Frequently Asked Questions

Are ACNEM courses open to everyone?

The ACNEM Primary modules are designed for medical doctors who form the bulk of enrollees. Other health professionals also attend our courses and undertake our training. Other ACNEM learning modules are designed for those who have completed the Primary modules, however there is no restriction on medical doctors and other health professionals completing learning modules, either face-to-face or online, independently. Anyone wanting to participate should apply, as applications are considered individually.

What are the benefits of the ACNEM training to non-doctors?

The ACNEM Primary modules and other learning modules cover the principles and application of nutritional and environmental medicine, including clear and concise information on nutritional requirements in various disease states, as well as much nutritional physiology invaluable in all therapies.

Can I train with ACNEM to become a nutritionist or dietician?

ACNEM offers postgraduate courses only. We suggest that if you haven't studied nutrition before and you are not a registered health professional already, you enroll in a tertiary course in nutrition or naturopathy and then do the ACNEM postgraduate training to learn more about nutritional medicine.

What is the scientific basis for ACNEM's training?

All of the College's training is soundly based on available evidence from the scientific medical literature, as well as on the clinical experience of the lecturers and the Faculty members.

What diseases and conditions can be treated using Nutritional & Environmental Medicine?

Almost all diseases and disease states have a nutritional component and are therefore amenable in part at least to this approach.

What modalities are practised by ACNEM doctors?

The College trains doctors in the use of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine. However, many of our doctors are trained in a range of other modalities, taught by other colleges; e.g. acupuncture, herbal medicine, etc.

What remedies are used by ACNEM doctors?

ACNEM doctors use a large range of remedies, suited to the patient and the symptoms they are treating.