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Optimum Nutrition Strategies for Pre and Postnatal Clients

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Level 3 Optimum Nutrition for Pre and Postnatal Clients

£165.00

All you need to do is complete the home study assessments, there's no practical attendance required.

  • Course type

    Online

  • Time to qualify

    1-2 Weeks

  • Entry requirements

    None

  • Accreditations

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One Nutrition Course. Endless Opportunities.

Help your pregnant clients achieve their nutritional goals with this leading qualification and join thousands of graduates working with some of the country's biggest gyms and health clubs.

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Level 3 Optimum Nutrition for Pre and Postnatal Clients

This Level 3 Nutrition to Support Pre and Postnatal Clients course has been specifically developed for exercise professionals wanting to tailor their services to support pregnant clients, or those who have recently given birth.

Overview

When it comes to diet, nutrition and pregnancy, there are no shortage of old wives’ tales, folk law and misinformation about what people should and shouldn’t eat when they are pregnant and beyond. It’s important that exercise professionals ensure that any advice, information and education that they provide to clients is supported by the evidence base and aligns with the national guidance. Essentially, the aim of this course is to ensure that you are equipped with up-to-date information on nutrition for pre and postnatal clients.

If you are a fitness instructor or personal trainer that is keen to provide nutrition advice and support to pregnant women, those who are breastfeeding or recovering from childbirth, then this nutrition to support pre and postnatal clients course should definitely be in your CPD portfolio.

The course has been written and developed by a team of nutrition specialists that have extensive clinical knowledge of and experience in this area. This is a short and flexible eLearning course that can be completed at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home. There is no physical attendance required.

Course Structure:

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e-Learning

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Knowledge quizzes

Online learning

Online exams


This course will equip you with all the essential knowledge and understanding that you need to provide nutrition advice and support to pregnant women, or those who have recently given birth. If you want to tailor your services to meet the needs of these two groups, then you can’t afford to miss this course.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course and the course is open to anyone who wants to learn. However, the content has been written specifically for exercise professionals and if you do not have any fitness instructor qualifications, then you may find some aspects more challenging. Our support team are always on hand if you need them.

What You'll Learn How You'll be Assessed Learning and Support Materials

What You'll Learn

This nutrition to support pre and postnatal (PPN) client’s course is delivered in a modular fashion to allow you to complete your learning in a flexible and bite-sized approach. A summary of some of the headline content is listed below, although this list is far from exhaustive.

  • Importance of Nutrition During PPN Period

    Importance of Nutrition During PPN Period

    • Nutrition-related terminology
    • Overview of the gestational period
    • Common symptoms of pregnancy
    • Physiological changes during pregnancy
    • Common medical conditions associated with pregnancy
    • Foetal growth and development during pregnancy
  • Healthy Eating Guidelines for PPN Clients

    Healthy Eating Guidelines for PPN Clients

    • Unsafe foods during pregnancy
    • Superfoods for pregnancy
    • Alcohol and pregnancy
    • Caffeine and pregnancy
    • Dairy products and pregnancy
    • Special dietary considerations
  • Weight Management Strategies for PPN Clients

    Weight Management Strategies for PPN Clients

    • Safe and normal weight gain during pregnancy
    • Dieting and pregnancy
    • Safe and effective weight loss post-birth
    • PPN considerations for weight management
    • NICE guidelines for weight management
    • Breastfeeding and weight loss
  • Macro and Micronutrient Requirements for PPN Clients

    Macro and Micronutrient Requirements for PPN Clients

    • Caloric needs during PPN period
    • Carbohydrate needs during PPN period
    • Fat needs during PPN period
    • Protein needs during PPN period
    • Macronutrient considerations for PPN clients
    • Vitamin and mineral needs during PPN period
  • Fluid and Hydration Guidelines for PPN Clients

    Fluid and Hydration Guidelines for PPN Clients

    • Principles of hydration
    • Effects of pregnancy on hydration
    • Mitigating factors for PPN clients and hydration
    • Clinical effects of dehydration on pregnancy
    • Optimal fluid guidelines during PPN period
    • Effects of caffeine and other diuretics

How You'll be Assessed

The course is assessed informally throughout with a series of multiple-choice knowledge checks and formally with an end of course theory exam. The theory exam is open book, meaning that it isn’t invigilated. It’s also completed online.

25%

Coursework:

  • Embedded in course
  • Informal tone
  • Varied style
75%

Coursework:

  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Unlimited re-sits
  • Open book

Learning and Support Materials

The course is exclusively delivered online in our Learner Engagement System (LES) and through interactive eLearning. Throughout the course, you’ll also be able to test your own knowledge as you learn with our informal knowledge checks. These are embedded into the online course so you can monitor your own learning progress.

Intuitive and interactive e-Learning
e-Learning

Easy to digest content

Our interactive eLearning content is presented in an easy-to-use style to maximise the impact on your learning.

Written and presented by subject professionals
Nutrition professional

Count on us

Our team of clinical nutrition experts have developed this evidence-based programme specifically for exercise professionals.

Learn at your own pace
Online learner engagement system

Pace yourself

Whether you want to study all-out for a few days or take your time, that's up to you. You'll get 12 months from enrolment to finish.

Assessments on the go
Assessments on the go

Assessment made easy

All of the assessments for this course are embedded into the online course making it easier than ever to achieve.

Unlimited tutor support
Learning support tutor

Dedicated support

Our team of dedicated learning support tutors are on hand to simplify the content and provide extra help as you need it.

*Images are for illustration purposes and may not depict specific course materials.

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