FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION
COURSE

BECOME A CHANGE MAKER IN THE HEALTH INDUSTRY TODAY LEARN WHAT'S POSSIBLE

WHAT IS IT?

This course is based on the vitalistic philosophy of food and nutrition. It will enable you to develop extensive knowledge and understanding of past and current trends that influence health and wellbeing.

The complexity of food and nutrition is simplified, enabling you to feel empowered to make sustainable holistic changes in your own life and the lives of those around you.

APPLIED BUSINESS COURSE

A bonus 6 week online Applied Business Course for graduates of the Functional Nutrition Course. This course provides graduates with business tools that they can implement to start and grow their businesses.

INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED COURSE

The Functional Nutrition Course is accredited by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council. (IARC). Our other courses are in the process of being accredited.

WHO ARE THE INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION COUNCIL?

Founded in 1999, the International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC) is a not-for-profit education management association run by an elected committee.  IARC provides opportunities for quality focussed like-minded institutions and educators to network and collaborate, functioning to outline benchmarks for excellence in education.

The council’s primary purpose is to provide a simple recognition and accreditation system for distinguishing quality, post secondary education. This includes, but is not limited to, vocational, distance, adult and continuing education in the international education industry. As IARC is a global organisation, we operate independently from government.

WHAT DOES AN IARC COURSE RECOGNITION MEAN?

The IARC recognition provides a way of distinguishing between quality education in the post-secondary education industry.  The system of recognition is designed to have high quality standards, yet minimum bureaucracy. A school which is IARC recognised demonstrates its drive to remain current with educational trends, work in partnerships with other education professionals, and to provide an assurance of authenticity to its students. This low-cost system enables school to avoid paying vast sums on quality assurance, instead they are able to invest profits back into the school, the courses and the student services.  Schools who have joined the network have the benefit of collaborating with other like-minded individuals and access to research from education.

THE FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION COURSE IS ACCREDITED THROUGH IARC.

All of Functional Nutritional Academy courses are accredited by IARC. This means that the courses have been specifically assessed against the IARC quality criteria in the areas of course delivery, assessment, content and administration.  The accreditation criteria are determined by substantial feedback from the members and the Executive committee board.  The Executive committee board are education professionals who are elected at the Annual General Meeting.  In general terms, accreditation gives students satisfaction that a framework for excellence in education exists. It is a set of operating and ethical standards.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

It is perfect for you if you are:

  • Passionate about health and nutrition
  • Looking to develop your understanding of nutrition and diet
  • Interested in starting a business as a health and nutrition mentor
  • Working in the health industry and looking to enhance your existing career

What’s involved?

  • 12 Modules – each module includes videos, written lesson material, further readings and an assessment
  • Written assessment required within each module to broaden your critical thinking skills and knowledge. Reflective feedback will be provided by our qualified assessors.
  • Study anytime with the self-paced online course
  • Support from the Functional Nutrition Academy team, online forum and private Facebook group
  • 24 month access to the online content
  • This program has been assessed by Chiropractor’s Association of Australia (National) Ltd, a body recognized by the Chiropractic Board of Australia, and allocated 25 Formal Learning Activity Hours

OVERALL AIMS OF THE COURSE

This course is designed to enable participants to develop an extensive knowledge and understanding of past and current nutritional trends that influence health and well-being through investigation and exploration of the extensive research and evidence in this field. It aims to simplify the complexity of the food and nutrition ‘landscape’, in order to empower individuals to facilitate sustained and holistic change in their own lives and the lives of those within their circle of influence, to create a ripple effect in the community. Furthermore, this course provides the foundation in preparing participants to enhance their current career path or act as a catalyst to change careers.

OVERALL COURSE LEARNER OUTCOMES

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

  • Research, challenge and question current and past food trends to identify the ‘real’ nutritional facts
  • Recognise and investigate a comprehensive range of nutritional factors that influence health and wellbeing
  • Assess these nutritional factors and further identify any relevant lifestyle factors that also influence health and wellbeing
  • Analyse all factors to identify, create and apply holistic and appropriate solutions to achieve better health outcomes
  • Monitor and evaluate these health and wellbeing outcomes to create sustained change
  • Apply a vitalistic approach to building health of themselves and others
  • Recognise the requirement for continual learning in this field to remain contemporary/current in new research and trends and their application, and
  • Act as a health and wellness advocate in their own life and their circle of influence (family, friends, colleagues).
  • Further, participants will be offered the opportunity to automatically register for an additional module to be a part of the Functional Nutrition Academy Consultant Program.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

MODULE 1 – PHILOSOPHY, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, FOOD TRENDS AND NUTRITION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

This module provides participants with an introduction to the Functional Nutrition philosophy. It takes participants on a food and nutritional journey through time to create an understanding of current food trends and nutritional habits in modern society. It creates a foundation for participants to commence their investigative journey into the world of food and nutrition, and provides the core principles that support the overall course.

