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Gut-Brain Connection Diploma Course

Online course with accreditation and certificates included

Centre of Excellence


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£49 inc VAT (was £127)
Offer ends 31 December 2025
Study method
Online, self-paced
150 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
150 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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  • Certified Course
  • Accredited Course
  • Online study
  • Tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study



150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


Take the Gut-Brain Connection Diploma Course and you’ll see your body in a whole new light. Be prepared to meet trillions of microbes, to discover that you have more ‘brains’ than you might think and get ready to feel like the master of your health as you embrace new ways to take care of your health and wellbeing.

Starting with the gut, you’ll learn all about your digestive system – every last twist and turn – coming away knowing exactly how your food is broken down and absorbed.

Next, the nervous system. We demystify the complex nervous system and introduce you to the endocannabinoid system – a major regulatory force within your body. You’ll learn how the gut and brain ‘talk’ to each other and the healing potentials that lie within their ability to communicate with one another.

The Gut-Brain Connection Diploma Course will introduce you to a vast number of bacteria! You’re going to have all your questions about the microbiome answered and on top of that, you’ll be amazed by the influence these microscopic gut-dwellers have on your body, mood and behaviour.

Rather than simply being told that a certain food is “bad”, we look at the physiology behind its damaging behaviour. You’ll also see why you shouldn’t feel bad for being drawn to such foods – something in your gut is making you!

On the flip side of this, we’ll take a look at gut-healing foods – taking an evidence-based exploration of foods that can help your gut and therefore your mind. Avoiding faddy diets and demonising certain food groups, the Gut-Brain Connection Diploma Course encourages you to eat a rainbow and try foods you may have previously felt unsure about. Probiotics, prebiotics and fermented foods will all be explained to encourage you to welcome them onto your plate.

You’ll delve into common and important digestive issues – discovering their symptoms and what causes them, and whether there is scope to use your diet to help manage these issues. You’ll learn how to spot red flags so that you don’t disregard key symptoms.

You’ll explore natural remedies for improving gut-brain health, as you learn how to choose and work with healing herbs and essential oils safely, to aid digestive or mood issues, or simply to enhance your gut and the health of your nervous system.

Another organ connected to the brain is the heart. You’ll gain an understanding of the fascinating heart-brain connection, looking at aspects of this relationship that apply to the improvement of your gut-brain health.

Finally, you’ll learn how to sensibly and methodically assess the health of your gut, diet and lifestyle and make achievable, practical, affordable and lasting changes to your life.

Are you ready to eat a diet that will make you feel great outside and in? Then let’s get started!

Who is this course for?

The Gut-Brain Connection Diploma Course explains how your emotions and mood are connected to nutrition. Therefore, you can help your mental (and physical) wellbeing by changing your diet and lifestyle. With the information contained within this course, you’ll be able to make these changes safely and help others to do the same.

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in reversing low mood and negative emotions through diet. So whether you’re an absolute beginner to nutrition or a practising dietician looking to expand your knowledge and better service your clients, you’ll find the Gut-Brain Connection Diploma Course an invaluable source of study.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.