Diploma in Nutrition

Diploma in Nutrition

The FSSA Councils Diploma in Nutrition is one of the most comprehensive, research based program available to our learners. If you wish to take your Nutrition knowledge to the next level and gain the highest level of competence then this course is a must.

Carefully designed for the busy professionals, this Diploma is divided into 6 modules:

Nutrition and Weight Management
Dietary guidelines for Indians
Keto Diet
Vegan Diet
Child Nutrition and Obesity Prevention
Sports Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the most important training methodology and foundation of good health, and understanding its importance, application and significance enables the advisor / therapist to provide safe and sound advice to their clients.

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Course Content

Nutrition and Weight Management

Unit 1: Introduction to the FSSA Councils, Nutrition for sports, exercise and weight management Distance Learning Course
Chapter 1: Introduction

Unit 2: What influences our eating?
Chapter 1: Habit
Chapter 2: Social influences
Chapter 3: Psychological influences
Chapter 4: sensory and physiological influences

Unit 3: Introduction to nutrition principles
Chapter 1: A balanced diet
Chapter 2: The process of digestion

Unit 4: Proteins
Chapter 1: The structure of protein
Chapter 2: What proteins do and where they come from
Chapter 3: Protein requirements
Chapter 4: Digestion and absorption of proteins

Unit 5: Fats
Chapter 1: Composition of fats
Chapter 2: What fat does and where it comes from
Chapter 3: How much fat do we require?
Chapter 4: Digestion and absorption of fat
Chapter 5: Fat transportation and cholesterol

Unit 6: Carbohydrates
Chapter 1: What are carbohydrates?
Chapter 2: What carbohydrates do
Chapter 3: Understanding the glycaemic index
Chapter 4: Guidelines for carbohydrate requirements
Chapter 5: Digesting and absorbing carbohydrates

Unit 7: Micronutrients
Chapter 1: Introduction to DRVs and micronutrients
Chapter 2: Antioxidants
Chapter 3: Fat soluble vitamins
Chapter 4: Water-soluble vitamins
Chapter 5: Minerals

Unit 8: Fluids
Chapter 1: Water
Chapter 2: Alcohol
Chapter 3: Caffeine

Unit 9: Energy balance
Chapter 1: Energy balance
Chapter 2: Calculating energy expenditure
Chapter 3: Putting it all together

Unit 10: Exercise and weight management
Chapter 1: Exercise and activity in weight management
Chapter 2: Measuring and monitoring changes

Unit 11: Food labelling
Chapter 1: Food labels

Unit 12: Working with clients
Chapter 1: Working with clients

Unit 13: Nutrition for sports and exercise
Chapter 1: Nutrition supplements and ergogenic aids
Chapter 2: Dietary supplements
Chapter 3: Supplements for improving strength and power
Chapter 4: Performance enhancing supplements
Chapter 5: Other dietary supplements and supplement evaluation

Dietary Guidelines for Indians (Complimentary Module)

Introduction
Current Diet & Nutrition Scenario
Dietary Goals
Guidelines
Annexxures

Keto Diet

Module 1: Nutrients for a Healthy Diet
Part 1: Macronutrients
Part 2 : Micronutrients
Part 3 : Macrominerals and Microminerals
Part 4 : The Importance of Fiber
Part 5 : Summary

Module 2: Getting Started on the Ketogenic Diet
Part 1 : The History of the Ketogenic Diet
Part 2 : The Ingredients of a Ketogenic Diet
Part 3 : What We Mean by Ketosis
Part 4 : The Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet
Part 5 : Summary

Module 3 : The Importance of Fats
Part 1 : Low Fat, Healthy Fat and the Functions of Fat
Part 2 : Healthy Fats
Part 3 : MCT Oil
Part 4 : Summary

Module 4 : Intermittent Fasting
Part 1 : What is Intermittent Fasting ?
Part 2 : How IF Affects Cells and Hormones
Part 3 : Keto Challenges
Part 4 : When Fasting is Not Advised
Part 5 : Fasting Myths
Part 6 : Cyclical Ketosis
Part 7 : Summary

Module 5 : When to Choose a Ketogenic Diet
Part 1 : Suitability of the Ketogenic Diet
Part 2 : When a Keto Diet is Not Suitable
Part 3 : Summary

Module 6 : Varieties of Ketogenic Diets
Part 1 : Types of Ketogenic Diet
Part 2 : Satisfaction Guaranteed
Part 3 : Food Choices on a Ketogenic Diet
Part 4 : More about Carbohydrates
Part 5 : Are Sweeteners Safe ?
Part 6 : Calorie Counting on Keto
Part 7 : Summary

Module 7 : Ketogenic Diet Issues
Part 1 : Issues With the Ketogenic Diet
Part 2 : How to Recognise Ketosis
Part 3 : Summary

