Online Nutrition Course

PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN

NUTRITION

Online Nutrition Course

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998,134 Students

More and more people are trying to lead healthier lifestyles and nutrition is a vital part of this. How can you go about weeding fact from fiction? The best way to learn more about the subject is to study it. When you Google ‘online nutrition courses’ you are bombarded with hundreds and thousands of search results. How do you decide which one to pick? Shaw Academy is proud to offer an evidence-based Diploma in Nutrition, that is delivered online by a Registered Dietitian. This is your first step in empowering yourself through nutrition education. Explore the core elements of nutrition and understand the science behind the current nutrition guidelines. Our online nutrition course has been verified extensively for outstanding quality, but the flexible nature of online learning allows you to study at your own pace. This nutrition certification is ideal for those of you looking to understand more about the building blocks of nutrition and is also the ideal course to act as a springboard towards future nutrition education. Take this chance to significantly enhance your career prospects as you move closer towards completing this online nutrition course.

998,134 Successful Graduates

8 Interactive Lessons

4 Weeks Long

  1. Course Details
  2. Course Reviews

Module I - Introduction

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8 Interactive Lessons

Weekly Assignments + Fun Quizzes

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

  • Lesson 1 - Body Basics & Essentials of a Healthy Diet

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    Lesson one of our online nutrition course introduces you to the inner workings of the human body. Knowing your body basics is essential before you can learn about choosing which foods to eat that will work towards improving your health.

    During this session of your online nutrition course, you will familiarise yourself with general patterns of healthy eating and explore the connection to between nutrition, disease and overall well-being. We will deep dive into the functioning of the digestive system and understand the correlation of organs working in tandem to digest, absorb and utilize the food you eat to keep you alive. Complex concepts are simplified using fun and interesting analogies as you learn more about the building blocks of nutrition.

  • Lesson 2 - Carbohydrates

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    Carbohydrates are the preferred energy source for your body. But in recent years they have been denigrated as public enemy number one for being the root cause of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and more.

    During lesson two of this nutrition certification, you will learn how macronutrients, such as carbohydrates, provide your body with fuel. We explore how carbohydrates are digested and what impact this can have on your body. As you near the end of this class, you will be able to recognise and differentiate between healthy and unhealthy sources of carbohydrates with ease and understand the various forms of sweeteners, including their pros and cons.

  • Lesson 3 - Proteins

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    If you were in the UK or USA and enquired, “What’s for dinner?”, you would typically be given a choice of meat as the central element to your meal. Grains (and certainly veggies) being more of an afterthought.

    In lesson three of your path to this nutrition certification, you will learn about the importance of protein in your diet. By the end this lesson of your online nutrition course, you will know how to understand and translate protein recommendations and will know which proteins to include in your diet more often and which you should avoid.

  • Lesson 4 - Fats

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    For years doctors, public health officials and even nutritionists told us to limit the consumption of fat. The reason – save your heart and lose weight. We now know that the focus should have been on the quality of the fat instead of simply the quantity.

    As you progress further in your nutrition certification you will understand how dietary fat plays a critical role in the body. We will deep dive into the structure, naming and properties of various form of fat and look at ways that you can improve your health through clever fat substitutions.
    You wrap up this lesson by busting some common fat myths and you will learn the truth about coconut oil, low fat products and eggs. You are that much closer to finishing your online nutrition course.

  • Lesson 5 - Micronutrients

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    In spite of being needed in small quantities, micronutrients play a central role in regulating your body’s health. These dietary components, which comprise of vitamins and minerals, are critical to the body’s defence mechanisms and are essential for disease prevention.

    Lesson five kickstarts with discovering why we need these essential nutrients and what common deficiencies can occur if we don’t consume sufficient amounts. As your progress through this online nutrition course, you will learn more about antioxidants and phytonutrients and the invaluable role they play in bettering our health. At the end of this session, you will be reviewing the pros and cons of various production methods for fresh produce and explore a few practical methods of retaining micronutrients while cooking. This is a vital component of your nutrition certification and should not be missed at any cost.

  • Lesson 6 - Hydration

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    “Drinking enough contaminant-free water is likely to be our most significant nutritional health factor.”

    Lesson six of this online nutrition course explores why keeping yourself properly hydrated is so important. Learn more about fluid balance and the dangers of dehydration and explore various forms of hydration including their advantages and disadvantages. The class ends with discussing common hydration myths so that at the end of this lesson, you will be a hydration guru.

  • Lesson 7 - Adopting Healthy Eating Behaviours

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    By now you have a good understanding of the basic dietary components that provides our bodies with all the essential nutrients critical to maintaining optimal health.

    Lesson seven of online nutrition course aims to help you understand some of the psychological principles behind behaviour change and how you can start moving yourself towards actioning those lifestyle changes you have learned about over the past few lessons. The class will delve deeper into goal setting and explores some helpful tools to keep you on the right track and understand your body better. This lesson end with some practical menu planning tools and tips. You are one step closer to achieving your nutrition certification.

  • Lesson 8 - Body measurements and health

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    As you draw closer to completing your online nutrition course in module one, you will gain a better understanding of the concepts of body image and mindful eating.

