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Professional Certificate in Food & Nutrition Coaching


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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, 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.

Completion of this course will give you credit towards Diploma of Holistic Wellness Coaching and Advanced Diploma of Clinical Nutrition.

 

Course Duration: 2 Terms or study at your own pace as each subject is offered every term

Intakes: February, June & Sept

 

Study anywhere, any time! – In our virtual classroom

Making learning accessible for everyone is the key to all our course programs.

Nature Care’s virtual classroom is accessed through the colleges secure online Student Portal which you can access day and night 7 days a week. 

Subjects have an online scheduled class time;

 You can choose to:

  • Attend the scheduled class lesson live in real-time in our virtual classroom OR
  • Watch the live recording and review the course content at your leisure in-line with your own weekly study schedule 

Each class recording is available for the whole duration of term to optimise your learning experience.

 

What student are saying: :‘I have thoroughly enjoyed the option of being part of the live recording and find the recordings very beneficial. They have helped me with my studies immensely and I really enjoy listening to the teachers and picking up those extra little nuggets of gold’! 

 

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

 

IPHM - International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine

IPHM – The International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine has been developed to provide the general public and health care professionals with a body of world-wide regulated professionals, all qualified to recognised levels via their accreditation board. Membership offers combined professional indemnity and product liability insurance. Members may also list their business name and their modalities on the IPHM website under ‘Find a Practitioner’.Visit: https://www.iphm.co.uk 

 

 

To find out more, see what you’ll be learning and have frequently asked questions answered download the Course Outline

 

Testimonials

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

Professional Certificate in Food & Nutrition Coaching Booklist 

 

UNITS OF STUDY

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.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One on-line quiz

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

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One on-line quiz

Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil


Wellness Coaching Skills

Description: Students will learn the importance of and techniques in advanced listening skills where they will develop an acute awareness of client goals. Practical role plays for client and coach sessions is all part of this coaching unit. A coach’s ‘Tool-kit is included with forms, checklists, questionnaires and client agreements.

1:1 coaching sessions with your trainer (or an external coach of your choice) are highly recommended though not compulsory. Your investment in these may vary dependent upon your choice of coach and is in addition to your college tuition fees.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • Coaching practice sessions
  • One written assignment

Pre-requisites: Nil 

Co-requisites: Nil


Food as Medicine

Description: Food as Medicine 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

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • Two on-line quizzes

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil


Weight Management Strategies

Description: At the end of this unit, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to identify weight loss and maintenance strategies for clients. It includes knowledge of physical and psychological qualities of foods, dietary types and trends, diets and lifestyle choices to meet varying client needs with diverse relationships to foods and eating patterns.


Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One on-line quiz

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

Pre-requisites: Introduction To Nutrition
Co-requisites: Nil


The Successful Wellness Coach

Description: 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.

1:1 coaching sessions with your trainer (or an external coach of your choice) are highly recommended though not compulsory. Your investment in these may vary dependent upon your choice of coach and is in addition to your college tuition fees.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One vision exercise
  • One written assignment

Pre-requisites: Wellness Coaching Skills 

Co-requisites: Nil




You enrol and pay on a term by term basis.

Year 1 Fees:

Term 1 : $1,460.00

Term 2 : $1,515.00

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