Nutrition and Health Coaching

By The Health Sciences Academy. The leading provider of science-based interactive courses on the net.

Course Code: CHC4023

Set up your health coaching practice and charge from £40 to over £300 per client session as you gain more experience. Earn more than £30,000* per year. We help you start this exciting career now.



Would you like to set up your own practice, with the freedom to dictate your own schedule? Are you passionate about helping others solve their nutritional challenges? Would you like to enhance your knowledge on nutrition and get qualified?

Course Benefits

  • As a Health Coach you will be able to advise clients on how to lose weight, how to eat for optimal health, and what nutrients they need when they exercise.
  • This online course will enable you to work as a Health Coach and start seeing clients as soon as you receive your certification and get insured to practise.
  • This course is perfect if you’re looking at setting up your own practice, or at generating an additional source of income if you already have a job. If you’re a personal trainer, this course will help you expand your knowledge and be seen as an industry expert.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand the job of a Health Coach, the legal considerations and skills needed
  • Learn how to perform a dietary analysis of your clients
  • Calculate the energy values of food and RDAs (Recommended Daily Allowances)
  • Teach your clients how to read and interpret food labels
  • Know exactly how to plan balanced diets for your clients
  • Understand the various nutritional programmes you can recommend
  • Learn to tailor a nutritional plan around each individual – from sedentary office workers, to weekend warriors, to sporty clients
  • Be able to motivate your clients to achieve their health goals

Your Qualification

When you complete the course, you will be awarded a certificate in Nutrition and Health Coaching.

This certification will allow you to set up your own business and start helping clients right away.

The Evaluation System

Each module is evaluated with an assessment before you can progress to the next one.

Final theory assessment and certification on completion are provided.

Course Content

Nutritional Components of Diet

Identify the different macro and micro nutrients, what they do and what foods to obtain them from in the diet.

Food Science

An introduction to the biochemistry of different nutrients and food sources and how this impacts the body. From proteins, fats and carbohydrates, to vitamins, minerals, water and fluids.

Digestive Physiology and Bio-chemistry

Understand the digestive system, its processes and specialised functions.

Nutrition and Health

Learn the optimal balance of nutrients for good health and how this translates to real foods.

Psychology of Eating

Knowing nutrition theory is next to useless if you can’t work with clients to help them change their eating behaviours and lifestyle. An introduction to behaviour change psychology gives you the tools you need to help clients make the changes needed to achieve their goals.

Exercise Nutrition and Supplements

An introduction to the fascinating world of performance enhancing nutrition.

Using Food Diaries

Learn how to implement food diaries effectively to get the most accurate reflection of your client’s eating habits and allow you to work with them to make the changes that will give the best results without depriving them of their favourite foods.

Dietary Analysis

Learn how to analyse food diaries efficiently and effectively.

Goal Setting

Learn how to help your clients set achievable goals and keep them motivated to succeed.

Calculating Energy Values of Food

Find out how to get the most from reading food labels and teach your clients how to know which foods to choose when out shopping.

Planning Balanced Diets

Look at why diet plans don’t work and how to advise your client how to gradually introduce changes in their diet towards a healthy varied and balanced one.

Effective Nutritional Programmes

Learn how to implement nutrition advice into your clients’ weight loss goals, and also consider offering additional services such as group weight loss coaching programs.

Popular Diets and Nutrition Myths

Learn the theory, the benefits and the drawbacks of the latest weight loss diets and the 10 nutrition myths that keep your clients stuck and demotivated.

What are the entry requirements of this course?

There are no entry requirements other than being at least 16 years of age and a willingness to jump in, learn your way around, and have fun!

Do I need any specific background, experience or qualification to enrol?

No pre-requisite of any science background is required. High school level science can be helpful. No prior experience and/or educational paperwork are required.

Do you send me any materials in the post?

The entire course is online. You can download and print all of your materials, including your client worksheets and planning tools. Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer, in addition to your online access, we can courier your course pack once you’ve registered your course for an additional fee. Upon registration, you’ll be given this option so you can instantly order your course pack.

How long does it take to complete the course?

You can do it as quickly or slowly as you wish. Our program allows you to be 100% in control of your own time. In other words, you are in charge of your own study agenda. This puts you in the driving seat and increases the enjoyment of your learning experience.

Do I need any special software to complete the course?

No special operating system is required. You need a computer and internet access. Upon registration, we help you navigate the online system and also provide access to our 24/7 Interactive Learner Services portal.

What sort of assessments are in there?

At the end of each module, there is a multiple choice quiz based on the readings and lesson materials. The purpose of the quizzes is to enhance your retention of the material. You are permitted to refer to the module lessons and other notes during the quizzes. There is no time limit and you have an unlimited number of attempts to take the quiz. You will see feedback on your correct and incorrect answers after you pass. At the end of the course, there is a final theory exam (online), covering what you have learned in all modules. Upon successful completion of your final exam with a final score of 80% or above, you will receive your certificate.

Course Fees

The cost of this course is £699.

Payments in GBP, EUR and USD are accepted.

Pay for your programme in 12 monthly instalments.

Includes access to your protected learners’ area, all course materials, lessons, interactive quizzes, online assessments, worksheets, a community of like-minded classmates, and Learner Services support.

Get Started

You have the drive and the motivation. We will provide you the tools to put your passion into practice.

Click on the “Apply” link below to enrol.


Many thanks, and see you at the other side, where your new journey and rewards begin.

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