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Gut Health: the microbiome and wellbeing

20+ hours of content

100% delivered online

12 months of access to material

0 prerequisites


Course instructor

Sophie Scott

Sophie Scott is passionate about nutrition, fitness and behaviour change coaching. As a Registered Nutritionist and Environment…

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Continuing education

Completing this course can contribute to your continuing professional development with the below organisation(s).

How does your gut health – your secret superpower—affect your weight, mental health and immunity? In this short course, delve into the science of digestion and the importance of your microbiome. Discover the impact of diet on your overall health and understand how to develop a healthy gut through food.

What you'll take away from this course

Tools to improve your gut health
Knowledge about your digestive system
Probiotic, prebiotic and postbiotic information
An understanding of how your gut affects your mood
Details about supplements for gut health

In this course, you’ll learn practical and evidence-based facts and nutrition skills that you can quickly and easily apply in your life.

Dive into our rich array of online resources, including videos, podcasts and interactive quizzes, to learn about the importance of gut health and how your diet impacts your overall wellbeing.

Using our intuitive, industry-leading learning platform, you have the flexibility to study entirely online, in your own time and at your pace. Your learning is supported by an interactive Learning Journal, which you will download and use throughout the course. Remember, if you need it, learning support is one click away.

This course is designed and supported by experts and instructors at the forefront of the industry and backed by Endeavour College of Natural Health’s higher education credentials.

In this short course, you’ll cover six core topics, starting with an overview of the digestion process. Then you’ll examine the role of microbes and how these tiny organisms impact your overall health and wellbeing. Finally, explore the practical steps you can take to enhance your gut health.

Anatomy of Digestion

Get to know your gut before learning about its microbiome.

Your Microbes and You

Take a close look at the microbes living in your gut and their role in immunity and weight control.

Diet and Gut Health

Study the connection between what you eat and gut health.

Microbes and Mood

Explore how the gut influences your feelings of stress, anxiety and depression.

Probiotics and Prebiotics

Learn what they are, and which foods and drinks are good sources of both.

Supplements, Antibiotics and Gut Health

Understand how common supplements and antibiotics alter gut health.

Completing this course rewards you with the following credly badge, which you can share on your socials!

Awardees are able to improve gut health through diet, understand the difference between probiotics, prebiotics & postbiotics, explain how the digestive system works, learn how gut health and diet affects mood, and understand the available supplements for gut health.

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If you love Gut Health, why not enrol in another short course in nutrition, wellness, business or natural health? Or you may want to explore a nutrition degree with the Endeavour College of Natural Health.

"Overall, all resources provided, particularly links to short articles related to the topic addressed, are very interesting and useful to deepen one’s knowledge."

- Federica Conti