Weight Management Coach + Essentials of Nutrition

Course Fee


26 CPD points
Internationally Recognised

Understand the Nutritional basics and learn facts based on scientific principles of weight management


Where to study this course
Course Requirements
Course Requirements
No previous qualifications or requirements are needed.
Payment Terms
Payment Terms

2 Month Payment Terms

• Course fee: R4,500 (Deposit R2,250 + 1 x Monthly Instalments of R2,250)

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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. Essentials of Nutrition is also packaged with Sports Nutrition. Visit the course page to register OR consider our Nutrition Coach 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.   


  HFPA’s Weight Management Course is developed by a Registered Dietitian with 15 years experience in private practice! Dietitian Ashleigh Caradas takes you through the science behind weight control. Included:
  • Learning how to demystify popular diets
  • Tools to help you determine the best diet for your clients needs
  • Information about calories and macros and how to distribute these in a meal plan
  • Knowledge to motivate clients to change their behaviours and thoughts around food and diets
  • A must for fitness professionals to learn how to approach a client that wants to lose weight on an emotional, behavioural and physical level. If you don’t know how to help them cope with it, you could be doing more hurt then harm
  • A mini counselling and diet planning course all in one!
*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 is included in our Nutrition Coach Bundle course which offers you 4 of our excellent nutrition-based courses at a reduced rate. This course Includes:
  • Online lessons and assessments
  • E-manual
  • Resource videos
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.
  • Chapter 1: The Shape I’m in – The Obesity Epidemic
  • Chapter 2: Understanding Nutrients – Kilojoules, Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats
  • Chapter 3: Big Fat Lies and History of Fad Diets
  • Chapter 4: A Brief History of Food, Agriculture and Processing
  • Chapter 5: Basic Guidelines for Healthy Weight loss
  • Chapter 6: How to Motivate and Change Behaviour
  • Chapter 7: Adjuncts to Weight Loss: The Role of Exercise and Supplements
  • Chapter 8: The Assessment Process
  • Chapter 9: Fast Food Generation
  • Chapter 10: The Basics of Designing a Weight Loss Programme
20 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