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Want to become
a Certified
Nutritionist?

Welcome to our game changing Nutritionist Certification and the first ever internationally accredited nutritionist qualification that specialises in women’s health.

Gain the knowledge, skills and all-important insurance, necessary to coach women (and men) towards our varying health, performance and aesthetic goals, and set yourself up to have a legitimate business with the ability to operate from anywhere in the world!

Our why:

Health sciences, and in particular Nutrition and Dietetics students, have been shown to exhibit an increased prevalence of disordered eating. The prevalence of eating disorders among University Nutrition and Dietetics students showed:

  • 62% demonstrated orthorexia
  • 49.5% were at high risk for anorexia
  • 12.9% were at high risk for other eating disorders
  • 8.2% had been previously treated for an ED,
  • and 44.6% had been treated for anorexia.

There are some major red flags when it comes to how some courses are managing the prevalence of eating disorders and hence the influence this may have on clients and society as a whole.

This is why we created our Nutritionist Certification!

Disordered eating and body image are core subjects in all our courses. It is crucial to not pass on your disordered thoughts or behaviours to your clients. Nutrition is so much more than calories, macros and weight management. It affects our hormones, mental health, gut health, performance and so much more. Studies show:

  • 35% of occasional dieters develop disordered eating
  • 20-25% develop an eating disorder
  • 75% of dieters regain weight lost after 3 years
  • 40% regain more weight than when they began
  • Focusing on lifestyle behaviours and holistic health instead of weight leads to better long-term health outcomes

A little background

Unquestionably the biggest paradox in the health and fitness industry is the mounting importance of nutrition and the dire lack of certification and career pathways in this field.

If you’re a Personal Trainer – any advice or council over and above the most ridiculously basic instruction, is outside the scope of practice of what you’re insured to deliver.

The scope of practise for a PT in Australia is essentially the same for all members of the global ICREPS confederation including the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Ireland, India, Spain, Poland, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

A practical alternative

At the other end of the spectrum, the university dietetic pathway is the gold standard in nutrition qualifications and training – no question about it.

It is however, in today’s modern lifestyle, unworkable, unrealistic and unnecessary for many of us – not to mention the $62,713 price tag.

Most of us don’t wish to work in hospital or diagnostic settings, rather, we’d simply like to have the knowledge, skills, accreditation and insurance to provide personalised nutrition counsel to the general population.

If you’ve looked into any non-university nutrition courses, you would’ve witnessed an extreme dearth of accredited options and less than favorable reviews for those that are.

Especially around women’s health issues.

There are definitely a couple of good courses out there, but, they don’t yield the ability to receive insurance coverage upon graduation.

For that reason, they can’t be entertained as a means of obtaining a professional career pathway.

More about insurance

The reality is we live in a litigious society and there’s always the possibility a client may experience an unforeseen reaction to your advice or misinterpret part of your plan, which could lead to them holding you legally liable and ask you to pay damages.

In 2019, Sports Nutrition Australia issued a report demonstrating that at that time there were over 20,000 open insurance claims in the Australian fitness industry and that most settle through a non-disclosure, non-insurance payout.

You just don’t hear about it often, because, well, trainers don’t tend to advertise such events on their social media and non-disclosure means you can’t legally make the information known even if you wanted to.

Allergic reactions happen.

Ill health happens.

Allegations of negligence happen.

The blame game happens.

Professional liability and indemnity insurance protects you if something goes wrong whilst you’re providing professional services to your client. Ie, no need for non-disclosure payouts.

Once you graduate as a Women’s Fitness Academy Certified Nutritionist, you’ll qualify to receive public liability and indemnity insurance up to $20 million (more than enough for any worst-case scenario).

We have insurance partners with tailor-made policies for our graduates in several countries including Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK.

Men

Our course has the same (and potentially better) scientific and evidence-based framework of any good non-gender-specific nutrition course.

You’ll receive all the knowledge and skills to coach males as effectively as any other nutrition course out there!

Our major difference being, you’ll have a huge amount of extra capability around issues pertaining specifically to females.

Our certification was convened by our Academy Dietitian, Louisa Giampaolo, who holds three Masters degrees and we have subject matter expert contribution from no less than 20 other specialists in their particular fields.

They include sports dietitians, psychologists, a naturopath, a counseller, business strategist, competition preparation coaches and several other dietitians with distinct and valuable skill sets.

Moreover, and uniquely to this course, we have a large body of personal trainers/nutritionists who we term our pragmatic experts.

Some of them may not have 14+ letters after their names, but, they’ve been hand-picked for their real-world experience in the fitness/nutrition game and have irreplaceable guidance for those of you starting out.

Now, back to you blokes reading this, imagine finding a really good cricket bat. Well weighted, nice bow, grip feels great, got runs written all over it.

It just happens to be pink.

Our Technology Advantage

In education today, we’re essentially competing for your attention against the biggest entertainment companies in the world like Netflix, Tiktok and Instagram. 

