Learn how to boost physical, social, intellectual and emotional health and wellbeing to meet the increasing demands of life. If you want to learn how to create a healthier and happier you or to improve the lives of others, this course is ideal for professional development for you.
Certificate of Health and Wellbeing is an online professional development course that will show you how to optimise all areas of health and wellbeing for yourself or your clients.
In this health and wellbeing course, you will learn about aerobic fitness, health risks and health care for all demographic groups, from children through to older people. You’ll also discover human nutrition fundamentals, nutrition and dietary issues, stress management and preventative health programs, alternative medicine, counselling therapies and basic first aid.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the knowledge and skills required to optimise physical, social, intellectual and emotional health and wellbeing for personal gain or professional development.
Unit - Health and Wellbeing
Unit 1 – Industry overview
The scope of the health and fitness industry
Motivations & barriers to exercise
Factors affecting physical activity participation
Barriers – discourage a person from exercising
Increase a person’s self-esteem
Good sources of information
Unit 2 – Modern lifestyle problems
Health risk and physical activity
Regular physical activity
Wellness – a health care strategy for an ageing population
Implementing a wellness programme
Exercise for the aged
Alcohol and smoking
Unit 3 – Human Nutrition
Important factors in nutrition
Initial quality of ingredients used
Range of ingredients used
Compatibility of ingredients
Cooking methods used
Major food groups
Major nutrient groups
Nutrient and dietary sources
Nickel, tin and Silicon
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin C, D, E, and K
Vitamin P (Bioflavonoids/Rutin)
Carbohydrates, proteins and fats
The glycaemic index
The food pyramid
General principles of weight loss
Unit 4 – Healthy eating
Problems of nutrition and diet
Childhood and adolescence
Pregnancy, illness and old age
Causes of eating disorders
Body image and self esteem
Other physical signs of anorexia
Treatment for anorexia
Binge and compulsive eating
Rapid weight loss
The nutritive value in cooking and processing
Meat, fish, milk, plant foods
Canning and pasteurisation
Freezing and dehydration
Use of chemicals
Developed western societies
Foods lacking in diets
The salad vegetables
The alkaline fruits
Brown rice and wholegrain cereals
Raw nuts and seeds
Vegetable Oils and salad dressing (preferably cold pressed)
Cultured milk products and the dairy foods
Meat and eggs
The Carob range of products
Compatibility of ingredients
Natural body cycles
Principle of food combining
Unit 5 – Stress management
Self-awareness and management
The flight or fight response
Long term problems
Stress – body changes
How do you solve your stress problems?
A stress management programme
Under-stressed – can we experience too little stress?
An example – health promotion in the Australian workplace
Duty of care
Work place safety
The significance of illness
Using flexibility training to enhance spinal mobility
Preventing lower back damage
Preventing lower back damage in youngsters
Layout of interiors
Unit 7 – Basic first aid
Providing immediate treatment
Soft tissue injuries
Internal and external bleeding
Shock and fainting
Fractures and dislocations
Strains and sprains
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke
Mental health first aid
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
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We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
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Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no course or subject pre-requisites for entry into our programs. However, our professional development programs are generally intended for people over the age of 18. In some circumstances, enrolments from younger people may be considered. Please complete the AOC Parent Guardian Consent Form prior to enrolling and submit here.
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How is this course delivered?
This course is delivered online via our easy-to-navigate Learning Management System (LMS), where you will discover interactive online learning/written content, resources and assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our LMS and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
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I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.