Module 8 : Functional Foods, Supplements and Medication
Part 1 : Functional Foods
Part 2 : Other Fabulous Foods for a Ketogenic Diet
Part 3 : Vitamins and Minerals on a Ketogenic Diet
Part 4 : Medication and the Ketogenic Diet
Part 5 : Summary

Module 9 : Putting It All Together
Part 1 : What to Eat on a Ketogenic Diet
Part 2 : Keto Shopping List
Part 3 : Bullet Proof Coffee and Keto Bread
Part 4 : Summary

Module 10 : The Ketogenic Diet for Specific Conditions
Part 1 : Ensure the Ketogenic Diet Works for You
Part 2 : Improve Your Client’s Health
Part 3 : Using the Keto Diet for Certain Conditions
Part 4 : Considerations for Different Groups of People on the Keto Diet
Part 5 : Pregnancy and Children
Part 6 : Summary
Conclusion

Vegan Diet

Module 1: Introduction to Veganism
Introduction
Part 1: What is Veganism?
Part 2: The History of Veganism

Module 2: The Benefits of Veganism
Part 1: Health Benefits
Part 2: Environmental Benefits
Part 3: Moral Benefits

Module 3: A Balanced Diet
Part 1: Common Vegan Diet Mistakes
Part 2: Macronutrients- Protein
Part 3: Macronutrients – Fats and Carbohydrates
Part 4: Micronutrients

Module 4: Meal Planning
Part 1: Principles of Effective Meal Planning
Part 2: Practical and Client-Centric Meal Plans
Part 3: Creating Meal Plans Step by Step

Module 5: Transitioning
Part 1: Transitioning Methods
Part 2: Transitioning Difficulties
Part 3: Eating Out

Module 6: Special Consideration Clients
Part 1: Pregnant Women
Part 2: Veganism in Infants and Children
Part 3: Athletes and Bodybuilders

Module 7: Client Consultations
Part 1: Importance of Effective Consultations
Part 2: The Consultation Format
Part 3: Nutritional Information and Analysis

Module 8: Ongoing Care and Alternative Models
Part 1: Client Aftercare
Part 2: Further Appointments
Part 3: Educational Materials
Part 4: Group Therapy

Module 9: Running a Nutritionist Business
Part 1: Practical Considerations
Part 2: Professional Conduct
Part 3: Marketing Your Business
Part 4: Marketing Channels

Module 10: Case Studies
Part 1: Case Study
Part 2: Breakfast Recipes
Part 3: Lunch Recipes
Part 4: Dinner Recipes
Part 5: Dessert Recipes

Child Nutrition and Obesity Prevention

Module 1: The Basics of Nutrition
Introduction
Part 1 : What is Nutrition ?
Part 2 : Macronutrients
Part 3 : Micronutrients

Module 2 : Nutrition Requirements for Babies and Children
Part 1 : Why Nutrition is Important for Children
Part 2 : Nutrient Requirements for Older Babies
Part 3 : Nutritional Requirements for Toddlers
Part 4 : Nutrition Requirements for 10 – 14 Years

Module 3 : Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Part 1 : What are Vegetarians and Vegans ?
Part 2 : Vegetarian Diets for Infants and Children
Part 3 : Possible Deficits in Vegan Diets

Module 4 : Food Allergies and Other Issues in Children
Part 1 : What is a Food Allergy ?
Part 2 : How to Recognise Food Allergies in Children
Part 3 : Managing Nutritional Needs

Module 5 : Nutrition in the Womb
Part 1 : How Health Begins in the Mother’s Womb
Part 2 : Food to Eat During Pregnancy

Module 6 : Newborn to 6 Months
Part 1 : Breast Milk or Formula ?
Part 2 : Passing on Nutritional Habits

Module 7 : Weaning 6 – 12 Months
Part 1 : What is Weaning ?
Part 2 : What to Feed Baby for Good Nutrition
Part 3 : Creating Good Nutrition Habits 6 – 8 Months & 9 – 12 Months

Module 8 : Toddler Diets 1 – 5 Years
Part 1 : What Foods Toddlers Need to Eat for Good Nutrition
Part 2 : Children’s Drinking Habits

Module 9 : Nutritious Eating for 6 – 12 Year Olds
Part 1 : The Importance of Healthy Eating Habits
Part 2 : Creating Healthy School Lunches

Module 10 : How to Handle Picky Eaters
Part 1 : What is “Picky Eating”?
Part 2 : How Parents Can Help Picky Eaters

Module 11 : Weight Management in Children
Part 1 : Healthy Weight in Children
Part 2 : Weight Loss Strategies
Part 3 : Poor Weight Gain

Module 12 : Superfoods
Part 1 : What is a Superfood ?
Part 2 : Superfoods for Kids

Module 13 : Business Practices
Part 1 : The Work of a Child Nutritionist Consultant
Part 2 : Ways to Grow Your Business
Part 3 : Develop Your Nutrition Coaching Format
Conclusion

