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    Certified Nutrition & Fitness Coach

    15 Students Enrolled
    15 Students Enrolled

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    Hours: 775
    Duration: 12 months

    Language: English

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    Certification included

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    Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

    Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

    Program Description

    This assessment-rich program is designed for those of you who want to become a certified fitness and nutrition coach. Thus, as a coach, you will be responsible for providing your clients with valuable and scientifically-accurate information that will help improve the quality of their lives. This program features a variety of audio and visual presentations that will help explain certain parts of the curriculum. This feature can make the learning experience a lot more exciting and engaging as well. Thus, this program will provide you with all the necessary information you’ll need to train people on how to adopt healthier lifestyles. Throughout this program, you can expect to learn: • Various aspects of wellness and health and how to apply them to unique individuals • Practical information on fitness and health topics, which range from stress management and nutrition to strength and flexibility We also understand that knowing how to make a career for yourself is just as important as the job requirements. Therefore, in this course, you’ll also learn how to: • Develop a coaching business • Market your practice • Attract clients • Grow your profit over time The goal of this program is to help you become a certified fitness and nutrition coach and teach you how to create your own business successfully.

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to: • Understand healthy food guidelines and how to plan diets • Identify how nutrition aids in health and how foods are used by the body • Define vitamins and minerals and their role in the body • Understand the credibility of nutrition information and how nutrition used in the food industry • Identify the nutritional needs throughout the lifespan • Understand the importance of physical activity and nutrition for wellness • Identify the steps for measuring body mass and assessing physical fitness • Identify methods for building and maintaining muscular strength and flexibility • Understand the importance of stress management for fending off ailments of the mind and body • Identify the steps for starting your own coaching business • Recognize the relationship between body type and how this affects fat burning and weight loss • Identify the various body type categories and recall characteristics of each • Recall the initial steps in fat burning and enhancing your metabolism • List meal plans and exercise for your body type

    Courses Included

    • Nutritional Consultant
    • Fitness & Nutrition Coaching
    • Start Your Own Coaching Business
    • Lose Weight & Keep It Off