Lessons included in this Module are:

  • Vitalism
  • Anthropology and diet: an evolutionary perspective
  • Food trends and cultural influences on food
  • Nutrition in the 21st century
MODULE 2 – THE VITALISTIC INTELLIGENCE OF THE HUMAN BODY

With more of a biomedical focus, this Module provides participants with the essential information about the relationship between nutrition and the human body as an intelligent, self-aware system that processes food in a natural way to achieve health and longevity. It builds on Module 1 and the concept of vitalism to reinforce the philosophy and concepts behind the human intelligence.

Lessons included in this Module are:

  • Nutrients and health
  • Cells, tissues, organs and organ systems
  • Metabolism and the energetics of food
  • The digestive system
MODULE 3 – STRESS OF THE MODERN WORLD DISRUPTING THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE HUMAN BODY

This Module will introduce the participant to the modern influences that disrupt the ‘innate’ human intelligence of the body. It will discuss the role of marketing and advertising of foods on health, supplements, drugs, food additives, chemicals and genetically modified foods, and how these impact on our daily lives and health status.

Lessons included in this Module are:

  • Supplements, drugs and food additives
  • Influences of marketing and advertisement
  • The chemical revolution
  • Genetic modification
MODULE 4 – AUTO IMMUNITY AND IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION

This Module will allow participants to gain detailed knowledge about the Immune System, Autoimmunity and Immune Dysfunction and how they can be influenced by food and nutrition. Participants will investigate allergies, sensitivities and intolerances to establish the differences between them and identify their consequences as they appear in the human body. Finally, the module will explore one of the largest areas of the Immune System, the Gut, focusing on understanding ‘Leaky Gut’.

Lessons included in this Module are:

  • The amazing immune system
  • Autoimmunity and immune dysfunction
  • Nutrition, immune function and probiotics
  • A leaky gut and autoimmune disease
MODULE 5 – CHOLESTEROL AND FATS

This module explores a key component in any diet – Cholesterol and Fats. It looks at the facts about cholesterol and fats, their relationship with the human body and their impact on human health.

Lessons included in this Module are:

  • Traditional and evolving beliefs about fat and cholesterol
  • Fats 101
  • Good fat, bad fat
  • The impact of fat and cholesterol on the human body: Implications for disease
MODULE 6 – THE SURVIVAL ROLE OF SUGAR AND SALT

This module explores the basic science, history and nutritional role of sugar in the human body. Participants will learn about Insulin resistance, Type I and Type II Diabetes. They will also learn to recognise the properties of sugar that can impact on an individual’s overall health and wellbeing.

Lessons included in this Module are:

  • Sugar: historical perspective, science and nutritional roles in the human body
  • Insulin resistance: evolution and disease processes
  • Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes
  • Management strategies for diabetes
MODULE 7 – UNDERSTANDING OBESITY THROUGH BODY AND MIND (DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH 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 8 – ROLE OF FOOD IN HORMONE BALANCE

This module introduces participants 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 9 – THE BALANCE OF LIFE: EATING, EXERCISE AND ELITE SPORTS

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 10 – DIET-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTH

This module has been constructed to provide participants 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 11 – THE HOLISTIC APPROACH: EXPLORING NUTRIGENOMICS AND THE MICROBIOME

This module aims to have participants think beyond the diet-based solutions and explore the many other facets that contribute to health and wellbeing. 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 wellbeing.

Lessons included in this Module are:

  • Microbiomes and nutrigenomics
  • Emotion: grief, anxiety and depression
  • Cosmetics
  • The environment
MODULE 12 – UNPACKING THE KNOWLEDGE

This Module will review the overall Functional Nutrition Course under the Changing Habits and Functional Nutrition Academy vitalistic philosophy. It will provide a platform for further learning and applying the principles of the philosophy in the pursuit for greater health and wellbeing. It will emphasise the importance of sustainability and long term commitment to create positive change and the ability for you to lead by example among family and friends, and the greater community.

