Develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully work with clients seeking basic nutritional guidance.

Developed in partnership with NASM’s respected partner, Jones & Bartlett Learning (JBL), the NASM FNS provides the advanced knowledge,
skills and abilities to successfully work with clients seeking basic nutritional guidance.

Differentiate yourself from the competition with a certified occupational advantage, grow your business and bottom line, and gain a
balanced understanding of both the science of nutrition and the components of behavioural change.

The Fitness Nutrition Specialist programme is fully-accredited by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a globally-recognised sports and fitness institution.

Module 1: Food Choices: Nutrients and Nourishment
Why We Eat the Way We Do
Introduction to Nutrients
Applying the Scientific Process to Nutrition

Module 2: Nutrition Guidelines and Assessment
Scope of Practice
Linking Nutrients, Foods and Health
Dietary Guidelines
Exchange Lists
DRIs
Food Labels
Nutrition Assessments

Module 3: Digestion and Absorption
Taste and Smell
The GI Tract
Overview of Digestion
Overview of Absorption
Assisting Organs
Putting It All Together
Regulation of GI Activity
Circulation of Nutrients
Influences on Digestion and Absorption
Nutrition and GI Disorders

Module 4: Carbohydrates
Structure
Function
Sources
Recommendations

Module 5: Lipids
Structure
Function
Sources
Recommendations

Module 6: Proteins and Amino Acids
Structure
Function
Sources
Recommendations

Module 7: Metabolism
What Is Metabolism?
Breakdown and Release of Energy
Biosynthesis and Storage
Regulation of Metabolism
Special States

Module 8: Energy Balance, Body Composition and
Weight Management
Energy In
Energy Out
Energy Balance
The Measurement of Energy Expenditure
Body Composition: Understanding Fatness and Weight
Overweight and Obesity
Weight Management
Fad Diets

Module 9: Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Understanding Vitamins
Review of Vitamins
A, D, E, K
Carotenoids

Module 10: Water-Soluble Vitamins
Review of the B Vitamins
Function
Recommendations

Module 11: Water and Major Minerals
Function
Recommendations

Module 12: Trace Minerals
Function
Recommendations

Module 13: Complementary and Alternative Nutrition:
Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements
Functional Foods
Food Additives
Dietary Supplements: Vitamins and Minerals
Dietary Supplements: Natural Health Products
Dietary Supplements in the Marketplace
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Where Does
Nutrition Fit?
Dietary Supplements, Powders and Other Formulas
Herbal Supplements

Module 14: Eating Disorders
Scope of Practice
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Binge-Eating Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Night-Eating Syndrome
Anorexia Athletica
The Female Athlete Triad

So you’re passionate about fitness, but can’t commit to lectures – we have taken this into account and designed a comprehensive distance learning course, allowing you the flexibility to study in your own time without compromising on the quality of your learning experience.

This course’s method of study includes a downloadable e-book, and online quizzes and exams.

• Register for the course.
• We set up your online NASM profile and send you login credentials.
• Email us if have ANY questions and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
• Work through the NASM online content and then take the online multiple choice examination.

Payment Upfront in Full 3 Month Payment Option
One payment of R7200.00 Registration fee R4000.00
3 monthly payments R1400.00

Course cost includes:

  • NASM online learning centre access
  • NASM FNS downloadable e-book
  • NASM FNS examination
  • Downloadable certificate

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Develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully work with clients seeking basic nutritional guidance.

Developed in partnership with NASM’s respected partner, Jones & Bartlett Learning (JBL), the NASM FNS provides the advanced knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully work with clients seeking basic nutritional guidance.

Differentiate yourself from the competition with a certified occupational advantage, grow your business and bottom line, and gain a balanced understanding of both the science of nutrition and the components of behavioural change.

The Fitness Nutrition Specialist programme is fully-accredited by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a globally-recognised sports and fitness institution.

Module 1: Food Choices: Nutrients and Nourishment
Why We Eat the Way We Do
Introduction to Nutrients
Applying the Scientific Process to Nutrition

Module 2: Nutrition Guidelines and Assessment
Scope of Practice
Linking Nutrients, Foods and Health
Dietary Guidelines
Exchange Lists
DRIs
Food Labels
Nutrition Assessments

Module 3: Digestion and Absorption
Taste and Smell
The GI Tract
Overview of Digestion
Overview of Absorption
Assisting Organs
Putting It All Together
Regulation of GI Activity
Circulation of Nutrients
Influences on Digestion and Absorption
Nutrition and GI Disorders

Module 4: Carbohydrates
Structure
Function
Sources
Recommendations

Module 5: Lipids
Structure
Function
Sources
Recommendations

Module 6: Proteins and Amino Acids
Structure
Function
Sources
Recommendations

Module 7: Metabolism
What Is Metabolism?
Breakdown and Release of Energy
Biosynthesis and Storage
Regulation of Metabolism
Special States

Module 8: Energy Balance, Body Composition and
Weight Management
Energy In
Energy Out
Energy Balance
The Measurement of Energy Expenditure
Body Composition: Understanding Fatness and Weight
Overweight and Obesity
Weight Management
Fad Diets

Module 9: Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Understanding Vitamins
Review of Vitamins
A, D, E, K
Carotenoids

Module 10: Water-Soluble Vitamins
Review of the B Vitamins
Function
Recommendations

Module 11: Water and Major Minerals
Function
Recommendations

Module 12: Trace Minerals
Function
Recommendations

Module 13: Complementary and Alternative Nutrition:
Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements
Functional Foods
Food Additives
Dietary Supplements: Vitamins and Minerals
Dietary Supplements: Natural Health Products
Dietary Supplements in the Marketplace
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Where Does
Nutrition Fit?
Dietary Supplements, Powders and Other Formulas
Herbal Supplements

Module 14: Eating Disorders
Scope of Practice
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Binge-Eating Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Night-Eating Syndrome
Anorexia Athletica
The Female Athlete Triad

So you’re passionate about fitness, but can’t commit to lectures – we have taken this into account and designed a comprehensive distance learning course, allowing you the flexibility to study in your own time without compromising on the quality of your learning experience.

This course’s method of study includes a downloadable e-book, and online quizzes and exams.

• Register for the course.
• We set up your online NASM profile and send you login credentials.
• Email us if have ANY questions and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
• Work through the NASM online content and then take the online multiple choice examination.

Payment Upfront in Full 3 Month Payment Option
One payment of R7200.00 Registration fee R4000.00
3 monthly payments R1400.00

Course cost includes:

  • NASM online learning centre access
  • NASM FNS downloadable e-book
  • NASM FNS examination
  • Downloadable certificate

Your Details

Let us know how to get back to you.


General Information


Study Options