This course has been designed to enhance your personal and professional knowledge of nutrition basics, enabling you to lay the foundation for optimal health for yourself and others. It is ideal for personal trainers and fitness professionals, empowering you to provide sound advice and make informed recommendations to clients to protect them from health problems and enhance their training results.
Designed to enhance your personal and professional knowledge of nutrition basics
Lay the foundation for good nutrition, optimal health and the prevention of disease
Make general recommendations to clients to optimise their health through nutrition
Refute nutritional myths and identify risks in clients, altering their behaviour to reduce the risk and prevent progression of disease
Ideal for anyone who would like to learn more about nutrition
Highly recommended for personal trainers who are often the go-to-people for nutritional advice
Empowers you to provide sound nutritional advice and make informed recommendations to your clients
How is this course delivered? (Study mode & duration)
This is an online home-study course with a completion period of 6 months. You will receive your manuals and coursework via our online learning platform and be required to complete a 40-mark online multiple-choice exam for which 70% is required to pass.
What are the contents of the course? (Modules & chapters)
- Energy balance
- Digestion, absorption, transport & excretion of nutrients
- Nutrition through the life cycle
- Behaviour modification
- Healthy eating
- Weight management
- Metabolic syndrome
- Food Allergy, Intolerance and sensitivity
- Eating disorders
- Guidelines for healthy eating (including plate model and teaching tools, food labels etc.)
- Healthy eating for healthy infants and toddlers
- Nutrition for children & adolescents
- Nutrition in the adult years
- Nutrition in the Eederly and counselling for change
- Male and female Menopause and anti-aging
Do I need any previous qualifications to enroll in this course? (Entry requirements)
This course has no prerequisites and is open to anyone who would like to learn more about nutrition.
What job opportunities are available once I have completed this course? (Career paths & scope of practice)
This course is ideal for anyone who would like to learn more about nutrition. It is highly recommended for personal trainers who are often the go-to-people for nutritional advice. The course will enhance your knowledge of the topic, empowering you to provide sound advice and make informed recommendations to your clients.
Please Note: Writing diet plans is beyond the scope of personal trainers and some fitness professionals. In order to prescribe dietary programmes you require a bachelors degree in Dietetics, however you will be able to provide individuals with dietary advice and help clients make informed decisions relating to their dietary choices.
How will I be recognised once I have completed this course? (Accreditation & certification)
Upon completion of this course you will be awarded 6 REPS CPD points and will receive an HFPA certificate of achievement.
How to Register for this Course
Thank you for choosing to do our Essentials of Nutrition course! Please refer to the below steps to guide you through the registration process.
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