functional nutrition course

functional nutrition course

WHAT IS THIS COURSE?

This course is based on the vitalistic philosophy of food and provides a comprehensive foundation of functional nutrition. It will enable you to develop an extensive knowledge and understanding of both past and current nutritional trends that influence our daily health, well-being and lifestyle.

The focus of this course is about practical application. As you progress, you will learn how to apply this nutritional knowledge and how it affects the body to create specific health outcomes.The course provides detailed knowledge in Functional Nutrition as it relates to specific diet types, exercise, microbiome and the necessary nutrition required to optimise health through the different generations.

It will also provide you with the foundation to enhance your current career path or act as a catalyst should you want to change careers.

WHAT IS THIS COURSE?

This course is based on the vitalistic philosophy of food and provides a comprehensive foundation of functional nutrition. It will enable you to develop an extensive knowledge and understanding of both past and current nutritional trends that influence our daily health, well-being and lifestyle.

The focus of this course is about practical application. As you progress, you will learn how to apply this nutritional knowledge and how it affects the body to create specific health outcomes.The course provides detailed knowledge in Functional Nutrition as it relates to specific diet types, exercise, microbiome and the necessary nutrition required to optimise health through the different generations

It will also provide you with the foundation to enhance your current career path or act as a catalyst should you want to change careers.

 

This course aims to provide you with:

  • An understanding of Functional Nutrition and vitalistic health
  • The knowledge to investigate and research past and current nutritional trends that have a direct impact on the health and well-being of people today
  • The tools to simplify the complexity of the food and nutrition ‘landscape’
  • Practical tools and knowledge in Functional Nutrition that you can apply to specific health issues for yourself, family members or clients

The critical thinking skills necessary to analyse in depth research, studies and reports on health and nutrition trends

This course aims to provide you with:

  • An understanding of Functional Nutrition and vitalistic health
  • The knowledge to investigate and research past and current nutritional trends that have a direct impact on the health and well-being of people today
  • The tools to simplify the complexity of the food and nutrition ‘landscape’
  • Practical tools and knowledge in Functional Nutrition that you can apply to specific health issues for yourself, family members or clients

The critical thinking skills necessary to analyse in depth research, studies and reports on health and nutrition trends

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS COURSE, YOU WILL:

  • Be inspired and empowered to make sustained and holistic nutritional changes in their own life
  • Have the knowledge to make an impact in the lives of those within their circle of influence, creating a ripple effect of improved health in their community
  • Establish their own business in the health and wellness sector.
  • Apply holistic and appropriate solutions to create sustained change and improved health in yourself and others
  • Identify how to reinforce positive food habits and behaviours
  • Enhance your current career path or act as a catalyst to change careers
  • Become a Health & Nutrition Mentor in a number fields — your own business, Workplace & Wellness Expert, School Tuckshop convener or chef
  • Join the Nutrition Academy Consultant Program
  • Qualify for Smart DNA Practitioner training to become a Smart DNA Practitioner
  • Possibility to qualify for GAPs Practitioner training (You need to meet additional criteria other than completing our course)

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS COURSE, YOU WILL:

  • Be inspired and empowered to make sustained and holistic nutritional changes in their own life
  • Have the knowledge to make an impact in the lives of those within their circle of influence, creating a ripple effect of improved health in their community
  • Establish their own business in the health and wellness sector.
  • Apply holistic and appropriate solutions to create sustained change and improved health in yourself and others
  • Identify how to reinforce positive food habits and behaviours
  • Enhance your current career path or act as a catalyst to change careers
  • Become a Health & Nutrition Mentor in a number fields — your own business, Workplace & Wellness Expert, School Tuckshop convener or chef
  • Join the Functional Nutrition Academy Consultant Program
  • Qualify for Smart DNA Practitioner training to become a Smart DNA Practitioner
  • Possibility to qualify for GAPs Practitioner training (You need to meet additional criteria other than completing our course)

 

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

It is ideal for you if you are:

  • Passionate about health and nutrition
  • Looking for a short yet comprehensive means to develop your understanding of nutrition and diet
  • Wanting to improve the health for yourself and others
  • Are interested in starting a business as a Health & Nutrition Mentor
  • Are working in the health industry and looking to further develop your career

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

It is ideal for you if you are:

  • Passionate about health and nutrition
  • Looking for a short yet comprehensive means to develop your understanding of nutrition and diet
  • Wanting to improve the health for yourself and others
  • Are interested in starting a business as a Health & Nutrition Mentor
  • Are working in the health industry and looking to further develop your career

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE DELIVERED?

  • 13 self-paced online learning modules – Each module consists of lesson notes, videos, audios, and activities to apply the learning and develop your critical thinking
  • Reflective feedback provided by our qualified facilitators
  • Ongoing Support from the Nutrition Academy Team
  • An Online forum and private Facebook group
  • 24-month access to the online content

 

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE DELIVERED?

  • 13 self-paced online learning modules – Each module consists of lesson notes, videos, audios, and activities to apply the learning and develop your critical thinking
  • Reflective feedback provided by our qualified facilitators
  • Ongoing Support from the Nutrition Academy Team
  • An Online forum and private Facebook group
  • 24-month access to the online content

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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

This Course is divided into two sections with six modules each, they include: 

  • The Fundamentals of Functional Nutrition 
  • Applied Functional Nutrition.

the fundamentals of functional nutrition

 

MODULE 1 – HISTORY OF NUTRITION TRENDS

This module provides participants with an introduction to our Functional Nutrition philosophy. It takes participants on a “nutritional journey through time” to create an understanding of our current food trends and nutritional habits within modern society. This foundation allows participants to commence their own investigative journey into the world of food and nutrition, while providing the core principles that govern the overall course. 