Knowing this and knowing many women are time-poor with demanding mental loads – we created digestible content in a simple-to-navigate platform. 

Our technology saves you time by making it super easy to learn on the go.

It operates just like cutting-edge streaming where you can resume exactly where you left off and change to any device including mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop.
More video, less reading.

Whether you’re commuting, on a work break, traveling, or in a waiting room – you’ll more than likely be using your phone to help pass the time. Why not have your course be an option?

You can even change to your choice of 39 different languages with the single click of a button.

We think you’ll love it and industry leading worldwide completion figures back that up!!

Free Upgrades

Traditionally speaking, education courses bring less and less value to students over time as the information has to go to print.

Once printed, that course might not be updated at all for several years as the costs involved to re-print are so prohibitive.

Therefore, it’s value as a learning resource diminishes from that day at the printers because the knowledge surrounding the topic ever-changes with science moving so rapidly after it.

Now, fast forward to you reading this today – this online nutritionist course can be updated, modified and improved within minutes. So – you’re investing in a resource where the value and benefits you receive substantially increase after your initial investment.

And a bonus to this is we don’t harm the environment by printing and shipping old-school text books.

 

Duration

You have 24 months from the date of enrolment to complete your course.

The course is self-paced so it can be completed in a much shorter time period if desired – totally up to you!

We also recognise other nutrition courses lock you out once complete. Some even lock you out once you complete a module.

At the conclusion of this course, you’ll still have access to your full learning portal and all the resources and upgrades that come with it.

Delivery & Assessment

This course is delivered 100% online and self-paced.

You have an assessment, a case study and an exam that is taken online at the end of each unit.

The assessment methods are a combination of multiple choice, short answers and case study questions.

You need to achieve a grade of 75% or more in each module to earn a passing grade for your Nutritionist credentials.

About our Course Convener – Louisa Giampaolo

Louisa is our Academy Dietitian and she began her university education at the University of Canberra completing a Bachelor of Human Nutrition in 2012.

She then went on and completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics.

Clearly not satisfied with just the one Masters Degree, she proceeded on and got two more – an MBA and a Masters Degree in Medical Science at the University of Sydney Medical School.

All the while specialising in paediatric and sports dietetics.

For her exercise fuzzies, she’s a certified CrossFit coach and has been a three-time CrossFit regionals athlete.

When she finds CrossFit a bit too taxing on her cardio, she rocks up to the NSW State powerlifting champs and has twice taken out the 63kg gong.

And, when she’s not answering (and cringing) at all of our ‘should I try this diet or that diet’ type of questions, you’ll probably find her watching her 7th re-run of Brooklyn 99.

Our Subject Matter Experts

UNIT 1 – Human Anatomy and Biochemistry

  • Louisa Giampaolo – Dietitian | The digestive system, anatomy and epidemiology
  • Kelsey Hutton – Performance Dietitian | Sports nutrition and energy systems
  • Jasmine Howard – Nutritionist | Food chemistry 101

 

UNIT 2. What is Good Nutrition?

  • Louisa Giampaolo – Dietitian | Macronutrients, micronutrients and eating for health
  • Kristen Adams – Dietitian | Sugar and carbohydrate metabolism | Peninsula Physical Health and Nutrition

 

UNIT 3. Practical Nutrition

  • Jane Freeman – Dietitians Australia | Meal Planning
  • Gemma Ursino – Sports Nutritionist | Practical application of body recomposition coaching
  • Ele Stojanoska – IBS Dietitian | Intolerances, FODMAPS, coeliac and gluten
  • Olivia Hampton – Nutrition Coach | Practical application and meal planning for women
  • Elle Edwards – Nutrition Coach | Practical application of body recomposition coaching
  • Kelsey Hutton – Performance Dietitian
  • Leticia Lockhart – Nutrition Coach | Practical application of reverse dieting
  • Faye Magpayo – Nutrition Coach | Practical application of coaching busy women
  • Elin Granstrand – Sports Nutritionist | Flexible dieting and how to apply it with real clients  

    UNIT 4. Female Health & Nutrition

    • Jacqui Lamplugh – Women’s Health Specialist and Naturopath | Female physiology, hormones, fertility and menopause
    • Kahili Blundell – Nutritionist | Pre and post-natal nutrition
    • Alice Cousins – Nutritionist | Female hormones and nutrition
    • Hayden Egerton – Exercise Physiologist |  Male vs Female Training and Nutrition 
    • Lauren Killey – Pro Body Builder and Coach | The Physiology of Fat Loss – Males vs Females
    • Sheradyn Dekker  Functional Nutritionist | Gut Health and Hormones 
    • Giacinta Killen – Online Coach | Specialising in ADHD Women
    • Mandy Hopper – Masters in Human Nutrition and Sports Science | Blood testing & Analysis & Identifying Gut Dysfunction 

     

