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Senior health consultant (Nutrition) Studies

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Senior health consultant (Nutrition) Studies | General Info

Proper nutrition is a way of life that builds robustness against diseases and physical and mental deficiencies, and the use of nutrition for healing is the foundation stone of natural medicine.

The therapeutic approach in natural nutrition is that there is no food that is “healthy” for everyone, and that a food that is correct and health-promoting for one person can be harmful for another person. Thus building the nutritional diet is individualized for every patient and takes into consideration his sensitivities, personal taste, the specific deficiencies in his body, etc.

Since time immemorial human nutrition has been a main focus of wide-ranging cultural and economic activity, and is all the more important in our times. Thousands of scientific studies conducted over the past decade have proven that proper nutrition has a decisive influence on physical and mental health. The vast knowledge at our disposal today in this field enables us to increase our chances of being healthier, preventing certain diseases and overcoming some illnesses more easily.

Today nutritional modifications are recognized as a means for treating many common diseases such as arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, mononucleosis, acne and others.

The Health Consultants study track at Shelem College provides students with one of the main tools for natural therapy – the structuring of a healthy lifestyle via proper nutrition habits that help rehabilitate the body’s systems and promote good health.

The track’s graduates learn to recognize the reciprocal relationships between a person’s nutrition and health, and how to manage these relationships in treating clients.

Teachers staff

Itzik Cohen


1st Year
First year nutrition
130 Hours [24 Meetings]
Natural food theory
40 Hours [8 Meetings]
The food industry
60 Hours [12 Meetings]
Anatomy and physiology
112 Hours [38 Meetings]
Total: 342 Hours [82 Meetings]
2nd Year
Second year nutrition
160 Hours [32 Meetings]
Orthomolecular nutrition
30 Hours [6 Meetings]
150 Hours [50 Meetings]
60 Hours [15 Meetings]
Scientific language
60 Hours [15 Meetings]
Total: 460 Hours [118 Meetings]
3rd Year
Nutrition – weight loss/gain
40 Hours [8 Meetings]
Natural food cuisine
80 Hours [20 Meetings]
Oriental Chinese/Indian nutrition
40 Hours [8 Meetings]
Industrial food processing
60 Hours [15 Meetings]
Advanced pathology
112 Hours [28 Meetings]
48 Hours [12 Meetings]
40 Hours [8 Meetings]
Total: 420 Hours [99 Meetings]


First year nutrition
  • Naturopathy principles
  • Health and sickness 
  • The nutritional nature of man
  • Basic food components: Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals
  • Food groups: Grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seed, fats and sprouts.
  • Animal products: Meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products.
  • Harmful foods and alternative options.
  • Water and the body’s water system.
  • Food combinations.
  • Building a naturopathic daily diet
  • Nutrition for different population groups
  • Classical nutrition methods for curing diseases
  • Acidity and alkalinity
  • Orthomolecular nutrition – curing diseases with vitamins and minerals
Second year nutrition
  • Nutritional therapies for diseases: natural nutrition, food supplements, medicinal plants
  • Pathologies – the characteristics of diseases, distinctive diagnosis and suitable nutrition therapy
  • The digestive system
  • The liver
  • The immune and respiratory system
  • The male/female hormone system
  • The renal system
  • The nervous system 
  • Toxicity diseases 
  • The skeleton, joints and skin
  • The cardiovascular system
  • The endocrine system
  • Scientific language – medical expertise, ethics and research methods
Nutrition – weight loss/gain
  • Cleansing and detoxification methods – nutrition, fruit and vegetable juices, nutritional fibers and medicinal plants.
  • Obesity and weight loss.
  • Naturopathy questionnaire.
  • Preparation for clinic
  • Guided clinic – treatment of clients in groups and follow-up in class.
  • Industrial food processing


3rd Year

Senior Health Consultant diploma from Shelem College

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