APPLIED
FUNCTIONAL
NUTRITION
COURSE

APPLIED FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION COURSE

WHAT IS IT?

This course builds on the theoretical knowledge learnt in the ‘Fundamentals of Functional Nutrition’ course. It will enable you to apply this nutrition knowledge and how it affects the body to create specific health outcomes.The course will provide detailed knowledge in Functional Nutrition which relates to specific diets, exercise, microbiome and the necessary nutrition required to optimise health through the different generations.

It will also provide you with the foundation to enhance your current career path or act as a catalyst to change careers.

** N.B. This course is based on the last 6 modules from last year’s Functional Nutrition course

If you purchase Package 2 – ‘Fundamentals Of Functional Nutrition’ course and ‘Applied Functional Nutrition’ course, you will have the option to purchase ‘Business Basics’ course separately. Completing ‘Applied Functional Nutrition’ course is a prerequisite to enrol the ‘Business Basics’ course. Please contact the office for more information. 

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

It is perfect for you if you:

  • Have completed the ‘Fundamentals of Functional Nutrition’ course
  • Are looking to apply your knowledge of nutrition and diet
  • Are interested in starting a business as a Health & Nutrition Mentor
  • Are working in the health industry and looking to develop your career

COURSE AIMS

This course aims to provide you with:

  • practical tools and knowledge in Functional Nutrition that you can apply to specific health issues
  • the critical thinking to analyse in depth research, studies and reports on health and nutrition trends
  • the applied knowledge and tools to help people improve their health

 

COURSE OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply holistic and appropriate solutions to create sustained change and improved health in yourself and others
  • Identify how to reinforce positive food habits and behaviours
  • Enhance your current career path or act as a catalyst to change careers
  • Become a Health & Nutrition Mentor in a number fields – your own business, Workplace & Wellness Expert, School Tuckshop convener or chef
  • Join the Functional Nutrition Academy Consultant Program
  • Study the Business Basics course and establish your own business in the health and wellness sector

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

MODULE 1 – YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO FOOD

This module explores the complexity and multi-faceted issues of obesity and other dysfunctional relationships with food, from both the body and mind perspective. The participant will gain an understanding of the issues of obesity and the problems associated with obesity management.

Lessons included in this module are:

  • Obesity: a brief historical perspective, epidemiology and social impact.
  • Obesity and control of appetite
  • Food addiction and the psychology of food
  • Obesity and management
MODULE 2 – EATING FOR YOUR GENERATIONS

This module will provide information so you understand the nutritional needs of different age groups – babies & children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. It will also identify the impact different foods have on the health of these different age groups, and how it has a long-term effect on people’s health.

MODULE 3 – FOOD AND YOUR HORMONES

This module introduces you to the complex world of hormones and encourages them to explore and research the connections between hormonal balance in the human body and diet. It looks at key events that alter the body’s natural hormone balance and challenges participants to utilise key information they have learnt in previous modules to identify and apply nutritional changes to restore hormone balance during these events.

Lessons included in this module are:

  • Hormones and the endocrine system
  • The thyroid and iodine: diet and diagnosis
  • Fertility, pregnancy and menopause
  • Balancing my hormones
MODULE 4 – IMPORTANCE OF EATING & EXERCISE

This module explores the connection between eating and exercise across the spectrum, from non-athletes through to elite and professional sports people. It will require participants to research and investigate these connections from the perspective of increasing performance and also in decreasing the risk of injury.

Lessons included in this module are:

  • Exercise and sport
  • Professional and elite athletes
  • Food supplements and exercise performance
  • Eating for longevity
MODULE 5 – DIET BASED SOLUTIONS

This module has been constructed to provide you with knowledge of a variety of diet trends. The module will equip participants with pros and cons of each varying diet, allowing students to make informed choices to suit an individual.

Lessons included in this module are:

  • Diet trends, Part 1
  • Diet trends, Part 2
  • Blood, saliva, urine and sensitivity testing
  • Recommending suitable diet
MODULE 6 – NUTRIGENOMICS & MICROBIOME

This module aims to give you the ability to think beyond the diet-based solutions and explore the many other facets that contribute to health and well-being. It is designed to engage participants to consider a range of factors in determining holistic solutions that will facilitate sustained change in the health and well-being.

Lessons included in this module are:

  • Microbiomes and nutrigenomics
  • Emotion: grief, anxiety and depression
  • Cosmetics
  • The environment
BONUS - ADDITIONAL INCOME OPPORTUNITIES

This module aims to identify the additional income streams that you can make by becoming an affiliate and/or wholesaler for other companies products and programs, that are aligned with your own vision and values.

Lessons included in this module are:

  • Affiliate – What is it and how to identify good programs
  • Becoming a Wholesaler
  • Functional Nutrition Academy Consultant Program

HOW WILL THE COURSE BE DELIVERED?

  • Starts as soon as you’ve completed the ‘Fundamentals of Functional Nutrition’ course
  • 6 online learning modules – Each module consists of lesson notes, videos, audios, activities to apply the learning and develop your critical thinking
  • Reflective feedback provided by our qualified facilitators
  • Study anytime with the self-paced online course
  • Support from the Functional Nutrition Academy team
  • Online forum and private Facebook group
  • 12 month access to the online content

READY TO ENROL?

When you’ve completed the ‘Fundamentals of Functional Nutrition’ course. you can enroll in the Applied Functional Nutrition course immediately. Study online in your own time and at your own pace.

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