Essentials of Nutrition + Sports Nutrition

Understand sports nutrition basics!

Course Fee


12 CPD points
Internationally Recognised

Enhance physical training programmes with the right nutrition!

Where to Study
Campuses and Support Centres are located in the following regions
Course Requirements
Course Requirements
No previous qualifications or requirements are needed.
Payment Terms
Payment Terms

Upfront Payment

• Course fee: R1 250


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This course provides up to date, well researched nutritional information enabling fitness professionals to give appropriate advice to clients. It is also designed to assist individuals interested in achieving their own health, fitness and sporting goals. The Essentials of Nutrition course is designed to lay the foundation for good nutrition, optimal health and prevention of disease through all stages of the life cycle. On completion of the course you should be able to make general recommendations to clients to optimise their health through nutrition. You should also be able to refute any myths and identify risks in clients, altering their behaviour to reduce the risk and prevent progression of disease. *Please note that this course does NOT qualify you to prescribe specific diets or treat nutrition related illnesses such as diabetes, Dyslipidemia (abnormal fat levels), heart disease or eating disorders. This course is ideal for all those with an interest in nutrition, and also for fitness professionals who can provide general advice to clients to help reach their performance targets or protect their health. This course can be done alone, but is also packaged together with Sports Nutrition. Visit the course page to register OR consider our Nutrition Advisor course which includes all three courses as well as Vegetarian Sports Nutrition. This course Includes:
  • Online Course, Online lessons and assessments
  • E-manual
  • Additional online resources

Study Mode Offered: ONLINE

This course is completed using the HFPA Online Learning Platform. The course material includes a e-manual, online chapter quizzes, knowledge questionnaire and a case study.  This course can be done alone, but is also packaged together with Sports Nutrition. Visit the course page to register OR consider our Nutrition Advisor course which includes all three courses as well as Vegetarian Sports Nutrition.
Chapter 1: Energy balance Chapter 2: Digestion, Absorption, Transport & Excretion of nutrients Chapter 3: Macronutrients Chapter 4: Micronutrients Chapter 5: Nutrition through the life cycle Chapter 6: Behaviour Modification Chapter 7: Healthy eating Chapter 8: Weight management Chapter 9: Metabolic syndrome Chapter 10: Food Allergy, Intolerance and sensitivity Chapter 11: 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 Elderly and Counselling For Change.
  • Male and Female Menopause and anti-aging
6 REPSSA Endorsed CPD points
  • Include the importance of nutrition and healthy eating in your discussions with clients to help them get better results and prove your worth as an effective trainer
  • Incorporate tips into your family eating regime for better health