Who is this course for
Nutrition can be confusing, frustrating, and generally difficult to navigate – but it doesn’t have to be. If you want to master the science and practical knowhow of nutrition from an impartial and evidence-based source, this is the course for you.
Available to anyone in the world with an internet connection, the AfN and REPS Certified BTN Foundation Academy is perfect for individuals wanting to know more about how they can use nutrition to improve their lives, or that of others. Over the 10 modules you’ll learn the fundamental science of nutrition and how to apply it in the real world with beautifully animated videos alongside a course manual and supportive tutors, all with the aim of helping you understand the deeper theory, but most importantly, what to implement and why.
Even if you have no prior knowledge, you’ll have all of the topics mastered in no time thanks to the engaging videos, comprehensive textbook and full tutor support, leaving you completely in control of the effect your food has on your body.
Features and benefits
- Know how to use nutrition to maximise your health, wellbeing, and body composition
- Be able to help your friends and family make better food choices (and stick to it!)
- Study from home at your own pace, but with full support from our team
- Learn from the ground up with engaging, animated modules
- Get clarity – never feel confused about nutrition again
- Join the BTN Community, a group of people committed to changing lives
- Get started today and take the confusion out of nutrition with our AfN certified online course
- 7 REPs CPD Points available upon completion
Get started today and take the confusion out of nutrition with our AfN and REPS accredited online course.
FAQsHow long will it take?
Each module will take 3-4 hours of learning and there are 10 modules. So 30-40 hours.
This course can be done as a stand-alone course for personal interest, as additional CPD to a level 2 or 3 personal training qualification to upskill in nutrition, or as a feeder course to the BTN Practical Academy.
This is an AfN & REPs accredited CPD course perfect for self-guided learning or CPD on existing qualifications, but this is not on a qualification framework, but our Practical Academy is an Active IQ qualification in nutrition coaching.
Yes the course is completely self-paced.
Yes, we have worked with students in every continent barring Antarctica!
Click here to view a PDF of everything we teach on The BTN Foundation Academy, our modules in detail.
You can start The BTN Foundation Academy 365 days a year, so when you’re ready to start, sign up.
ModulesModule 1: Fundamental principles of weight management
This module comes in two parts and discusses the final two parts of a healthy diet starting with hydration. How much water do you need, why, where does it go and what does it do in your body that is so important? More interestingly, what role do salts have in all of this and how does your body make sure there is always enough?
Next up is fibre. We talk you through all of the different forms of fibre and where they are found in your food before explaining exactly what it is that fibre does that is so important. Everyone says fibre is a good thing; and it can’t just be about bowel movements, right?
It’s not enough to know what you should eat in order to reach a certain goal, you also need to know how to do that. This module walks you through UK food labels, what everything means and how you can assess the suitability of a food to your overall plan.
We then go into the ways that you can portion food up on a plate to make sure you get all you need. Nutrition isn’t just macronutrients and calories, it’s buying, serving up and eating food; and you need to know both sides.
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