Professional Diploma in Fitness & Weight Loss
Professional Diploma in

Fitness & Weight Loss

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Ove the past 5 years we have been flooded with so many contradicting opinions on nutrition, training and weight loss through social media, TV and radio. Confused? I’m not surprised. The truth is the fundamentals of losing weight and getting in better shape have never changed. Getting to the fitness level and body shape you want is simply about consistent progress in your training, nutrition, and an understanding of your own body. Aim to feel 1% every day and enjoy the process.

Internationally Accredited

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8 Interactive Lessons

4 Weeks

8 hours +

4 Weeks


First 7 Days FREE

4 Weeks



4 Weeks



4 Weeks



EQF Level 5

Annual Salary Prospective

From $20,000 to $80,000+

Module I - Introduction


8 Interactive Lessons

Weekly Assignments + Fun Quizzes

If you miss a lesson, you can always view the recordings later.

  • Lesson 1 -

    How Do You Measure Up?


    With so much conflicting nutrition and fitness information coming from the media, people seem to be more confused than ever about how to maintain their weight, get fit, tone up, and improve their energy. In lesson 1, you will find out why it is so important to eat well and exercise regularly to maintain your physical fitness, mental health and the first step on how to enjoy every step of the process.

  • Lesson 2 -

    Cardiovascular exercise


    We’ve looked at what fitness means in a practical sense but how do you develop a plan to start? In lesson 2 we will break down one of the most misused types of exercise, Cardio (Cardiovascular exercise). Learn how steady cardio (L.I.S.S.) and high intensity interval training (H.I.I.T) play an important role in your fitness, body shape and overall energy levels.

  • Lesson 3 -

    Understanding weight loss & weight gain


    The most important factor which determines whether you gain or lose weight is the number of alories you consume on a weekly basis. As the old saying goes “You can’t out train a bad diet.”. In this lesson we look at energy balance, food quality, how these play a vital role in the results you want and why obesity is on the rise worldwide.

  • Lesson 4 -

    Strength training & shaping the body


    “But won’t weight training make me look too bulky?” Strength training is easily the most misunderstood form of exercise over the past 20 years. In this lesson we look at how strength training is the most effective exercise for shaping your body, burning fat and the basics of starting strength.

  • Lesson 5 -

    Understanding fat loss and body shape


    Fat loss is not just about creating a calorie deficit. If you negatively effect your hormones from either over training or lack of fuel, then you will slow and even stop your fat loss. In this lesson you will learn how to properly manage your diet, priorities, and daily habit to optimise your hormone levels along with the importance fat los plays in body shape.

  • Lesson 6 -

    Controlling your body shape


    In this lesson we piece together what you have learnt so far and how this knowledge will help control your weight, body shape and energy levels long term. We will also look at what changes you need to make to get from higher body fat levels to moderate and lean body fat levels through practical meal planning.

  • Lesson 7 -

    Injury prevention and recovery


    Injury prevention is one of the most overlooked and ignored parts of a healthy lifestyle. Most back problems these days are from postural imbalances caused from sedentary lifestyles or poor mobility. In this lesson, we look at the importance of mobility not just for your training and recovery but also for your daily life.

  • Lesson 8 -

    Barriers to your results


    Even with the most perfectly designed individual fitness program there are common barriers that can stop people achieving their desired results. In the last lesson of module 1 we look at overcoming stress, fitting fitness into your life and enjoying the whole process.

Module II - Master Your body and mind

  • Week 1: Goal setting and tracking results expand

    The Mystery is over. After Module 1, you now have the knowledge necessary and are ready to plan your own completely individual fitness plan to help you achieve your specific desired health and fitness results. The key to successfully attaining life changing results is making a realistic, achievable, and enjoyable plan that will fit into your lifestyle, No one else’s.

  • Week 2: Making health your No.1 priority expand

    With today’s hectic world and fast paced lifestyle, it is so easy to put your health way down the list of your own priorities. When you do this are your family and relationships getting the best of you? In this lesson, we talk about the benefits of putting your physical and mental health as your number one priority, why it is not selfish and why it will change your entire outlook in life.

  • Week 3: Growth mindset & motivation expand

    Being able to judge the right intensity levels when you are training is the main factor in whether you get no results, small results, or big results. It also determines your training safety and enjoyment. This week will look at lactic acid build up, muscular failure and how to find the balance between the two so you can guarantee the most enjoyment with the best possible results.

  • Week 4: Recovery, sleep, and progression expand

    Training puts huge amounts of stress on the body and is one of the most overlooked area’s for successfully achieving your desired results is always recovery. We look at the best methods to maximise your workouts, reduce the chances of burn out and how to optimise recovery through sleep and training frequency.

