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This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Nutritional Consultant
  • Fitness & Nutrition Coaching

The general public has come to realize that they can influence their own health. This insight has spurred an interest in personal wellness and created a desire for health information. There are differing views about what specifically constitutes health and wellness. In general, it can best be described as a blend of physical health and health sciences. Health is not just the absence of illness but it’s a feeling of overall well-being. This course takes a personalized approach that guides you through the development of an attainable and enjoyable fitness and wellness program. The program provides current, practical information and tips on health and fitness topics, from nutrition and stress management, to flexibility and strength.Each individual is responsible for their own personal health, but first they must be given proper information. As a Fitness & Nutrition Coach you will be able to provide people with information to improve their health and quality of life. In this course you will also learn more about developing a successful coaching business and marketing your coaching practice.


The Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects moderate job growth for dietitians and nutritionists through 2020. Awareness of and emphasis on wellness, nutrition and fitness have grown in recent decades. Demand for fitness and nutrition consulting is projected to remain strong.


Nutritional Consultant 270 Hours

Although many people understand the importance of healthy nutrition habits and good fitness patterns, it is sometimes hard to accomplish goals on their own. A nutritional consultant can help clients adopt a healthy lifestyle. Our nutritional consultant training provides students with an exploration of how food nutrition contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health. Students will identify how to conduction-depth diet and lifestyle evaluations and create food plans customized to each individual’s taste, temperament, and health goals. The fundamentals of whole food nutrition, digestive physiology, metabolism, nutritional biochemistry, and current research are presented. Additionally, students will discover how healthy nutrition habits are used in the food industry. Our Nutritional Consultant course will give students the training they need to work with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define healthy food guidelines
  • Identify how nutrition aids in health
  • Recall the roles of various foods, vitamins and minerals and their impact on the body
  • Identify how the food industry uses nutrition information credibly
  • List nutritional needs throughout human development

Fitness and Nutrition Coaching 270 Hours

Although many people understand the importance of healthy nutrition habits and good fitness patterns, it is sometimes hard to accomplish goals on their own. A nutritional consultant can help clients adopt a healthy lifestyle. Our nutritional consultant training provides students with an exploration of how food nutrition contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health. Students will identify how to conduction-depth diet and lifestyle evaluations and create food plans customized to each individual’s taste, temperament, and health goals. The fundamentals of whole food nutrition, digestive physiology, metabolism, nutritional biochemistry, and current research are presented. Additionally, students will discover how healthy nutrition habits are used in the food industry. Our Nutritional Consultant course will give students the training they need to work with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define healthy food guidelines
  • Identify how nutrition aids in health
  • Recall the roles of various foods, vitamins and minerals and their impact on the body
  • Identify how the food industry uses nutrition information credibly
  • List nutritional needs throughout human development


Nutritional Consultant Module 1

Nutrition and You

  • Defining Nutrition, Health, and Disease
  • What Are Nutrients?
  • The Broad Role of Nutritional Science
  • Health Factors and Their Impact
  • Assessing Personal Health
  • Sustainable Food Systems

Nutritional Consultant Module 2

Achieving a Healthy Diet

  • A Healthy Philosophy Towards Food
  • Nutritional Balance and Moderation
  • Dietary Guidelines
  • National Goals for Nutrition and Health
  • Recommendations for Optimal Health
  • Understanding Dietary Reference Intakes
  • Nutrition and Media

Nutritional Consultant Module 3

Nutrition and the Human Body

  • The Cell
  • Digestion and Absorption
  • Nutrients Are Essential for Organ Function
  • Energy and Calories
  • Digestion and Absorption Disorders

Nutritional Consultant Module 4

Carbohydrates

  • Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates
  • Functions of Carbohydrates in the Body
  • Diabetes
  • Health Consequences and Benefits of High-Carbohydrate Diets
  • Personal Diet Choices
  • Attributes of Carbohydrates
  • Sugar Substitutes

Nutritional Consultant Module 5

Lipids

  • What are Lipids?
  • How Lipids Work
  • Digestion and Absorption of Lipids
  • Understanding Blood Cholesterol
  • Balancing Your Diet with Lipids
  • Lipids and the Food Industry
  • Lipids and Disease

Nutritional Consultant Module 6

Proteins

  • Defining Protein
  • The Role of Proteins in Foods: Cooking and Denaturation
  • The Many Different Types of Proteins
  • Protein Digestion and Absorption
  • Protein Functions in the Body
  • Diseases Involving Proteins
  • Proteins, Diets and Personal Choices

Nutritional Consultant Module 7

Nutrients Important to Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

  • Water’s Importance to Vitality
  • Regulation of Water Balance
  • Electrolytes Important for Fluid Balance
  • Consequences of Deficiency or Excess
  • Water Concerns
  • Popular Beverage Choices

Nutritional Consultant Module 8

Nutrients Important as Antioxidants

  • Generation of Free Radicals in the Body
  • The Atom
  • The Body’s Defense
  • The Body’s Offense
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Antioxidant Micronutrients
  • Antioxidant Vitamins
  • The Whole Nutrient Package vs. Disease

