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Level 4 RSPH Nutrition Course

Ideal for people who want to provide expert nutrition advice to specialist groups and run their own clinics.

QUALIFICATIONS

RSPH Level 4 Award in Nutrition (+1 more)

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CAREER

Become a Nutrition Coach

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COURSE TYPE

100% Online Learning

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ACCREDITATION

RSPH Accredited

Get a qualification from an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation.

Course Overview

Enhance your opportunities by studying the well respected and internationally recognised Nutrition course at the highest levels. Feel confident in your investment of a course that has been created by degree-qualified nutritionist based on the very latest health and nutrition research.

Accredited by  The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), the leading public health awarding organisation in the UK. This Level 4 course will give you the knowledge and understanding of nutritional requirements of a healthy diet, in addition to gaining specialist knowledge to enable you to advise on a wide range of diets to meet the specialist needs of a diverse population.

This diploma is certified by the AfN at Level 4 of the Health and Social Care competency Framework. It is also accredited by the RSPH at Level 4.


Included Qualifications:
  • RSPH Level 4 Award in Nutrition
  • Transcend Awards Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity

Also Includes:

RSPH Membership for 1 Year

On completion of this course you will get an RSPH membership for 1 year which is included. This comes with a range of benefits including access to member events and the use of the letters ‘MRSPH’ after your name.

Included Training

Unlike other providers, our training is not off the shelf. Experts in the field have mapped every aspect of your learning to go above and beyond the standard expected.

You'll cover a variety of different topics on this course that include the specific dietary requirements of people with sport and exercise goals, pregnant and breastfeeding women, young children and those following plant-based diets.

This course will provide you with evidence-based knowledge on all aspects of nutrition and its application to different life stages and client goals. This qualification is comprised of 7 individual courses covering a range of nutrition specialisms. You will receive a certificate for each course and a certificate from the RSPH once you have passed all the individual courses and the final assessment.


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What you'll learn:
Part 1 - Fundamentals of Nutrition

  • Factors that influence eating habits
  • A balanced diet
  • The digestive process
  • Food labels
  • An evidence-based approach

Part 2 - Nutritional Science

This will cover the nutritional science behind protein, fats, digestion and carbohydrates including the elements below:

  • The structure
  • Function and sources
  • Digestion and absorption
  • Requirments

Along with the nutritional science behind:

  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Antioxidants
  • Fat-soluble vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Fluids
  • Water
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine

Part 3 - Applied Nutrition

  • Energy balance
  • Calculating energy expenditure
  • Dietary assessment
  • Analysing the food diary
  • Calculating a client's dietary intake
  • Vitamin and mineral analysis
  • Exercise and activity in weight management
  • Measuring and monitoring changes
  • Nutrition and health
  • Diet and common health conditions
  • Practising as a nutrition adviser
  • Marketing your services

Behaviour Change Coaching

Easily assess clients, and choose the right strategies and techniques to facilitate positive behaviour changes.

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 techniques to facilitate positive behaviour changes.

Nutrition & Weight Management

The Nutrition and Weight Management course is aimed at anyone with an interest in gaining a thorough knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating habits and weight management in order to professionally advise clients. They can also study for their own interest.

AfN certified. Fully evidence-based. Written and supported by degree-qualified nutritionists. Learn how to market yourself as a nutrition adviser. Includes resources to run an 8 week weight loss class with a group.

Nutrition for Sport & Exercise

This nutrition course provides the skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable students to give sound, research-based nutrition advice to athletes and to others interested in enhancing sports or athletic performance. The course builds on the knowledge needed to work with the general population and introduces the requirement to personalise nutritional recommendations for those with sport, exercise and body composition goals.

Childhood Nutrition & Obesity Prevention

This course provides the skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable students to support children and their families to have healthy diets and to develop programmes that prevent and manage childhood obesity.

The Childood Nutrition and Obesity Prevention course is aimed at anyone with an interest in gaining a thorough knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating habits and weight management as they apply to children and adolescents. This includes nutrition advisers, PTs, childcare workers & parents.

Pre- and Postnatal Nutrition

This course provides the skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable students to provide nutrition advice to clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The pre-and post natal nutrition course is aimed at anyone with an interest in gaining a thorough knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating habits and weight management as they apply to individuals who are pregnant, who have just given birth or are breast feeding. This includes nutrition advisers, PTs, midwives and those studying for their own interest.

Vegetarian, Vegan and Plant-Based Diets

This course will provide you with the skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable you to support vegetarians and vegans to have healthy diets. It also explores the health benefits of plant-based diets.

The vegetarian, vegan and plant-based diets course is broken down into four units as outlined below:

  • Unit 1: Vegetarian, vegan and plant based diets
  • Unit 2: Achieving a balanced plant-based diet
  • Unit 3: Meeting nutrient requirements
  • Unit 4: Effect of plant-based diets on health

Nutrition for Older Adults

This course provides the skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable students to support older adults to have healthy diets.

The Nutrition for Older Adults course is aimed at anyone with an interest in gaining a thorough knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating habits and weight management as they apply to older adults. This includes nutrition advisers, PTs, carers, nursing home staff and those studying for personal interest.

Meal Planning

Get the knowledge and skills to design meal plans for a range of clients with varying requirements. It includes tutorials on how to use dietary analysis software to produce a bespoke meal plan for a client.

