Leading health and fitness education provider, The Training Room, has launched a new Level 4 nutrition course, suitable for both industry professionals looking to upskill and health and fitness enthusiasts who want to gain a better understanding of nutrition and weight management.
The Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletic Performance provides learners with the skills, knowledge and competence to provide nutritional support to clients.
For personal trainers, this enables them to expand their offering and, while they won’t be able to prescribe for specific medical conditions, it will allow them to be seen as evidence-based practitioners when it comes to helping clients with their weight management and performance goals; something which could help them to boost earnings by 20%*.
Health and Fitness Tutor at The Training Room, Martin Hamer, said: “Most people who qualify as personal trainers work with people who have some sort of weight management goal and, on completion of this course, trainers will be confident that they have been educated on this at a deeper level to better understand the nutritional needs of their clients.
“In the current climate, good trainers are looking to really invest in their businesses by upskilling and are using any extra time they may have as an opportunity for education.
“Gaining this qualification gives them an extra string to their bow; enabling them to stand out from the crowd and offer a valuable, additional service to their clients.”
Modules on the course include Common Diets, Food Labelling and the Effects of Marketing, Applied Nutrition for Health and Fuelling Athletic Performance.
Learners will already need to be Level 2 qualified in understanding nutrition and health, but this is included in the Level 4 package.
However, they do not need to hold a personal training qualification, meaning it is also a suitable course for those who are embarking on a new career or who are simply interested in gaining a deeper understanding of nutrition to support their own goals.
Martin added: “It’s also a useful course for people who want to understand more about weight management.
“At this time, when many people are focused on their health, they are also becoming more in tune about the importance of nutrition.
“This course gives them a great opportunity to learn more about the science and approach behind weight management.”
While there is a set schedule, modules can be completed at a faster pace and, as the course is completed fully online, those undertaking the qualification can continue working alongside their learning.
Better still, for those looking to set up their own nutrition businesses, this course enables them to obtain insurance to practise as a Nutrition Coach.
To find out more about Training Room’s Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletic Performance, visit www.thetrainingroom.com
*Based on research by Payscale