Nutrition Beginners' Course

Many people and companies worked together to create this distance learning nutrition course for beginners, The School of Health, Cytoplan, Nutritional Therapist Karen Carman, Nutritional Therapist Mary Sharma and Course Director Mani Norland. This collaboration has resulted in a complete introductory course with all you need, to learn about basic nutrition for the home.

Teacher movies

Lecturer Track Length Subject
Mary Sharma
1 of 24 3m 54s
Mary Sharma
2 of 24 14m 42s
Mary Sharma
3 of 24 3m 13s
Mary Sharma
4 of 24 12m 53s
Stomach Acid
Mary Sharma 5 of 24 11m 17s
Gut Brain
Mary Sharma 6 of 24 3m 48s  
Leaky Gut 
Mary Sharma 7 of 24 6m 14s Diets
Mary Sharma 8 of 24 13m 52s
Mary Sharma 9 of 24 5m 43s
Blood Sugar
Mary Sharma
10 of 24 11m 05s
Food Affects
Mary Sharma
11 of 24 8m 46s Stress
Mary Sharma
12 of 24 7m 10s
Mary Sharma
13 of 24 6m 42s
Mary Sharma
14 of 24 5m 52s
Mary Sharma 15 of 24 3m 56s
Mary Sharma 16 of 24 10m 23s
Managing Health
Mary Sharma 17 of 24 19m 55s
Additional bonus movies
Mary Sharma A 11m 50s  
Ayurveda 1
Mary Sharma B 12m 13s
Ayurveda 2
Mary Sharma C 4m 53s
Ayurveda 3
Mary Sharma D 14m 10s 
Mary Sharma E 7m 59s
Mary Sharma F 3m 58s  
Energy Balls
Mary Sharma G 5m 13s 
Key Health

Teacher biographies

The following teachers provided material and lectures for the Nutrition Beginners Course.

Nutrition Author

Course Author: Karen Carman
Originally trained as a Speech and Language Therapist, Karen’s interest in the power of nutritional healing was sparked after it brought her own health back to balance following period of prolonged illness. Realising this was the career for her, Karen then qualified as a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist in 2001.

Keen to further her knowledge, she later qualified with diplomas in Child Nutrition, Allergy Therapy and as a Women’s Health Practitioner.

Exploring the psychological elements of nutrition and how our emotional and core beliefs can affect our food choices is central to the way Karen works.

Karen now runs a busy private practice in Monmouthshire, weaving it around her family life.

Course Movie Lecturer 

Movie Lecturer: Mary Sharma
Mary became a Nutritional Therapist in 2002 after training with the Plaskett College of Nutritional medicine. Since then she has trained in many disciplines including homotoxicology, Iridology and Ayurveda.

Marys interest in nutrition started many years earlier, in her teens when her mother used nutrition to support herself whilst coming off of the many drugs that she had been prescribed for her spinal tumour a few years earlier. This was the 1970’s when there was little knowledge about nutrition or even alternative medicine. It was several years later, after the birth of her first child, that Mary discovered a small course in ‘Allergy Therapy’ which taught muscle resistance testing to identify food sensitivities.

This course taught Mary how to test effectively for food and chemical sensitivities and how to assist people with dietary changes so that they could return to health. However, the course did not fully answer her questions as to why people had become intolerant to certain foods or chemicals in the first place.It was at this point, whilst still training in Allergy therapy that Mary was told of a short correspondence course in Nutrition.  This course began to answer questions for her such as why people got ill, how we can give our children a healthier future and how good nutrition was at the base of optimal health.

Mary has been in private practice since 1994 and works along-side many other disciplines. Mary's passion is now to offer training in naturopathic medicine so that other practitioners can bring this message to their clients and make this a healthier, happier place to live.

Course Director  Course Director: Mani Norland RSHom

Mani Norland is Managing Director of The School of Health and Principal of the School of Homeopathy. Mani trained as a homeopath with the School of Homeopathy. Mani is a founding member of Homeopathy Course Providers' Forum and a founding member of the 4Homeopathy (the pro-homeopathy group of 11 organsations in the UK). With this group Mani has been instrumental in the re-branding of homeopathy in the UK with the development of a new logo, celebrity campaigns and media intervention. Mani also teaches students in the 4th year about setting up in practice. In his ‘other life’ Mani worked in London as a brand and business consultant for over 10 years. He advised board level directors on business creation, vision and image. Mani is passionate about the positive promotion of homeopathy to the general public. He has written many consumer-facing articles on homeopathy and been interviewed on BBC radio several times.

Course Manager 

Course Manager: Amanda Norland BA(Hons)
Amanda Norland is a Director of The School of Health. She is also Course Manager for the Homeopathy First-Aid Course. One of her principal roles is to look after the wellbeing of the students. Amanda is responsible for the The School of Health network of Tutors and Supervisors. She studied homeopathy at the School of Homeopathy. As well as running the business she also nurtures her homeopathy practice. Prior to taking up her position with The School of Health Amanda trained as a designer and worked in Bristol and London. Her role led her into talent management at 20|20, where she was responsible for a team of over 20 designers.


Perfect for basic home and family health care

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Nutrition Beginners Course

Nutrition Beginners Course

Price includes:
Course study guide
Movie lectures
Tutor marking
1 Year study period