Nutrition and Fitness Professional Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: AU - NFP2
Program Duration: 9 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

This training program combines a two course training track:

Nutritional Consultant

Fitness and Nutrition Coaching

The general public has come to realize that they can influence their own health. This insight has spurred an interest in personal wellness and created a desire for health information. There are differing views about what specifically constitutes health and wellness. In general, it can best be described as a blend of physical health and health sciences. Health is not just the absence of illness but it is a feeling of overall well-being. This course takes a personalized approach that guides you through the development of an attainable and enjoyable fitness and wellness program. The program provides current, practical information and tips on health and fitness topics, from nutrition and stress management, to flexibility and strength. Each individual is responsible for their own personal health, but first they must be given proper information. As a Fitness and Nutrition Coach you will be able to provide people with information to improve their health and quality of life. In this course you will also learn more about developing a successful coaching business and marketing your coaching practice.

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Program Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

Comprehend how nutrition relates to overall health

Identify the components of food and how it is used by the body

Define vitamins and minerals and their role in the body

Identify the nutritional needs throughout the lifespan

Comprehend the role of nutritional therapy when treating disease

Comprehend 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

Comprehend the importance of stress management for fending off ailments of the mind and body

Identify the steps for starting your own coaching business

After completing this course, you should be able to:

Comprehend how nutrition relates to overall health

Identify the components of food and how it is used by the body

Define vitamins and minerals and their role in the body

Identify the nutritional needs throughout the lifespan

Comprehend the role of nutritional therapy when treating disease

Comprehend 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

Comprehend the importance of stress management for fending off ailments of the mind and body

Identify the steps for starting your own coaching business

Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects moderate job growth for dietitians and nutritionists through 2020. Awareness of and emphasis on wellness, nutrition and fitness have grown in recent decades. Demand for fitness and nutrition consulting is projected to remain strong.

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