Natural Health Nutrition course

This is the only 18-month plant-based Diploma Programme (certified by the International Academy of Natural Health) that allows you to study in the comfort of your home with students from across the globe that is both practical and scientifically rigorous. Learn and thrive at the same time! This intensive Diploma contains the most up to date nutritional information that has been carefully curated for the past 30 years by Mary-Ann Shearer and is supported by research from independent peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Who is the course for?

This course is for the everyday person that wants to have their health questions answered in a way that is accessible, in-depth and rigorous. The course marries the latest scientific nutritional research with practical case studies, a robust nutritional framework and is designed to be experiential and practical. By engaging with the assignments, you will apply the knowledge to your own (and others’ lives), whilst reading the best books currently available on plant-based research.

What does this course equip you for?

√ Understand how our modern diet and lifestyle has created and caused many modern diseases. √ Find answers to your most pressing health questions (and be able to answer others’ questions). √ Learn about the foundational nutritional research advocating The Natural Way as well as the most cutting-edge science that qualifies this lifestyle. √ Learn how to take greater responsibility for your health, and therefore be in better control of your life. √ Make wiser decisions when it comes to you and your loved ones health √ Financially speaking, cut back on medical bills √ Understand how your body works, how to treat it and keep your body disease free

What does the course consist of?

The NHN course consists of 16 multimedia Lessons (with over 650 pages of unique research) that will allow you to take your health and life to a whole new level! Don’t become a statistic. Learn how to take responsibility for your health to avoid the many degenerative diseases and mental health issues that plague our society. Mary-Ann Shearer is the author of the best-selling books on natural health in the Southern Hemisphere. A few of her best sellers include: The Natural Way – A Family’s Guide to Vibrant Health. The Natural Way Recipe Books 1 and 2, Healthy Kids, Perfect Weight, Take Control and Perfect Health – The Natural Way.

Course Overview

This course is designed to be completed in 18 months, however if you would like to fast track the process, this can be completed in 12 months. Each of the 16 Lessons consists of:
• PDF Booklet (+-30-40 pages)
• Video
• Audio (so you can learn on the go)
• Reading material on pertinent studies and research
• Study notes
• Material to use as Natural Way Consultant (should you choose to follow this route)
• Email support
• A monthly newsletter highlighting the latest course updates, recipes, case studies and student success stories
• A student discussion forum
• A dashboard overview of your progress
• A private Facebook group to engage in continued conversation outside of the learning portal
• As an evergreen and evolving course, we want to keep you up to date with the latest research and as such, the course will continuously be updated (you’ll be notified of these updates via the newsletter).

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The assignments are both practical and academic and can be completed in the comfort of your home. The format consists of multiple-choice questions on recommended readings, book reviews, health assessments and case studies with volunteers. We will also assesses your interpretation and understanding of the compulsory reading material pertinent to each Lesson. The entire course is online, meaning that you will receive your marks and feedback via the Academy portal. You will also have direct access to a Discussion Forum and private Facebook Group (should you wish to engage in further discussions outside of the portal).


In recognition for your efforts and upon completion of all the assignments meeting the required 80% pass rate, successful candidates will receive a Diploma, issued by the International Academy of Natural Health.


This course is aimed at anyone wanting a balanced approach to natural health without the hype, including parents, General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Pharmacists, Chiropractors, Dieticians, Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Dentists, Nutritionists, Natural Therapists, Acupuncturists and Beauty Therapists. You do not need a qualification in dietetics, nutritional consulting, biology or science in order to qualify. This course is for everyone that is passionate about health.

Commencement Date

As an evergreen course, you may start at any time. Remember that you have 18 months to complete the Diploma, however, should you wish to fast track your studies, you may do so.

Lesson Outline

Sixteen unique multimedia lessons containing 600 pages of unique research and studies spanning three decades. Each Lesson has its own corresponding audio and video. The curriculum outline for NHN.
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