Center for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS)

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Certified Nutrition Counselor

Certified Nutrition Counselor is a professional who uses their knowledge of nutrition and human physiology to improve the physical well being of their clients by improving their diet. IGMPI is offering an opportunity to become a Certified Nutrition Counselor for those who will be pleased to know that they can work in a wide variety of settings with a wide variety of clientele. This professional typically works in a: hospital, clinic, doctor’s office, or skilled nursing facility (nursing home). They also develop customized diets and eating programs for those who have special dietary such as diabetes, high blood pressure, low salt and sugar. A nutrition counselor helps clients (i.e. patients, individuals, residents, groups, and children) develop healthy eating habits.

As a Certified Nutrition Counselor, you may encourage healthy nutrition by speaking to the public about healthy foods, nutrition, and the relationship between healthy eating habits, and poor eating habits and overall lifestyle.
This credential implies that you have achieved an advanced level of expertise and experience in the field.

Certified Study Resources:

• Introduction to Basic Nutrition
• The Basics of Dietary Supplements
• Nutritional Biochemistry
• Introduction to Nutraceuticals
• Therapeutic Nutrition
• Principle of Food Science and Nutrient Composition of Foods
• Food Allergies and Diet Management
• Nutrition needs and recommendations for Infants, Children and Teenagers
• Nutrition needs and recommendations for adults
• A-Z Fact sheets and Advance Supplements Research.


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


The registration dates for this bi-annual executive programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Certification and Membership Fees

Rs. 25,000/- for Indian nationals and 800 USD for overseas Professionals. This covers the certification registration fee and examination fee. An additional membership fee of Rs 4500/-( USD 125 for overseas) is to be paid in order to avail the services of Certified Study Resources and training for the preparation of the certification exam.

Assessment & Certification

All the participants are expected to appear for online assessment. After successfully qualifying the examination, the participants will be Certified Nutrition Counselor by IGMPI. For all the above mentioned elaborate study resources, Assessment test papers and case studies would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the website as well. The certification will be awarded after the required levels of knowledge, skills, professionalism and attitude are assessed through the IGMPI assessment process.

Re- Examination

In case the participant is not able to pass the certification exam in first attempt/exam notification, he/she will have to re- register for the next scheduled examination by submitting re- registration form along with the re- registration fee of Rs. 1500/-(50 USD). However, the participants will be given sufficient flexibility in scheduling their First certification exam.

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