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Certificate of Healthy Body Weight Nutrition
Flexible course in nutrition and lifestyle strategies for weight loss and management of overweight, obesity and type 2 diabetes
|Course Duration||40 hours self-paced over 6 months|
|Course Delivery||Distance and online (you do not need to attend lectures or exams).|
|Highly qualified, accredited Australian nutrition professionals to support your learning|
|The Certificate of Healthy Body Weight Nutrition is open to both Australian and overseas students.|
|Accreditation||NUT05 Certificate of Healthy Body Weight Nutrition covers all training competencies stipulated by the Weight Management Code of Practice of Australia for staff working in the weight loss industry.
Students who successfully complete Beck Health & Nutrition’s Certificate of Healthy Body Weight Nutrition course are automatically eligible for accreditation and indemnity insurance via the International Institute for Complementary Therapists for nutritional advice and health coaching.
This course is approved for 40 Continuing Education purposes by the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).
|Course Fee:||AUD $425.00 includes all course materials and texts (printed and express posted), academic support and assessments, as well as electronic access to all learning materials (iPad and Android compatible).|
|Healthy Body Weight Nutrition presents a comprehensive insight into the nutrition and lifestyle strategies required to effectively manage body weight and type 2 diabetes. Every day in Australia more than 600 adults progress from being overweight to obese and approximately 275 adults develop type 2 diabetes*. There is no simple solution to obesity – weight loss and effective long-term healthy body weight management requires commitment to permanently change eating and exercise habits. Healthy Weight for Life 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 take control of body weight and blood sugar problems. Ongoing access to professional nutritionists to support your learning.
* Reference: International Diabetes Institute, Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study – Follow Up (AusDiab2), 2012.
Certificate of Healthy Body Weight Nutrition: Course Outline
Course content may be subject to changes.
|Module 1||Health Impact of Excess Body Weight|
|Focus point: What is type 2 diabetes?|
|Module 2||Determining overweight and obesity|
|Focus point: Link between body weight, metabolic syndrome and diabetes|
|Module 3||Energy Balance|
|Focus Point: Causes of Obesity – Nature Versus Nurture|
|Module 4||Nutritional strategies to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight for life|
|Focus point: What to look for in a sound weight loss diet|
|Module 5||Carbohydrates and the glycaemic index weight loss and weight management|
|Focus point: Glycaemic index and diabetes|
|Module 6||Dietary fats, body weight and diabetes|
|Focus point: diabetes, cholesterol and cardiovascular disease|
|Module 7||Protein, body weight and diabetes|
|Focus point: Protein, appetite and weight loss|
|Module 8||Body fat storage and utilization|
|Focus point: Eating and appetite|
|Module 9||Physical activity for weight loss and management|
|Focus point: physical activity for diabetes prevention and management|
|Module 10||Stress, emotions and body weight issues|
|Focus point: stress and diabetes|
|Module 11||Behaviour modification, motivation and weight loss|
|Focus point: Making changes: An action plan to lose weight|
|Module 12||Diet, physical activity and behavioural strategies for preventing and managing overweight and obesity in children and teenagers|
|Certificate of Healthy Body Weight Nutrition also includes practical strategies, menu ideas and lifestyle suggestions to help achieve a healthy body weight and prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.
Course Delivery Details
|Course Prerequisites||No prerequisites|
|Course Assessment||Open book, un-timed, course assessment (exam) 100%|
|Course Text||Beck K (2017), Healthy Body Weight Nutrition, 7th Edition (included in course pack).|
|What our students say:
“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, QLD
The Certificate of Healthy Body Weight Nutrition provides the practical, scientifically-validated nutrition, activity and lifestyle principles required to safely and successfully lose body weight 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. This course may also be used for recognition of prior learning for various nationally recognised qualifications including nutrition, pharmacy, fitness, community and public health.
Note: Beck Health & Nutrition courses are designed for professional development and personal interest purposes. A course from any non-university provider will not 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). Accreditation and insurance options for health coaching and nutritional advice is, however a valuable opportunity for individuals passionate about health, wellbeing and nutrition to work and access insurance for the tailored health, nutrition and wellness services they wish to provide (health and nutrition coaching, nutrition and dietary advice, nutrition and health communications, healthy eating coaching and education) and provide professionalism to their work.