Certificate of Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Mental health nutrition course

 

 

Flexible nutrition course for mental health wellbeing

The Nutrition and Exercise for Stress, Anxiety and Depression course explores the nutrition, lifestyle and physical activity principles and practical application skills to help manage stress, anxiety and depression (in conjunction with professional medical and psychological treatment).  

This unique mental health nutrition course is suitable for both new learners or as ongoing professional development for individuals with existing specialist / clinical / community health or social work qualifications or experience.  The course is also invaluable for individuals or organisations responsible for community or workplace health and stress-management projects.  

A “must-do” nutrition course for GPs, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, or anyone with a personal or professional interest in how nutrition and dietary habits affect our mental health and emotional wellbeing.  This role of nutrition and physical activity in the prevention and management of stress, anxiety and depression is a fascinating area of nutritional study.  

According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the most prevalent cause of ill health and disability worldwide.

 

 

Course Delivery Distance and online course delivery (you do not need to attend lectures or exams).

All course materials included in course price, including:

– printed course texts, workbooks and assessments express posted to you.

– electronic files of all learning materials can all be accessed online (ipad and android compatible).

– Accredited Australian nutrition and health professionals to support your learning throughout your nutrition course.

Course Duration 30-40 hours self-paced (students have up to 6 months to complete the course (you may apply for extra time if required at no added cost)). .
Course Certificate Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of completion and detailed academic transcript from Beck Health & Nutrition for your records, professional portfolio or future study purposes.
Course Code NUT09
Prerequisites None
Course Fee $ 450  includes all course materials, prescribed texts, constant learning support and assessment marking fees.
Course Assessment Students complete an open-book assessment that is a combination of multiple choice, short answer and case-studies.
Course Accreditation Beck Nutrition Courses - Accredited by IICTStudents who successfully complete Beck Health & Nutrition’s Certificate of Nutrition and Exercise for Stress, Anxiety and Depression course are automatically eligible for accreditation from the International Institute for Complementary Therapists and will be eligible for professional indemnity and business insurance for nutrition and health coaching.  To find out more about this accreditation and insurance please go our nutrition and health coaching information page

 

ATMS-CPE-20+pointsThis course is approved for Continuing Education purposes by the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).

Course Overview: Nutrition and Exercise for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Module 1: Dietary Quality and Mental Health

Focus Point: Overarching dietary recommendations for mental health – an Anti-Inflammatory Approach

Module 2: Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Focus Point: Brain and Nervous System Anatomy and Physiology (emotions and logic)

Module 3: Dietary Carbohydrates and their role in Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Focus Point: Sugars and Refined Carbohydrates, Grains, Stress and Depression

Module 4: Dietary Protein’s role in Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Focus Point: Amino acids, dietary protein, hormone and neurotransmitter production

Module 5: Dietary Fats and their role in Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Focus Point: Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Mental Health

Module 6: Foods, Nutrients and Dietary Recommendations for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Focus Point:  Barriers and solutions improving nutrition when managing anxiety and depression

Module 7: The Role of Physical Activity in Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Focus Point: Overtraining and excessive reliance on exercise as a coping mechanism – psychological and physical impacts

Module 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

Module 9: Disordered Eating Patters; Overeating, Overweight and Obesity

Focus Point:  The health effects of stress-induced obesity

Focus Point: A new approach to body weight and mental health

Module 10: Modern Lifestyle and Technology’s Role in Mental Wellbeing

Module 11: Practical Considerations and Applications; Nutrition and Exercise for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Focus Point: Digestive health, gut bacteria and mental health

Module 12: Seeking Professional Advice and Referrals for Mental Health

 

What our students say about the Certificate of Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety and Depression Course:

“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”. (name witheld). 

 

 

IICTaccreditedhealthcoachnutritioncoursesStudents who successfully complete Beck Health & Nutrition’s Nutrition and Exercise for Stress, Anxiety and Depression course are eligible for accreditation from the International Institute for Complementary Therapists and will be eligible for professional indemnity and business insurance for nutrition and health coaching. 

Note: As we have always maintained, Beck Health & Nutrition courses are designed for professional development and personal interest purposes.  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 (you will need to go to a recognised Australian university for this).  This opportunity is, however, an important development for individuals passionate about health, wellbeing and nutrition to work and access insurance for the tailored services they wish to provide.  Access to accreditation and professional indemnity insurance options for health and nutrition coaching, nutrition and dietary advice, nutrition and health communications, healthy eating coaching and education can signficantly emhance professionalism and scope to your work in the nutrition and health field.  

The Nutrition and Exercise for Stress, Anxiety and Depression course is designed to cover the nutrition, lifestyle and physical activity concepts, principles and practical application skills to help manage stress, anxiety and depression (in conjunction with professional medical and psychological treatment).  This mental health nutrition course is suitable for both new learners or as ongoing professional development for individuals with existing specialist / clinical / community health or social work qualifications or experience.  The course is also highly valuable for individuals or organisations involved in community or workplace health and stress-management projects.  This area of study is an exciting study of emerging health and nutrition thinking.