|Course Level||Level 4|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||260 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
As the global population continues to become increasingly aware of the importance of dietary health, the role of the nutritionist has been more relevant. How and why nutrition affects human health is common knowledge these days, which has in turn resulted in an era where millions of adults are proactively monitoring and managing their dietary habits – often under the watch of a qualified professional. While the pace of modern life can make it difficult to achieve total dietary balance and nutritional excellence, it’s often the smallest of changes that add up to the biggest differences.
This nutrition diploma online offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of one of society’s most universally-relevantand genuinely fascinating subjects. Designed to begin laying a strong foundation upon which outstanding life-long careers can be built, on this online nutrition course, candidates are gradually guided through all essential core teachings with no prior knowledge or experience required. Along with gaining a much deeper understanding of human diet and nutrition for personal health benefits, those with professional-level knowledge and expertise will find themselves with an extraordinary array of employment opportunities to explore. Spanning both the public and private sectors alike, demand for capable and qualified nutritionists has never been greater.
This intensive online nutrition course, is split into 15 modules, which begin by introducing the concept of nutrition in general before moving onto more specific sub-areas. Along with an exploration of various key nutrients and their effects on the human body, candidates are also introduced to the link between nutrition and the immune system, how dietary choices can impact human disease-risk, the basics of detoxification and digestion, a series of specific women’s health investigations and the overriding importance of dietary balance in the establishment and maintenance of strong health.
This nutrition course online, is delivered over 15 modules:
Module 1 - An Overview of Nutrition
The introductory course module provides candidates with an overview of what exactly nutrition is and why it is of such importance to the human body. The major nutrient classes and their respective functions are also explored, along with known links between positive dietary choices and the prevention of human disease. Candidates also study the body mass index and its connections with obesity.
Module 2 - Basics of Nutrition 1
A series of critically important teachings on human nutrition follow inModule 2, which introduces candidates to the roles, benefits and effects of protein, dietary fiber and carbohydrates in human health. Candidates investigate what it is that makes the difference between a positive and negative fat, along with an overview of several protein types.
Module 3 - Basics of Nutrition 2
The following module furthers the investigation into both nutrition and nutrients; in this instance focusing on vitamins and minerals. Why it is that the human body is dependent on vitamins and minerals is explored, along with the specific effects and benefits of essential dietary nutrients.
Module 4 - Digestion and Detoxification
The human digestive process represents the primary core focusof Module 4, which also touches upon detoxification. The link between anxietyand poor digestive health is explored, along with a number of common digestive health issues including indigestion and constipation. The basics of building strong digestive health are also outlined.
Module 5 - Eating Disorders
A variety of common eating disorders enter the conversation in the fifth course module, in which candidates explore the potential causes of eating disorders and the effect they can have on human health. The specifics of binge eating, anorexia and bulimia are investigated in-depth, along with effective treatments and preventative measures.
Module 6 - Balancing the Diet
The subject of dietary balance is investigated in-depththroughout Module 6, in which candidates are provided with an overviewof how and why moderation and balance play critically important roles in human health. Course content also covers the development of strategic and balanced dietary plans.
Module 7 - Principles of Healthy Eating
In the seventh module, candidates are introduced to the concept of recommended daily intakes, their origins and their importance for human health. Along with an exploration of various cooking methods and proactive food selection, additional subtopics include sugars, fats and caffeinated drinks.
Module 8 - Nutrition and the Immune System
How dietary choices and nutrition in general impact the immune system is discussed at lengthin Module 8. Candidates are guided through the maintenance and preservation ofstrong natural defences through positive nutrition, along with a series of common food intolerances, allergies and sensitivities.
Module 9 - Diet and Disease
Human disease and its relationship with nutrition represents the primary themein the ninth module. Along with exploring a variety of known risk factors and the way in which dietary choice can impact disease-risk, candidates are introduced to several diseases with known links to nutrition including cancer, diabetes and celiac disease.
Module 10 - Women’s Health
Female hormones and their effects on women’s health in general are investigated in Module 10. Candidates discover how and why physical and emotional health can be impacted severely by hormonal imbalance, along with the role nutrition plays in the development and maintenance of strong health in women throughout life and during pregnancy.
Module 11 - Nutrition Requirement for Different People
The eleventh module explores the way in which‘ideal’ nutrition does not exist in a vacuum, but is in fact an entirely different concept from one person to the next. Candidates investigate several specific groups and the way in which their nutritional requirements differ, including pregnant women, children, babies and the elderly.
Module 12 - Weight Control Management
Course content then moves onto weight control management and the way in which proactive dietary choices can positively influence an individual’s weight. The concept of ideal weight and the body mass index are once again brought into the discussion.
Module 13 - Weight Loss Management
Weight loss continues as the central focusin Module 13, which explores why weight loss and the maintenance of an ideal body weight tend to be much more difficult for some people than others. Candidates also explore the ideas of healthy and unhealthy weight loss, along with how the human body is affected by weight loss in general.
Module 14 - Anti-ageing formulas
The penultimate course model explores the strong and fascinating link between dietary habitsand physical health/beauty. Candidates investigate how and why nutrition in general has the potential to positively or negatively impact perceived youthfulness and generally protect and preserve the body, both externally and internally.
Unit 15 - The Role of a Nutritionist
Concluding the course, Module 15 investigates the role of the nutritionist in much greater depth, building on the insights and teachings of the rest of the diploma. Along with outlining the duties and responsibilities of the professional nutritionist, candidates explore the relevance of nutrition professionals from a contemporary perspective and how to build a successful career as a working nutritionist.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.