Lessons covered in this module include:

  • Vitalism
  • Anthropology and diet: an evolutionary perspective
  • Food trends and cultural influences on food
  • Nutrition in the 21st century
MODULE 2 – VITALISM & THE MODERN WORLD

With a focus on the biomedical, this module provides participants with the essential information about the relationship between nutrition and the human body as an intelligent, self-aware system that processes food in a natural way in order to achieve health and longevity.

Lessons covered in this module include:

  • Nutrients and health
  • Cells, tissues, organs and organ systems
  • Metabolism and the energetics of food
  • The digestive system
MODULE 3 – IMPACTS OF THE MODERN WORLD

This module will introduce the participant to the modern influences that disrupt the ‘innate’ human intelligence of the body. It will discuss the role of marketing and advertising of foods on health, supplements, drugs, food additives, chemicals and genetically modified foods, and how these impact on our daily lives and health status. 

Lessons covered in this module include:

  • Supplements, drugs and food additives
  • Influences of marketing and advertisement
  • The chemical revolution
  • Genetic modification
MODULE 4 – THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

This module will allow participants to gain detailed knowledge about the Immune System, including Autoimmunity and Immune Dysfunction and how they can be influenced by food and nutrition. Participants will investigate food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances to understand the differences between each of them, and identify their consequences as they appear within the human body. Finally, the module will explore one of the largest areas of the Immune System, the Gut, with a focus on understanding ‘Leaky Gut’. 

Lessons covered in this module include:

  • The amazing immune system
  • Autoimmunity and immune dysfunction
  • Nutrition, immune function and probiotics
  •  Leaky gut and autoimmune disease
MODULE 5 – CHOLESTEROL AND FATS

This module explores a key component in any diet – Cholesterol and Fats. It looks at the facts about cholesterol and fats, their relationship with the human body and their overall impact on human health. 

Lessons covered in this module include

  • Traditional and evolving beliefs about fat and cholesterol
  • Fats 101
  • Good fats,,bad fats
  • The impact of fat and cholesterol on the human body: Implications for disease
MODULE 6 – THE ROLE OF SUGAR AND SALT

This module explores the basic science, history and nutritional role that sugar plays in the human body. Participants will learn about Insulin resistance, Type I and Type II Diabetes. They will also learn to recognise the properties of sugar that can impact on an individual’s overall health and wellbeing. 

Lessons covered in this module include:

  • Sugar: a historical perspective of its science and nutritional roles in the human body
  • Insulin resistance: evolution and disease processes
  • Type I diabetes and Type II diabetes
  • Management strategies for diabetes

applied functional nutrition

 

MODULE 1 – YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO FOOD

This module explores the complexity and multi-faceted issues of obesity and other types of dysfunctional relationships with food, from both the body and mind perspective. The participant will gain an understanding of the issues of obesity and the problems associated with obesity management.

Lessons covered in this module include:

  • Obesity: a brief historical perspective, epidemiology and social impact

  • Obesity and control of appetite

  • Food addiction and the psychology of food

  • Obesity and management

MODULE 2 – EATING FOR YOUR GENERATIONS

This module will provide information to help understand the nutritional needs of different age groups — babies and children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. It will also identify the impact different foods have on the health of these different age groups, and the long-term effects they have on people’s health.

MODULE 3 – FOOD AND YOUR HORMONES

This module introduces you to the complex world of hormones and encourages them to explore and research the connections between hormonal balance in the human body and diet. It looks at key life events that alter the body’s natural hormone balance and challenges participants to utilise key information they have learnt in previous modules in order to identify and apply nutritional changes to restore hormone balance during these events.

Lessons covered in this module include:

  • Hormones and the endocrine system
  • The thyroid and iodine: diet and diagnosis
  • Fertility, pregnancy and menopause
  • Balancing hormones
MODULE 4 – IMPORTANCE OF EATING AND EXERCISE

This module explores the connection between eating and exercise across the spectrum, from non-athletes to elite and professional sports people. It will require you to research and investigate these connections from the perspective of increasing performance and also decreasing the risk of injury.

Lessons covered in this module include:

  • Exercise and sport
  • Professional and elite athletes
  • Food supplements and exercise performance
  • Eating for longevity
MODULE 5 – DIET BASED SOLUTIONS

This module explores a wide array of diet trends. You will explore both the pros and cons of each varying diet, inviting them to evaluate and make informed choices to suit an individual’s needs.

Lessons covered in this module include:

  • Diet trends, Part 1
  • Diet trends, Part 2
  • Blood, saliva, urine and sensitivity testing
  • Recommending suitable diets
MODULE 6 – NUTRIGENOMICS AND MICROBIOME

This module aims to give you the opportunity to explore the many other facets that contribute to health and well-being. It considers a range of factors in determining holistic solutions that will facilitate sustained change in the health and well-being.

Lessons covered in this module include:

  • Microbiomes and nutrigenomics
  • Emotion: grief, anxiety and depression
  • Cosmetics
  • The environment
BONUS MODULE - ADDITIONAL INCOME OPPORTUNITIES

This module aims to identify the additional income streams that you can make by becoming an affiliate and/or wholesaler for other companies products and programs, that are aligned with your own vision and values.

Lessons covered in this module include:

  • Affiliate – What is it and how to identify good programs
  • Becoming a Wholesaler
  • Functional Nutrition Academy Consultant Program

Still have questions?

Cyndi, nutritionist and found of the Nutrition Academy will have all you need to know about studying at the academy and what is covered in the Functional Nutrition Course in this live Q&A Webinar