Professional Recognition & Insurance options for Health & Nutrition Coaching, nutritional advice and coaching, Sports & Exercise Nutrition or Weight Loss Consulting for clients and groups.

Beck Nutrition Courses - Accredited by IICT

Beck Health & Nutrition is a Platinum Training Provider with the IICT. The IICT provides professional recognition, membership business support and affordable professional indemnity insurance options.

IICT Professional Membership and Insurance offers:

  • Professional Recognition
  • Competitively- priced professional indemnity insurance

Professional Recognition & Insurance as a Health & Nutrition Coach

Completing our Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health Coaching course gives you automatic eligibility to take out professional membership and insurance via the IICT as a Health & Nutrition Coach.

As a Health & Nutrition Coach you can provide personalised health and nutritional advice, analysis, assessments and programs and plans including kilojoule / calorie targets, macronutrient recommendations (ratios or intake targets), nutrient requirements and food-based nutrition recommendations as well as work with and coach clients to improve their diet quality, nutrition, meal and menu planning, eating patterns, body weight and shape, stress management, lifestyle, disease risk and health goals. Health & Nutrition Coaches can also provide health & nutrition education for clients and groups.

Professional Recognition & Insurance for Sports & Exercise Nutrition advice and coaching

If you are a qualified Personal Trainer (Certificate IV in Fitness) and you complete our Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition you will have the option to join the IICT and access insurance under the modality of Sports & Exercise Nutrition. Sport and Exercise Nutrition is a specialised field that focuses on optimising nutrition and dietary strategies to enhance athletic performance and support exercise-related goals. It involves the study and application of nutritional principles and guidelines tailored to athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and individuals engaged in physical activity. Sport & Exercise Nutrition professionals provide advice on nutrient intake, hydration, meal timing, and supplement use to help athletes meet their energy requirements, promote muscle recovery, prevent injuries, and achieve optimal performance. They may also address specific concerns such as weight management, endurance, muscle gain, and overall health in relation to physical activity.

Professional Recognition & Insurance as a Weight Loss Consultant or Weight Loss Coach

Completing our Advanced Certificate of Nutrition (total 100 hours) with the following component courses: Certificate of Nutrition & Diet and Certificate of Health, Nutrition & Weight Loss Coaching will give you the option to join the IICT as a Weight Loss Consultant / Weight Loss Coach. A weight loss consultant or weight loss coach is someone who motivates and inspires people to maintain a healthy weight through nutrition, exercise and lifestyle education. They help clients set and track weight loss goals over time and provide advice and practical tools to lose weight.  Weight loss consultants may work for a weight loss company or independently. Sessions can be hosted one-on-one or in a group setting. 

Health & Nutrition Coaching Course - Insurance
Beck Nutrition Courses - Accredited by IICT

Beck Health & Nutrition is a Platinum Training Provider with the IICT. The IICT is a professional membership body that provides professional recognition, membership, affordable professional indemnity insurance and ongoing business support for its members. Completing selected courses with us (see below) means you will have the option to gain professional recognition, membership and affordable professional indemnity insurance via the IICT for the following modalities:

  • Health & Nutrition Coaching
  • Sports & Exercise Nutrition
  • Weight Loss Consultant / Weight Loss Coach
Beck Health CourseIICT ModalityPrerequisites
Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health Coaching (150 hours)Health & Nutrition CoachingNone
Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition (50 hours)Sports & Exercise NutritionMust already hold a Certificate IV in Fitness
Certificate of Nutrition & Diet AND Certificate of Health, Nutrition & Weight Loss Coaching (100 hours) $750.00Weight Loss Consultant / CoachNo prerequisites. Must complete the following component courses:
Certificate of Nutrition & Diet and Certificate of Health, Nutrition & Weight Loss Coaching (100 hours)

Note: These professional membership and insurance options are entirely optional. They are valuable professional opportunity if you wish to work with clients to provide nutritional coaching or consulting.

If you want to become a professional nutritionist in Australia, your best option is a degree….

Choosing the right nutrition course or health coaching course can be confusing. Here’s our super-abbreviated guide to choosing the best nutrition course for your needs, time commitment and budget.

  1. Beck Health & Nutrition courses offer high-quality, flexible education and training in nutrition and health coaching. They are not designed to take the place of a degree in nutrition and / or dietetics. Our nutrition courses are designed to be flexible and user-friendly, so you can choose to undertake one or more nutrition course in your own time.
  2. There are heaps of awesome nutrition degrees offered at Australian Universities – if you have the time and budget to commit, this is where we recommend that you study (for more information about choosing the right university nutrition course read our guide here).
  3. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist or health coach (without completing any study at all – we don’t recommend this).
  4. There are many nutrition course and health coach course providers in Australia and overseas that are very expensive, but offer no professional or competitive advantage over our high-quality short courses. If you want to study a comprehensive nutrition course choose a degree in nutrition from an Australian university.
  5. Completing Beck Health & Nutrition’s Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health (Health & Nutrition Coaching) gives you the option to gain professional membership and insurance for Health & Nutrition Coaching via the IICT To find out more about studying or working as a health coach, read our guide here

Accreditation of Nutrition Courses

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We are an AUSActive (formerly Fitness Australia) Approved CEC Provider.

Our Nutrition & Diet for Exercise Professionals course offers 15 CECs.

Our Nutrition for Mental Wellbeing course offers 10 CECs

Australian Traditional Medicine Society - Continuing Professional Education Nutrition Courses

All Beck Health & Nutrition courses are accredited by the Australian Traditional Medicine Society for ongoing professional development (CPE points).

To find out more about our nutrition courses, please click on the “nutrition courses” link at the top of the page or visit our homepage at www.beckhealth.com.au

Disclaimer: this information is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate and current and is provided in good faith in order to assist people considering undertaking a course of study in nutrition, health or wellness coaching.  Beck Health & Nutrition will not be held liable for any errors or omissions contained. Note: The IICT is an independent, third-party membership and insurance body. Beck Health & Nutrition does not receive payment or incentives for referrals to the IICT. We offer this option as a valuable opportunity for our learners who wish to access insurance and professional recognition and membership as a Health & Nutrition Coach, Sports & Exercise Nutrition Professional or Weight Loss Consultant / Coach (Terms & conditions).