Nutritional Consultant

Hours: 140 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,565.00

Course Overview:

Nutrition Consultant training provides students with an understanding of how food nutrition contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health. Students learn to conduct in-depth diet and lifestyle evaluations and to advise individuals on food plans customized to each individual’s taste, temperament, and health goals. The fundamentals of whole food nutrition, digestive physiology, metabolism, nutritional biochemistry, and current research are presented. The nutritional terrain covered includes macronutrients, micronutrients, and phytonutrients, based upon current global research and application. Students are trained to work in the community in a wide variety of institutional, school, business, and private practice settings.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend how nutrition relates to overall health
  • Identify the components of food and how it is used by the body
  • Define vitamins and minerals and their role in the body
  • Identify the nutritional needs throughout the lifespan
  • Comprehend the role of nutritional therapy when treating disease

Course Outline:

Nutritional Consultant Module 1
Digestion, Absorption, & Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Health
  • The Science of Nutrition
  • Digestion
  • Absorption
  • Metabolism
  • Movement of Food Through Digestive Tract
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fiber
  • Lipids
  • Fatty Acids and Triglycerides
  • Proteins
Nutritional Consultant Module 2
Essential Nutrients
  • Vitamins
  • B Vitamins
  • Folate
  • Thiamin
  • Minerals
  • Potassium
  • Trace Elements
  • Iron
  • Water
  • Electrolyte Balance
  • Energy Balance
  • Human Energy System
Nutritional Consultant Module 3
Nutrition & The Beginning of Life
  • Personal Food Selection
  • Food Safety & Food Processing
  • Community Nutrition
  • Family Economic Needs
  • Nutrition During Pregnancy
  • Nutrition During Lactation
  • Maternal Nutrition & the Outcome of Pregnancy
  • Nutrition for Normal Growth & Development
  • Nutritional Requirements for Growth
  • Age-group Needs
  • Children and Adolescents
Nutritional Consultant Module 4
Nutrition Through the Lifespan
  • Nutrition for Adults
  • Adulthood: Continuing Growth & Development
  • Adult Stages
  • The Nature of Aging
  • Nutrition and Physical Fitness
  • Physical Activity
  • Chronic Disease
  • Obesity as a Disease
  • Role of Nutrition in Clinical Care
  • Metabolic Stress
  • Nutritional Needs & Surgery
Nutritional Consultant Module 5
Nutrition & Disease Part 1
  • Drug-Nutrient Interactions
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Enteral Nutrition
  • Tube Feeding Nutrition
  • Home Nutrition Support
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Problems in the Digestive Process
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Hypertension & Vascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
Nutritional Consultant Module 6
Nutrition & Disease Part 2
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Nature of Diabetes
  • Renal Disease
  • Basic Kidney Function
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Medical Management
  • Cancer
  • Body’s Defense System
  • Effects of Cancer on Nutrition
  • Nutrition & Cancer

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **