Essentials of Nutrition

This course has been designed to give you that first step to understanding the science behind nutritional basics.

Where & How to Study


Essentials of Nutrition

Course Requirements

No previous qualifications or requirements are needed.

Course Description

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.

*Note: This course lays the foundation for useful advice, but does not allow you to prescribe diet plans or practice as a dietician

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.

Subjects & Modules

•    Energy balance
•    Digestion, Absorption, Transport & Excretion of nutrients
•    Macronutrients
•    Micronutrients
•    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 Elderly and Counselling for Change
•    Male and Female Menopause and anti-aging

Accreditations & Certifications

6 REPSSA Endorsed CPD points

Career Opportunities
  • 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
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  1. Melanie Lowe-Martin

    Melanie Lowe-Martin

    I did my 2nd course through HFPA and can highly recommend them. Essentials of Nutrition course was the most recent course I completed and I did it through lockdown as they offered it free of charge. This was a great refresher as my previous nutrition course was completed in 2011. You have 3 months to complete the course and its totally doable (even working full time). The staff are super efficient and address all your questions and concerns really quick which also helps. – Yvonne Barbosa

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