Module III - Nutrition for optimal health

  • Week 1: Establishing and customising your calories & macros expand

    Discussing the importance of understanding an individual’s macro-based diet for optimal weight loss. Students will learn how to properly track their calories (specifically maintenance calories) to determine how to efficiently achieve weight loss based on their diet and lifestyle. The importance of individualised weight loss is explained.

  • Week 2: Meal planning for desired results expand

    Being unprepared and pressed for time will increase our chances of making poor food choice. Meal planning is needed for optimal results and encourages discipline, which is needed for weight loss and fitness. We will teach students how to customise their meal plans for the various results our students will be looking for.

  • Week 3: Pre/ post workout nutrition expand

    Proper nutrition is needed when training to replenish the body. Proper nutrition for exercise is needed for faster recover, better gains, better results, and over optimal health.

  • Week 4: Progressing and adjusting your meal plan expand

    As fitness levels increase, diet and meal plans may need to be adjusted accordingly. Fat loss will often stall after a period, so we must educate our students on macro adjustments. Metabolic rate slows down being in a calorie deficit, but this can be controlled through proper adjustments.

Module IV - Fitness for life

  • Week 1: Fitness for Life expand

    It’s time to make sure the changes you have made so far in your transformation you will now keep for life. Planning long term success and learning how to stay motivated is what will finally help you become the best version of you. Remember lots of baby steps add up to one giant step.

  • Week 2: Nutrition and training in your 20’s / 30’s / 40’s / 50’s expand

    Most people don’t realise that nutrition and training in your 20’s is completely different to in your 40’s. In this lesson, we learn to master our body’s health and fitness at any age so we can maximise the health benefits we work so hard to achieve.

  • Week 3: Advanced fat loss for men and women expand

    There are many different reasons why men and women lose weight differently. In this last lesson in the advanced course we look at specific training, nutrition and recovery methods which optimize fat loss for both sexes.

  • Week 4: Planning fitness for pregnancy, old age, and life expand

    Through your life you may come across injury, health problems or other life circumstances that may limit your ability to exercise in certain ways. In this last lesson, we look at the most common life obstacles we come across and how to plan your fitness around them.

  • Elina Kikili
    Elina Kikili
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    Shaw Academy Thank you for the Great Job! I'm doing the Diploma in Diet and Weight Loss Management and is AMAZING! So many amazing informations, Stacey is great, explaining all with passion and she sounds so cheerful!! She motivates us all so much!And the recipes are so so good and Healthy!!!

  • Ruth John
    Ruth John
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    Its a wonderful opportunity to learn about eating healthy and staying fit with an absolute class room atmoshere, from excellent teachers who are so lively, interactive and fun with some practical useful challenges.

  • Ilze King
    Ilze King
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    Doing the Diet and Weight loss course and absolutely loving it! Fantastic information and useful guidelines to maintain a healthy body and give the best possible foods to my family. HIGHLY recommended for anyone, professional or just wanting to take better care of themselves :)

  • Suzy Dadic
    Suzy Dadic
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    Excellent course in diet and weight menagement! Stceys entusiasm is contageous. After only 3 lessons I have adopted some healthy habits like drinking enough water, regular eating, avoiding sugar and junk food.

  • Martina Kirsch Paul
    Martina Kirsch Paul
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    Taking the diet & weight management course which has been excellent in helping to realize eating healthy is realistic and Stacey has given lots of information on how to do this! Understanding the science behind the responses to junk food is the topper to being committed to healthy eating. Thanks Stacey look forward to the rest of the lessons.

  • Becky Parr
    Becky Parr
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    I'm taking the diet and weight-loss corse, and I love it! Great information and helps me stay motivated to get and stay healthy.

  • Angelique van Zyl
    Angelique van Zyl
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    Diet & Weight loss management course: Stacey , the best enthusiastic teacher! Learning so much and enjoying the course a lot! Recommended for those who want to know more about staying healthy!

  • Chastity Griffith-Gavalek
    Chastity Griffith-Gavalek
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    I am taking the DIET & WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENT. I am loving the coarse.

  • Walid El Mahy
    Walid El Mahy
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    I learnt diploma. Health and fitness I am very happy

  • Kristina Jaku
    Kristina Jaku
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    I was thoroughly enjoying my Diet & Weight loss management course with Stacey at Shaw Academy. I have learnt so much from it and have been successfully implementing the tips I have learned from Stacey ever since.

500049 Successful Graduates

32+ Interactive Lessons & Recordings

16 Weeks

8 Hours

Free Course Toolkits & Study Material

Annual Salary Prospective

From $20,000 to $80,000+

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