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Certificate of Food and Nutrition


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

If empowering people to improve their health and wellbeing appeals to you, consider a rewarding career in nutrition. The Certificate of Food and Nutrition will provide you with the knowledge to develop and share your passion for healthy eating.

This online food and nutrition course will equip you with a healthy eating framework to develop or advance your career in nutrition. You will explore the biology of the human digestive system and gain an understanding of the nutritional value of foods and how food is processed by the body.

You will also discover micro and macronutrients and new ideas for recommended daily intakes and the impact of food preparation on nutritional value.

This online professional development program will also give you an understanding of nutrition and health disorders, including IBS, Coeliac disease and food allergies and intolerances, as well as the impact of food on mental health and psychological wellbeing.

The Certificate of Food and Nutrition is ideal for those interested in a career or business in the food or nutrition industry, including but not limited to health food retail, fitness centre, medical service, nutrition consultancy, as well as food writing, blogging and food marketing.

This program will also provide you with an opportunity to improve your own health and wellbeing by gaining a better understanding of food and nutrition across the lifespan.

Course Structure

Unit - Food and nutrition

  • Food and nutrition
  • Nutrition and nutrients
  • Recommended daily intake (RDI)
  • Population-based nutrient requirements
  • Healthy eating guides
  • Nutrition across the lifespan
  • Digestion and digestive system
  • Serving sizes
  • Lifestyle and health
  • Cultural differences
  • Genetics
  • Micro and macronutrients
  • Nutrition and health disorders
  • Diet and disease
  • Diet and our bones
  • Nutrition and the heart
  • Diet and the respiratory system
  • Diet and the urinary system
  • Diet and the digestive
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Coeliac disease
  • Diabetes
  • Diet and mental health
  • Food and psychological wellbeing
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Food and digestive disorders
  • Weight loss diets
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Nutritional research


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Payment Information

Certificate Course



  • 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;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




Professional Development For:

  • Health Coach
  • Sports coach
  • Health Care Nutrition Coordinator
  • Includes 12 months access
  • Full up-front payment only