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13 Jan 2008

Nutritional Therapy
I would like to start studying Nutritional Therapy in South Africa and work in the industry at the same time to get experience in the field. Could you suggest any institutes that I could look into for this career option that I would love to commence. Kind Regards. Jenna
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Sports Nutrition
Sports nutrition

01 Jan 0001

Hi Jenna

Great choice as the wellness industry is the fastest growing industry worldwide.

Besides dietetics there is unfortunately no institution where you can obtain a qualification that will allow you to consult and prescribe diets. This qualification is only available through Universities and is usually a 4 year fulltime course. However there are other options: personal trainer’s courses where you will be introduced to the field of nutrition. You can study these courses from ETA , Reebok or even enquire at your local Virgin Active or Planet Fitness gyms – they will put you into contact with the right people. Alternatively you could obtain an international strength and conditioning coaches qualification through the NSCA – you will find their details on the web – they also present personal training courses.

Good luck with your decision – hope you find happiness therein.

Take care.

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