Nutritional Consultant

Hours: 265 / Access Length: 12 months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $1,675.00

Course Overview:

The purpose of this course is to equip the student with knowledge and understanding about the importance and health benefits of proper nutrition, exercise, fitness, and healthy living.  In this course, the topics of diet, exercise, nutritional elements, supplements, disease prevention, and weight management are explored.  The goal is to prepare the student to use this understanding to facilitate healthy living in others.

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Laurie Gilbreath holds a Master of Arts in Education and has 15 years' experience in K-12, higher education, and continuing education. She has also worked for 10 years as a professional development facilitator and designer and an educational trainer. She has developed courses, training manuals, and educational ebooks in topics ranging from healthcare to business to administration and quality management. In addition to her educational experience, she has worked as a freelance writer and editor for 10 years. Her publications include scholarly articles, training and educational materials, web content, and fiction.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sports Performance

In this lesson we will begin a discussion of the importance of proper nutrition and exercise in overall health.

Lesson 2: Healthful Nutrition

In this lesson we will discuss classes of nutrients, guidelines for healthy eating, a balanced diet, food labeling, and food allergies and intolerance.

Lesson 3: Human Energy

In this lesson we will become familiar with the energy storage, production, and usage functions in the human body.

Lesson 4: Carbohydrates - the Main Energy Food

In this lesson we will discuss the function of carbohydrates in the body

Lesson 5: Fat - Exercise Energy Source

In this lesson we will discuss the role and dangers of fat in the body

Lesson 6: Protein - the Tissue Builder

In this lesson we will discuss proteins, sources of protein, and the importance of protein

Lesson 7: Vitamins

In this lesson we will discuss the types of vitamins and the benefits of vitamins

Lesson 8: Minerals

In this lesson we will discuss types of minerals and the importance of minerals

Lesson 9: Water, Electrolytes, and Temperature

In this lesson we will discuss body temperature regulation and the importance of water and electrolytes

Lesson 10: Body Wight and Composition

In this lesson we will discuss healthy body weight

Lesson 11: Weight Management

In this lesson we will discuss approaches to weight loss and weight management

Lesson 12: Food Drugs and Supplements

In this lesson we will discuss the types and benefits of food supplements and drugs

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable, Fiber, DSL, or LEO Satellite (i.e. Starlink) internet with speeds of at least 10mb/sec download and 5mb/sec upload are recommended for the best experience.

NOTE: While cellular hotspots may allow access to our courses, users may experience connectivity issues by trying to access our learning management system.  This is due to the potential high download and upload latency of cellular connections.   Therefore, it is not recommended that students use a cellular hotspot as their primary way of accessing their courses.

Hardware Requirements:

  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 4 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher.  1920x1080 resolution is recommended for the best experience.
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone for Webinar or Live Online sessions.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows 7 or higher.
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari

Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):

  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is described in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **