AfN Degree Accreditation supports development of nutritionists’ skills by recognising university courses which deliver evidence-based nutrition education to a professional level.
Undergraduate honours degrees and postgraduate degrees programmes are eligible for AfN Degree Accreditation (usually for a period of five years). The scheme is governed on behalf of AfN Council by the Accreditation Committee, under the terms of the Accreditation Standard Operating Procedures.
Please note: Completion of an AfN Certified Course does not make an individual a certified nutritionist/nutrition assistant/diet advisor etc. nor eligible for UKVRN registration as either a Registered Associate Nutritionist or Registered Nutritionist.
Courses are however suitable for those wishing to gain a foundation in nutrition at below degree level for either personal development or because nutrition plays a role within their job and they would like to be competent and confident in their knowledge. Certification is awarded to courses that meet the competency requirements for their specified sector/level as a quality mark to enable students/employers to identify reputable, evidence-based courses. To find out more about these courses, please click here