    Nutritional Consultant Module 1 - Nutrition and You • What is Nutrition? • Individual Nutrients • How Can Diet Improve Your Health? • Assessing Nutritional Status • Average American Diet • Principles of Healthy Eating • Dietary Reference Intakes • MyPlate Food Guidance System • Food Labels Nutritional Consultant Module 2 - Digestion, Absorption, Transport, and Carbohydrates • Processes and Organs Involved in Digestion • How is Food Chemically Digested? • How Nutrients are Absorbed • How are Nutrients Transported throughout the Body? • How Do We Digest and Absorb Carbohydrates • How Do We Maintain Blood Glucose Levels? • Dietary Fiber • Carbohydrate Intake Recommendations • Differences with Sugars Nutritional Consultant Module 3 - Lipids and Proteins • Lipids Structure • How Are Lipids Digested, Absorbed, & Transported in the Body? • Functions of Lipids in the Body • Daily Intake Triglycerides • Trans Fat and Cholesterol • Digesting and Absorbing Proteins • Function of Protein in the Body • How Much Protein Do You Need Daily? Nutritional Consultant Module 4 - Alcohol • What is Alcohol? • How is it Made? • Why Do People Drink Alcohol? • Alcohol Absorption Stomach and Small Intestine • Alcohol Metabolized Stomach and Liver • Alcohol Circulates in the Blood • Gender, Genetics, and Ethnicity – Alcohol Blood Levels • Immediate and Short Term Effects • Long Term Effects Nutritional Consultant Module 5 - Energy Metabolism • What is Metabolism? • Chemical Reactions • Enzymes and Hormones Regulate Metabolism • How Does ATP Fuel Metabolism? • How Do the Macronutrients Provide ATP? • Absorptive and Post-absorptive States • How Does the Body Metabolize Alcohol? Nutritional Consultant Module 6 - Fat-Soluble Vitamins • What are Vitamins? • How Do Vitamins Differ in Their Absorption and Storage? • What are Antioxidants? • What’s the Best Source of Vitamins? • Vitamins Destroyed During Cooking or Storage • Some Vitamins are Fortified with Vitamins • Bioavailability Nutritional Consultant Module 7 - Water-Soluble Vitamins • Primary Functions of Water-Soluble Vitamins • Vitamin-Like Compounds • Choline Helps Protect the Liver • Carnitine, Lipoic Acid, and Inositol Are Needed for Overall Health • The B Vitamins Act as Coenzymes in Many Metabolic Processes • Water-Soluble Vitamins in Other Critical Roles Nutritional Consultant Module 8 - Water • Why is Water Essential to Life? • How is Water Balance Maintained? • How Do Water and Sodium Affect Blood Pressure? • How Much Water Do You Need? • Best Sources of Water • Diuretics Affect on Water Balance Nutritional Consultant Module 9 - Major and Trace Minerals • What are Minerals? • Fluid Balance • Participate as Cofactors • Bones and Teeth • Toxicity • Why Do We Need Trace Minerals? • Trace Mineral Deficiencies • Arsenic, Boron, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium Nutritional Consultant Module 10 - Energy Balance and Body Composition • What is Energy Balance and Why is it Important? • Food and Beverages Provide Energy • Body Processes • Total Daily Energy • How to Measure Energy Expenditure • How Body Composition is Assessed • How Do We Estimate a Healthy Body Weight? Nutritional Consultant Module 11 - Weight Management, Nutrition, and Fitness • How is Food Intake Regulated? • How Do Fat Cells Form and Expand? • Genetics and Environment Influence Obesity • Healthy Weight Loss • Why is Physical Fitness Important? • Carbs, Fats, Proteins Used During Exercise • Vitamins and Minerals Important for Fitness • Fluid Intake Affect Fitness Nutritional Consultant Module 12 - Pregnancy Through Infancy • Prenatal Development • Nutrients and Health Behaviors • Physiological Changes Occur in the Mother • Second and Third Trimesters • Breast-Feeding • Formula Alternatives • Infant’s Nutrient Needs • Introduce Solid Foods Nutritional Consultant Module 13 - Toddlers Through Adolescence • Nutritional Needs of Toddlers and Preschoolers • Adults Influence on Eating Habits • Nutritional Needs of School-Aged Children • Nutrition-Related Issues School-Aged Children • Nutritional Needs of Adolescents • Nutritional Issues Affect Adolescents Nutritional Consultant Module 14 - Older Adults • Demographics of Aging in America • What Changes Occur as Part of the Aging Process? • Nutrient Needs of Older Adults • Nutrition-Related Health Concerns of Older Adults • Socioeconomic and Psychological Issues Nutritional Consultant Module 15 - Food Safety, Global Nutrition, and Availability • Foodborne Illnesses • Food Supply Protection • Food Additives, Hormones, and Antibiotics • Sustainable Food System • Hunger and Malnutrition • Population Risks • How Can We Reduce Hunger? Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Module 1 - Physical Fitness and Wellness • Life Expectancy • Lifestyle • Physical Activity • Types of Physical Fitness • Guidelines for Physical Fitness • Wellness Education • Living in a Toxic Environment • Personal Values and Behavior • Planning and Willpower • Self-Efficacy • Behavior Change Theories Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Module 2 - Nutrition and Weight Management • Nutrients • A Healthy Balanced Diet • Nutrient Supplementation • Benefits of Food • Iron Deficiency • Body Composition • Body Shape and Health Risk • Weight Management in the Modern Environment • Physiology of Weight Loss • Types of Exercise Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Module 3 - Endurance and Muscular Fitness • Basic Cardiorespiratory Physiology • Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise • Assessing Cardiorespiratory Endurance • Benefits of Strength Training • Gender Differences • Factors that Affect Muscular Fitness • Strength-Training Exercise • Exercise Safety Guidelines Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Module 4 - Muscular Flexibility and Fitness Programming • Benefits of Good Flexibility • Assessing Flexibility • Flexibility Exercises • Preventing and Rehabilitating Low Back Pain • Exercise Prescription • Skill-Related Fitness • General Exercise Considerations • Nutrition and Hydration • Women’s Health and Exercise • Exercise and Aging Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Module 5 - Stress Assessment and Cardiovascular Disease • How the Body Adapts to Stress • How Perception and Attitude Affect Health • Sleep and Time Management • How the Body Responds to Stress • Forms of Cardiovascular Disease • Stroke • Coronary Heart Disease • Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Module 6 - Cancer and Addiction • How Cancer Starts • Genetic vs. Environmental Risk • Dietary Changes • Early Detection • How Addiction Develops • Drugs and Dependence • Alcohol • Tobacco • Why People Smoke Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Module 7 - Lifetime Fitness and Wellness • Types and Causes of Sexually Transmitted Infections • Four Most Common Bacterial STIs • Four Most Common Viral STIs • Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections • Life Expectancy and Physiological Age • Conventional Western Medicine • Complementary and Alternative Medicine • Integrative Medicine • Self-Evaluation and Behavioral Goals Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Module 8 - Starting Your Coaching Business • Consulting vs. Coaching • Setting Up Your Business • Choosing a Target Market • Setting Up Your Office • Finding Those First Clients • Deciding How Much to Charge • Creating Coaching Packages • Keeping Those First Clients • Sales and Marketing Systems • Making a Profit • Publicizing Your Business • Hiring an Office Manager Start Your Own Coaching Business Module 1 - Prepare to Get Motivated • Discover Motivational Coaching • Training to Be a Coach • First Steps Setting Up Your Business • Choosing a Target Market • Setting Up Your Office Start Your Own Coaching Business Module 2 - Running Your Business • Finding the First Clients • Deciding How Much to Charge • Profit and Loss • Improving Your Offerings • Keeping Those First Clients Start Your Own Coaching Business Module 3 - Types of Marketing • Sales and Marketing Systems • Making a Profit • Publicizing Your Business • Expanding Service Offered • Marketing Your Product Start Your Own Coaching Business Module 4 - Business Basics • Expanding Into New Markets • Hiring and Firing • Selling It • Franchising It • Expect the Best Lose Weight & Keep It Off Module 1 - The Relationship Between Fat Burning and Body Type • The 7 Principles of Fat Burning • Hormones • Body Shape • Body Types • Finding Your Body Type Lose Weight & Keep It Off Module 2 - A Closer Look at Body Types • A Closer Look at Body Types • The Adrenal Type • The Ovary Type • The Thyroid Type • The Liver Type Lose Weight & Keep It Off Module 3 - Initial Steps in Fat Burning • Fat-burning Triggers • Fat-burning Blockers • Liver Enhancement • What to Eat • What Not to Eat Lose Weight & Keep It Off Module 4 - Meal Plans and Exercise for Your Body Type • Liver Meal Plans • Thyroid Meal Plans • Adrenal Meal Plans • Ovary Meal Plans • Exercising for Your Body Type



    There are no specific prerequisites for this program.


    • Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness
    • Start Your Own Coaching Business
    • Nutrition: From Science to You

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Adobe PDF Reader


    Upon successful completion of our Certified Nutrition and Fitness Coach program, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exams to become a Certified Health and Fitness Coach (CHFC) and a Certified Nutritional Coach (CNC). Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.


    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.

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