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Gut Brain Connection Diploma Course

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  • 150 hours of study
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What Will You Learn?

Take the Gut Brain Connection Diploma Course and you’ll see your body in a whole new light. Be prepared to meet trillions of microbes, to discover that you have more ‘brains’ than you might think and get ready to feel like the master of your health as you embrace new ways to take care of your health and wellbeing.

Starting with the gut, you’ll learn all about your digestive system - every last twist and turn – coming away knowing exactly how your food is broken down and absorbed. Next, the nervous system. We demystify the complex nervous system and introduce you to the endoc...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Getting to Know Your Gut
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Anatomy of the Digestive System
  • Part 2: The Mouth, the Stomach and the Pancreas
  • Part 3: The Liver, the Small Intestine and the Large Intestine
  • Part 4: The Process of Digestion
  • Part 5: Digestion in Detail
  • Part 6: Exploring Hunger
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: The Nervous System Control Centre
  • Part 1: The Anatomy of the Nervous System
  • Part 2: The Physiology of our Emotions
  • Part 3: Fight or Flight
  • Part 4: The Endocannabinoid System
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: How the Gut and Brain Communicate
  • Part 1: The Enteric Nervous System
  • Part 2: The Vagus Nerve and Serotonin
  • Part 3: Stress and the Gut-Brain Axis
  • Part 4: Listening to Your Gut
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Meet the Microbiome
  • Part 1: The Microbiome and the Community of Bacteria
  • Part 2: Meet the Bacteria
  • Part 3: Talking to the Brain
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Detrimental Diets
  • Part 1: The Relevance of Diet
  • Part 2: Sugar – Fuelling Inflammation?
  • Part 3: Gluten and Our Relationship with Fat
  • Part 4: Food Intolerances and Allergies
  • Part 5: How to Keep a Food Diary
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Nourishing Food for the Gut
  • Part 1: Fats and Oils
  • Part 2: Vegetables and Fruit and Surprising Friends of the Gut
  • Part 3: Prebiotics and Probiotics
  • Part 4: Probiotics
  • Part 5: Fermented Foods
  • Part 6: Kimchi and Kefir
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Understanding Common Gut Issues
  • Part 1: Diagnosis, Gut Issues and Mood
  • Part 2: Diarrhoea and Constipation
  • Part 3: Indigestion and Heartburn
  • Part 4: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Part 5: Food Intolerances and Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Natural Remedies for Improving Gut-Brain Health
  • Part 1: Herbs for Healing
  • Part 2: Healing Herbs for the Gut
  • Part 3: Herbs for the Nervous System
  • Part 4: Aromatherapy for the Gut-Brain Connection
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: The Heart-Brain Connection
  • Part 1: Exploring the Heart
  • Part 2: Exploring the Heart-Brain Connection
  • Part 3: The Heart Helping the Gut
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Mastering Your Own Gut Health
  • Part 1: Assessing Your Gut Health
  • Part 2: Assessing Your Emotional Health
  • Part 3: Making Lasting Changes
  • Part 4: Gut-Friendly Recipes
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
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Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Gut Brain Connection Diploma Course explains how your emotions and mood are connected to nutrition. Therefore, you can help your mental (and physical) wellbeing by changing your diet and lifestyle. With the information contained within this course, you’ll be able to make these changes safely and help others to do the same.

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in reversing low mood and negative emotions through diet. So whether you’re an absolute beginner to nutrition or a practising dietician looking to expand your knowledge and better service your clients, you’ll find the Gut Brain Connection Diploma Course an invaluable source of study.


The Gut Brain Connection Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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