About this course

The practice and application of clinical nutrition

This course teaches the theory behind evidence-based clinical practice focussing on what to do in a client consultation, which tests are valid to use (and which aren't), how to interpret standard test results, and how to conduct a real, in-person consultation with assessment and peer-review.

Note: This course is also part of the HPN2 Clinical Training Program - Certified Holistic & Performance Nutritionist

Click the link below to find out more about joining HPN2 and qualifying as a Clinical Nutritionist.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Clinical Practice

  • 2

    Clinical Assessment

    • 2 - In-Clinic Consultation: The Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam

    • Overview of a NFPE of Adults by Dr. Riva Touger-Decker

    • NFPE Worksheet

    • 3 - Basic biochemical assessments

    • 4 - How to read a lipid panel

    • Recap: Cholesterol

    • Why are triglycerides so important?

    • 5 - How to read a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

    • 6 - How to read a Complete Blood Count Panel

    • Clinical Assessment Progress Quiz

  • 3

    Clinical Testing

    • HPI Position Stand: Hair Testing

    • HPI Position Stand: Adrenal Fatigue

    • HPI Position Stand: Live Blood Analysis

    • HPI Position: Zinc Taste Testing

  • 4

    FxMed Resources

    • DUTCH Testing

    • Organic Acid Testing (OAT)

  • 5

    Drug-Food-Herb Interactions

    • Identifying drug-food-herb interactions

  • 6

    Research Article Assignment

    • Research Article Upload

    • Marking Schedule

  • 7

    Recorded Nutrition Consult

    • Recorded Consultation Upload

    • Recording Consent Form Upload

    • Marking Schedule

    • Recording Consent Form

  • 8

    Additional Resources

    • Clinical Practice, Assessment and Testing Notes Pages