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Online courses

Expand your understanding of whole food plant-based nutrition by completing an online course. These courses will appeal to everyone interested in nutrition and health but will be of particular interest to healthcare professionals seeking more evidence-based knowledge to guide their patients.

Our courses

Prescribing Nutrition: for GPs, medical students & health professionals

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Doctors For Nutrition have developed an online course titled Prescribing Nutrition. Designed for GPs, medical students and health professionals in Australia and New Zealand, this course explores how to improve patient outcomes through plant-based nutrition.

To assist Doctors For Nutrition with funds to create the course, we were fortunate to receive a grant from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS). CNS was not involved in the design of the Prescribing Nutrition course or the content in any way.

This course has been approved for 8 CPD hours by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and 8 PDP hours with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Dates On demand
Target audience GPs, medical students and health professionals
Location Online, Australia and New Zealand

Prescribing Nutrition

Nutrition in Healthcare Conference (on demand)

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Did you miss the Nutrition in Healthcare Conference (Melbourne, February 2023)? You can purchase access to the recordings of the presentations showcasing the long-established and latest research on the leading lifestyle factor influencing health outcomes - our diet.

  • Access recorded presentations given at Australasia’s only whole food plant-based nutrition conference held in February 2023
  • Over 20 local and international medical and dietetic expert speakers
  • Global experts including Dr Dean and Dr Ayesha Sherzai, Dr Alan Desmond and Dr Gemma Newman
  • More than 11 hours of inspiring and actionable presentations and panel discussions
  • Learn how whole food plant-based nutrition can influence health and life expectancy

This course has been approved for 11 CPD points by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and 11 PDP hours with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Dates On demand
Target audience GPs, medical students and health professionals
Location Online, Australia and New Zealand

NIHC On Demand

Other courses

Plant-Based Sports & Exercise Nutrition Course

PlantEd Academy

Explore evidence-based guidance specifically tailored for healthcare professionals assisting their fitness clients in navigating plant-based diets.

This comprehensive course is designed for fitness professionals, nutritionists, dietitians, and healthcare practitioners seeking an in-depth understanding of plant-based sports nutrition. It’s ideal for those aiming to support clients on or considering a plant-based diet.

Note: Athletes, whether following a plant-based diet or not, can equally benefit from this course and discover how to optimise performance through plant-based nutrition.

DFN Members receive a 15% discount on the cost of the course. Members, please email us for your unique code.

Dates Course run multiple times per year. Click ‘find out more’ for next intake date.
Target audience Healthcare and fitness professionals, and others interested in using nutrition to optimise athletic performance.
Location Online, open to students globally.

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Certificate in plant-based nutrition

T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in partnership with eCornell (USA)

Delivered by 25+ leading medical and dietetic experts, this online certificate program is based on the groundbreaking research of Cornell Professor Emeritus T. Colin Campbell, PhD, bestselling co-author of The China Study and Whole (see books and journals section). In a few short weeks, arm yourself with the knowledge you need to improve your overall health, learn new skills, or even inspire a career change. In this online, video-based courses, you’ll learn about topics that include: the role nutrition plays in chronic disease, the importance of nutrition at each stage of life, beginning with pregnancy through adulthood, strategies to support sustainable positive lifestyle change and the psychological reasons we are drawn to unhealthy foods.

​Dates Enrol any time
Target audience Any discipline (students may come from the healthcare sector or other background)
Location Online, open to students globally

T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

Plant-based nutrition: a sustainable diet for optimal health

Winchester University (UK)

Winchester University and Plant Based Health Professionals UK have collaborated to create the UK’s first plant-based nutrition university course. This 8-week course, convened by DFN International Advisor Dr Shireen Kassam. Delivered online, it is open to health professionals and nutrition enthusiasts from anywhere in the world, with CPD accreditation available via the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine. The content has been created by 17 plant-based health professionals and experts from the UK. Many have been plant-based themselves for several years and use plant-based nutrition in their clinical practice as part of an overall approach to lifestyle medicine. Accredited for 30 CPD/CME hours by the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and can be counted towards Maintenance of Certification for the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine diploma. The course is a facilitated self-paced short course to be completed within eight weeks.

Dates
Runs once every academic term; see website for upcoming course dates and enrolment deadlines
Target audience Any discipline (students may come from the healthcare sector or other background)
Location Online, open to healthcare professionals and students internationally

Plant Based Health Professionals

Plantrician University

Plantrician University is a dynamic, online learning and community platform. It equips and empowers future physicians, nurses, health coaches, registered dietitians, public health officials, and other healthcare professionals in training, with the knowledge and tools they need to become advocates and educators for the evidence-based role of plant-based nutrition to prevent and dramatically reduce rates of chronic disease, grow health equity, and improve human and global health.

Plantrician University is free to confirmed health profession students/faculty and clinicians in training around the world.

​Dates Enrol any time
Target audience Health profession students/faculty and clinicians in training
Location Online, open to students globally

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One Healthy World

Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PRCM)

Join this free, six-week online webinar program to take charge of your health with diet changes and support from nutrition experts from around the world. With programs available in English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin, and for those of Indian origin, you will learn how what you eat can help you improve blood sugar, lose weight, control blood pressure, and more.

Dates Enrol any time
Target audience Healthcare professionals and the general public
Location Online, open to students globally

One Healthy World Course

14-Day NEURO PLAN Jump Start: A Introduction to Total Brain and Body Rejuvenation

The Neuro Academy (USA)

Created by neurologists Drs Dean & Ayesha Sherzai, this free 2-week multimedia course informs and inspires participants to develop healthy habits for optimum brain health. In just five minutes a day, the course empowers lasting lifestyle change in the key areas of nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep restoration and cognitive capacity.

Dates Enrol any time
Target audience Practitioners and public with an interest in protect against cognitive diseases and disorders
Location Online, open to students globally

Neuro Plan Academy

NutritionCME: free Continuing Medical Education credits

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (USA)

Majority free, non-commercial nutrition continuing education for healthcare professionals from PCRM delivered in video format, covering the role nutrition plays in brain health, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and more, with an emphasis on plant-based nutrition for disease prevention, management and even reversal.

Dates Enrol any time
Target audience Healthcare sector professionals and students
Location Online, open to students globally

NutritionCME.org

Moving Medicine Forward Masterclass

Michael Klaper, M.D. (USA)

Led by clinician Michael Klaper, M.D. who brings almost 40 years of plant-based experience healing to his entertaining, slide-illustrated lectures — the principles of how to use the patient’s diet to transform their body’s chemistry and physiology to arrest and reverse degenerative disease are revealed. Each class comes with a clinical case along with thought-provoking questions that invite the participants to analyze and understand nutrition’s role in fostering both health and disease.

​Dates Enrol any time
Target audience Healthcare professionals
Location Online, open to students globally

Moving Medicine Forward

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