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Advanced Nutritional Coaching

Advanced Nutritional Coaching 

This comprehensive course addresses many aspects of nutrition and food that are relevant to a health and fitness professional. The course provides you, as a student, with a fundamental knowledge of nutrition, and as such is essential for the fitness professional who seeks to better educate their clients.

With a strong focus on client health and performance, you will gain an understanding of food and how different foods can impact on a client’s overall health and fitness goals. The course will also look at how different combinations of foods and food groups can affect a client’s goals, and how to best help your client eat right to achieve their desired outcomes.

The course concludes with a review of the limitations of advice that a fitness professional can and cannot offer and how best to refer clients needing additional help to appropriate allied health or medical professionals.

Topics included in this course are:

  • The basic principles of nutrition
  • Assessing your client’s current diet and food diaries
  • Building meal plans for clients
  • Understanding how the body uses nutrients as fuel for energy
  • Carbohydrate loading
  • The Nutrient Timing Factor
  • Hydration and eating around exercise
  • Weight loss
  • Professional, legal and insurance considerations
  • Nutritional deficiencies, intolerances and allergies
  • Scope of practice and when to refer clients
  • Sports supplements

Course Details:

The course is delivered and assessed online.

The duration of this course is 6 months, including assessment. A certificate of completion will be issued upon successful completion.

Entry Requirements: There are no pre-requisites for this course

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