Nutrition and Weight Management Certification

Nutrition and Weight Management Certification


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About: Gain a thorough understanding of the essentials of nutrition and weight management. You will be introduced to the many aspects of eating behaviour as well as the physiological processes of the digestive system and the basic biochemistry involved. This course will also equip you to provide sound dietary advice and deliver weight management classes if that is your goal. Otherwise, as a fitness professional, it will be a valuable addition to your knowledge base and skillset whereby you will be qualified to offer more focused nutrition and weight management sessions and advice to clients.

The NWM (Nutrition and Weight Management) Course is a 100% distance-learning program. It is easy to access from anywhere and there is no need to travel.

Another good thing about it is that it is a self-paced program designed in a manner for busy professionals/executives/learners.

Salient features:

• Detailed and Comprehensive
• Easy to understand
• Highly Effective
• Research Based
• Improves Confidence
• Excellent Support Available
• Evaluation by qualified assessors

The fee is inclusive of:

1. Course Manual (online)
2. Home Study Examination
3. Evaluation reports of final assessment
4. Final Certificate of Nutrition and Weight Management
5. Final Certificate of Nutrition for sports, exercise and weight management (Approved by EREPS LLP)

Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to the FSSA, Nutrition for sports, exercise and weight management Distance Learning Course
Chapter 1: Introduction

Unit 2: What influences our eating?
Chapter 1: Habit
Chapter 2: Social influences
Chapter 3: Psychological influences
Chapter 4: sensory and physiological influences

Unit 3: Introduction to nutrition principles
Chapter 1: A balanced diet
Chapter 2: The process of digestion

Unit 4: Proteins
Chapter 1: The structure of protein
Chapter 2: What proteins do and where they come from
Chapter 3: Protein requirements
Chapter 4: Digestion and absorption of proteins

Unit 5: Fats
Chapter 1: Composition of fats
Chapter 2: What fat does and where it comes from
Chapter 3: How much fat do we require?
Chapter 4: Digestion and absorption of fat
Chapter 5: Fat transportation and cholesterol

Unit 6: Carbohydrates
Chapter 1: What are carbohydrates?
Chapter 2: What carbohydrates do
Chapter 3: Understanding the glycaemic index
Chapter 4: Guidelines for carbohydrate requirements
Chapter 5: Digesting and absorbing carbohydrates

Unit 7: Micronutrients
Chapter 1: Introduction to DRVs and micronutrients
Chapter 2: Antioxidants
Chapter 3: Fat soluble vitamins
Chapter 4: Water-soluble vitamins
Chapter 5: Minerals

Unit 8: Fluids
Chapter 1: Water
Chapter 2: Alcohol
Chapter 3: Caffeine
Unit 9: Energy balance
Chapter 1: Energy balance
Chapter 2: Calculating energy expenditure
Chapter 3: Putting it all together

Unit 10: Exercise and weight management
Chapter 1: Exercise and activity in weight management
Chapter 2: Measuring and monitoring changes

Unit 11: Food labeling
Chapter 1: Food labels

Unit 12: Working with clients
Chapter 1: Working with clients

Unit 13: Nutrition for sports and exercise
Chapter 1: Nutrition supplements and ergogenic aids
Chapter 2: Dietary supplements
Chapter 3: Supplements for improving strength and power
Chapter 4: Performance enhancing supplements
Chapter 5: Other dietary supplements and supplement evaluation

Pre requisites

• Should be able to read, understand and write English
• Should be over 18 years of age
• Must have Aadhar card
• Must have access to a tablet and/or laptop or smartphone


How do I know, that you are the best training provider or academy for this course?

• We have over 18 years of experience in the fitness, sports, nutrition, active leisure industry
• We are the only institute to have qualified tutors and assessors as per international standards
• We have highest quality measures for our trainings
• We offer you research based study
• We offer you flexible training format, allowing you to study from the comfort of your home, at your own pace
• You will receive excellent support throughout your training
• Our programs have industry wide acceptance
• Clients and Employers, both know that a FSSA Certificate holder has gone through rigorous assessment procedures and will offer research based quality advice, whilst remaining in their scope of practice

Can I pay in installments?

Yes, you can. Please speak with one of our team members and they will guide you on how best we can support your learning.

How do I receive the study material?

Upon payment, you will receive the study material via email.

Are there any classes?

The courses have been designed in a very detailed yet simple manner. There are no classes and all these nutrition courses are self-study, self placed, distance-learning programs.

What if I need some help with a topic?

As mentioned before, these are extremely detailed and simple to understand. One of the reasons whey they are so affordable as they are not tutor led. Our assessors are always willing to give feedback in case they feel, you have not grasped a topic, when they see their answer sheet.

How long is the certificate valid for?

The certificate is valid for lifetime.

How long do I have to finish this course? How long does it take to finish this course?

Usually our learners take an average of 12 – 14 weeks to finish these courses. On an upper limit, we provide our learners 12 months.

Is there an exam?

Yes, there is an exam (home based). It is a mix of MCQS (Multiple choice questions) and short answer type. You have to complete and submit via email.

What is the assessment criteria?

At FSSA, we believe in learning and improving at every conjuncture. In MCQs you have to score minimum 80% or above and complete all short answers 100%. In case there is some feedback on short answers, our competent assessors shall send you detailed feedback and you will simply have to resend the completed assessment. There is no fee for this.

Can I provide counseling to clients? What do I call myself? What is my scope of practice?

Yes, upon completing any or all of these courses you may consult clients and charge a professional fee(s).

Code of ethical conduct for a nutrition advisor by FSSA:
• Act in the best interest of clients
• Maintain high standards of scientific integrity in your career
• Work within you scope of practice
• Never diagnose and/or prescribe.
• Keep up to date with developments in the nutrition field
• Maintain client confidentiality
• Avoid misleading information
• Comply with relevant legislation
• Communicate effectively with clients
• Be objective, fair, balanced and proportionate in professional statement or recommendations made
• Maintain highest standards od conduct and behaviour in all areas of business/life
• Where requires and appropriate, maintain accurate client records including evidence of having gained informed consent
• Always refer to a specialist when in doubt
• Do not call yourself a dietician but a nutrition advisor/counselor
• Do not deal with clients who have eating disorders, instead refer to a specialist