Nutrition Advisor

Lay the foundations for good nutrition, optimal health, prevention of disease and athletic performance.

Where & How to Study

Online

Nutrition Advisor

Course Requirements

No previous qualifications or requirements are needed.

Course Description

The Nutrition Advisor course has been designed to provide you with all of the knowledge you need to help both yourself, or your clients, achieve the best results, be it just for health, weight loss, fitness and strength, or athletic performance.

We have made sure to cover ever aspect of nutrition available, to help you achieve your goals.

The nutrition advisor package consists of 4 courses:

    • Essentials of nutrition
    • Sports nutrition
    • Weight management coach
    • Vegetarian sports nutrition

You will have 3 months to complete each course (3 months x 4 courses = 12 months)

You will be enrolled onto one course at a time and upon completion of each course receive a certificate

Subjects & Modules

ESSENTIALS OF NUTRITION

•    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

SPORTS NUTRITION

  • Eating for top performance
  • Energy balance and body composition in sports and exercise
  • Determining the athletes energy needs
  • Carbohydrate needs for exercise and sport
  • Protein needs for exercise and sport
  • Fat requirements for health and performance
  • key vitamins and minerals for athletes
  • Fluids and hydration
  • Pre- event fueling
  • Recovery nutrition
  • Making weight targets in weight driven sports
  • Fueling weight gain for strength and power sports
  • Popular dietary supplements/ergogenic aids

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT COACH

  • The Shape I’m in – The Obesity Epidemic
  • Understanding Nutrients – Kilojoules, Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats
  • Big Fat Lies and History of Fad Diets
  • A Brief History of Food, Agriculture and Processing
  • Basic Guidelines for Healthy Weight loss
  • How to Motivate and Change Behaviour
  • Adjuncts to Weight Loss: The Role of Exercise and Supplements
  • The Assessment Process
  • Fast Food Generation
  • The Basics of Designing a Weight Loss Programme

VEGETARIAN SPORTS NUTRITION

  • Chapter 1: Gaining the Plant-Based Advantage
  • Chapter 2: Getting Adequate Calories from Plant Sources
  • Chapter 3: Finding the Right Carbohydrate Mix
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Smart Fat Over No Fat
  • Chapter 5: Building Muscle Without Meat
  • Chapter 6: Optimising Bone Health
  • Chapter 7: Boosting Iron Intake and Absorption
  • Chapter 8: Breaking Free of Multivitamin Dependence
  • Chapter 9: Prioritising foods and fluids Before, During, and After Events
  • Chapter 10: Choosing Whether to Supplement
  • Chapter 11: Reducing Muscle Cramps and Inflammation
  • Chapter 12: Creating a Customised Meal Plan
  • Chapter 13: Adapting the Plan to Manage Weight
  • Chapter 14: Whipping Up Quick Vegetarian Meals and Snacks
  • Chapter 15: Recipes

 

Accreditations & Certifications

37 REPSSA endorsed CPD points

Career Opportunities
  • Enhance your scope of practice as a personal trainer by helping your clients to achieve their fitness and strength goals with the right nutrition
  • Enhance your scope of practice by helping athletes to enhance their performance with the right nutrition
  • 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

R6,500.00

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