ADDITIONAL MODULE – CHANGING HABITS FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION CONSULTANT PROGRAM

This is an additional module for participants that would like to be part of the Functional Nutrition Academy Consultant Program.

Upon completion of the Functional Nutrition Course and Functional Nutrition Academy Consultant Program, participants will have the ability to initiate and promote change in the health of individuals and families, through simple habit changes.

WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE WHEN YOU JOIN?

You will receive:

  • 2 years access to the educational platform
  • Upon completion you will receive a Functional Nutrition Academy Certificate in Nutrition
  • Secure online education platform, that progresses you through the course at your own pace
  • 4 lessons per module, including a video, lesson material, extra reading, viewing or internet activities
  • Each lesson includes an assessment that challenges critical thinking. Assessment is not graded, although reflective feedback provided by our qualified assessors.
  • Access to Functional Nutrition Academy office support during Queensland, Australia business hours.
  • A forum to communicate and connect with other students
  • Access to the closed Facebook student group
  • Access to our applied business course
  • Regular live webinars for students with Cyndi O’Meara and other experts
  • Annual weekend with Cyndi O’Meara (Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia)
  • Ongoing support with provision of new and emerging research as it arises
  • Affiliate and wholesale opportunities with Changing Habits
  • Access to post-graduate courses on specific health topics i.e. microbiome (not included in price)
  • Preferential tickets to the annual Functional Nutrition Academy Summit (not included course tuition)

BONUS APPLIED BUSINESS COURSE

The Applied Business Course is available to all graduates of the Functional Nutrition Course, at no extra cost!  This course provides participants with the information, examples and working tools to effectively use their nutritional knowledge to develop their own small business.  The program is designed to be completed within 6-8 weeks.

At the completion of this Applied Business Course, participants will be provided with tools they require to navigate the small business environment, including;

  • Developing a business concept, working model and profitability projection for their small business.
  • How to set-up and operate a successful small business including exactly how to design a website, social media presence and profitable marketing strategies.
  • How to assimilate your nutritional education and vitality learnings into your local area, to become a Centre of Influence for your communities and leverage these relationships.
  • How to easily monitor, track and measure your results including cash flow and growth projections.

Graduating Functional Nutrition Students will use this business course knowledge to move from being a passive participant in their journey with food, to being an active advocate and driver of change, who challenges and questions society and its food trends, based on real facts and information about food, nutrition and health.

AIMS OF THE BUSINESS COURSE

This business course is designed to enable participants to develop their own small business, provide the foundation in preparing participants to enhance their current career path or act as a catalyst to change careers.

The Applied Business Course aims to simplify the often complex concerns in small business start-up and support each student with the education, fundamentals and templates required to commence their own successful enterprise to become that nutritional ‘change agent’ and create a ripple effect in their community.

OVERALL BUSINESS COURSE LEARNER OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be given the tools and information to:

  • Assess if they have the desire, the capacity and the passion to become a successful business owner.
  • Overcome the main barriers to entry for small business; understand the operations, opportunities and challenges to small business ownership.
  • Appreciate and implement the fundamentals of good time management, scheduling and fee structures to create their ideal business vision going forward.
  • Design and develop websites, social media platforms and zero or low cost marketing strategies crucial to effective small business start-up.
  • Develop a tailored business plan together with all the applicable accounting and administration tools such as budgets, projections and cash-flow. All start-up tools will be provided in this course for students to adapt to suit their needs and ongoing support in relation to client conversion strategies, upselling and cross selling opportunities.
  • Identify marketing opportunities, leverage community relationships and develop their own style in relation to customer service and sales.
  • Appreciate and identify the rapport building, nurturing and almost symbiotic relationship with suppliers, industry leaders and the local community to differentiate them from the health industry masses.

READY TO ENROL?

Enrolments to the Functional Nutrition Course are limited to two intakes each February and July.  You can secure your spot to the upcoming intake at any time, as spots are limited, by enrolling early.

Enrolments are limited to ensure we can give all students the attention and support needed.

Applications for enrolment into the Functional Nutrition Course can be made via online below, or by contacting the office directly.  Our team can process the enrolment over the phone, please contact +61 7 5493 7135.

The cost of the Functional Nutrition Course is $5,997.

Payment plans are available – to find out more about this option, please complete and submit the Expression of Interest form below.

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