student clinic. As well as learning about the scope of nutrition as a powerful therapeutic tool, you explore various tests and diets, trying some of them yourself. Clinical training begins in earnest as you start to apply your analytical skills in supervised ?live? consultations. Year Three ? You continue to develop clinical skills while lectures and seminars lead to a higher level of knowledge, practice, discussion and debate. You receive advice on setting up a successful practice and write a dissertation on a subject of your choice. Every student enrolling on any ION course is required to pay a joining fee of ?275.00 in addition to the course fee. This joining fee is valid for 4 years, is non-refundable and is paid only once enrolling on the first course (either one of the science access courses or the NTDCFdSc). It includes membership and subscription to The Institute and its Magazine for the full period of four years. Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course Foundation Science Degree Course NTDCFdSc - Fees for Year 1 - October 2008 to June 2009 ?3500.00 - Full course fees There are three payment options: Option 1 ? Payment in Full Payment in full before 15th September 2008 qualifies you for the following discounts: Payment in full by 15th July 2009: ?3360.00 Payment in full by 15th August 2009: ?3430.00 Payment in full after 15th August 2009: ?3500.00 Option 2 ? Payment by 3 Instalments A deposit of ?800.00 is required by 15th August 2009. The balance of ?2,700 is then payable in three equal instalments of ?900.00 , by Direct Debit only, on 15th November 2009, 15th February 2010, 15th May 2010. Option 3 ? Payment by 8 Instalments A deposit of ?800.00 is required by 15th August 2009. The balance of ?2,700 is then payable in eight equal instalments of ?337.50 , by Direct Debit only, on the 15th of each month: October 2009 to May 2010 inclusive Student Grants The new Nutri Centre Student Grant offers a non-repayable grant to three talented students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, as part payment of the fees for studying at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. The grant value is ?1000 each year for each student over the three years of the Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course (NTDC) at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION). This sum will be deducted from the tuition fees each year. Applicants will be considered on their merit depending on the degree of financial hardship and clearly articulated reasons for requesting the award. Recipients of state benefits such as Income Support or Working Tax Credits are certainly eligible for this award, although this is not a necessary requirement. Anybody who is genuinely struggling to afford the course fees due to limited financial resources can apply. To be considered for this award applicants must go through the Institute's normal application procedures, i.e. attend an Open Day and be offered a place on the Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course September 2008 intake. Applicants are required to submit the completed application form as soon as possible, although final receipt of completed applications for this academic year is 6 September 2008. THE INSTITUTE FOR OPTIMUM NUTRITION (ION) is an independent, not for profit educational charity whose purposes are: To advance education of the public and hea

Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course Foundation Science Degree Course The NTDCFdSc is divided into three academic years, each building on the previous one in terms of knowledge and the practical application of clinical skills. Here is an outline of each year: Year One ? You learn about the components of food and their role in human biochemistry and physiology the importance of dietary and...

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