Course Type
270 hours
Various dates throughout the year

About this course

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 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.

Prerequisite(s): None

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

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

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