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NNFA's

Advanced Nutrition Course (ANC)

NNFA's Advanced Nutrition Course is, hands down, the most useful and comprehensive nutrition course available today. It's the first of its kind. Just as meticulous as our NNFA's Functional Anatomy Course, our nutritional course will take you through the macro and microstructures of food. It goes way beyond just "food is energy" or "counting macronutrients".  You will learn that carbs, protein, and fat all have different properties that are anabolic, catabolic, or so much more than just "energy". By the time you graduate this course you will possess the knowledge as well as the applicational competencies to help clients in the health, fitness, nutrition or sports world. You will be an advanced nutrition coach.

WHAT IS A NUTRITIONIST?

A nutritionist, according to Wikipedia, a nutritionist is a person who advises others on matters of food and nutrition and their impacts on health. Some people specialize in particular areas, such as sports nutrition, public health, or animal nutrition, among other disciplines.

  

The path to becoming a nutritionist depends on education, experience, and location. Regarding the latter, many states have formal licensing and certification requirements in order to work in the field. Even in states that do not have specific requirements, employers and clients may give preference in hiring to people with qualifying credentials.

WHAT DOES A NUTRITIONIST DO?

NUTRITIONIST BASICS

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NUTRITIONIST IN-DEPTH

Nutritionists help their clients stay focused on their goals by providing regular encouragement and  motivation. They discuss the pros and cons of specific diets and food trends, and what impact those have on health. Depending on education level, a nutritionist may help test for specific food allergies or autoimmune disorders such as celiac disease (gluten intolerance). Educating people on health is an important job in today’s society, especially in the United States, where obesity has reached an all-time high. Nutritionists can work as self-employed entrepreneurs, as well as in hospital settings, schools and a variety of holistic and alternative medicine environments. Depending on their level of education, nutritionists can be in high demand in food and health-related businesses.

NUTRITIONIST SALARIES AND JOB FORECAST

Nutritionist Salary Details According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nutritionists earned a median annual wage of $56,950 in 2014, while the top ten percent of the profession made $79,840 or more. The agency also found that on average, nutritionists earned an hourly rate of $27.38.

Career Outlook for Nutritionists According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job opportunities for nutritionists are expected to increase by 21 percent between 2012 and 2022. That growth, the agency reports, is much higher than the average for all occupations. This increase has been attributed to the nationwide concern about rising obesity rates and the illnesses that can be exacerbated by obesity—such as diabetes and heart disease. In addition, as people live longer, there is a need for nutritionists to work with geriatric patients in facilities such as nursing homes. Trends toward eating locally grown, organic and non-genetically modified foods have also opened up opportunities for nutritionists who specialize in those areas. States that are experiencing the most growth in nutritionist jobs include:

  1. 30.1%   Texas

  2. 29.9%   Utah

  3. 28.2%   Colorado

  4. 27.7%   Kentucky

  5. 25.5%   Arizona

  6. 23.7%   Idaho

  7. 21.7%   Oklahoma

  8. 21.6%   New Hampshire

  9. 21.3%   Montana

  10. 21.1% Massachusetts

Is becoming a nutritionist for me?

If any of these (below) sound like you then maybe you should consider studying our comprehensive Advanced Nutrition Course (ANC):

  • want to familiarize yourself with the nutrition field, and obtain a job helping

      others reach their nutritional goals, possibly preventing or reversing disease.

  • want to gain a strong foundation in nutrition principles and prepare to obtain a nutritionist license.

                                 

  • want a flexible program that will provide a quality education and allow you to manage your other responsibilities.

                                   

  • are a practicing nutritionist and you want to gain expertise in the specialty field of nutrition coaching.   

                                     

In addition, our Advanced Nutrition Course lays the foundation for students who eventually decide to continue their education with an eye toward becoming licensed. Students in this program complete a well-rounded curriculum, including core nutrition courses such as weight management theory, community nutrition, sports nutrition, sustainable food systems and cultural foods.

 

 

Here are a few topics and skills learned in our course:

  • BASIC NUTRITION—Provides an overview of the nutrition field and the principles of nutrition science. Understanding essential nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Completing nutrient analysis.

   

  • MODIFIED DIETS—Focuses on the relationship between nutrients and body functions, particularly for those who are suffering from health and medical conditions. Understanding the impact of diet on medical conditions. Making dietary recommendations to meet the specific needs of clients suffering from different illnesses. Suggesting dietary modifications based on a client’s health history.

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  • NUTRITION AND FITNESS—Familiarizes students with the relationship between diet and energy, as well as physical performance. Determining someone’s body fat composition. Distinguishing different dietary supplements. Understanding the dietary needs people have before, during and after exercising.

  • FOODS FOR A HEALTHFUL LIFESTYLE—Describes how eating habits contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Preparing food in a healthy way. Understanding the health benefits of different nutrients. Using different food technologies.

  • CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF FOOD—Provides an overview of the relationship between culture and eating habits. Developing an understanding of different ethnic groups.

  • NUTRITION COUNSELING—Emphasizes how to conduct nutrition counseling for individual clients and groups. Developing verbal and nonverbal communication skills and applying them in different situations. Developing nutrition education resources. 

  • NUTRITION RESEARCH METHODS—Provides information on how nutritional research is conducted. Understanding different research techniques. Analyzing research studies. Interpreting the results and implications of studies and experiments.

  • EATING DISORDERS—Investigates the behaviors and problems associated with disordered eating in adults and children. Recognizing eating disorder. Understanding obesity and disordered eating habits. Treating patients with eating disorders.

 

 

Students in this program gain a solid foundation of nutrition theory, along with a hands-on look at how it works in practice when dealing with clients. This program also provides an understanding of how to educate a community about the importance of good eating habits, as well as the ever-changing relationship between nutrition and societal factors such as culture and socioeconomic status. The following is an example of courses that students may take during their tenure in this program.   

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