Become a Performance Nutrition Coach

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Course Title & Code:

Certificate in Performance Nutrition

timeline:

Maximum 12 months to complete

delivery:

Online through our interactive study portal

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Certificate in Performance Nutrition

Course Overview

Want to help clients achieve their health, fitness and body composition goals? The Certificate in Performance Nutrition focuses on the interrelated factors that can contribute to weight loss, muscle gain or increased physical performance. Utilising the latest nutritional science research, and interventions for health and performance, you’ll feel confident in recommending a customised nutrition plan to your clients.

Who is this course suited for? 

This course is ideal for existing health and fitness professionals, including personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches looking to add nutrition coaching to their services. Anyone passionate about health and nutrition, whether for their own personal performance goals or as a career would benefit from studying the Certificate in Performance Nutrition. 

Career pathways with a Certificate in Performance Nutrition

Career Outcomes:

Employment areas for graduates holding the Certificate in Performance Nutrition include: 

  • Nutritional Consultant
  • Performance Nutrition Coach
  • Nutrition Coach
  • Wellness Coach
  • Health Coach

Your Role as a Nutritional Consultant

Typical tasks include:

  • Analyse a client’s current dietary intake and calculate their caloric needs
  • Provide customised and individualised meal plans for clients
  • Calculate the correct macronutrient ratios for improving a client’s performance
  • Determine a client’s body composition and metabolic rate
  • Discuss the pros and cons of various dietary interventions
  • Educate clients about health and sports supplements 

Certification

International Recognition

The Certificate in Performance Nutrition is recognised by the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT), with Onfit Training College being an approved training provider. 

IICT is one of the most widely recognised international professional industry bodies, providing accreditation throughout 35+ countries, across New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the UK and Europe.

Upon graduation, you will be able to gain professional membership, under the approved modality of Nutritional Consultant. You’ll also be able to gain insurance to deliver your services, with IICT’s insurance partners.

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  • All course resources provided (no textbooks needed)
  • Relevant and up-to-date lesson content, filled with videos & interactive features to keep you engaged
  • Fit your studies around your schedule with self-paced delivery and no set due dates
  • Be supported by our Circle of Support, 7 days a week

COURSE DETAILS

The Certificate in Performance Nutrition includes four sections and a total of 16 modules.

 

SECTION ONE: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PERFORMANCE NUTRITION

  • Module 1 – Basic Nutrition Principles
  • Module 2 – Understanding how the Body uses Nutrients as Fuel for Energy
  • Module 3 – Nutrition for Before, During, and After Exercise
  • Module 4 – The Importance of Hydration Before, During and After Exercise

 

 

SECTION TWO: CREATING MEAL PLANS FOR CLIENTS

  • Module 5- Assessing a Clients Current Diet
  • Module 6 – Analysing Food Diaries
  • Module 7 – Determining Body Composition and Metabolic Rate
  • Module 8 – Building Meal Plans for Clients

 

 

SECTION THREE: NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTIONS FOR HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE

  • Module 9 – The Anabolic Nutrient Timing Factor: Nutrition for Muscle Growth
  • Module 10 – Intermittent Fasting
  • Module 11 – Carbohydrate Loading
  • Module 12 – Ketogenic Diet
  • Module 13 – Nutritional Recommendations for Weight Loss

 

 

SECTION FOUR – DEFICIENCIES, INTOLERANCES, SUPPLEMENTATION AND PED’S.

  • Module 14 – Understanding Nutritional Deficiencies and Common Nutritional Intolerances
  • Module 15 – Sports and Health Supplements
  • Module 16 – Performance Enhancing Drugs

 

 

APPENDIX – YOUR ROLE AND SCOPE OF PRACTICE

  • The Role and Scope of Practice of a Performance Nutrition Coach

 

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for the Certificate in Performance Nutrition.

You’ll have the flexibility to complete your assessment when it suits you, whether you’re balancing studies with work, family or other passions, our courses are designed to fit in with your lifestyle.

 

With online course access 24/7, you can complete your lessons & assessments at your own pace.

 

Your Assessment will include Multiple Choice Quizzes, Short Answer Quizzes & Case Studies, which can all be completed online.

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