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Nutrition Certification: Writing Meal Plans & Nutrition Coaching

Nutrition Certification: Writing Meal Plans & Nutrition Coaching

On completion of this Nutrition Certification you will receive an "Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health". This certification is a comprehensive study of nutritional coaching and counselling, dietary advice and analysis.

This online nutrition certification will allow you to gain professional membership and insurance as a nutritionist, which allows you

  • Provide nutritional and dietary advice
  • Provide nutritional coaching
  • Design and develop meal plans
  • Plus way more

Note: On completion of this certification, you will be able to get insurance (via IICT) to provide meal plans, nutrition advice and nutrition coaching to your clients.



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Nutrition Certification: Writing Meal Plans & Nutrition Coaching

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Course Details

Certification is 100% online, self paced with no expiry. You can take as long as you like to complete or finish as quick as you like! Once assessment is submitted, you will receive your completion certificate and CECs within 7 business days! You have lifetime access to all coursework. You have support the whole duration of your course, all questions are responded to within 24 hours.

Course Outline

Credits: 15 CEC's
Approx 110hrs of coursework

What You'll Learn

Part 1: Nutrition and Diet for Exercise Professionals (15CECs):

Note: This course is registered by AUSactive for 15CECs

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

Part 2: Advanced Health & Nutrition Coaching Course (Non CEC based)

Note: This part of the certification does not have any CEC Credits. 

Course Outline

  • Nutrition, dietary and anthropometric (body composition) assessment
  • Explaining impact of nutrition and dietary quality on health, wellness, and disease to clients and groups
  • Weight loss and healthy weight management concepts and approaches including the ability to assess popular and fad diets and ensure adequate nutritional intake via practical, food-based recommendations including developing personalised meal plans for clients and groups'
  • Developing meal plans and nutritional advice for clients aiming for weight loss, achieve body composition or exercise goals
  • Nutritional pre-screening via dietary records and food recall
  • Practical aspects of meal planning and modification to best achieve dietary quality and nutritional requirements
  • Understanding and explaining food labeling
  • Identifying nutritional deficiencies or dietary gaps and providing practical, food-based recommendations to address nutritional deficiencies or gaps
  • Tailored nutritional approaches to address individual needs in cultural, lifestyle, motivational and behavioural factors.
  • Understanding of when referral to a medical or nutrition professional is required.


Why register for this Certification?

  1. Get a Certificate of Nutrition and Diet
  2. Get an Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health
  3. This course will allow you to gain certification, professional membership and insurance for Nutrition & Health Coaching
  4. This course will give you a professional opportunity if you wish to give nutritional advice and write meal plans for clients.
  5. The Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health is a comprehensive nutrition course which will allow you to access professional indemnity insurance and membership to coach clients in diet and nutrition including:
    • Nutrition, dietary and body composition assessment
    • Explaining impact of nutritional deficiencies or excesses and dietary quality in relation to health, wellness and disease.
    • Designing individualised meal plans and / or menu plans to best achieve dietary quality, nutritional requirements, body weight and body composition goals as well as sports and exercise goals.
    • Tailored nutritional and motivational strategies to address individual or group needs including cultural, lifestyle, motivational and behavioural factors including ongoing communications (online, phone, email, online forums, webinars, blogs and social media channels).

If you want to become a professional nutritionist in Australia, your best option is a degree….

Choosing the right nutrition certification or health coaching course can be confusing. Here’s our brutally honest, super-abbreviated guide to choosing the best nutrition certification for your needs, time commitment and budget.

  1. Beck Health & Nutrition courses are high-quality short courses. They are not designed to take the place of a professional degree in nutrition & or dietetics. Our nutrition courses are designed to be flexible and user-friendly, so you can choose to undertake one or more nutrition course in your own time.
  2. There are heaps of awesome nutrition degrees offered at Australian Universities – if you have the time and budget to commit, this is where we recommend that you study (for more information about choosing the right university nutrition course read our guide here).
  3. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist or health coach (without completing any study at all).
  4. There are many nutrition course and health coach course providers in Australia and overseas that are very expensive, but offer no professional or competitive advantage over our high-quality short courses. If you want to study a comprehensive nutrition course choose a degree in nutrition from an Australian university.
  5. Completing a Beck Health & Nutrition course means you can take out professional membership and insurance for Health & Nutrition Coaching via the IICT. Insurance options start at approximately $110 per year and include business and professional practitioner support, recognition and insurance via the IICT.
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