The International Academy of Clinical Nutrition shall be responsible for establishing a uniform and consistent scope of practice and content for the curriculum to be taught in any facility world wide. That is, to teach clinical nutrition to students of all nations. Further, for a consistent curriculum of clinical nutrition, the Academy shall help establish the guidelines for each recognized school to follow in preparing students to take any of the certification examinations available and offered, now or in the future, by the World Council On Academic Standards in the Healing Arts (WCASHA) It is understood Clinical Nutrition encompasses the study and use of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes, amino acids, and other natural products that may become available for use to upgrade and augment the quality of foods in the diet to supply good nutrition and support for the physiological and biochemical processes of the human body.
The following is a list of topics to be covered in the Clinical Nutrition curriculum: Clinical Assessment and Evaluation, Case Management Laboratory including Functional Diagnosis through testing Nutritional Aspects in Gastrointestinal Disease, Allergies and Autoimmune Disorders, Metabolism of Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins and Water Nutrient - Nutrient and Drug - Nutrient Interactions Risk Management Nutrition and Phytochemicals in Immunology, HIV/AIDS, and Cancer Prevention, Female Nutrition, Nutrition in Infancy and Adolescence, Nutrition in Geriatrics and Longevity, Vitamins, Macro and Trace Minerals as Nutrients, X-ray Findings in Metabolic Disorders, Nutrition for the Athlete and Eating Disorders, Diets, Meal Planning and Preparation, Cultural Issues, Patient Compliance, Metabolic Interrelationships in Nutrition, Soft Tissue Nutrition, Bone and Joint Nutrition, Nutritional Considerations in Cardiovascular Health, Nutritional Aspects in Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases.
Nutrition considerations associated with Lifestyle Factors related to health to include Exercise, use of Tobacco and Alcohol, and Stress Management
In addition to the above listed specific topics, the Clinical Nutrition curriculum will include a Basic Overview of Herbal Medicine and a Basic Overview of Homeopathy since both of these interventions are used by the average practitioner of clinical nutrition in working with patients in the clinical setting in an OTC form. It is not the intent to make the student a classical homeopath or botanical medicine / herbologist, rather give information on how and when these interventions may be appropriate and to understand their usage by patients presenting for clinical nutrition intervention. All of the above listed natural products and remedies, shall for the purpose of this document, be considered to be part of the jurisdiction of the College of Clinical Nutrition.
DC, DAAPM, CNC, FAAIM (Nutrition)
International Academy of Clinical Nutrition
Nutrition in Blood Diseases and Infections, Nutrition for Metabolic Disorder