Nutrition for Older Adults
Gain Specialist Knowledge to Help Older Adults with our CPD Accreditation
This online e-learning course is accredited by CIMSPA and REPs.
In this course, you will learn about the specific nutrient requirements of older adults. As the proportion of adults over 65 continues to grow, more and more of your clients will fall into this category. Specialist knowledge of this key demographic is essential for all nutrition advisers.
Malnutrition is a surprisingly common problem in older adults and this course will teach how to screen for it using MUST (malnutrition universal screening tool) as well as how to prevent and manage it. You will also learn about an optimal diet for preventing disease and increase the lifespan of your clients.
This course is suitable for those who work with older adults in any capacity, whether as a nutrition adviser, personal trainer or in a care home setting.
Help make general nutritional recommendations for the elderly population and apply health eating principles to enable older adults to live a full, active life, preserving independence.
Malnutrition costs more than £7.3 billion every year, and over half of these costs are on people over the age of 65. Learn about the impact malnutrition can have on older people's health, and how to prevent it.
Learn about the importance of adequate nutrition to decrease the onset of chronic diseases and to help maintain functional independence.
Eating healthy can help extend your life and improve your health. Learn about the anti-ageing secrets that can help with a longer, healthier life.
You can attend this course online from the comfort of your own home.
Please check the other tabs for entry requirements.
If you are completing this course as part of your diploma, we recommend that you complete our Nutrition and Weight Management course before starting this course.
However, we recommend reading our nutrition blog posts prior to starting the course. There are loads of useful material to help cement your understanding of nutrition! Read them here:
An interactive e-learning course. We recommend you work though the course more than once. There is a demonstration of the course available (look for the "Course Demo" tab).
An online exam at the end of the course to test your understanding.
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Launched in 2011, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is the professional development body for the UK’s sport, fitness and physical activity sector and has been awarded chartered status by the Privy Council. CIMSPA provides leadership, support and empowerment for professionals working in sport and physical activity and is the strategic lead for professional development in the sector.
CIMSPA has been tasked by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), backed by Sport England and employers, with leading the sport and physical activity sectors workforce development programme. This will be achieved by creating a clear and rigorous set of employer-led standards for all sport and exercise professionals, with a similar clear and rigorous system for assessment, awarding and validating qualifications.
CIMSPA is recognised as the authoritative, single unified voice for the sector by government departments, key agencies and partners, including Sport England, Public Health England, ukactive, Sport and Recreation Alliance, Sporta and cCLOA. The institute has membership options for everyone working in, or interested in working in, the sport and physical activity world – from student and apprentice through to service director and CEO. CIMSPA already provides a route to chartered status for those working in leisure operations, and is developing similar routes for the whole of the sector. For more information go to www.cimspa.co.uk.
The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) is a government backed system of self-regulation for all instructors, coaches, trainers and teachers involved in the exercise and fitness industry. Registration is achieved and maintained through qualifications and training programmes that are nationally recognised and are linked to the National Occupational Standards for exercise and fitness. For more information go to www.exerciseregister.org.
Each individual module within your training programme has a specific deadline or time-frame of completion that must be achieved in order to pass. The aim of the deadlines are to encourage you to succeed and ensure that you become qualified. The overall deadline to complete all your courses is 3 years from when you purchased.
We would ask how much time can you dedicate to your study? The more time available, the quicker you can complete your course/diploma. If you don’t have lots of time, we advise taking it step-by-step.
Future Fit training gives you amazing support in your online course. What you have to learn is clear, concise and interesting. The team working at Future Fit are friendly and incredibly helpful. Future Fit also give back to their clients and provide them opportunities through projects like the Future Fit Legacy Awards. I am grateful to have signed up with them as my training provider.
Joseph Bleetman 30 11 2019
I signed up for the Total Immersion with Future Fit and so far have completed my Level 2 & 3 as well as many CPD courses, I just have some Level 4 courses left. Upon reflection of my training so far, I'm not sure that online learning is the best way to go as you don't get the hands-on experience that you really need to build confidence and I did feel a bot lost when I first started working in the industry. However, having said that I have always been very impressed with Future Fit prompt and reliable customer service.
Ruby Parsons 12 03 2019
An incredibly professional organisation that deserves recognition for the quality of the training. It was made easy for me to qualify to Level 4 PT by use on online training to provide a foundation of knowledge, then supplemented by simply superb weekend workshops on various specific aspects - these workshops under promised and over delivered every single time through instructors that had a wealth of knowledge and experience and clearly demonstrated this in a professional manner.
Neil1969 24 01 2019
Sports Nutritionist, Author & Fat Loss Coach
Scott specialises in fat loss, muscle gain and nutrition for sports performance. He likes to challenge and encourage his clients to surpass their physical and mental boundaries by using effective, scientifically-proven nutritional strategies to help them achieve their goals. He was attracted to Future Fit Training as he has heard many positive reviews about the company and believed it would be a welcome addition to his current qualification portfolio. At the moment, Scott is involved in a wide range of fitness and nutrition projects and there are several exciting things on the horizon.
I love my job. I enjoy meeting with new clients and I am always excited when I am presented with an opportunity to help clients achieve their goals. The sense of satisfaction is unrivalled when you hear of clients successes.