Level 3 eating disorders course
Develop the knowledge and confidence to support and signpost clients with eating disorders
Our Level 3 Award in Understanding Eating Disorders course is essential for exercise and nutrition professionals wanting to get a deeper insight into a broad range of common eating disorders present in sport and exercise settings.
Working in the fitness industry means you're likely to come across various eating disorders. Learn how to recognise them and take the right steps to guide those who may be at risk towards help and support.
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses which unfortunately are becoming more prevalent in society today, both here in the UK and around the world. According to research published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the eating disorder charity, Beat, they are thought to affect up to 3.4 million people in the UK. Eating disorders are responsible for more deaths than any other mental health conditions, which is why they should be treated with the utmost priority, urgency, sensitivity and professionalism.
Many of the people suffering from an eating disorder have a significantly distorted image of their bodyweight and shape and will seek to control their weight, or lose even more weight, through a combination of food restriction and excessive exercise. Therefore, exercise professionals working in the active leisure sector are well placed to help support, guide and ultimately, empower those with eating disorders to face up to their reality and seek professional help.
This level 3 online eating disorders course, which combines a series of eLearning sessions and online lecture style presentations, is written and presented by a team of clinical and technical experts. The online lectures are presented by our clinical dietician, Claire, who has extensive first-hand experience of diagnosing and treating patients suffering from disordered eating. Claire is also a qualified exercise professional and is actively involved in the health and fitness sector coaching clients to complete ultra-endurance events like ironman.
This is the only course of this nature in the active leisure sector. If you want to develop a strong understanding of eating disorders that are prevalent in sport and exercise settings, then this course is definitely a must for you.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification and even if you are not working in the fitness industry, you’ll also learn a great deal from the course. The programme is however aimed at exercise professionals and this is who will get the most value from it.
This Level 3 Award in Understanding Eating Disorders course is fully endorsed by the YMCA Awards, which ensures that the content you learn is credible and recognised as a mark of quality in the sector. On completion of this course, you'll be able to confidently recognise and support clients with eating disorders in the sport and exercise industry.
Delivered through a blend of eLearning, online lecture videos and interactive knowledge checks, our course learning materials are technically rich, vibrant and mobile-friendly to create a deeper understanding and keep you engaged whenever and wherever you choose to study.
Thousands of our graduates work with some of the country's largest gyms and institutions. With the breadth of knowledge and skills to be able to identify, support and direct clients with eating disorders, you'll be equipped to improve the fitness industry and individual lives with this eating disorders in sport and exercise course.
The course is assessed formatively throughout with a series of multiple-choice knowledge checks being presented throughout the eLearning modules. Once the eLearning and lecture videos have been completed, you can then take the final multiple-choice online exam.