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Professional Certificate in Food & Nutrition Coaching

The Professional Certificate in Food and Nutrition Coaching Course is designed specifically for those wanting to coach clients in the specialised area of food and nutrition, supporting clients to achieve their goals with optimal nutrition and food planning.

Incorporating studies in the basic concepts of established holistic nutritional principles, current nutrition trends, nutrition for adolescents, basic dietary advice, as well as discovering the healing potential of foods and beverages, with specialised coaching skills and techniques, this course enables graduates to work in this growing field as a Food & Nutrition Coach.

Offering a wide range of flexible study options and payment plans, the Professional Certificate in Food & Nutrition Coaching qualification provides the perfect pathway to pursue your passion for nutrition and inspiring and supporting others to achieve their goals.

On-Line Learning is a great option if you're looking for the flexibility of being able to study without being on campus!

Your course materials & assessments are accessible on-line and you have access to your Trainer for help & support through on-line forums.

Studying by distance learning allows you to pace your terms studies around your lifestyle!

Recognition of Course

Nature Care College is an approved training provider for the Professional Certificate in Food & Nutrition Coaching with;

IICT - The International Institute for Complementary Therapists Professional membership & insurance for Every Therapist - Once you have graduated with your Professional Certificate in Food and Nutrition Coaching from Nature Care College, you are eligible to join the IICT Visit: www.iict.com.au

Nature Care College courses are not nationally recognised qualifications under the Australian Qualification Framework, do not lead to the issuance of AQF certification documentation and Nature Care College is not registered by ASQA to deliver the course.

For further details please download Course Outline

Recommended Study Plan: 2 Terms Part-time

Testimonial

When signing up to undertake the Professional Certificate in Food & Nutrition Coaching Course at Nature Care, I was extremely nervous as I had never studied via correspondence and I am the type of person who likes support and encouragement to know I am on the right track. Trainer Sally Kelvin has absolutely exceeded this need for me.  Sally provided nothing but the best support, encouragement, feedback and above all belief in all of her students.  It is so amazing all of the above qualities and more that Sally has provided has been mainly through the online forums or private messages, often I wouldn?t experience this unless face to face .  Never could I have imagined the sense of support Sally has given me would be this great.  I thank Sally whole heartedly and believe (without having met her in person mind you), she is one of the most beautiful human beings I have come into contact with.  - Rebecca Norman

Testimonial 

Nature Care College is a fantastic college to study. The course was fun, practical and educational and the teachers are outstanding. Their knowledge, passion & enthusiasm make the classes a joy to learn. A truly great place to build your career and knowledge - Lisa Gumieniuk 

UNITS OF STUDY

Food Fundamentals

Description: Food Fundamentals explores the healing potential of foods, beverages and dietary patterns using the best knowledge from both traditional and scientific sources. In this unit of study you will learn how to recommend wholesome foods and beverages based on seasonally available ingredients that delight the senses whilst providing specific phytochemicals and nutrients. You will also learn how to communicate knowledge of nutritional medicine philosophy, principles and practices

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via assessment tasks, on-line quiz and class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil 

 


Introduction to Nutrition

Description: This unit of study will enable you to develop an understanding of the basic concepts of established nutritional principles and practice and to overview current nutritional trends in order to identify basic individual dietary requirements and negotiate basic dietary change as appropriate to the individual.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via two assessment tasks and two on-line quizzes.

Pre-requisites: Nil.

Co-requisites: Nil


Nutrition For Adolescents

Description:  This short course will enable you to understand the basic concepts of how different foods affect adolescents – their moods, behaviour and choices in life. Understand how puberty and growth create additional nutritional demands.  Enjoy gaining practical and useful knowledge in a light-hearted fun environment.

Topics covered include:

  • Adolescence – the challenges
  • Puberty and growth
  • Sleep changes and insomnia
  • Increased nutritional needs during adolescence

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via quiz completed on line.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil


Psychology Of Food

Description: Psychology of Food enables you to understand the basic concepts of how different foods affect our psycho-physiology – our moods, our behaviour, our choices in life. Understand how cravings act on the brain. Begin to understand the vast area of eating disorders. Learn which foods make us happy and why.  

  • Topics covered include:
  • Comfort Foods
  • Cravings & Food Addictions
  • Sugar & the Brain
  • Satiety Hormones
  • Food-based Opioids
  • Therapeutic Foods

Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil 


The Successful Wellness Coach

Description: This Wellness Coaching unit is the first of two units of study in the area of client coaching within the Professional Certificate in Food & Nutrition Coaching & the Professional Certificate in Wellness Coaching.  In this unit of study, the student will create a clear vision for moving forward into becoming a wellness coach through the identification and re-enforcement of the student’s own goals, the practice of initial coaching and client interviews, sourcing clients, confidence building, and the initial tools required for foundation knowledge in coaching. 

Assessment: This unit of study is assessed via in two assignments and class participation / on-line forum participation for distance students.

Pre-requisites: Nil  

Co-requisites: Nil


Wellness Coaching In Practice

Description: In Wellness Coaching in Practice students learn the importance of and techniques in advanced listening skills, develop an acute awareness of client goals, practical role plays for client and coach sessions is all part of this final coaching unit.  A coach’s 'Tool-kit' is included with forms, checklists, questionnaires and client agreements for students to take into practice. 

Self-Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self-directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.
Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via a written assignment and In Class & Home Assessment of audio recordings of 'practice' clients.
Pre-requisites: The Successful Wellness Coach
Co-requisites: Nil 




Course tuition fees for each term will depend on the number of units of study in which you enrol into. You enrol and pay on a term by term basis.

Year 1 Fees:

Term 1 : $1,095.00

Term 2 : $1,095.00

testimonials

"I loved my experience at Nature Care. I made some life long friends, know how to better care for my family and now have a job that I love."

Lisa Snowdon

Nutrition Graduate

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