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More Information about the course and Practice Legislation changes in South Africa

‘INTEGRATIVE HEALTH & WELLNESS PRACTITIONER’

Self-paced, Tutor supported eLearning Online Course

We have revised all the course fees, and upgraded the old Nutritional Facilitator Course, to be more in line with other outstanding global online, certified training courses.

The new fee structure will apply to any new student enrolments with effect from 01 April 2017. We have chosen this date, in order to give any prospective students who were quoted fees by our late founder Stuart Warren Wilson, the possibility to have these agreements honoured, as well as any other prospective students who have been thinking about joining us, to benefit from the old prices set by our late Founder. Thereafter, all new fees will be implemented on all new enrolments.

The new fee structure will be module based, with a specified number of modules required for certification purposes.

As a result, each module, or selection of ‘Own Choice’ modules can be purchased as a ‘Short Course’ where the Practitioner Certification is not desired. ‘We will however present ‘Short Course Completion Certificates’ for these modules.

We are upgrading the present course content with updated information. We have also amended the content and Certification to ensure 100% compliance with the new South African legislation, as South Africans who qualified as Nutrition Therapists (Facilitators), can no longer practice unless they complete the upgraded version of the course.  In addition, we are also adding NEW MODULES to the Upgraded course, which is congruent with the new global trends of Integrative Healthcare Practice.

NEW LEGISLATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

The new legislation in South Africa, recently implemented by the Minister of Health, which states that ‘a person who is not registered as a dietician or nutritionist in terms of Section 17 of the Act shall not use the following names:

  • Dietician;
  • Diet Consultant;
  • Diet Educator;
  • Diet Therapist;
  • Diet Advisor;
  • Diet Counsellor;
  • Diet Specialist;
  • Diet Planner;
  • Diet Technician;
  • Nutrition Therapy; and
  • Diet Therapy

This has given rise to much concern and apprehension for the future careers of many practitioners, facilitators and consultants in South Africa.

At the Academy of Wellness, we have chosen to view these changes in a positive light that has, in a way, ‘forced our hand’ to embrace the current developing global trends of ‘Integrative’ and ‘Functional’ practice, and to upgrade and enhance our courses to bring them in line with these trends.

This sees the human being as a Whole, as opposed to ‘compartmentalizing’ e.g. ‘nutrition’ or ‘psychology’ or ‘cardiovascular’ or ‘cancer or ‘diabetic …etc

This enhances the efficiency of a Practitioner to incorporate one or more of a multiple range of skills, when assessing and supporting his or her clients’ Health and Wellness needs. It also makes our Graduates more desirable in their fields of Practice, as they will bring a more efficient, well rounded assessment of the human being, and the true causes and underlying imbalances that are giving rise to the presentation of symptoms, whether they are expressing as physical, emotional or mental symptoms, or a combination of the above. This will enhance the value of the suggested therapeutic recommendations, based on an extensive range of ‘Practitioner Tools’ that can be personalised to the needs of the client.

NEW TUTOR PROGRAMME:

The ‘Integrative Health & Wellness Practitioner’ Course is a Self-paced, Tutor supported eLearning Online Course, where you study at your own pace, with the support of your own personal tutor allocated to support you, and help keep you focused.  Our new Tutor Support Programme aims to support the individual needs of our students.  Each student will be allocated to a Tutor, who will facilitate your education experience, and support your time management, and address any challenges you may experience along your Journey of Education to becoming an ‘Integrative Health and Wellness Practitioner’.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU ON BOARD AND SUPPORTING YOU THROUGH THIS NEXT EXCITING PHASE OF YOUR LIFE 

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