Would you like to learn more about the Paleo diet, and even become a Paleo nutritionist and devise eating plans for your clients? With this course, you can.

Our Paleo nutritionist diploma course will teach you about the different types of Paleo and how different people require different things. It will show you how to devise eating plans, give you example recipes and even teach you what you need to set up your own business as a Paleo nutritionist. You don’t need any prior experience of Paleo, or of nutrition, as this course will take you from the beginning through to the final course assessment – all with the help of tutors along the way.

Here at the Online Learning Academy our students have full access to help when they need it via email and by telephone. If you should have any questions about your course, or require clarification or help along the way, you are able to email your questions to us or even speak to us on the phone for assistance.

Our approach to learning

This course will guide you through every aspect of the Paleo diet and how it differs for different types of people. It will show you how to devise an eating plan for your clients, and how to look after your clients along the way.

On completion of the course there is a final assessment for you to complete. Once completed, the assessment is to be returned to your course tutors for grading. If you have fully understood the teachings of the course you will be issued with your diploma certificate.

Step-by-step examples and guides

This course will take you through every aspect of learning the different facets of the Paleo diet, and what you need to become a Paleo nutritionist and to successfully set up your business.

You will:

  • Learn the history of the Paleo diet, and the science behind it
  • Learn the different types of Paleo
  • Learn about the different types of nutrition, such as Autotrophic, Heterotrophic, Holozoic, Saprophytism and Parasitism
  • Learn the role of a nutritionist
  • Learn how to devise an eating plan
  • See examples of different eating plans
  • See example recipes
  • Learn the dietary needs associated with different illnesses and lifestyles
  • Learn about Paleo for vegetarians
  • Learn how different types of people need different diets, such as pregnant women, children, athletes, diabetes sufferers and more
  • Learn what foods are allowed, and what foods are not
  • Learn what you need to set up your business
  • Learn the insurance requirements for your business
  • Learn how to market your services to clients
  • Learn how to provide support to your clients



  • Introduction
  • How to use this course


  1. Introduction to Paleo
    • What do we mean when we say “nutrition”?
    • Why is nutrition so important?
    • What are the main elements of nutrition?
    • The fundamentals of nutrition
    • Diet
    • Nutrition
    • The different kinds of nutrition
    • Nutrition and the Metabolism
    • Disease and its relationship to nutrition
    • Nutrition and its relationship to health
    • Summary
  2. What is the Paleo diet?
    • Lean protein
    • Vegetables and fruit
    • Healthy fat
    • What are the health benefits of the Paleo diet?
    • Diabetes and the Paleo diet
    • Heart disease
    • Autoimmune illnesses
    • What’s the theory behind the Paleo diet?
    • Paleo’s purpose
    • What foods are allowed on the Paleo diet?
    • What foods aren’t you allowed to eat?
    • How should you eat these foods?
    • Why pick Paleo?
    • Is there only one type of Paleo?
      • Strict Paleo
      • Autoimmune Paleo
      • Low Carb Paleo
      • Primal Paleo
      • Weekday Paleo
      • Vegetarian Paleo
      • “You decide” Paleo
    • What does Paleo do?
    • Does Paleo actually work?
      • Lindberg, S
      • Osterdahl, M, et al
      • Jonsson, T, et al
      • Criticism of Paleo
    • Summary
  3. What is a nutritionist?
    • What threats to health should a nutritionist be aware of?
      • Bad eating habits
      • Nutritional diseases
      • Over-use of chemicals and preservatives
    • Why would a nutritionist want to become a “Paleo nutritionist”?
    • What do you need to become a nutritionist?
      • Analytical skills
      • Organisational skills
      • Communication skills
      • Knowledge retention
      • Motivation and dedication
      • Being non-judgemental
      • Problem solving skills
    • What are the different types of nutritionist?
      • Sports nutritionist
      • Community nutritionist
      • Clinical nutritionists
      • Management nutritionists
      • Consultant nutritionists
    • Paleo myths
      • Paleo is too strict
      • A high protein diet is dangerous
      • Paleo has a low amount of carbs, which is unhealthy
      • Whole grains are actually good for you
      • Meat eaters don’t live as long as vegetarians
      • Paleo can cause high cholesterol
      • Excluding dairy products causes calcium deficiency
      • Paleo is just a copy of the Atkins Diet
      • Paleo is difficult to stick with
      • Paleo is a “fad diet”
    • Summary
  4. Following the Paleo diet
    • So what can I eat?
    • What are the advantages of the diet?
    • So, does the diet actually work?
    • Summary
  5. Be a Paleo Nutritionist
    • Advertising
    • Quality control
    • Insurance
      • General liability insurance
      • Property insurance
      • Malpractice insurance
    • Summary
  6. The technicalities of Paleo
    • Pro blood type
    • The moderation type
    • The anti blood type
    • What happens if Paleo is not followed properly?
      • Too much protein
      • Too little dairy
      • Cutting out carbs
    • What if my patient suddenly quits Paleo?
    • Solutions to common Paleo problems
    • Pre-existing illnesses
    • Listening to client concerns
    • Becoming a Paleo expert
    • Summary
  7. Different people and their nutritional demands
    • Overview
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Pregnant and lactating women
    • Epilepsy
    • Athletes
      • Before exercise
      • While exercising
      • After exercise
      • Prolonged recovery
      • Long-term diet
    • Paleo for bodybuilders
      • Grain-free
      • Smart carb choices
      • Sourcing the best food
      • Lower cholesterol levels
      • Fewer food cravings
      • Protein power
      • Lower calorie intake
    • Paleo for vegetarians
    • Paleo for children
      • Babies
      • Toddlers
      • Teenagers
    • Summary
  8. Paleo in day-to-day life
    • Seven day meal plan
    • Types of foods
      • Lean beef
      • Lean poultry
      • Fish
      • Other meat
      • Shellfish
      • Fats
      • Vegetables
      • Fruit
    • What you can eat in moderation
    • What you can’t eat
      • Dairy
      • Grains
      • Grain-like seeds
      • Anything with a high glycaemic level
      • Legumes
      • Sugar
    • Example recipes
      • Breakfast
      • Soups
      • Salads
      • Poultry
      • Dessert
    • Summary
    • Conclusion
  • Final Course Assessment
    • MODULE 1
    • MODULE 2
    • MODULE 3
    • MODULE 4
    • MODULE 5
    • MODULE 6
    • MODULE 7
    • MODULE 8
  • Sources


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