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Advanced Certificate of Nutrition and Health 

Flexible Course in nutrition & health coaching, meal planning, nutritional advice, dietary consulting and nutritional counselling

The Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health course is a comprehensive study of nutritional counselling, dietary advice and analysis.  This online nutrition course is delivered completely via distance and online delivery and allows you to gain certification, accreditation and insurance for:

  • nutrition and health coaching
  • dietary consultant (nutritional counselling)
  • nutrition advice and meal planning

6 month, self-paced health coaching, dietary consulting and nutritional counselling program 

This comprehensive nutrition training course accredits you to coach clients in diet and nutrition including: 

  • Nutrition, dietary and body composition assessment 
  • Explaining impact of nutritional deficiencies or excesses and dietary quality in relation to health.  
  • Designing individualised meal plans and / or meal plans to best achieve dietary quality and nutritional requirements.  Individualised meal plans may be developed in order to achieve desired body weight, body composition or sports and exercise goals.
  • Tailored nutritional and motivational strategies to address individual or group needs including cultural, lifestyle, motivational and behavioural factors including ongoing communications (online, phone, email, online forums, webinars, blogs and social media channels).  

This advanced nutrition course includes two shorter courses:    

 1. Certificate of Nutrition and Diet

2. Your choice of specialisation nutrition courses.  You may choose one of the following specialisation courses (based on your professional or personal interests): Sports & Exercise Nutrition,  Healthy Body Weight Nutrition,  Nutrition and Exercise for Stress, Anxiety and Depression or Infant, Childhood & Adolescent Nutrition.  

Our nutrition and health coaching certification is delivered in a user-friendly, easy-to- understand format and offers automatic eligibility for accreditation and insurance as a health and nutrition coach.

Course Code NUT08
Course Content

The Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health includes two nutrition course modules:

1. Certificate of Nutrition and Diet (or Nutrition & Diet Course for Exercise Professionals if you are a Fitness Australia Registered Exercise Professional and would also like to receive 15 CEC points as part of your studies).  

2. Certificate of Nutrition Specialisation (you may choose one of the following Sports & Exercise Nutrition, Healthy Body Weight Nutrition, Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety and Depression or Infant, Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition).

Course Duration 6 month, self-paced program. Total study hours 80 hours (you can complete your studies as quickly as you wish or may apply for extra time if required at no added cost).
Course Delivery Distance and online nutrition course (no need to attend lectures or exams).  Complete, printed nutrition course learning activities express posted plus online access to all learning materials and on-demand video tutorials.  

Accredited, highly-qualfied Australian nutrition professionals to support your learning.

Course Aim To provide a comprehensive, nutritionally and scientifically-validated study of nutritional principles, develop knowledge of how to assess nutritional intake and requirements and develop practical strategies to communicate, counsel and motivate clients and groups to improve their nutrition and health.
Course Fee

AU $750.00 includes all course materials, texts and assessment fees. 

The Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health is open to both Australian and overseas students.  A $75 international postage and handling fee will apply to students living outside of Australia.

If you are not ready to commit to the whole Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health you can start with one of the component courses (Certificate of Nutrition & Diet or your choice of specialisation nutrition courses) first.  

Course Prerequisites: None
Course Accreditation Beck Nutrition Courses - Accredited by IICTSuccessful completion of this nutrition course provides automatic eligibility for accreditation and discounted professional indemnity insurance via the International Institute for Complementary Therapists for Nutrition & Health Coaching, Health Coaching, nutritional advice, meal planning, dietary consulting and nutritional counselling.     To find out more about becoming a Health & Nutrition coach, including what your insurance will actually cover, please read our guide here. 
  This course is approved for Continuing Education purposes (70 points) by the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).
Course Certification

ATMS-CPE-20+pointsUpon successful completion of this course you will be provided with:

1. Advanced Certificate of Nutrition and Health.

2. Certificate of Nutrition and Diet

3. Certificate of Nutrition Course Specialisation (Sports & Exercise Nutrition, Healthy Body Weight Management, Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety and Depression or Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition).

Degree Pathways and Advanced Standing

Beck Health & Nutrition courses may offer advanced standing / course credit opportunities for further qualifications in nutrition, however this is dependent on the course that you are applying for.  For example, it is likely that you will receive some advanced standing / credit / recognition of prior learning (RPL) if you are applying for an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine or a bachelor degree majoring in nutrition.  All Australian universities and private colleges are required to consider prior learning in relevant areas of study (for example, nutrition) in order to maximise advanced standing / course credit for learners.

Course Assessment Open book, un-timed, course assessments.  Assessment is via a range of short answer, multiple choice and case study questions as well as nutrition, dietary analysis and menu planning tasks.
Extra Nutrition Course Electives If you would like to undertake more than one nutrition specialisation, you can undertake additional courses for a discounted fee (currently $375 per elective course).
Upgrade to Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health If you have already completed a Beck Health & Nutrition course (or a nutrition course from another provider) you are always welcome to upgrade to the Advanced Certificate of Nutrition and Health. To find out more, including course discounts for upgrades, please submit an online enquiry here. 

Course Tutor


Kristen Beck – Registered Nutritionist 

Master of Human Nutrition, Bachelor Health Science, Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Advanced Diploma Naturopathy.  To view Kristen’s nutrition and education qualifications and experience please click here

The Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health includes the core module Certificate of Nutrition and Diet plus one elective unit / short course (choose from Sports & Exercise Nutrition, Healthy Body Weight Nutrition,Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety & Depression or Infant, Childhood & Adolescent Nutrition). 

Beck Health & Nutrition courses give you:

  • comprehensive knowledge and understanding of nutrition.
  • understanding of how nutrition and diet influences health, disease and wellbeing in individuals and populations.  
  • the confidence and skills to make informed decisions about latest diets and health trends. 
  • meal planning skills for a wide variety of common conditions including health, weight goals, athletic training, cultural preferences and dietary trends.
  • love of nutrition and health science as it relates to our everyday life and health goals. 
  • Access to accreditation and insurance for meal planning, nutritional advice, health coaching, dietary consulting and nutritional counselling.  

What our students say about our Advanced Certificate of Nutrition course: 

“The way this nutrition course was presented gaeve me all the answers I’ve had in my head for years.  Thank you!” Luke Tobin, QLD

“Very well presented and easy to follow and comprehend, easy to access resources.  Very professional and well-balanced.  Course suited for all learning abilities” (name withheld)

“Just wanted to say thank you for making this course available.  The content of this course was presented clearly and enjoyable to read and comprehend.  It was fantastic to have the learning resources in hard copy and a true delight that I could take these with me and utilise those spare moments.  Human nutrition is a wonderful area of study and I look forward to implementing my new skills.” Bree G, VIC 

“I liked the fact that the course was short enough to tackle while working full time, but detailed enough that I felt like I was learning a lot” Cal Spencer, QLD

“Enjoyable, professional, great quality product and resources” Coral, QLD

“Thanks, I got a lot out of all three courses I did” Astrid, QLD

“It was easy to complete in the time frame given, especially due to being a full-time, working mum”  Tasha Johnson, NSW

“The content was easy to understand, I really enjoyed the course and felt I learnt a lot” Angelica, WA

“I really liked the flow from one subject into another.  Very happy with the structure of the course.  Many thanks”  Mandy, QLD.

Beck Health & Nutrition’s Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health is accredited by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists, offering professional indemnity insurance options for nutritional advice, menu / meal planning, nutrition & health coaching and nutrition counselling.

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