Health and wellbeing are affected by multiple external and internal factors, some of which lead to functional disorders and chronic disease. The role of the Nutritional Medicine practitioner is to identify the cause of health issues, educate the patient and develop a treatment and prevention plan to re-establish and promote ongoing optimal health and wellbeing.
Nutritional Medicine combines the traditions of food as medicine and dietary planning with scientific advances in the use of nutrients at therapeutic doses in the treatment, management and prevention of disease. Nutritional Medicine incorporates the study of human nutrition, food pharmacology, biochemistry, the food system, relevant government regulations and public health and considers how each can impact our health.
This brand new degree is suitable for those who want a career combining nutrition science and human health.