Nutrition & Diet for Exercise Professionals (15 AUSActive (Fitness Australia) CECs)

Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health (Health & Nutrition Coaching) course

Course Fee

$270.00 (normally $425 – this discount is valid until 31st December 2023). Afterpay interest free instalment payment available OR bundle with our 10 CEC Nutrition for Mental Wellbeing course (total 25 CECs) for $495.00. To enrol into the 25 CEC Nutrition Course bundle click here.

Afterpay in instalments available

25 CEC Bundle Discount Offer $495: Combine this course with our 10 CEC Nutrition for Mental Wellbeing Course (total 25 CECs) for the discounted price of $495. To enrol into the 25 CEC Nutrition Course bundle click here.


Nutrition & Diet for Exercise Professionals is a comprehensive, user-friendly and self-paced course that explores the latest health & nutrition research, nutrition science and dietary analysis and gives you the skills and understanding to help you coach and motivate your clients to reach their nutrition and health goals.

This online, self-paced 15 CEC Nutrition & Diet course is tailored for the unique needs of AusActive AusREPs, Australian Personal Trainers, Gym Instructors and Group Exercise Instructors.

AUSActiveEducatoroftheYear Kristen Beck

Course Duration

Self-paced over six months. You can complete as quickly as you wish or extend your studies at no extra cost (conditions apply).


You must hold a Certificate 3 in Fitness (or higher) to receive AusActive CEC points.

Course Credits towards our Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health Coaching course

The Nutrition & Diet for Exercise Professionals course counts as credit towards our Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health (Health & Nutrition Coaching) course (so you will only need to complete 2 more subjects to complete this course).

Course delivery

  • Complete online downloadable documents, assessment.
  • On-demand video tutorials (no need to attend lectures or exams).
  • A complete printed textbook and course pack is included in your course fee and will be express posted as soon as you enrol (everything you need to complete the course is available online but so many of our students love receiving printed learning materials).
  • Constant study support from friendly, highly-qualified nutritionists.

Course Assessment

One open book, self-paced assessment that can be completed at your own pace. Combination of multiple choice, short answer and case study questions.

Course Textbook: Beck K, 2023,  Nutrition and Diet for Exercise Professionals (4th edition) , Beck Health & Nutrition, Australia (included in course pack).
Optional online video tutorials – Online video tutorials that can be used to assist understanding of key learning areas.

Group discounts available for two or more people – please email us for more details:

This course provides a much greater insight into nutrition science than content typically covered in your Certificate 3 or 4 in Fitness qualifications.

Course Certificate: You will receive a nutrition course certificate with 15 AusActive CECs. Note:  Certification provided from Beck Health & Nutrition courses is trademarked and certified by Beck Health & Nutrition.  Beck Health & Nutrition administers a national and international certification and license that you are welcome to join after you complete our nutrition courses. There is no obligation for you to take part in this certification.


Course Description

Hardly a week goes by without new research finding links between the benefits or dangers of something in the foods we eat. One moment fish, meat or dairy are great for our health; the next, a study is published that not only contradicts these findings but adds a few dire warnings for good measure. Even eating too much broccoli has been called into question. So what should we eat and what should we avoid? Nutrition and Diet for Exercise Professionals is a tailored course developed specifically to help you gain knowledge and confidence to work with your clients to improve their health, weight and wellbeing via nutrition.

Nutrition and Diet for Exercise Professionals: Course Outline
Module 1: Introduction to Nutrition and Diet
Module 2: Digestion and Nutrition
Focus Point: Obesity (Gastric Lap-band) Surgery
Module 3: Carbohydrates
Focus Point: Blood Sugar Balance and the Glycaemic Index of foods
Module 4: Protein and Amino Acids
Focus Point: Vegetarian Diets
Module 5: Dietary Fats (lipids)
Focus Point:  Dietary fats and cholesterol
Module 6: Vitamins
Focus Point: Antioxidants and Free Radicals
Module 7: Water and Minerals
Focus Point: Nutritional Supplements
Module 8: Energy Balance
Module 9: Body Composition and Health (overweight, underweight, body fat distribution)
Focus Point: Popular Diets – includes discussions on Paleo, Gluten-Free, 5:2, high protein and other currently popular diets
Module 10: Understanding Food Labels and Common Food Concerns
Module 11: Nutrition through the life-cycle (introduces key nutritional principles and priorities from pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescence and ageing)
Module 12: Nutrition for Optimal Exercise Performance (introduction to principles of sports nutrition)
Module 13: Putting Nutrition Knowledge into Practice: Using Nutrition Knowledge to Evaluate Nutrition Claims and Advice
Focus Point : Making Sense of Health and Nutrition Research

Nutrition & Diet for Exercise Professionals also covers the latest research surrounding some of our favourite foods (coffee, chocolate, wine, fish, wheat and grain etc).

