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Health & Fitness Programs ►Nutrition and Fitness Professional Certificate Program




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 anexploration of how food nutrition contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health. Students will identify how to conduct in -depth diet and lifestyle evaluations and advise individuals on 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
  • Define the roles of vitamins and minerals in the body
  • Identify how the food industry uses nutrition information credibly
  • Recognize nutritional needs throughout human development

Fitness and Nutrition Coaching (270 Hours)

Our Fitness and Nutrition Coaching course provides all the information you need to coach others to their optimal health. This comprehensive guide will show you all the aspects of health and wellness and how they can be applied to unique individuals. 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. Learn 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 they can use to improve their quality of life. Students will also learn about developing a successful coaching business, marketing your practice, and growing profit.



After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of physical activity and nutrition for wellness
  • Identify the steps for measuring body mass and assessing physical fitness
  • Recall methods for building and maintaining muscular strength and flexibility
  • Describe the importance of stress management and behavior modification for overall health
  • List the steps for starting your own coaching business


Nutritional Consultant Module 1

Nutrition Basics and Food Labels

  • Nutrition Terminology
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Lipids/Fats
  • Vitamins, Minerals, and Water
  • Food Labels
  • Dietary Reference Intakes
  • The Myplate Food Guidance System
  • Dietary Guidelines and Recommendations
  • Food Compositions Information and the Exchange Lists

Nutritional Consultant Module 2

Nutrition in Health and the Science of Nutrition

  • The Gastrointestinal System
  • From Food to Cells in the Body
  • Photosynthesis and Fiber
  • Carbohydrates Storage and Disorders
  • Lipids in Heart Disease and Cancer
  • Scientific Inquiry Tied to Genetics, Evolution and Obesity
  • Energy Balance
  • Body Composition and Weight Control
  • Principles of Fitness for Health
  • Fundamentals of Exercise for Nutrition

Nutritional Consultant Module 3

Vitamins, Minerals, Nutrition, and the Food Industry

  • Nutrient Issues and Fat-Soluble Vitamins
  • Water-Soluble Vitamins
  • Water and the Electrolytes
  • Major Minerals in Bone and Protein
  • Trace Minerals
  • Credibility of Nutrition Information
  • Food, Drugs, and Supplements
  • Food Additives
  • Food Safety: Microbial Growth
  • Food Issues: Consumer Awareness

Nutritional Consultant Module 4

Nutrition through the Lifespan

  • Reproductive Fitness
  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Nutrition for Lactation
  • Nutrition During Infancy
  • Childhood Nutrition
  • The Physical, Cognitive, and Social Triad during Childhood
  • Adolescent Nutrition
  • Nutrition Needs During Adolescence
  • Nutrition for the Older Adult
  • Older Adult Fitness and Lifestyle Management

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 1

Physical Fitness and Wellness

  • Life Expectancy
  • Lifestyle
  • Physical Activity
  • Wellness Education
  • Behavior Modifications
  • Barriers to Change
  • Motivation
  • Process of Change
  • Nutrition
  • Balancing the Diet
  • Vegetarianism
  • Functional Foods

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 2

Weight Management

  • Body Mass Index
  • Waist Circumference
  • Overweight vs. Obese
  • Diet Crazes
  • Diet and Metabolism
  • Weight Loss Myths
  • Cardiorespiratory Endurance
  • Aerobic Training
  • Cardiorespiratory Physiology
  • Mode of Exercise

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 3

Muscular Strength and Endurance

  • Strength Training
  • Overload
  • Plyometrics
  • Pilates
  • Muscular Flexibility
  • Intensity
  • Repetition
  • Stretching
  • Skill Fitness
  • Fitness Programming
  • Exercise Related Injuries
  • Team Sports

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 4

Disease Prevention

  • Stress Assessment
  • Stress Management
  • Sleep and Wellness
  • Relaxation
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Lowering Cholesterol
  • Inflammation
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Dietary Changes
  • Early Detection
  • Warning Signals

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 5

Behavior Modification

  • Addictive Behavior
  • Drug Dependence
  • Alcohol and Tobacco
  • Breaking the Habit
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Genital Herpes
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Reducing the Risk
  • Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Personal Trainers
  • Your Fitness Future

Fitness & Nutrition Coaching Module 6

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

Certification


Nutritional Consultant (135 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).


Fitness and Nutrition Coaching (240 Hours)

Upon successful completion of our Fitness and Nutrition Coaching course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Health and Fitness Coach (CHFC).



Materials Included:

  • Nutrition Your Life Science, 2nd Edition by Jennifer Turley and Joan Thompson
  • All materials are included in this course.

Required Included:

  • Williams’ Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy by Eleanor Schlenker and Sara Long Roth
  • Principles & Labs for Fitness & Wellnessv
  • Start Your Own Coaching Business by Monroe Mann and Entrepreneur Press


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