Nutritional Consultant Career Prep

265 Hours / Access Length: 12 months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

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 and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **