Nutritionist Course


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“Definitely enrol on this course, it is flexible and the modules are fun and very interesting and the feedback from the tutors is very good.”
Daniel, Hants, UK
It is very good for anyone who is interested in nutrition at all.
Helmi, United Kingdom
“I think the course is ideal for someone who has an interest in nutrition without necessarily any other healthcare or medical qualification. The language is very easy to understand.”
Abigail, London, United Kingdom
It's an excellent start for being a nutritional advisor.
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“I would definitely recommend it.”
Pritti, Middlesex, UK

Accredited Diploma in Nutrition Course

The 18 Nutrition Course Modules

1. Welcome

  • The job of the nutritionist: what one does
  • Skills needed
  • Potential client groups
  • What makes a healthy diet
  • Understanding food labels
  • Understanding RDAs (Recommended Daily Allowances)
  • Superfoods: Introduction

2. Digestion and Anatomy for the Nutritionist

  • The digestive system
  • Functions of mouth, stomach, small intestine, large intestine
  • What happens at each stage
  • Role of liver and gall bladder
  • Superfoods: Probiotic foods - yoghurt and kefir

3. Keeping up your Energy with Carbohydrates

  • Types of carbohydrate
  • Simple carbohydrates
  • Complex carbohydrates
  • Sources
  • Role in diet
  • Common problems associated with them
  • Fibre and water
  • Superfoods: Oats and sweet potatoes

4. Using Proteins for Growing and Repairing our Bodies

  • Definition
  • Amino acids: essential and non-essential
  • Sources of protein
  • Role in diet
  • Common problems associated with them
  • Superfoods: Quinoa and eggs

5. Fats: Storing energy - or Trouble?

  • Types of fats
  • Saturated
  • Polyunsaturated
  • Mono-unsaturated
  • Sources of fats
  • Role in diet
  • Problems associated with fats
  • Superfoods: Nuts, seeds and oily fish

6. Vitamins and Minerals: Giving us Great Skin and Hair, Protecting us, and more besides.

  • Vitamin A: Role, sources and problems
  • Vitamin B group: Role, sources and problems
  • Vitamin C: Role, sources and problems
  • Vitamin D: Role, sources and problems
  • Vitamin E: Role, sources and problems
  • Iron: Role, sources and problems
  • Calcium: Role, sources and problems
  • Zinc, calcium, phosphorous: role sources and problems
  • Superfoods: Green vegetables

7. Improving Children's Nutrition

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • School-aged children
  • Common concerns
  • Nutrition and illness
  • Superfoods: Fruits - citrus and apples

8. Boosting Teenagers' Nutrition

  • Changing needs
  • Snacking
  • Common concerns
  • Self image/body image
  • Superfoods: Dairy and seaweed

9. Common Nutrition Problems with Adults

  • Common problems
  • Diets to help deal with stress, fatigue, and sleep problems
  • Special nutritional requirements of women
  • Nutritional needs for adults
  • How to use diet to promote a healthy immune system
  • Superfoods: Liquid superfoods - green tea and water

10. Nutrition in Later Years

  • Changing needs as metabolism alters
  • Common problems
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Late-onset diabetes
  • Eating for a healthy heart
  • Superfoods: Soy, chickpeas and lentils

11. Employing Nutrition in Weight Loss

  • Mechanics of weight loss
  • Understanding principles of popular diets
  • Calorie controlled
  • Atkins
  • Food-combining
  • GI
  • Role of exercise and fitness
  • Formulating diet to meet clients’ needs
  • Superfoods: Cinnamon and berries

12. Specialist Diets

  • Medical issues and ethics
  • Vegetarian diets
  • Vegan diets
  • Restrictive diets
  • Organic diets
  • Superfoods: Mushrooms and yeasts

13. Dealing with Allergies and Intolerances

  • Identifying the problem
  • Testing for allergies and intolerances
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Other intolerances
  • Diets for diabetes
  • Superfoods: Buckwheat and foods containing quercetin

14. Sports Nutrition

  • Essentials of sports nutrition
  • Training diet
  • Immediate pre-competition nutrition
  • In-competition nutrition
  • Post contest nutrition
  • Food supplements
  • Hydration
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Injury and recovery
  • Superfoods: Turmeric and ginger

15. Dealing with Clients

  • Pre-consultation forms and the first consultation
  • Goal setting
  • Instructing a client on keeping a food diary
  • Maintaining accurate records

16. Marketing your Business

  • Identifying different client groups
  • Understanding the possible specialisations in the field
  • Marketing your business

17. Setting up your Nutrition Practice

  • A place to work
  • Setting up a clinic
  • A nutritional advisor’s equipment
  • Other aspects to consider
  • Setting up your business on a small budget
  • Putting together a business plan
  • Paying tax
  • Indemnity insurance
  • What to charge
  • How to keep financial records in four easy steps

18. Professional Development

  • Creating a professional development plan
  • How to discover your professional potential
  • How to prepare a Skills Gap Analysis

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