BCNH History, Values, Ethos & Objectives
BCNH was formed at the dawn of the new century, in 2000, by its founder, proprietor and Principal, Breda Gajsek. Breda created the college from her passion for nutrition and lifestyle medicine and her passion for high quality education.
Breda’s dream is to help facilitate the integration of Nutritional Therapy into orthodox medicine.
Collaboration with the University of Greenwich
Since the formation of BCNH in 2000, we have gained a distinguished reputation for the quality of our teaching and academic standards and we are now one of the leading providers of Nutritional Therapy courses within the UK.
Just five years after the foundation of the original 3-year diploma course, BCNH embarked on an academic collaboration with the University of Greenwich, who continue to credit rate our modules.
Collaboration with the university elevated our standards even higher, and in order to ensure students achieved comprehensive academic and clinical training the 3-year Diploma was extended to a 4-year Diploma, with Year 4 solely dedicated to clinical training.
Academic Partnership with the University of Northampton
From September 2021, we will offer a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine, subject to validation by University of Northampton. We are very excited about this new partnership as we share many values with the University.
|Passion||We believe in the power of nutritional and lifestyle medicine to change lives and are passionate about providing the best possible learning experience for students|
|Excellence||We strive for academic and clinical excellence in our teaching and in the quality of our graduates|
|Professionalism||We take pride and care in the work we do, treating students with respect, embracing differences and training our graduates to act responsibly and professionally|
|Impact||We strive to make a difference to student’s lives and empower them to inspire others|
||We embrace and adapt to change, reviewing and updating learning in line with the latest research and encouraging creative and critical thinking in students
1. Food as medicine
Our main ethos is to emphasize food as ‘medicine’ and to use supplements with caution, thus encouraging long-term dietary and lifestyle changes to promote and maintain optimum health, happiness and longevity.
2. Holistic approach
We also teach nutritional therapy based on the principles of Functional Medicine, addressing the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and addressing the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
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