Learning & Assessment

Our online learning allow you to study our award winning qualification from the comfort of your own home around your prior commitments. Unlike other Nutrition courses, you will qualify with more than theoretical knowledge. You will apply your learning with a practical case study to solidify your training and help clients improve their diet and lose weight.

You will learn a variety of different topics that will provide you with the knowledge to excel at your exams and progress into a career in nutrition.

Assessment Methods
  • Online Multiple Choice Exam
  • Case Study
  • Written Assessment

The combination of online tests, case studies and written assessments ensures that you understand both the theoretical and practical aspects of nutrition and can apply the knowledge you have learnt in the real world.

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What our Ambassadors say...

Georgia Nicholls -

"I studied with Future Fit because I have always had a passion for exercise and I wanted to guarantee a career that I was going to love every day. I continue to study with them because they're a supportive, motivational and professional company who have helped me grow into the personal trainer I am today. I'm so grateful that I've gone full circle and ended up as an ambassador of Future Fit to continue being part of an amazing fitness family."

Fees & Funding Options

Our genuine commitment to your career success is why we don’t offer “one size fits all” pricing options. To find out the price for this course, download our price guide or speak to our careers advisors on who will go through the costs involved. Here are a few options when it comes to funding your course.


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Pay in full

Pay the full ammount for your training in one whole lump sum, nice and simple.

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0% finance*

Put down a deposit and then spread the cost of your training with 0% finance*

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Deposit & balance

Put down a deposit and then pay the remaining balance in one lump sum at a later date.

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Pay as you learn

Put down a deposit and then pay for the rest of your training in monthly payments.

Nutrition Careers

Being able to provide Nutritional advice as a personal trainer will allow you to increase your customer base, earning potential and customer retention.


Career Toolkit

Once you have qualified, your Career Toolkit will include everything that you need to land that dream job as a nutrition coach or to even launch your very own business

ProZone:

Receive a 30-day free trial to the ProZone, an online training platform, accredited by CIMSPA. You will have access to training videos, resources and articles on various topics

Dietary Analysis Software:

You will have 6 months access to Nutrium software, enabling you to analyse your clients' diets, determine their calorie and nutrient intake and create meal plans. Nutrium is a complete digital solution for nutrition professionals and includes a personal website and online booking facility.

Career Support

Once you train with Future Fit, you become part of the family where our aim is to help you succeed in as many ways as we can.

Useful resources

Here's everything you need to know before you start:

How to Become a Nutrition Adviser

Career Change Guide


Nutrition Coach/Advisor

Once you've qualified in your chosen course, you'll open the doors to a rich and varied career within the nutrition and fitness sector.

With your Level 4 RSPH Nutrition qualification you will:

  • Be able to design meal plans for a range of clients
  • Be able to provide appropriate nutrition advice to those with sport or exercise-related goals
  • Have specialised knowledge of how the principles of nutrition relate to women who are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Be able to advise families on childhood nutrition and obesity prevention
  • Understand appropriate nutrition advice for older adults
  • Be able to advise vegetarian and vegan clients

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I work for the NHS with the RSPH Nutrition Course?

There are some roles within the NHS where this nutrition qualification would be beneficial including health trainers, dietetic assistant practitioners and community food workers. You won’t be able to work as a nutritionist or dietitian within the NHS.

What can I call myself?

The qualification does not confer a specific job title. Most of our graduates call themselves a nutrition adviser or nutrition coach.

Will I be able to write meal plans?

As part of this course, you will learn how to write meal plans for a variety of clients.

The purpose of this is to give a client examples of what a days eating could look like, ensuring that it meets that client’s energy and nutrient needs. It isn’t about ‘prescribing’ a set way of eating that the client must follow as this approach is rarely the most effective way of helping clients establish long term behaviour change. Our meal planning course explains in what situations a meal plan might be beneficial and what precautions need to be considered.

You will not be qualified to write meal plans for clients with medical conditions.

What type of clients can I work with?

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to work with clients that are generally healthy, who want to improve their diet in order to optimise their health, lose weight, or achieve a specific exercise-related goal. You will not be able to work with clients who have medical conditions that require specialised dietary advice as this is the role of a dietitian.

How long does the RSPH Nutrition Course take?

Most students complete the course in 8-10 months based on approximately 6 hours of study per week. If you have more time available to study you may be able to complete the course in a shorter timeframe.

How will I be assessed?

The RSPH Nutrition course is assessed by a combination of online exams, case studies and written assignments.

How is the course recognised?

Future Fit Training prides itself in offering high quality, independently recognised qualifications. When you complete this course you will gain an Ofqual-recognised level 4 qualification, which is accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health. This course is also certified by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) at Level 4 of the Health and Social Care Framework.

Who are the RSPH

The Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) is an independent health education charity and the world’s longest-established public health body. They are also an Ofqual-recognised national awarding body that provides health-related qualifications. When you complete our Level 4 RSPH Nutrition course you will gain a Level 4 Award in Nutrition accredited by the RSPH. You will also be eligible to become a member of the RSPH.

Who are the AfN?

The Association for Nutrition (AfN) protects and benefits the public by defining and advancing standards of evidence-based practice across the field of nutrition and at all levels within the workforce. AfN Course Certification is a quality mark awarded to courses that meet the competence requirements for their specified sector and level. This quality assurance mark enables students, employers and the public to identify reputable, evidence-based courses in nutrition science.

What are the career prospects?

You can help clients improve their diet and lose weight through one-to-one consultations or by running weight loss classes. You can also use your nutrition skills in a range of job roles such as catering, corporate wellbeing, and community health programs.