Training successful practitioners

The healing power of food was noted by The Father of Medicine: Hippocrates back in 400 BC who advised about the nutritional benefits of healthy food, “Let medicine be thy food and let food be thy medicine.”

We know there is a direct link between the food we eat and our mental and physical wellbeing. Heathy nutrition can affect everything from immune systems, brain cells, through to increased fertility and increased life expectancy.

The Multi-Award-Winning College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) stands on the shoulders of Hippocrates and runs an extensive training provision of excellent natural therapies. With a focus on clinical application and practice, students can study short courses, diplomas, degrees and post-graduate qualifications across a wide range of subjects including: Nutrition, Natural Chef and Vegan Natural Chef.

Founded in 1998 by celebrated Naturopath Hermann Keppler, CNM has grown at a phenomenal rate over the last twenty-six years, with ten training colleges across the UK and Ireland and plans to expand into Dubai, The United Arab Emirates, Gulf States, Italy, Canada and the USA throughout 2024.

The College has won the prestigious IHCAN Education Award for Best College consecutively over a three year period from 2021 to 2023 and 80% of CNM graduates are working as practitioners or running their own businesses as Marketing Manager, Caterina Angelici, outlines, “Our nutritional and chef graduates are working across an eclectic spectrum such as: retreat chefs, restaurant chefs, personal chefs, recipe developers, cook book authors, health coaches and as deli, café or restaurant owners. The Alumni section on our website promotes the careers of our graduates and we are proud of their collective success. Such is the power of nutrition and healthy food, that we are attracting NHS staff who are curious about the link between food and health, practising holistic practitioners who want to further their knowledge about nutrition, through to students in their 40s and 50s wishing to make a mid-life career change.”

The new BCS (Hons) Nutritional Therapy started in January this year and offers classes in-person in London and online for international students. It is validated by The University of Buckingham, accredited by GNC, ANP and NNA and involves 500 clinical hours of study. Students learn sequentially about pathology, how the body works, the basics of naturopathic nutrition and herbal medicine, through to naturopathic diagnostic tools, specialist fields like paediatrics and fertility and will have the opportunity to start working as a practitioner under clinical supervision during the course.

“The BSC is offered as a part or full-time course to fit around the lives of our students. With the additional rise in the popularity of vegan diets, we offer the practical Vegan Natural Chef Diploma alongside our Natural Chef Diploma. Both courses last 9-12 months, with 840 hours of carefully chosen lessons including 100 hours internship in an external kitchen, with options to study online. Students have practical cooking lessons and learn how to successfully run businesses, alongside understanding the therapeutic power of food.”

The Vegconomist has reported that the UK vegan food market rate has a growth rate of 9.58% and it is predicted that by 2025 there will be 15 million meat-free UK citizens (including vegetarians and pescatarians).

To learn more about the award-winning CNM courses, see the websites below: