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Certificate of Nutrition & Weight Loss Coaching course

Flexible nutrition and health coaching course.  The Certificate of Nutrition & Weight Loss Coaching course covers the motivation and lifestyle strategies for weight loss and healthy body weight coaching.  Understand how to help coach individuals and groups to achieve and maintain optimal body composition using effective, scientifically-validated nutritional strategies.

Course Fee: $425(AUD) includes all course materials, access, Australian

Course Duration: 40 hours self-paced over six months

Prerequisites: None

Course Delivery: Distance & Online Flexible Study

Course Accreditation and Insurance Options

Beck Nutrition Courses - Accredited by IICT for meal plans, health & nutrition coaching and nutritional advice.
Beck Nutrition Courses are approved for insurance for health coaching and meal plans.

If you already have a health or fitness-related qualification you will be eligible to access professional membership and insurance as a Weight Loss Consultant via the IICT.

If you do not have a health or fitness-related qualification, completing this course means that you are halfway to completing our Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health course which allows you to access professional membership and insurance as both a Weight Loss Consultant and Health & Nutrition Coach (and provide meal plans, nutrition and weight loss advice to clients and groups).

Course Delivery

  • Self paced, online and distance study (no need to attend lectures or exams)
  • Comprehensive course text (included in course pack)
  • Learning Activities Booklets (included in course pack)
  • Latest Health Research Links and Readings (included in course pack)
  • Constant access to phone, email and online support from professional nutritionists to answer your nutrition and health questions.

Learning Support: Ongoing phone, email and online study support from highly-qualified, accredited Australian nutritionists.

Assessment: Untimed, open-book assessment that you complete in your own time. Combination of multiple choice, short answer and case study questions.

Course Rationale: Every day in Australia more than 600 adults progress from being overweight to obese. There is no simple solution to obesity – weight loss and effective long term body weight management requires commitment to permanently change eating and exercise habits. The Certificate of Nutrition & Weight Loss Coaching explores the latest health, nutrition and lifestyle research and guidelines in a common-sense, user-friendly format. Understand how to use practical and effective nutrition and lifestyle strategies to achieve and maintain healthy body weight.

Certificate of Nutrition & Weight Loss Coaching

Module 1: Health Impact of Excess Body Weight

Module 2: Assessing overweight and obesity (Focus Point: Link between body weight, metabolic syndrome and diabetes)

Module 3: Energy Balance (Focus Point: Causes of Obesity: Nature Vs Nurture)

Module 4: Nutritional strategies to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight (Focus Point: Effective Weight Loss Diet Assessments)

Module 5: Carbohydrates, the Glycaemic Index and weight management

Module 6: Dietary Fats, body weight and diabetes (Focus Point: Diabetes, Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease)

Module 7: Protein, body weight and type 2 diabetes (Focus Point: Protein, appetite and weight loss)

Module 8: Body fat storage and utilisation (Focus Point: Eating and Appetite)

Module 9: Physical activity for weight loss and body weight management

Module 10: Stress, emotions and body weight issues

Module 11: Behaviour modification, motivation and weight loss (Focus Point: Making changes: Action plan to lose weight and achieve optimal body composition)

Module 12: Diet, physical activity and behavioural strategies for preventing and managing overweight and obesity in children and teenagers

The Certificate of Nutrition & Weight Loss Coaching also includes practical strategies, menu ideas and lifestyle suggestions to help achieve a healthy body weight and optimal body composition.

Course Tutor – Nutritionist Kristen Beck

  • Master of Human Nutrition (Deakin University) – Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education Studies (Higher Education) (Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Health Science (University of New England)
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
  • Diploma of Nutrition
  • Diploma of Herbal Medicine
  • Diploma of Homoeopathy
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
  • Registered Nutritionist and member of Nutrition Society of Australia (Member Number: 1624).
  • Accredited Nutritionist and member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (Member Number: 8542).
  • To read more about Kristen’s qualifications and industry experience click here.

Student Testimonials


“Simple and straight forward yet complete course material that is easy to understand” Dr Elizabeth Manickam, VIC

“Notes were easy to follow, assessment paper clear and easy to follow.  Research papers an added bonus” Christine Soper, VIC

“I liked every aspect of the course, especially the easy to read textbook.  I found the course very enjoyable” Ashleigh Burton, WA  

“Thanks heaps Kristen!  It is people like yourself that we rely on for nutritional info.  I thought I knew a lot about nutrition before but I am blown away with the things l learned and how confident I now am in my understanding of nutrition”.  Shane Jones, VIC 

“The course gave me invaluable information regarding healthy weight management that was practical and easy to apply to real life.  Easy to navigate through the course work (I liked the way the course was presented and packaged)”  Stephne Ceicys, SA.

“I didn’t have a lot of schooling background but was thrilled by how much I learned during this course.  Thank you”.  Leeanne VIC.

“I found the course challenging but very interesting.  I had no idea nutrition was so involved.  I can’t believe how much I learnt” Rachel.  SA.

“Loads of info that can easily be put into practical use”  Jennifer Barnes, Q

The Certificate of Nutrition & Weight Loss Coaching provides the practical, scientifically-validated nutrition, activity and lifestyle principles required to safely and successfully lose body weight, achieve optimal body composition and maintain a healthy body weight in the long term.  This course is ideal both for individuals wanting to take control of their own health and body weight as well as for health, food or fitness professionals working with clients to achieve safe, effective and long-term weight loss. 

Beck Nutrition Courses - Accredited by IICT

Completing the Certificate of Nutrition & Weight Loss Coaching means that you are half-way towards completing our Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health. The Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health allows you to access professional membership and insurance via the IICT for Health & Nutrition Coaching.