Course Description

This course is designed to give you the framework to move towards your journey to better health. It will allow you to explore your passion in a professional online environment to discover whether a career in nutrition will be your future path.

Everyone needs to pay attention to eating well and making the correct choices for their health. This course will give you the foundation to gather a firm understanding of the basics of nutrition and to comprehend trends and fads.

You’ll gain an understanding of what can happen to the body with poor nutrition and how to avoid certain specific outcomes. Discover the way to create meal plans for different types of health results and to plan the best menu for a body's particular needs, while taking an individual physical framework into consideration - the body's age, current weight, nutritional needs and other lifestyle factors. 

You will also learn about Australian Dietary Guidelines and about the human body – how it digests and metabolises foods and stores energy.

This certificate would be suitable for you if you are interested in pursuing a career in the nutrition field. It is also relevant for those who want to develop extra nutrition knowledge to further their careers, for example, personal trainers or those working in health care.

This course would also suit you if you want to learn more about nutrition and the relationship between food and health to enhance your strong interest in wellbeing and eating. 

Why study this course with Open Colleges?

At Open Colleges, you will find learning materials and activities that are digital, fresh and interactive. Our courses are created in consultation with industry experts and broad elective choices will allow you to choose an area of focus that you are interested in pursuing. Elective choices include:

  • Nutrition for sport and fitness
  • Pregnancy and children's nutrition
  • Chronic disease management
  • Health education and promotion
  • Nutrition for a healthy lifestyle
  • Weight management, including loss and gain.