    You will learn about various body measurements and will explore the evidence behind popular body composition methods. By the end of the lesson, you will know when and where various body measurements are appropriate and how they relate to your overall health and well-being.

Module II - Lifecycle Module

  • Week 1: Optimum Nutrition For Mother & Baby

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    In this lesson you get a clear overview of the essential elements of nutrition which need to be taken into consideration pre-conception, during pregnancy, lactation, breast feeding and weaning.

  • Week 2: Nutrition For Children

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    We all know what children should be eating but this lesson looks at what children are eating as well as overcoming nutritional issues for children. We take a look at fussy eaters and overcoming childhood obesity which is on the rise at an alarming rate.

  • Week 3: Nutrition For Teenagers

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    The teenage years are of vital importance to ensure optimum health as we age. This lessons explores nutritional concerns for teenagers such as inappropriate slimming, drinking alcohol and taking an introductory look at nutrition for the teenage athlete.

  • Week 4: Optimising Nutrition As We Age

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    Nutrition during adulthood is vitally important to ensure an excellent quality of life as we age and to prevent disease, but also to cope with all of the hormonal changes which take place as we go through the lifecycle. A special emphasis will be placed on men’s and women’s health.

Module III - Special Diets Module

  • Week 1: Nutritional Management Of Digestive Disorders

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    In this lesson we will focus in on Crohn’s disease, IBS, lactose intolerance and Coeliac disease. Some people have claimed that changing their diet has drastically improved their quality of life and allows them to cope with their digestive disorders.

  • Week 2: Food Allergies And Intolerances

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    Here you will learn more about how diet can be adapted to food allergies and food hypersensitivity. We will look at processes such as food exclusion in the treatment of food hypersensitivity.

  • Week 3: Treating Nutritional Deficiencies

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    Learn how to identify different nutritional deficiency disorders such as anaemia, osteoporosis among others. Learn how to prevent their onset and also take a detailed look at how to treat them using diet.

  • Week 4: Vegetarian And Raw Food Diets

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    The rise of nutritional disorders has led to a subsequent rise in individuals who are looking to meet their nutritional needs through raw food and plant based diets. Learn how to follow these diets safely and without putting yourself at risk of nutritional deficiency.

Module IV - Diet & Disease Module

  • Week 1: Eating Disorders And Mental Health

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    In this lesson we get beyond the food and see what is causing the rise in eating disorders, how they can be treated and most importantly how they can be prevented. We will also be looking at the role that diet and exercise play in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health issues.

  • Week 2: Diet To Treat Diabetes And Obesity

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    Learn how to develop a diet for the treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease among others. We will be discussing new research in the area which covers the best pathway to achieving amazing results.

  • Week 3: Diet And Cancer

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    In this lesson we will be taking a look at cancer and studies highlighting the role of nutrition in preventing cancer. Learn how to boost your immune system through a nutritious diet. A very interesting lesson and one that is relevant to us all!

  • Week 4: Delivering Effective Nutritional Advice

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    Learn what drives food choice. Learn about cultural and religious factors which affect food choice. Learn how to adapt your nutritional knowledge for the individual. We will also take an in depth look at motivation and how to achieve and sustain it.

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Mfon Kachi

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I have only had 3 lesson so far in the diet and weight management program and I'm already able to advise people on healthy eating habits and plans and explain to them what happens in the body when certain foods are eaten. I am also very happy with the interactive approach Stacy takes in teaching the course, it makes it very interesting and something to look forward to even though I have to sit up and listen to it at night after a very busy day because of my time zone.

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Pearl Louw

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I recently started the 'Diet & Weight Management' course and have not enjoyed learning about something new, as much as I am this one, in the longest time. I get more excited with every lesson and cannot wait to have the correct knowledge to help me improve my life style.

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Ross Silke

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Amazing courses! Great people! Love the learning environment! Highly recommended and affordable! Anyone can learn at their own pace. I now have 23 different diplomas from Shaw and counting, lol.

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Caroline Bee

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I am doing the Personal Nutrition course with the wonderful tutor Michelle with her lovely lilting accent!!. At first I wasn't sure how I would get on with web learning etc but have found it very easy to navigate, access and look through.

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Stacey De Beer

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I love my diet weight loss and nutrition course thank you to my lecturer Stacey your amazing and very helpful thank u for making our lesson fun and interesting really glad and water challenge and exercise challenge accepted going to make u proud and all fellow students would love to communicate and help each other

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Carol Lewis Akers

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Such a variety of courses available with wonderful interaction during webinars. I love he Sports Nutrition course I am currently taking, so much that I have signed up for several more courses.

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Lori Bess Young

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Sorry for the long review but felt it was important. I want to review the FABULOUS course through the Shaw Academy on Diet & Weight Loss Management.

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Patty Fernandes

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The personal nutrition course has been great so far. If you are just learning about health, they start off with very basic information so this is a great place to start.

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Jehey Vy

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I love the personal nutrition course by Michelle. Her personality is lovely.

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Zoné Meiring

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Thank you for a fantastic online platform! I've so far done the personal nutrition and is currently working through the advance nutrition course. I've also signed up for the child nutrition and the diet and weight loss course.