• Take this online Gut Brain Connection Diploma Course and you’ll see your body in a whole new light!
  • If you don't like fad diets and you love a whole spectrum of food, then this is for you.
  • You'll learn about the trillions of microbes in our digestive system and how they have an affect on our mood and behaviour.
  • The course includes natural remedies and how to make achievable, practical, affordable and lasting changes to your lifestyle and diet.
  • All for just €19!
  • Take a look at the syllabus under "Details", it even includes "gut-friendly" recipes!


Do you find you get highs and lows, and often eat out of boredom, or get cravings for the wrong sort of foods?

The Gut Brain Connection Diploma Course explains how your emotions and mood are connected to nutrition. Therefore, you can help your mental (and physical) well-being 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.

What will you Learn?

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.


Module 1: Getting to Know Your Gut


Part 1: The Anatomy of the Digestive System

Part 2: The Mouth, the Stomach and the Pancreas

Part 3: The Liver, the Small Intestine and the Large Intestine

Part 4: The Process of Digestion

Part 5: Digestion in Detail

Part 6: Exploring Hunger

Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: The Nervous System Control Centre

Part 1: The Anatomy of the Nervous System

Part 2: The Physiology of our Emotions

Part 3: Fight or Flight

Part 4: The Endocannabinoid System

Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: How the Gut and Brain Communicate

Part 1: The Enteric Nervous System

Part 2: The Vagus Nerve and Serotonin

Part 3: Stress and the Gut-Brain Axis

Part 4: Listening to Your Gut

Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Meet the Microbiome

Part 1: The Microbiome and the Community of Bacteria

Part 2: Meet the Bacteria

Part 3: Talking to the Brain

Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Detrimental Diets

Part 1: The Relevance of Diet

Part 2: Sugar – Fuelling Inflammation?

Part 3: Gluten and Our Relationship with Fat

Part 4: Food Intolerances and Allergies

Part 5: How to Keep a Food Diary

Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Nourishing Food for the Gut

Part 1: Fats and Oils

Part 2: Vegetables and Fruit and Surprising Friends of the Gut

Part 3: Prebiotics and Probiotics

Part 4: Probiotics

Part 5: Fermented Foods

Part 6: Kimchi and Kefir

Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Understanding Common Gut Issues

Part 1: Diagnosis, Gut Issues and Mood

Part 2: Diarrhoea and Constipation

Part 3: Indigestion and Heartburn

Part 4: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Part 5: Food Intolerances and Leaky Gut Syndrome

Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Natural Remedies for Improving Gut-Brain Health

Part 1: Herbs for Healing

Part 2: Healing Herbs for the Gut

Part 3: Herbs for the Nervous System

Part 4: Aromatherapy for the Gut-Brain Connection

Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: The Heart-Brain Connection

Part 1: Exploring the Heart

Part 2: Exploring the Heart-Brain Connection

Part 3: The Heart Helping the Gut

Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Mastering Your Own Gut Health

Part 1: Assessing Your Gut Health

Part 2: Assessing Your Emotional Health

Part 3: Making Lasting Changes

Part 4: Gut-Friendly Recipes


Module 10 Assessment


The Gut Brain Connection Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.


  • Vouchers are valid until the end of September 2020
  • Vouchers can be used immediately
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • Online study with tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course, 150 hours of study
  • Works on any device, no software required, just an internet connection
  • Students must email the voucher they have bought to enquiries@coecourses.com
  • You will receive an email back with instructions on how to access the course
  • Can be bought as a Gift

Centre of Excellence

Our diet can have a huge impact on our mood and emotions, but learning why we are drawn to certain foods, and what we can do about it, is what this course is all about. The Gut Brain Connection Diploma Course is about so much more than simply changing your diet and lifestyle. Normally €143.76 and now just €19, read more about this fascinating course in the "Details" section.

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