Certificate of Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety & Depression course
Mental Health Nutrition Course – Flexible Online Learning
The Certificate of Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety & Depression course explores the latest research into the role of nutrition and dietary quality in the management and prevention of stress, anxiety and depression (in conjunction with professional medical and psychological care).
“Globally, more than 264 million people suffer from depression”World Health Organization, 2020
This unique mental health nutrition course is suitable for both new learners or as professional development for people working in mental health, social work, community health or workplace health and stress-management programs. The course is also suitable for health and fitness professionals working with clients to improve mental wellbeing.
Course Fee: $450 includes all course texts, assessments, ongoing learning support and materials.
Course Delivery: Online & Distance (you do not need to attend lectures or exams). Complete, professionally-presented texts and course pack express posted plus all learning materials accessible and downloadable from online classroom.
Study Duration: 30-40 hours self-paced.
Study Support: Highly qualified Australian nutrition professionals to support your learning via email, phone and online classroom.
Assessment: Open-book, untimed exam that you complete at your own pace. Combination of multiple choice, short answer and case study questions.
Course prerequisites: None
If you already have a health or fitness-related qualification, completing the Certificate of Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety & Depression means that you will be eligible for accreditation, professional membership and insurance for the Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety & Depression modality.
If you don’t already have a health or fitness-related qualification, completing the Certificate of Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety & Depression course means that you are halfway towards completing our Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health. This will allow you to register as a professional member of the IICT for the following modalities:
- Health & Nutrition Coaching
- Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety & Depression
This optional professional membership allows you to be recognised and access professional indemnity insurance for nutritional advice and coaching (including meal plan designs)
Course Tutor: Registered Nutritionist Kristen Beck (M.Hum.Nut., B.H.Sc). Find out more about Kristen’s qualifications and professional experience here.
Course Overview: Certificate of Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety & Depression
Chapter 1: Dietary Quality & Mental Health (Focus Point: Overarching dietary recommendations for mental health – an anti-inflammatory approach)
Chapter 2: Stress, Anxiety & Depression (Focus Point: Brain and nervous system anatomy
Chapter 3: Carbohydrate foods and their role in stress, anxiety & depression (Focus Point: Sugars and Processed Carbohydrates)
Chapter 4: Protein foods and their role in mental wellbeing (Focus Point: Amino acids, proteins, hormone and neurotransmitters)
Chapter 5: Dietary fats and their role in stress, anxiety and depression (Focus Point: Omega 3 fatty acids and mental health)
Chapter 6: Foods, nutrient and dietary recommendations for mental health wellbeing (Focus Point: Practical strategies to improve nutritional intake while managing anxiety or depression)
Chapter 7: Physical activity and mental health wellbeing (Focus Point: Overtraining and excessive reliance on exercise as a coping mechanism)
Chapter 8: Disordered eating patterns (restrictive); Underweight, eating disorders and the link to mental health and coping mechanisms (Focus Point: How restrictive eating impacts mental health)
Chapter 9: Disordered eating patterns; Overeating, overweight and obesity (Focus Point: The health effects of stress-induced obesity)
Chapter 10: Modern technology’s role in mental wellbeing
Chapter 11: Practical considerations – nutrition for stress, anxiety and depression (Focus Point: Gut microbiota and mental health)
Chapter 12: Seeking professional advice and referrals for mental health
What our students say about the Certificate of Mental Health Nutrition
“Interesting and valuable information which was up-to-date, lots of scientific evidence provided for information in each module. Simple to understand material. Can fit course into busy schedule. Accredited and I loved the extra reading provided and extra optional assessments to test my knowledge and reinforce it. Enjoyed the learning and was never bored. Loved it. Great experience.” Donna Gramatikos
“Very happy. The materials were easy to follow and understand. I would recommend this course and look forward to future studies with Beck Health”.
“Easy to follow / easy to learn. Appropriate amount of time to complete” Amy Seear, Registered Psychologist
Completing the Certificate of Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety & Depression course gives you the opportunity to become a professional member of the IICT for nutritional advice, meal planning and health & nutrition coaching. Find out more here.