Online Nutrition Courses & Qualifications

Our flexible, online courses allow you to study a certified nutrition course in your own time and prepare yourself to start a career or improve your knowledge.

The benefits of our Nutrition Courses include:

100% Online e-learning Courses
Our e-learning courses are designed for everyday life. Learn from home through text, images, animation, audio and video.
Study from 1 hour per week
Fit your studies around your current lifestyle, such as existing work and family commitments.
Earn more money
Our graduates are better qualified and more respected, so often earn more money.
Flexible payment options
Start today with a range of flexible payment options, including pay-as-you-learn and 0% finance.
Study & train throughout COVID-19
All our courses are available to study right now, using e-learning in the safety of your own home.
Exceptional course support
All courses are supported by our team of degree-qualified nutritionists and dietitians.

Choose from one of our courses below:

Entry Diploma

Level 3

Diploma in Weight Loss Management

Ideal for people who want to provide nutrition advice to clients and run their own clinics.

Key Information:

  • Association for Nutrition Certified
  • Start earning in 6 months
  • Career Accelerator Package
  • Discounted Dietary Analysis Software Nutritics®
  • Access Insurance to practice through Balens

Course Includes:

  • Behaviour Change Coaching The Formula 4 Change system, is a course developed by Future Fit Training and Dr Gary Mendoza, which will enable you to easily assess clients, choose the right strategies and facilitate positive behaviour changes, and successfully implement them as a personal trainer.
  • Nutrition & Weight Management Course

Most Popular

Level 4

RSPH Advanced Nutrition Diploma

Ideal for people who want to provide expert nutrition advice to specialist groups.

Key Information:

  • Our most comprehensive nutrition diploma
  • RSPH Accredited and AfN CertifiedThe RSPH is an Ofqual-recognised national awarding body that provides health-related qualifications.
  • RSPH membership for 1 year
  • Put MRSPH after your name
  • Career Accelerator Package
  • Discounted Dietary Analysis Software Nutritics®
  • Access Insurance to practice through Balens

Course Includes:

Everything in Level 3 plus:

  • Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
  • Childhood Nutrition & Obesity Prevention
  • Pre- and Postnatal Nutrition
  • Vegetarian, Vegan and Plant-Based DietsLearn everything you need to know to help your vegetarian and vegan diets optimise their nutrient intake.
  • Nutrition for Older Adults
  • Meal Planning

Merged Diploma

Level 4

PT and Nutrition Diplomas

Become a personal trainer with RSPH nutrition level 4 status to provide expert nutrition advice to clients.

Key Information:

  • CIMSPA endorsed
  • RSPH membership for 1 year
  • RSPH Level 4 Award in NutritionThe RSPH is an Ofqual-recognised national awarding body that provides health-related qualifications.
  • Put MRSPH after your name
  • Career Accelerator Package
  • Discounted Dietary Analysis Software Nutritics®
  • Access Insurance to practice through Balens
  • Guaranteed Interviews

Course Includes:

Everything in Level 3 & 4 plus:

  • Level 2 Gym Instructing
  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral
  • Exercise for Management of Low Back Pain
  • Pre- and Post-natal Exercise
Nutrition courses Future Fit

What to Expect from Our Nutrition Courses?

Our flexible, online nutrition courses allow you to study in your own time and at your own pace. When you become a Nutritional Adviser with our online courses, you will benefit from:

  • The experience and quality of courses from over 25 years’ experience as leading health and fitness educators
  • Enjoy our comprehensive nutrition courses that prepare you to start your career
  • Both of our diplomas are certified by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) at Level 4 of the Health and Social Care Competency framework
  • Learn from the industry-leading nutritionists
  • Alternatively, if you are studying purely for personal interest, you will find our short online nutrition courses equally fascinating and educational.

If you want to add value to your portfolio of skills and enhance your career in health and fitness without committing to a full nutrition diploma, select one of our nutrition courses. These courses are great to improve your dietary knowledge, coming complete with practical exercises to test your nutritional knowledge.

Study Nutrition Courses Online

Our Online Nutrition Courses

See below for more details of the Diploma in Weight Loss Management and the Level 4 Advanced Nutrition and Weight Management Diploma, which covers everything in the first diploma plus further courses in more specialist areas.