Course Tutor:
Registered Nutritionist Kristen Beck (M.Hum.Nut., B.H.Sc). Kristen Beck is a highly qualified nutritionist with extensive experience in the Australian Fitness Industry working with exercise professionals and fitness organisations. She is a regular FILEX presenter, an accomplished middle distance runner, surfer and mum of three teenagers. To find out more about Kristen click here

Kristen Beck Nutritionist Media TV

Masters of Human Nutrition (Deakin University)
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 (RN042) and professional member of Nutrition Society of Australia (
Nutritionist and practising member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (Member Number: 8542)
Nutritionist and member Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
To read more about Kristen’s qualifications, clinical, industry and media experience click here.

The Nutrition & Diet for Exercise Professionals course explores the latest health and nutrition research and guidelines in a common-sense, user-friendly format. Understand how nutrition can impact health and vitality while learning practical diet and lifestyle strategies to optimise health, maintain healthy body weight in a practical and motivating way.

What our students say about Nutrition & Diet for Exercise Professionals course: 

“This is a fantastic course. I feel so much more educated when training clients and have adapted my own lifestyle to be healthier for myself. I love sharing the knowledge I have gained with clients, friends and family. I feel like I can rely on the information given to me as it explains both sides of nutrition arguments such as supplements, it is set up so that you can really understand it. Also when you have questions the Team gets back to you in a timely manner and are happy to help with anything!” Keesha A. AusActive AusREP

“I love that the book and assessment were also sent in printed format. It is more personal and I am more a textbook type of a studier, so it made me feel more comfortable that I did not have to complete the whole course online”. Teagan, Fitness Australia AusREP.

“Thank you for providing this opportunity for feedback. I am guessing you have taken past feedback onboard because it was a great course with great content. I have been very impressed with the level of professionalism. I also appreciated that you posted hard copies of all of the course material. It made it a lot easier for me because I have very poor phone and internet signal where I moved to and did most of the work from. Thanks again!” Sarah Cutting, AusActive AusREP.

“Thank you! What a great way to learn more about nutrition all while gaining accreditation. Wonderful course full of great info”. Jackson M. Australia AusREP.

“Excellent course! Presentation was so professional, layout was easy to follow, content was appropriate for my industry and the technical terminology was easily explained.  This was a wonderful module and I will be back!” Jane Stubbs, AusACTIVE Registered Exercise Professional.  

“I would highly recommend your course to anyone, it was fantastic.  I liked how the course was chapter by chapter and easy to follow.  I learnt so much that is relevant to my personal training.” Charlie Fowler   

“Comprehensive unit of study.  So glad I chose this course.  The Learning Activities were really good and really helped broaden my knowledge.” Nicola R.  Fitness Australia AusREP.  

“Nutrition is a very grey area of study.  The course made a big effort to give structure and direction for students looking to write a plan.  Great course and timely information” Dominic Hoskins, Fitness Australia Registered Exercise Professional.   

“I liked that the course was provided in a printed booklet format so I can refer back to it for future reference.  The language used was easy to understand and follow.  Thank you for the reply piad envelopes and the very quick postage of materials” Rebecca Sheehy, Fitness Australia Registered Exercise Professional.  

“It was great that I was able to complete this course quickly and have the assessment marked quickly to help me obtain additional CECs for my Fitness Australia registration.  Thanks for your assistance in helping me achieve this”.  Cassie Lawler, AusACTIVE Registered Exercise Professional. 

“I have enjoyed this course very much, very informative and interesting!” Melissa M, AusActive Registered Exercise Professional.  

“All content and references relevant to subject.  Easy to follow format.  Would not hesitate to recommend course or participate in similar courses with Beck Health.  Very professional presentations” S. Samson, AusACTIVE AusREP.  

“An excellent course full of essential and interesting information” Mark P., AusActive Registered Exercise Professional.  

To enrol online (secure credit card payment, AfterPay or EFT payment options) please enrol online here

AUSActiveEducatoroftheYear Kristen Beck

25 CEC Bundle Discount Offer $495: This course can be combined with our Nutrition for Mental Wellbeing Course for the discounted price of $495 for 25 CECs. To enrol into this bundle option click here.