With 22,435 email enquiries into health and nutrition training in the past year, many related to the pandemic, The Health Sciences Academy (THSA) have launched their Nutrition Accelerator Scholarship, designed to make professional health education more accessible and affordable. The scholarship, which will run until 31st December 2021, involves access to an exclusive certification of choice with 1,000 places available to prospective nutrition students.

The program will be led by Maurice Castelijn, Co-founder and CEO of The Health Sciences, with support from female nutrition leaders Alex Ruani PhD(c), doctoral researcher, Chief Science Educator and Co-Founder at THSA, and Michelle de la Vega, PhD and Vice President of Science Education at THSA.

THSA offers 13 client-focused certifications in health and nutrition science, with a global student population of 34.4% from the UK, 18.4% from the US and Canada, and 47.2% rest of the world. Its most popular certification is the Nutritional Therapist course which focuses on helping clients identify and mitigate nutrient deficiency risks.

The global health coaching market, which was valued at 8bn in 2018, is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.8%, with a focus on delivering disease prevention programs to at-risk populations, helping them achieve healthier lifestyles, and more access to nutrition information.

The Nutrition Accelerator Scholarship removes the access barrier many face when entering professional health education, opening the courses up to anyone with a restricted income (whether as a result of COVID, or otherwise), and who want to make a difference to others. The criteria are simple, with an emphasis on applicants completing their training within a period of 6 months.

Those with restricted income (whether as a result of COVID layoff or otherwise)
Be able to allocate sufficient learning time
Be passionate about wanting to make a difference to others
Complete within 6 months maximum
One certification of choice
Cannot have obtained another scholarship with THSA previously

Certifications available via the Nutrition Accelerator Scholarship:

Nutritional Therapist
Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor
Advanced Research Techniques
Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner
Advanced Child and Brain Development Nutritional Advisor
Advanced Fertility Nutritional Advisor
Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor
Advanced Sleep Management Advisor
Detox Specialist
Advanced Gut Restoration Nutritional Advisor
Nutrition for Cancer Prevention and Longevity
Advanced Stress Management Advisor
Advanced Food Allergies and Intolerances Nutritional Advisor