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a Certified Women’s
Welcome to our game changing new nutrition certification and the first ever women’s nationally and internationally accredited nutrition qualification.
Gain the knowledge, skills and all-important insurance, necessary to coach women (and men) towards our varying health, performance and aesthetic goals.
And, from a boss lady perspective, set yourself up to have a legitimate enterprise with the ability to operate from anywhere in the world!
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.
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 Australian 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 international courses out there, but, they don’t yield the ability to receive Australian or New Zealand 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 National Women’s Fitness Academy Certified Women’s Nutrition Adviser, 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 five countries – Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and the UK.
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
We think a mistake many education institutes make is they operate their own learning platforms, rather than outsourcing the job to dedicated specialists.
In education nowadays, we’re essentially competing for your attention against the biggest entertainment companies in the world like Netflix and Instagram. It wasn’t that long ago we were just competing with home and away!
Knowing this and knowing us ladies at the academy are basically as computer illiterate as they come hehe – we asked ourselves, is it possible to outsource the technology portion?
Are there learning platforms out there with proven high completion rates? Whereby, they do all the nerdy stuff and we just provide the content within all the fancy technology?
Our question was answered and it’s our advantage we can offer you. This 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 just any place waiting – 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 worldwide completion figures back that up!!
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 nutrition adviser course can be updated, modified and improved within minutes.
What this means for you is – you’re going to be investing in a resource whereby the value and benefits you receive substantially increase after your initial investment.
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 and a case study that is taken online at the end of each module.
The assessment methods are a combination of multiple choice, short answers and case studies.
You need to achieve a grade of 75% or more in each module to earn a passing grade for your Certified Women’s Nutrition Adviser 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 – Nutrition Adviser | 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 Adviser | Practical application of body recomposition coaching
- Kelsey Hutton – Performance Dietitian
- Leticia Lockhart – Nutrition Adviser | Practical application of reverse dieting
- Faye Magpayo – Nutrition Adviser | Practical application of coaching busy women
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
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
Human Anatomy and Biochemistry
• Lesson 1 Epidemiology
• Epidemiology Research
• Lesson 2 Basic Anatomy and Systemic
• Regional Anatomy
• Lesson 3 The Digestive System
• Anatomy and Digestion
• Lesson 4 Energy Systems
• ATP and Respiration
• Anaerobic and Aerobic Energy
• Lesson 5 Food Chemistry
• Biological components of food
• Food science glossary
• Lesson 5 Nutrient metabolism
• Supplementary Learning
What is Good Nutrition?• Lesson 1 Introduction to food and nutrition
• Lesson 2 Macronutrients
• Lesson 2.1 What are macronutrients?
• Lesson 2.2 What is a nutritious snack? Level of processing and macronutrient content
• Lesson 2.3 Eat For Health Guidelines
• Lesson 3 Micronutrients and fluid
• Lesson 3.1 Micronutrient Fortification and Biofortification
• Lesson 3.2 Macronutrients, micronutrients and water
• Lesson 4 Genetically modified foods
• Lesson 4.1 Organic vs Conventionally farmed food
• Lesson 5 The Science of Sugar
• Lesson 5.1 Sugar
• Lesson 5.2 Glycemic Index
• Lesson 5.3 Glycemic Load
• Lesson 5.4 Food Addiction, High GI and Obesity
• Lesson 5.5 Modern Food Processing Technology
• Supplementary Learning
• Lesson 1 Coaching Nutrition
• Lesson 1.1 Body Recomposition
• Lesson 1.2 Changing eating behaviours vs losing weight
• Lesson 2 Nutrition for the General Population
• Lesson 2.1 Weight Maintenance
• Lesson 2.2 The definition of Weight Maintenance
• Lesson 2.3 Appetite & Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight
• Lesson 2.4 Weight loss goals setting mobile apps
• Lesson 3 Optimising Nutrition for Performance
• Lesson 3.1 Sports Nutrition
• Lesson 3.2 Reverse Dieting
• Lesson 4 Food intolerances, FODMAPS and GI issues
• Lesson 4.1 Intolerances and management
• Lesson 4.2 Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity
• Lesson 4.3 FODMAP
• Lesson 5 Meal planning and dieting
• Lesson 5.1 The Affect of Diets and Body Composition
• Lesson 6 Creating Meal plans
• Lesson 7 Risks and Benefits of Supplements
• Calorie Specific Meal Plan Example
• Meal planning 28 Days example
• Supplementary Learning
Female Health & Nutrition
• Lesson 1 Female Physiology
• Lesson 1.1 Female Anatomy and Metabolism
• Lesson 1.2 Nutrition from a gender perspective
• Lesson 1.3 Gender differences in dietary behaviour
• Lesson 2 Fertility & Conception Nutrition
• Lesson 2.1 Pregnancy Nutrition
• Lesson 2.2 Gestational Weight Gain
• Lesson 2.3 Dietary Requirements & Conditions During Pregnancy
• Lesson 4 Female Hormones & Nutrition
• Lesson 3 Menopause
• Lesson 3.1 Female Nutrition – Reproduction to Menopause & Beyond
• Lesson 3.2 Menopause & Dietary Intake
• Lesson 4 Nutrition & The Menstrual Cycle
• Lesson 4.1 Hormones & Nutrition
• Lesson 5 Nutrition for Men
• Supplementary Learning
Special Diets and Health Conditions
• Lesson 1 Popular Nutrition
• Lesson 1.2 Effects of Popular Diets without Specific Calorie Targets on Weight Loss Outcomes
• Lesson 1.3 Guide to Popular Diets, Food Choices, and Their Health Outcome
• Lesson 1.4 Fad Diets
• Lesson 2 Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
• Lesson 2.1 Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition
• Lesson 2.2 Nutritionally adequate Vegan and Vegetarian diets
• Lesson 3.1 Pre-diabetes and Diabetes (Type 2)
• Lesson 3.2 Reducing Type-2 Diabetes Risk
• Lesson 4.2 Stress and Eating Behaviours
• Lesson 5. Bariatric Nutrition
• Lesson 5.1 Nutritional Recommendations for Adult Bariatric Surgery Patients
• Lesson 5.2 Bariatric Surgery Patients and High Calorie Malnutrition
• Lesson 5.3 Bariatric Surgery
• Supplementary Learning
Nutrition and Business
Lesson 1. Motivational Interviewing Psychology
Lesson 1.1 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
Lesson 1.2 Improving Dietary Adherence
Lesson 1.3 Changing Behaviours
Lesson 2. Packaging Your Services
Lesson 3. Practical Application of Nutrition
Lesson 4. The Nutrition Coaching Process
Lesson 5. Food & Behaviours
Lesson 5.1 Nutrition & Mental Health
Certified Women’s Nutrition Adviser
* Fees if enrolled after 1 December 2021 – $6000
* Payment plans available starting from $49 per week with the ability to spread it out from 3 to 24 months
**Reduced fees packages available with any of our other courses
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