Vision and Mission

Committed to providing high quality education and training in nutritional science, nutritional therapy and personalised nutrition.

Strategic Vision

Our Vision is to be viewed as a Centre of Excellence, steering the integration of personalised nutrition and nutritional therapy to becoming a widely accessible and accepted healthcare option within mainstream and complementary healthcare.


  • To provide globally accessible high quality education and training in nutritional science, nutritional therapy and personalised nutrition enabling graduates of our courses to help us achieve our Vision through their work with clients, groups, communities and organisations;
  • To contribute meaningfully to the development of an evidenced-based approach to support personalised nutrition interventions by using advanced statistical techniques known as statistical machine learning (SML) to overcome the limitations of randomised controlled trials (RCTs);
  • Raise the profile of the nutritional therapy profession nationally and internationally;
  • Provide a forum for nutrition professionals to share experience and expertise;
  • Promote lifelong learning and provide opportunities for continuing professional development.

Business Culture

  • Engender commitment, accountability, integrity and partnership among staff and students in line with our Vision and Mission;
  • Promote excellence, consistency and commitment in our teaching and support to students;
  • Communicate with staff and students with transparency and fairly;
  • Acknowledge successes achieved by staff and students;
  • To support staff to continue their education and life-long learning;
  • Work as a team to promote excellence and a collegiate environment with students, staff and other Stakeholders;
  • To implement systems that support staff and students to work effectively;
  • Create an environment where staff and students enjoy being at work and studying with us.

Strategic Priorities 2019 include:

  • Building on our Culture of Transparency & Trust
  • Development of clinical programmes
  • Development of our Research Agenda
  • Streamline Online Processes
  • Continued Support for Staff Development
  • Continued Focus on Providing Engaging, Inclusive and Interactive Distance Education

At CNELM our aim is to build a Research Centre, with active postdoctoral, PhD and MSc researchers focusing on an integrated approach to evidence based personalised medicine. We also aim to build bridges between academic communities: bringing together researchers in SML and systems biology with practitioners in nutritional therapy and personalised medicine. This, we hope, will contribute to a revolution in healthcare that will bring nutritional therapy and personalised medicine squarely into the mainstream.



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a: Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM) | Chapel Garden | 14 Rectory Road | Wokingham Berkshire | RG40 1DH

CNELM is a collaborative partner of Middlesex University (MU). The undergraduate and postgraduate courses we teach are validated and quality assured by MU. You will receive an MU award on successful completion and be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at their campus.

The NTEC accredits courses for nutritional therapy. The BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and the MSc/PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition combined with CNELM’s Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD) are accredited by NTEC.

The CNHC is the voluntary regulator for complementary therapists including Nutritional Therapists. Following successful completion of one of our accredited routes to nutritional therapy practice you will be eligible to apply to register with CNHC as a Nutritional Therapist.

BANT is a professional body for Nutritional Therapists that have completed NTEC accredited courses, or have demonstrated having met the NTEC Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards set by Skills for Health for nutritional therapy. Practitioner members of BANT are required to register with the CNHC.

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) has accredited CNELM’s Dietary Educator Certificate. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply to register as a Dietary Educator with the FHT.

Students that meet verification standards for the ‘NLP Practitioner Certificate’ can apply to register with the Association for Neurolinguistic Programming ANLP.