Contact us to talk to one of our specialist Career Advisers about this month’s special offers on our online nutritional courses.

Click on the links below for more details of each diploma.

Start a career in nutrition

Learn how to start your career in Nutrition: 5 steps guide

The path to becoming a Nutrition Adviser is not simple, but once you have qualified you have the chance to transform the lives of others through the power of nutrition.

To help you pursue your dreams in the fitness industry, we have created this guide to help map out your journey to becoming a qualified, successful Nutrition Advisor.

how to choose the best online nutrition course

How to choose the right nutrition course

A recognised nutrition qualification will be accredited by an independent awarding body such as CYQ or VTCT and will be listed on the register of regulated qualifications held by Ofqual.

Before you decide who to study with, you ave to ask these questions to your training provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the course take? How many hours should I study for per week?

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.

Can I work for the NHS?

Yes. In addition to nutritionists and dieticians, the NHS employs a range of health professionals that provide nutrition advice including health trainers, dietetic assistant practitioners and community food workers. You can search for jobs on the NHS jobs website using ‘nutrition’ as a keyword. Tip: ensure that you tick the box to search the whole advert rather than the advert title. This will ensure you see all of the most relevant results.

How easy is it to complete a diploma when I work already?

All of the School of Nutrition courses are online which means that you can study at a time and pace to suit you. If you can spare just 6 hours per week you can complete the Diploma in Weight Loss Management in less than 20 weeks. If you have more free time to study, then you can complete the diploma in a much shorter timeframe.

How do I set up and run a successful weight management clinic?

Our Nutrition and Weight Management Course contains lesson plans and resources for running an 8-week weight management course. This can be used with both groups and individuals.

How to Become a Nutritionist?

In order to become a registered nutritionist you will need to complete a university degree. Future Fit offer an alternative yet comprehensive path to becoming a nutrition professional. For more information why not read our article on how to become a Nutrition Adviser.

What are the possible earnings for a Nutrition and Weight Loss Adviser?

You can earn £25-£40 an hour from one-to-one consultations or £80+ an hour running weight loss classes.

What can and can’t I do with a School of Nutrition diploma?

You will be able to offer advice to adults who are generally healthy and need help improving their diet and losing weight. You can run your own weight loss consultancy offering individual or group sessions to help people to successfully manage their dietary intake and achieve health and weight loss goals.

If you complete our Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management you will also be able to advise on sports nutrition, pre and post-natal nutrition as well as childhood nutrition.

You won’t be able to work with individuals who need specialist dietary advice due to a medical condition. This is the role of a dietician.

What is the difference between a Nutrition Adviser, a Dietician and a Nutritionist?

The nutrition profession encompasses many levels of expertise and a wide variety of career possibilities.

Nutritionists and dieticians have very similar job roles and there is considerable overlap in what they do. In general, dieticians tend to be more clinical and more involved with working with people with diet-related medical conditions. Nutritionists are more likely to work in research, the food industry, community projects and preventative health. However, you do find nutritionists who work in hospitals and dieticians who work in the food industry. Dieticians and nutritionists normally have degree level qualifications.

In addition to nutritionists and dieticians there are nutrition advisers, health trainers, personal trainers, wellness coaches, slimming group leaders and weight loss coaches who all practice nutrition to varying degrees and can have a number of possible qualifications.

Most members of the general public will only get referred to a nutritionist or dietician if they have a relatively serious health problem, yet there are millions of people in the UK who are overweight and suffering the consequences of a poor diet. Nutrition advisers are often much more accessible to the general public and have all the skills needed to advise and motivate individuals on how to eat better, move more, lose weight and improve their health.

When embarking on a career in nutrition it is important to choose a course with a reputable training company. Many companies sell poor quality training courses in nutrition that are not evidence-based and not recognised by any official awarding body. We are proud to have our courses independently recognised by the Association for Nutrition and awarding organisations such as the Royal Society of Public Health. This means that our students can have full confidence that their training is of the highest quality and will fully equip them for working in the nutrition arena.

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Speak to one of our fantastic careers advisors or call us today on 01329 829444