Nutrition Coaching For Better Health is an Online Course Designed for Current Coaches Looking to Strengthen their Skills or New Coaches taking the 6-Course Curriculum Series to Become Certified.
Are you confused when it comes to helping your clients with nutrition?
Do you wish you had a better understanding of nutritional concepts?
Are you desiring accurate information that you can confidently present to your clients?
This course is for you if….
You are currently working with clients in the health and wellness field.
You are seeking to become certified through the Expert Coach Center by taking the 6-required courses.
You want to learn more information about nutrition for your own personal health goals.
In 8 Weeks, you will cover the following modules and objectives allowing you to increase your knowledge, practice your skills, and become a more effective and successful wellness coach.
Expert Coach Center Nutrition Course Foundations (*subject to change)
Module 1: Introduction to Wellness Coaching in Nutrition
The course will provide you with a simplified nutritional foundation.
Understand the basic nutrients, the role they play in the body, and how diet can influence health. Students will define the #1 health concern of clients. Understand that diet is an individual journey. Start a personal nutrition project to identify areas of improvement for their own health and well-being.
Module 2: Food Choices & Human Health
Students will learn about the most common biometric screening values that flag a referral to a health coach, which also have nutritional implications. They will understand the role of the health coach in helping these clients improve these values and how nutrition-related barriers keep clients from making positive nutrition behavior changes.
Module 3: A Balanced Nutrition Approach
Students will be able to describe the six essential nutrients, including energy-providing nutrients. Students will define the 3 energy systems and their nutrition implications. They will be able to distinguish between hunger and thirst and define the role of hydration in digestion and weight management – as well as improved fitness and overall health status. Students will be able to identify the calories in alcohol and understand the importance of not overlooking alcohol in discussions related to weight and improving health values. They will also gain a broad understanding the roles and functions of minerals and vitamins in energy production and overall health. Finally, they will be able to describe energy balance and the role of nutrition and exercise in energy production and use, especially related to weight.
Module 4: Carbohydrates
Students will identify carbohydrate sources and describe the importance of fiber. They will gain an understanding of sugar and how to identify sugars in beverages and other foods. Students will learn about the role of insulin in normal functioning cells and how insulin resistance and prediabetes can lead to diabetes. They will be able to define and distinguish the different types of diabetes. Students will also learn about metabolic syndrome, as many companies are adopting outcomes-based incentives to reduce risk of these levels in their populations.
Module 5: Proteins
Students will gain an overview of how the body uses protein and define the roles of protein. They will also identify which populations are in need of more protein and determine the health risks of getting too little and too much protein.
Module 6: Vegetables & Fruits
Students will understand the value of eating fruits and vegetables. They will be able to explain the importance of the common fruits and vegetables that are often described as “superfoods.” Students will be able to list the benefits of following a plant-based diet and understand the barriers to following one.
Module 7: Fats
Students will identify the different types of fats, define and explain the roles of fats in the body, and determine which fats are essential and most beneficial in reducing health risks.
Module 8: Working with Clients
Students will understand the role of the Health Coach in health coaching sessions on topics with nutrition implications such as weight loss or diabetes, the tools that they can use to help their clients with nutrition and when to refer to a Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.If you’re ready to enhance your skills, increase your confidence, and become a more effective wellness coach, reserve your spot!
This course is part of a 6-course series to become a Certified Wellness Coach. Taking Nutrition for Better Health will not certified you as a wellness coach. If you’re interested in becoming certified with the Expert Coach Center, you must enroll in the full Spring or Fall 6-course Certification Path or complete all required 6 courses. See the Course Catalog for more information.
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