Mac-Nutrition Uni is my default recommendation when people ask me about online nutrition courses. Having seen the content and work Martin and the MNU team have put into the course, in addition to the ongoing consistent interaction with the students, I can 100% vouch for this being THE outstanding choice when it comes to an online, evidence-based course.
It is the UK’s first ever 12-month, evidence-based, online nutrition course that can be completed alongside full-time work, from anywhere in the world!
The course has been designed to take someone from knowing very little, all the way through to having the wisdom, confidence and integrity to support clients in achieving a wide variety of nutrition related goals.
The MNU Cert. is an online nutrition course that is unique in its setup, as we are also offering the opportunity to attend practical residentials with fellow classmates, for face-to-face teaching and a chance to apply hands-on elements of the course.
Discount for Sigma Nutrition Followers
I’ve been able to arrange a special discount of £50 off the enrolment fee for the Sigma Nutrition audience. Simply use the coupon code SigmaMNU at the checkout to get the £50 discount.
Note: If you enrol via the links below I will receive a commission on that enrolment, at no extra cost to you. Which is much appreciated. However, I’ve been recommending this course for long before this and would happily do so for free.
Frequently Asked Questions
Timezones: Most of the course is very easy to follow no matter what your timezone. The lectures are released at the same time each week, however they are then available for the remainder of the course. It is impossible to guarantee that the Live Catch-Up lectures are at a suitable time for everyone as we currently have students from several different countries on different continents. The Live sessions will however be filmed and made available to view. If there are enough students from your timezone, you never know, we may even find a work around to suit you; I’ve never done a lecture at midnight.
If you want to be a dietitian and work in hospitals, go and do a dietetics degree, it’s as simple as that. This course will qualify you as a nutritionist/nutrition consultant and allow you to be insurable to practice what you are taught.
Course accreditation, whilst it sounds nice, only has ONE overarching benefit; it allows the individual to be sure that the course is inline with the accrediting bodies views of the evidence. In this vein, Mac-Nutrition is known both nationally and internationally for being a cutting edge, evidence-based nutrition consultancy. It’s kinda our thing. Look at the calibre of individuals who are willing to put their name to our commitment to evidence based practice/teaching in our endorsements section.
Therefore, the only other possible benefit of accreditation would be to give CPD points to individuals who have already completed a full university course that will qualify them for ‘Registered’ nutritionist status. We don’t want to jump through hoops and increase the cost of our course just for the benefit of a very small group of people.
Finally, our goal is to elevate the status of the MNU Certification to that of our Mentorship program which is now recognised as an industry ‘must do’ among even the most qualified of individuals. We are already working with some major players in the industry to make this happen. Watch this space.
The MNU Certification demonstrates that you have learnt from the best in the industry, have been taught the most up-to-date, cutting-edge, evidence-based information and, for those on the ‘with Honours’ option, have gained hands-on experience.
Secondly, it will provide you with both the knowledge and the evidence-based practical skills required to support clients with specialist clinical conditions and to liaise with other medical professionals to give the client the safest and most effective support possible.
Having your own tutor means that you will be assigned a member of the MNU team to act as your personal tutor for the duration of the course. You will be entitled to 30 minutes of 1-2-1 contact time per month (either as a phone call or via Skype/FaceTime) which can be split into 1-3 calls depending on your preference, as well as regular email contact (up to 10 emails/month) to help support your learning. The calls can be set up however you would like them with the time being used to explain anything that you found difficult to conceptualise in the online lectures, to ask any questions that may have been prompted by the lectures or content in the MNU lab and/or to help with the assessment process.
1) Theoretical knowledge acquisition
MNU will be a years worth of content, condensed from much longer methods of study, only to include the information that is specific to working with a wide range of clientele – including athletes, weight loss clients, clients with the key clinical issues and business to business corporate wellness clients. Many academic courses contain information that is designed to give credits or allow you to go on to do research e.g. learning about the sociology of sport when studying sport science or whole modules on research methods and lab techniques that aren’t applicable to Dietitians, Nutritionists and Personal trainers working with people outside of labs.
2) Practical application
The entire course has been written from a practitioners perspective – What do you need to know, why do you need to know it and how do you apply it. It will start with the basics but even they will only be the basics necessary to build up to the important advanced aspects of programming with clients.
3) Building a successful nutrition business/career
Obviously Mac-Nutrition has been lucky enough to be successful, building from a team of 1 to a team of 9 currently.
Not 9 people dotted around the country doing their own thing and using the same Facebook page. A team of 9 people who work day in day out together, sharing experiences, working on client case study meetings, sharing knowledge and reflective practice. Dealing not only with individual clients but also governing bodies, professional sports team and large corporate businesses. The Mentoring Lab will be designed to build the professional and business competencies required to not just have the theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge but also how to actually be successful in your career.
4) Confidence and Integrity
1-3 above are the underpinning elements of our wisdom pillar. We also plan to spend a great deal of money, time and effort putting MNU on the national and international map. So that when you put your certificate up on your clinic wall and display your MNU graduate logo on your website, people will have the confidence that you are a person of integrity and have done your dues to be able to help them achieve their goals.