We provide our distance learning programs all around the world. Wherever you are located you may study with us, no attendance is necessary. Our coursework is provided in PDF files which could either be downloaded and/or printed.
Yes, this course is fully accredited by the International Association of Therapists.
The International Association of Therapists (IAOTH) was formed in recognition of the fact that as a therapist the internet has opened up the world as a potential client base for a therapist and most therapy associations limit their country where they were founded in.
IAOTH knows , acknowledges and understands that therapists may travel, move countries, offer remote consultations, work over Zoom/Skype/WhatsApp/Facebook etc. and/or in some cases even offer live events to engage clients or potential clients.
It was in recognition of this fact that IAOTH was created where therapists could find a unified platform and global recognition.
Professional accreditation is a process that gives public recognition to educational institutions that meet standards of quality.
Professional accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental means of assessing and certifying institutional quality.
In other words, accredited institutions:
· Have clearly defined and well-stated learning objectives.
· Offer educationally sound and up-to-date courses.
· Provide outstanding educational services to students.
· Have demonstrated learner success and satisfaction.
· Have a competent staff.
· Promotes its courses truthfully.
· Have an effective research and self-improvement program.
Professional accreditation promises learners that the institution they elected to study with is a reputable one that will provide quality education.
Professional accreditation is not, however, a guarantee that your course work will be accepted by other educational institutions or government agencies, although this frequently can happen.
As our courses are written especially for ‘distance learning’ and everyone will find our coursework informative and enjoyable. Topics are covered with easy to understand explanations.
Course work is sent via emails as .pdf files. You can download and save on your laptop/PC and/or take printouts. We do not send out hard copies, but we do send hard copies of the certificates anywhere in India at no extra cost.
We do send hard copies of the certificates anywhere in India at no extra cost.
Yes, on successful completion of any of our courses, students will receive a Certificate of achievement as a professional advisor in that subject.
This is sent to you, by email, in PDF format, accompanied by a hard copy to your registered address (anywhere in India). For learners residing outside India, extra charges apply.
On an average students take approximately 10 – 12 weeks to complete this program. However each case may differ. Many learners come to us with some knowledge of the subject/subjects they will be studying, whilst others will be starting from beginner level. For this reason time-scales will vary as every individual has a different threshold for learning.
No. Our study material is sufficient for you to get the relevant knowledge in the subject and pass the final assessment.
How you decide to market yourself is your decision, whether it is therapist, advisor, consultant etc. However, on your main FSSA Council Certificate of achievement, the word advisor shall be used.
There is no travelling involved. Students can download and/or take printouts of modules and study.
It is your choice. Some learners choose to go on series (i.e. one by one) whole some prefer to study parallelly i.e. study them together.
Learners are given 8 months to complete one course. For 2 courses learners are given 10 months. For 3 courses learners are given 12 months. For 4 or more courses, learners are given 14 months. If you are not able to complete due to an emergency and/or a genuine reason (we may require evidence) you can always apply for a complementary 30 days extension. After that a charge of INR 2200.00 per course shall apply which will give you further extension of three months.
Yes, you have been allotted a lot of time to even take a break in between. For further details on timelines, please refer to the point above and see the total time you have.
The exam is objective type for 100 marks (a mix of multiple choice, true and false and even fill in the blanks). There are three grades [Pass is <=74 marks, Distinction is 75 – 84 marks and High Distinction is over 85 marks out of 100)
Please also note that there is no negative marking. People getting Pass will not have any grade mentioned on their certificate but people with Distinction and/or High Distinction will have that mentioned on their certificates.
If you got a pass and would like to re take the exam to get a Distinction and/or a High Distinction you can do that by paying a small fee of INR 1800.00
You need not worry. For a small fee of INR 2500.00 you can take you exam/assessment again.
We are here to help! If you need extra hand holding you can simply buy our exam support guide which has sample questions with answers. This can be purchased by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and there is an extra charge of INR 2200.00 for this.
The certificate is valid for life. However, we always encourage our learners to keep themselves updated and/or upgrading through our CPD (Continuing professional development) programs.
Yes, upon completing this course you may consult clients and charge a professional fee(s).
Code of ethical conduct for a nutrition therapist/advisor by FSSA Council:
• Act in the best interest of clients
• Maintain high standards of scientific integrity in your career
• Work within you scope of practice
• Never diagnose and/or prescribe.
• Keep up to date with developments in the nutrition/Ayurveda/respective field
• Maintain client confidentiality
• Avoid misleading information
• Comply with relevant legislation
• Communicate effectively with clients
• Be objective, fair, balanced and proportionate in professional statement or recommendations made
• Maintain highest standards of conduct and behaviour in all areas of business/life
• Where requires and appropriate, maintain accurate client records including evidence of having gained informed consent
• Always refer to a specialist when in doubt
• Do not call yourself a dietician but a nutrition therapist/ advisor/counsellor
• Do not deal with clients who have eating disorders, instead refer to a specialist
We undertake to replace coursework for current students who have mislaid their course material. If this happens within the three months of your enrolment there are no charges, however after that an administration charge of INR 1500.00 shall apply.
Yes, All learners must be at least 18 years old.
There are no other/hidden charges apart from what have been mentioned here on our website, in public domain.
We established ourselves in 2010 and started operations way back in 2011 – 12 and since then we have certified over 20000+ professionals all over the world.