Nutritionist Certificate Online
As global interest in health-preservation and dietary-balance grows at record-pace, the role of the qualified nutrition advisor has never been more relevant. The more we learn about the influence dietary choices have on our body, the greater the potential for warding off ill-health. Across the world, millions regularly turn to dietitians and nutritionists to assist with everything from disease-prevention to weight-loss. As a subject of enormous complexity and comprehensive importance, those with the relevant qualifications and background benefit from countless career avenues to explore.
This nutritionist certificate online, has been designed for those with a vested interest in the subject, though no specific qualifications or experience. Designed to take curious newcomers from ground level right through to professional-level competency, seven intensive modules cover an array of crucial teachings. Course content on this nutritionist certification online, begins with an introduction to nutrition as a concept, along with how key nutrients play a role in human health. Candidates then explore dietary-balance theory, along with a variety of eating disorders and how nutrition can positively or negatively affect disease risk. The course finishes with an in-depth exploration of weight-loss and weight-management insights.
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to seek roles with established private and public sector offices, or to go into business privately as a self-employed nutritionist.
This nutritionist course online, is delivered over seven in-depth modules:
Module1 - An Overview of Nutrition
The opening course module provides candidates with a broad overview of the concept of nutrition and its relationship to human health. Along with an introduction to daily energy requirements and the body mass index (BMI), candidates explore a variety of contemporary nutrition theories/related concepts.
Module2 - Dietary Nutrition
Course content in Module 2 looks more specifically at the key nutrients the human body needs and the important role each plays respectively in health preservation. Along with an introduction to contemporary food labels and their content, candidates explore the properties/roles of carbohydrates, fibre, fats and proteins.
Module3 - The Balanced Diet
The concept of the balanced diet represents the primary core focus of Module 3. Candidates explore contemporary attitudes to dietary balance, how to go about achieving dietary balance and how both balance and imbalance have significant yet entirely different effects on human health.
Module4 - Dietary Requirements
Dietary balance continues into Module 4, which focuses more specifically on both nutritional requirements and how personal requirements vary between individuals. The adverse effects of dietary imbalance are explored, along with the relationship between poor nutrition and a variety of serious health issues, including heart disease, obesity and cancer.
Module5 - Eating Disorders
In the fifth course module, candidates are guided through the specifics of several common eating disorders. Course content outlines bulimia, anorexia and several eating disorders specific to childhood, along with the respective causes, effects and approaches to the treatment/prevention of each.
Module6 - Weight Loss
The penultimate course module introduces candidates to a series of critical weight-loss teachings and associated theories. Along with outlining the causes, effects and dangers of excessive weight gain, course content explores healthy calorie intake, a breakdown of the metabolic system/process and the relationship between positive motivation and successful weight loss.
Module7 - Weight Control
Closing the course, Module 7 furthers on the teachings of the prior unit with a closer look at weight control and the maintenance of an ‘ideal’ weight. Candidates investigate how what represents a healthy weight varies from one person to the next, along with why some find it harder than others to manage their weight and ultimately where exercise fits in as a crucial contributory factor.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.