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Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health

Advanced Certificate of Nutrition and Health 

Flexible Course in Nutrition & Health Coaching, menu and meal planning, nutritional advice and nutritional counselling

The Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health course presents a comprehensive study of nutrition science, dietary advice and analysis.  This online nutrition course is delivered completely via distance and online delivery and will allow you to gain certification, accreditation and insurance for nutritional advice, meal and menu planning, nutrition and health coaching and nutritional counselling.  

This advanced nutrition course is made up of 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 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 CodeNUT08
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 Duration70-80 hours self-paced over 6 months (you may apply for extra time if required at no added cost).
Course DeliveryDistance and online delivery (no requirement to attend lectures or exams).  Printed course materials plus online access to ipad, iphone and android-ready learning materials included in course fee.
 Accredited, highly-qualfied Australian nutrition professionals to support your learning.
 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.
Course FeeAU $750.00 includes all course materials, texts and assessment fees.
Course Prerequisites:None
Course AccreditationBeck Nutrition Courses - Accredited by IICTSuccessful completion of this nutrition course provides automatic eligiblity for accreditation and discounted professional indemnity insurance via the International Institute for Complementary Therapists for Nutrition & Health Coaching, Health Coaching, nutritional advice, meal planning 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 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 AssessmentOpen 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 ElectivesIf 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 & HealthIf 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 Nutriton,Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety & Depression or Infant, Childhood & Adolescent Nutrition). 

Beck Health & Nutrition courses will give you:

  • comprehensive knowledge and understanding of nutrition as it relates to diet, disease and wellbeing both at an individual, group and community level
  • confidence and skills to make informed decisions and judgments regarding the latest diets and health trends
  • menu planning skills for a wide variety of common circumstances 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 and nutritional counselling.  

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

“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)

“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.

Note: Beck Health & Nutrition courses are designed for professional development and personal interest.  A course from any private provider is not going to provide you with the qualifications required to become a nutrition professional such as a Registered Nutritionist or Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) (you need to complete a bachelor’s degree at a recognised Australian university for this – to find out more about studying nutrition at university, please read our guide here).  

The accreditation and insurance option for this nutrition course is a valuable option for individuals passionate about health and nutrition wishing to provide Nutrition & Health Coaching, nutritional advice, dietary advice and menu planning for clients and groups.  To find out more about becoming a health coach, please check out our “Guide to becoming a health coach” 

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