Nutritional Consultant Module 9

Nutrients Important for Bone Health

  • Bone Structure and Function
  • Bone Mineral Density
  • Micronutrients Essential for Bone Health: Calcium and Vitamin D
  • Phosphorous, Magnesium, Fluoride and Vitamin K
  • Osteoporosis and Risk Factors
  • Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment
  • Deficiency, Supplementation and Choices

Nutritional Consultant Module 10

Nutrients Important for Metabolism and Blood Function

  • Blood’s Function in the Body and in Metabolism Support
  • Metabolism Overview
  • Catabolism: The Breakdown
  • Vitamins for Metabolism, Blood Function and Renewal
  • Minerals for Metabolism, Blood Function and Renewal
  • Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Nutritional Consultant Module 11

Energy Balance and Body Weight

  • Body Mass Index
  • Body Fat Content
  • Fat Distribution
  • Balancing Energy Input with Energy Output
  • Factors Affecting Energy Intake
  • Too Little or Too Much Weight
  • Dietary, Behavioral and Physical Activity Recommendations

Nutritional Consultant Module 12

From Pregnancy to the Toddler Years

  • The Human Life Cycle
  • Changes During Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Nutrition
  • Eating During Pregnancy
  • Infancy and Nutrition
  • Nutrition in the Toddler Years

Nutritional Consultant Module 13

From Childhood to the Elderly Year

  • The Human Life Cycle Continues
  • Childhood and Nutrition
  • Puberty and Nutrition
  • Children and Malnutrition
  • Older Adolescence and Nutrition
  • Middle Age and Nutrition
  • Old Age and Nutrition

Nutritional Consultant Module 14

Nutrition and Society: Food Politics and Perspectives

  • Historical Perspectives on Food
  • The Food Industry
  • The Politics of Food
  • Food Cost and Inflation
  • The Issue of Food Security
  • Nutrition and Your Health
  • Diets Around the World

Nutritional Consultant Module 15

Achieving Optimal Health: Wellness and Nutrition

  • Diet Trends and Health
  • Fitness and Health
  • Threats to Health
  • Food Supplements and Food Replacements
  • Foodborne Illness and Food Safety
  • Start Your Sustainable Future Today
  • Careers in Nutrition

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 1

Physical Fitness and Wellness

  • Life Expectancy
  • Lifestyle
  • Physical Activity
  • Types of Physical Fitness
  • Guidelines for Physical Fitnes
  • Wellness Education
  • Living in a Toxic Environment
  • Personal Values and Behavior
  • Planning and Willpower
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Behavior Change Theories

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 2

Nutritionand Weight Management

  • Nutrients
  • A Healthy Balanced Diet
  • Nutrient Supplementation
  • Benefits of Food
  • Iron Deficiency
  • Body Composition
  • Body Shape and Health Risk
  • Weight Management in the Modern Environment
  • Physiology of Weight Loss
  • Types of Exercise

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 3

Endurance and Muscular Fitness

  • Basic Cardiorespiratory Physiology
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise
  • Assessing Cardiorespiratory Endurance
  • Benefits of Strength Training
  • Gender Differences
  • Factors that Affect Muscular Fitness
  • Strength-Training Exercise
  • Exercise Safety Guidelines

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 4

Muscular Flexibility and Fitness Programming

  • Benefits of Good Flexibility
  • Assessing Flexibility
  • Flexibility Exercises
  • Preventing and Rehabilitating Low Back Pain
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Skill-Related Fitness
  • General Exercise Considerations
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Women’s Health and Exercise
  • Exercise and Aging

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 5

Behavior Modification

  • How the Body Adapts to Stress
  • How Perception and Attitude Affect Health
  • Sleep and Time Management
  • How the Body Responds to Stress
  • Forms of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stroke
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 6

Cancer and Addiction

  • How Cancer Starts
  • Genetic vs. Environmental Risk
  • Dietary Changes
  • Early Detection
  • How Addiction Develops
  • Drugs and Dependence
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Why People Smoke

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 7

Lifetime Fitness and Wellness

  • Types and Causes of Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Four Most Common Bacterial STIs
  • Four Most Common Viral STIs
  • Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Life Expectancy and Physiological Age
  • Conventional Western Medicine
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Self-Evaluation and Behavioral Goals

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 8

Starting Your Coaching Business

  • Consulting vs. Coaching
  • Setting Up Your Business
  • Choosing a Target Market
  • Setting Up Your Office
  • Finding Those First Clients
  • Deciding How Much to Charge
  • Creating Coaching Packages
  • Keeping Those First Clients
  • Sales and Marketing Systems
  • Making a Profit
  • Publicizing Your Business
  • Hiring an Office Manager

**Outlines are subject to change,as courses and materials are updated.**

Certification

Nutritional Consultant (270 Hours).

Upon successful completion of our Nutritional Consultant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a nutritional coach and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Nutritional Coach (CNC).

NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Health and Fitness Coach (CHFC)

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