Obesity is one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide, but the complexity of weight gain and loss makes it challenging to navigate. As such, knowledge is power when it comes to fighting this global health epidemic. This online course is ideal for anyone who wants to become a weight-loss consultant and is a perfect career-taster for those who aspire to become a nutritionist or dietician.
The Certificate Weight-Loss Consulting is a unique online course that covers all aspects of weight-loss programs, including understanding obesity, the role of diet and exercise, psychological considerations and consulting skills.
In this professional development course, you will also explore the business skills necessary to maximise the success of your weight-loss consultancy. As the demand for weight-loss support continues to grow, so does the opportunity to help people achieve their weight-loss goals.
On completion of this course, you will have the foundation knowledge and skills to start a weight-loss consultancy and join a rewarding niche industry that promotes health and wellbeing.
Unit: Weight Loss Consulting
Scope and Nature of Weight Loss
Weight gain linked to Medication
Weight gain following Injury or Illness
Scope and Nature of Weight Loss Industry
Meal Replacement Products
Surgery for Weight Loss
Managing Physical Activity
Role of Physical Activity in Energy Balance
Role of Physical Activity Raising Metabolic Rate
Bone Mass Maintenance
Physical Activity and Mental Health
Specific Aspects of Exercise When Overweight
Tips to get started with Exercise
Types of Exercise and Effectiveness for Weight Loss
Running Independant Weight Management Group Sessions
Joining an Established Weight Management Business
Potential Barriers to Weight Loss
Social Issues and Pressure
Conducting a Weight Loss Consultation
The Next Step
PBL Project -A major project where you:
-Explain the basics of obesity, explain fully the causes, symptoms, and associated health risks.
-Identify a target market that will benefit from your services.
-Develop a marketing strategy to attract clients from your target market
-Identify the nutritional, physical exercise, and psychological contributions to obesity.
-Identify and convey the importance of addressing all of the above elements in a successful weight loss programme.
-Present clear, concise and readily understandable guidelines that address appropriate interventions for the clients to take home and follow
-Develop appropriate assessment tools and strategies to identify and monitor your clients needs.
-Discuss the challenges for your client to adhere to the programme, and outline strategies to support them.
-Compare and contrast the dietary, exercise and psychological strategies you have decided to use, with other weight loss strategies you have decided not to use (e.g. surgery, meal replacement drinks, medication)
-Represent complex health information in a clear, simple format, readily understandable by the individual assuming they have little or no nutritional background
Establishing a Weight Loss Business
Starting a New Business
Personality and Lifestyle
Industry Knowledge and Experience
Starting a Business versus Buying a Franchise
The Planning Process
The Marketing PlanPromotion, Advertising, Networking
Summary of a Successful Business
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
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.
Start your own business as a Weight Loss Consultant