Nutritional Symptomatology & Pathophysiology

Nutritional Strategies for a Healthy Life

Introduction to the Course

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Nutritional Symptomatolgy & Pathophysiology

Section 2 of the Advanced Holistic Nutritionist Program

Recognizing symptoms in relation to health issues is an invaluable key in defining specific nutritional deficiencies.

Nutritional symptomatology is the process of interpreting bodily symptoms to find underlying causes and nutritional imbalances. You will learn how to identify and address nutritional imbalances, digestive problems and improve overall health.

You will also explore physiological processes of various conditions involving the cardiovascular and metabolic systems and their relationship to diet and nutrition.


After completing each individual nutrition course in the Holistic Nutritionist Program, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Once you complete all required courses in a program, you will receive a professional, officially stamped diploma in the mail listing your designation.

  • Course Hours:  220
  • Credits:  25

Are You Listening?

Your body is constantly sending you messages.  It speaks to you in symptoms.  

Symptomatology:  A clinical assessment of nutritional and biological imbalances in the body.

Pathophysiology:  The disordered physiological processes associated with disease or injury.

In this enlightening course, you will discover the intricate link between feelings, thoughts and your body, and how nutrient deficiencies can affect your physical health.

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Course Details

By the end of this informative online nutrition course you will have a solid understanding how to improve you life and others through targeted protocol that includes a positive mental outlook, a healthy diet, a healthy lifestyle, and supplements when required.   The main focus in this course is learning about the options for treating disease with a variety of non toxic natural therapies.

Duration of Course:

This course should be completed within four months based on 7-10 hours per week of study time, but you may complete sooner if you have more time available for learning.   You have a maximum of 12 months to complete the full Holistic Nutritionist program.

Included in Tuition:

Partial learning materials, study guides, and reference materials

Interactive power point presentations

Testing and exams

Full student support

Student account & access to Online Learning Portal

Online forums & live chat rooms to connect with other students

Certificate upon graduation

**There is one book required for this course that will cost $35.  We provide a link in your student account for easy ordering.


You must complete a lesson test after each lesson, and a proctored final exam upon completion of the course. Students must score 80% or higher to pass the course.

  • Is This Course For Me?
  • Related Courses
  • Certification
  • FAQs
  • This is a required course for the Holistic Nutritionist Certification and is also strongly recommended as an add on to the Holistic Nutrition Coach Certification Program. Understanding how the body works is critical to all nutrition and health practitioners.    It can also be taken as a stand alone course for general interest.

  • The following courses are part of the Tier 2 Advanced Online Holistic Nutritionist program

  • Upon completion of the Nutritional Symptomatology & Pathophysiology course, you can download and print a certification of completion through your student account.  Upon completion of all the required courses in the Holistic Nutritionist program, you will receive an official designation and beautifully stamped diploma in the mail.   Grads of the full program qualify for registration status and professional membership and liability insurance through various organizations including CAIN, NANP and CEBHC.

  • How long is this course?

    You have up to 4 months for completion.

    Can I take this course on its own?

    Nutritional Symptomatology & Pathophysiology is an advanced course that requires prior certification for entry. Our Holistic Nutrition Coach certification graduates are welcome to take this course as an individual add-on or as part of the tier 2 Advanced Program. If you are a graduate from another school and want to take this course, you may send send an email to to inquire about advanced standing and transfer credits.

In this Course You will Learn

The etiology of various disease states while learning how to recognize the nutritional and lifestyle factors involved with the disease process.

We will focus on a variety of specific health problems including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cancer
  • Candida
  • Diabetes
  • Allergies
  • Menopause
  • Parkinson’s
  • Sinus infections
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Kidney stones
  • Detoxification
  • Immune Support
  • Inflammation
  • Stress management
  • Supplements
  • Body systems in relation to disease


Method of Course Delivery:

Upon registration you will receive a user id and password to your student account on our Online Learning Portal.   Your student account is mobile responsive allowing you to study on the go from anywhere in the world!

  • All materials for this course materials are in your account ready for viewing online or to download
  • All testing is conveniently submitted online
  • You have access to a global community of classmates via the online forums and live chat rooms

You can learn more about what to expect from online learning in our Prospective Students resource area.

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Customized learning

You have the following options to choose from.

  • Individual Course Enrollment

    Single Course

    Nutritional Symptomatology & Pathophysiology

  • Full Program Enrollment

    Tier 1 + 2 Advanced Certified Holistic Nutritionist Diploma Program

    Tuition package includes all of the following:

    • Tier 1 Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach Program
    • Tier 2 Advanced Holistic Nutritionist Program (Nutritional Symptomatology & Pathophysiology is included in tier 2)
    • Business Blueprint
    • Holistic Meal Prep Course

    This is the best value enrolment package saving you over $600 versus enrolling in each course and each tier separately.


    Click on the "register now" button below to view payment plan options

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