Sports Nutrition

Module 1 : What is Sports Nutrition ?
Part 1 : What do we mean by Sports Nutrition ?
Part 2 : Three Principles of Sports Nutrition
Part 3 : History of Sports Nutrition and its Increase in Popularity
Part 4 : Sports Nutrition is for All, Not Just Athletes and Celebrities
Part 5 : Summary

Module 2 : The Need for Sports Nutrition
Part 1 : Relating Activities with Need for Sports Nutrition
Part 2 : Eating Right
Part 3 : Essential Micronutrients for Athletes
Part 4 : Summary

Module 3 : One – on – one interaction with Clients
Part 1 : Knowing the Clientele
Part 2: Dealing with A Client on a One-To-One Basis
Part 3 : Summary

Module 4 : Sports Supplements
Part 1 : Selecting the correct sports Supplements based on the Clients needs
Part 2 : Performance Enhancers, Dosage and Frequency
Part 3 : Summary

Module 5 : Sports Nutrition as a Business
Part 1 : The Sports Nutrition Enterprise
Part 2 : The Opportunities in Sports
Part 3 : How this course will help ?
Part 4 : Summary

Module 6 : Starting Your Own Business
Part 1 : Becoming A Professional Sports Nutritionist
Part 2 : What will you need ?
Part 3 : How to Design a Personalised Study Plan ?
Part 4 : Summary

Module 7 : Publicizing your Sports Nutrition Business
Part 1 : Promoting Your Business
Part 2 : Set Your Goals and Define Your Norms
Part 3 : Producing and Marketing your own line of Supplements
Part 4 : Business Management
Part 5 : Summary

Module 8 : Running A successful Business
Part 1 : Advice for Running a Sports Nutrition Business
Part 2 : Don’t Bypass the importance of Market Research
Part 3 : Other Precautions
Part 4 : Legal Issues
Part 5: Market Trends and Shifts
Part 6 : Summary

Module 9 : Course Overview
Part 1 : What We Have Learnt
Part 2 : Moving Forward

FAQs

Is this available anywhere in the world?
We provide our distance learning training all around the world. Wherever you are located you may study with us, no attendance is necessary. Our coursework is provided by download in PDF files

How difficult will it be to understand and study from the course material?
As our courses are written especially for ‘distance learning’ everyone will find our coursework informative and enjoyable! Topics are covered with easy to understand explanations

How do I receive my coursework?
Course work is sent via emails as .pdf files. You can download and save on your laptop/PC and/or take printouts. We do not send out hard copies, but we do send hard copies of the certificates anywhere in India at no extra cost.

Will I receive a qualification at the end of this course?
Yes, on successful completion of any of our courses, students will receive a ‘Practitioner/Therapist level Diploma’. This is sent to you, by email, in PDF format, accompanied by a hard copy to your registered address.
You can get certificates for each module separately also (6 additional certificates) by paying INR 1800.00 each

How long can I take to complete this course?
It has been designed to fit your busy lifestyle.

On average students take approximately 8 – 10 months to complete this Diploma.

Many individuals come to us with some knowledge of the subject/subjects they will be studying, whilst others will be starting from beginner level. For this reason time-scales will vary as every individual has a different threshold for learning. Every student has the opportunity to produce their best work, under the most ‘favourable and relaxed conditions’. Study breaks are welcome and we give 14 months to all for completion of this Diploma. Post that, an administration charge of INR 4000.00 shall be levied.

Do I need to purchase any additional textbooks for this particular course?
No

What title can I use after graduating from your academy?
How you decide to market yourself is your decision, whether it is therapist, advisor, consultant etc. However, as we train Practitioners, our graduates will call themselves Therapists in their particular field of specialisation.

Displaying name and qualification:

An example for your Business Card –  Having received your Diploma in Nutrition from us, you can use these letters after your name. FSSA Dip. (Nutrition)

Do I have to travel anywhere for this course?
There is no travelling involved. Students can download and/or take printouts of modules and study. For exam preparation we also send them a study guide and then they can take a online exam (MCQ type) and submit us in real time.

What happens if I lose my course material?
We undertake to replace coursework for current students who have mislaid their lessons; that is those studying by email, who have not reached final exam stage. An administration charge may be applied, this will be advised at the time of application.
Current charges are INR 4800.00 per module.
We do not undertake to send course material to students who have completed their studies.

Is there a minimum age to begin studying with you?
Yes, All learners must be at least 18 years old.

Do you publish your terms and conditions?
Yes we do. FSSA Council is a helpful, friendly organisation which will always do its best to help its learners, however the *Terms and Conditions*, as set out on this website define our legal position. By applying to become a student, or by using our website, you agree to be legally bound by our terms and conditions.

Do you publish your privacy notice?
Yes we do. You can read our learner *Privacy Notice* here. When using this website, or enrolling on our courses, your privacy is completely protected. Your name, email address, and personal information are strictly confidential. They will never be shared with or sold to any third party.

How old is FSSA Council?
We started operation way back in 2013 -14 and since then we have certified over 16000+ professionals all over the world.