    UNIT 5. Special Diets and Health Conditions

    • Dr Anika Rouf – Dietitians Australia | Facts surrounding popular fad diets
    • Fuchsia Goldsmith – Dietitian | Vegetarian and vegan nutrition
    • Sarah Forbes – Clinical Dietitian | Diabetes Nutrition
    • Stephanie Georgiou – Psychologist | The psychology of eating behaviour
    • Jess O’Garr – Clinical Psychologist | Disordered eating and eating disorders
    • Jane Freeman – Cancer Specialist Dietitian | Cancer Nutrition

     

    UNIT 6. Nutrition and Business

    • Joel Rogers – Counsellor | Motivational interviewing
    • Martyn Tomzcuk – Business Strategist | Optimising the packaging and selling of your services
    • Alana Coomer – Nutrition Coach | Navigating physique clients through the post competition period
    • Alice Cousins – Nutritionist | The nutrition coaching process
    • Gem Ursino – Nutrition Coach | How to set up an online coaching operation  
    • Kate Morris – Nutritionist | Social media tips and strategies and scaling your online nutrition business
    • Caitlin Simms – Women’s Gym Owner and Online Coach | Building Your Dream Business

    • Zoe LeeFemale Coaching Specialist | How to Build Epic Client Relationships

       

    COURSE OUTLINE

    UNIT 1.

    Human Anatomy and Biochemistry

    Lesson 1. Systemic & Regional Anatomy

    Lesson 2. Epidemiology

    Lesson 3. The Digestive System

    Lesson 4. Energy Systems

    Lesson 5. Food Chemistry

    Lesson 6. Nutrient metabolism

    Resource Library

    Assessment

    UNIT 2.

    What is Good Nutrition?

    Lesson 1. Introduction to food and nutrition

    Lesson 2. Macronutrients

    Lesson 3. The Science of Sugar

    Lesson 4. Gut Health

    New Lesson 5. The Gut Hormone Connection

    Resource Library

    Assessment

     

    UNIT 3.

    Practical Nutrition

    Lesson 1. Coaching Nutrition

    Lesson 2. Nutrition for the General Population

    Lesson 3. Optimising Nutrition for Performance

    Lesson 3.1 Reverse & Flexible Dieting

    Lesson 4. Food intolerances, FODMAPS and GI issues

    Lesson 5. Meal planning and dieting

    Lesson 6. Creating Meal Plans

    Lesson 7. Goal Setting & Adjusting Plans

    Lesson 8. Risks and Benefits of Supplements

    Meal Plan Examples

    Resource Library

    Assessment

      UNIT 4.

      Female Health & Nutrition

      Lesson 1. Female Physiology

      Lesson 1.1 Female Anatomy and Metabolism

      Lesson 2. Fertility & Conception Nutrition

      Lesson 3. Pre & Post-Natal Nutrition

      Lesson 3.1. Dietary Requirements & Conditions During Pregnancy

      Lesson 4. Female Hormones & Nutrition

      Lesson 4.1 Nutrition & The Menstrual Cycle

      Lesson 4.2 Hormones and Nutrition

      Lesson 4.3 Female Hormone Health and Testing

      Lesson 5. Menopause

      Lesson 5.1. Female Nutrition – Reproduction to Menopause & Beyond

      Lesson 5.2. Menopause & Dietary Intake

      Lesson 6. Nutrition for Males vs Females

      Lesson 7. Blood Testing & Analysis

      Lesson 7.1. Identifying Gut & Hormone Dysfunction

      Assessment

      Resource Library

      UNIT 5.

      Special Diets and Health Conditions

      Lesson 1. Popular Nutrition & Fad Diets

      Lesson 2. Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

      Lesson 3. Nutrition Management of Diabetes and Pre-diabetes

      Lesson 4. The Psychology of Eating Behaviour

      Lesson 4.1 Disordered Eating

      Lesson 4.2 Stress and Eating Behaviours

      Lesson 4.3. Helping Clients who Binge Eat

      Lesson 4.4. Body Image and Weight Stigma

      Lesson 5. Bariatric Nutrition

      Lesson 5.1 Nutritional Recommendations for Adult Bariatric Surgery Patients

      Lesson 6. Nutrition and Cancer

      Lesson 7. Coaching the ADHD Woman

      Lesson 8. Prebiotics, Probiotics and Postbiotics

      Assessment

      Resource Library

      UNIT 6.

      Nutrition and Business

      Introduction

      Lesson 1. Setting Up Your Business

      Lesson 2. Branding & Marketing

      Lesson 2.2. My Fitness Pal Guide

      Lesson 3. The Nutrition Coaching Process

      Lesson 4. The Principles & Models of Nutrition Coaching

      Lesson 5. Motivational Interviewing Psychology

      Lesson 6. Scaling your Nutrition Business

      Lesson 7. Navigating the Complexities of Female Body Building

      Case Study

      Assignment

      Exam

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