Level 3 nutrition course

Help your clients improve their diets and nutritional habits with this informative course

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Industry leading level 3 nutrition course

This Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity course is a must-have qualification for all those wanting to give nutritional advice and learn real-life solutions to improving the dietary habits of clients.

  • Course type:

    Home study

  • Time to qualify:

    2-4 weeks

  • Entry requirements:

    No formal entry requirements

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Payment Options

  • Pay in full

    Total payable £261.25 5% discount £13.75
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £30 and 5 x £29 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £275
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Course overview: Level 3 nutrition

This is a must-have nutrition qualification for anyone working in the fitness profession and who wants to help their clients to improve their dietary habits and practices.

In today’s world, proper diet and nutrition is just a vital as regular exercise when it comes to living a healthier and happier life. It’s also necessary for combating the all-too-prevalent chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes and hypertension. It’s simply not enough to just exercise regularly or to only have a healthy, balanced diet, the two must be effectively combined.

For everyday people, however, understanding what constitutes a healthy diet isn’t always easy or straightforward. As an exercise professional looking to help your clients to change their lives, this Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity is an essential starter qualification.

This nutrition qualification is also a mandatory part of the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, but it also represents a fantastic CPD opportunity for Pilates instructors, yoga teachers and group exercise professionals looking to expand the range of services they offer to clients.

Developing an expert level of nutrition goes above and beyond understanding good fats from bad fats, or knowing the different food groups. Diet and nutrition are so fundamental to healthy living that you need to be able to separate fact from fiction and confidently give clients advice based on the prevailing evidence.

  • Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this Level 3 Nutrition course. Due to the nature of what you’ll be learning, we do recommend you already have a Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate, ideally in gym or exercise to music. Above all else, you should have a keen interest in nutrition and the burning desire to help your clients improve their dietary habits.

  • Accreditations

    The Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity course is fully endorsed by the YMCA Awards and CIMSPA, you can be confident your skills will be acknowledged wherever your career takes you in the fitness industry.

  • World-class learning materials

    To develop the expert level of knowledge required to accurately advise clients, our learning materials are created and presented by experts like our Registered Nutritionist, Dr Emilia. You'll learn from interactive online assessment workbooks and be provided with print and digital versions of our full-colour manuals to support your learning.

  • CIMSPA CPD points

    This nutrition qualification is mapped to CIMSPAs professional standards and is worth 5 CIMSPA CPD Points.

Payment Options

We are incredibly proud of our ability to provide exceptional training and we know that our programmes are unparalleled in terms of accessibility, versatility and quality.

We have invested our knowledge and expertise into designing a nutrition qualification which is engaging, informative and industry-relevant, while also ensuring that it is financially accessible.

Special Offers, Discounts and Deals

We are committed to quality, fairness and transparency, which is why we openly list our course prices on our website for all to see. We don’t engage in discounting, bargaining or deal-making and our price promise ensures that all our students pay the same fair price for their training and qualifications.

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Support without limits

Our team of expert learner support tutors will be on hand throughout your studies to support your learning needs, so you'll never be left in the dark.

  • Phone

  • Email

  • Video call

  • Webinar

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What you'll learn

This level 3 nutrition course will help you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to assess the nutritional practices of others and provide practical and real-world, solutions that will improve the dietary habits of your clients. Here’s a sample of some of the subjects that this course covers, although this list is by no means exhaustive:

  • Digestion and absorption

    Digestive processes
    Types of digestion
    Digestive enzymes
    Alimentary canal
    Excretion and assimilation
    Digestive organs and functions

  • Macronutrients

    Carbohydrates, fats & proteins
    Functions of macronutrients
    Sources of macronutrients
    Macronutrient needs
    Timing of macronutrients
    Blood glucose regulation

  • Water, fluids and hydration

    Functions of water
    Fluid loss and dehydration
    Effects of dehydration
    Signs of dehydration
    Sports drinks and performance

  • Micronutrients

    Functions, types & sources of vitamins
    Daily vitamin & mineral targets
    Functions, types and sources of minerals
    Special micronutrient requirements
    Free radicals and disease
    Nutritional deficiencies

  • Diet, nutrition and weight

    Energy balance and diet
    Common dieting strategies
    Eating disorders
    Weight management
    Religious and cultural influences

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Help your clients improve their nutritional habits with this leading nutrition course and join thousands of graduates working with some of the biggest names in fitness.

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How you'll be assessed

This level 3 nutrition course is designed to assess your knowledge and understanding of a range of nutrition, healthy eating and weight management strategies. Specifically, you’ll need to complete the following assessments to achieve the qualification:

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  • Multiple-choice assessment workbooks
  • Completed online


  • Case study
  • Completed online

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