In their own words

Don't take it from us. Listen to our graduates themselves! 

Rochelle Serna is from the US and recently graduated as a Nutritional Therapist with The Health Sciences Academy. Rochelle has been helping children with their development from pre-conception, pregnancy, birth and beyond and believes that children and nutrition go hand in hand. When her own son turned 6 months, she wanted to learn more and joined The Health Sciences Academy. Through her learning, Rochelle explains that she got a “rich understanding about nutrition and genetics”. She enjoyed learning about how nutrition changes our genetics, food and environment, and how it affects our kids, from before they are born. Rochelle started her own business to help pregnant women, babies and children with their nutrition, building on her knowledge from The Health Sciences Academy. Rochelle is helping our future generations live healthier lives, and that’s immensely admirable!
Catherine Brown is a Registered Dietitian working in nutraceuticals but planning to go back to a hospital setting. She wanted to update her skill set and that’s how she found The Health Sciences Academy. The CPD and CYQ (now YMCA Awards) credentials were her main reason for joining the Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner certification. Catherine happily shares that studying with us exceeded her expectations and how amazed she was by the extensive research, by the links provided for articles and our recommended reading. She notes that several parts of our research weren’t even covered when she went to university for her dietetics degree. Catherine mentions her THSA certification is extremely helpful for her own life and career and believes it will be helpful to others – especially medical experts who can then use the knowledge and hopefully reduce the need for prescribing medications. Thank you for sharing your inspiring story with us, Catherine! We wish you lots of success!
Mirna Sharafeddine (a.k.a. Mimi) is a Registered Nutritionist who joined The Health Sciences Academy for CPD training with two certifications: Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner and Advanced Detox Specialist. During her teenage years, she was obsessed with how she looked. She would feel a strong urge to exercise every time she ate something that she thought was bad, and she suffered from anaemia, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances and infections once every 3 months. Mimi even admits that at some points in her life she hated herself. Hers is a story that proves to us that with perseverance and the right education, nothing is impossible. Watch this beautiful video and see for yourself how someone who struggled in the past is now a health expert and has succeeded in achieving her goals. Thank you for sharing your powerful success story, Mimi!
Katy Cruickshank, a fresh graduate of our Nutritional Therapist certification, sent us this inspirational video about how she switched careers, from being a chemistry teacher to pursuing her passion in wellness and nutrition. Today, Katy manages a juice bar inside a gym and has redesigned the juice menu completely with the learnings from her Nutritional Therapist training, to incorporate more healthy options for clients. Katy felt like sharing what worked so well for her! Firstly, she loved how easy it was to navigate the course platform and how she felt the support she received made her feel comfortable and in control. Secondly, the optional printed pack was perfect for her – not only to flip through while learning, but also to use as professional reference after completing the certification. The client templates also saved her a huge amount of time as everything was ready to use when she needed it. Finally, she recommends our Science Reports which she found really interesting, well referenced and up to date.

Thanks Katy for sharing your insights with everyone, and how great it is for us to see even more stories surface about how following your passion can lead to success!

This super lovely and charming lady is ​Val Ceolin, a Brazilian weight loss blogger who is helping her fellow Brazilians lose weight using green juices! One day she realised that she needed to learn more about applied nutrition, and she found The Health Sciences Academy. As she didn’t have time to study, our no-pressure study environment suited her perfectly. Val has now finished her Nutritional Therapist certification and she can’t wait to start her Detox Specialist certification next. In this video, Val shows off her most recent achievement – the Nutritional Therapist certification! Congrats Val, and thank you for this very cheerful and inspiring video!

Joseph Simard is a Chef from Canada and a Biggest Loser contestant. In this video, he shares his amazing story: from joining the famous Biggest Loser competition, up until the time he decided to take up the Nutritional Therapist certification at The Health Sciences Academy. Joseph struggled with his weight and suffered from the illnesses that usually come with it, such as pre-diabetes and hypertension. Joseph finished the Biggest Loser competition in 4th place (out of 76 people!) and he lost the most weight. Joseph wanted to start helping others struggling with their health too. So, he did his research online and found The Health Sciences Academy. Joseph subsequently signed up for the Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor certification, as a track team was looking at hiring him as a consultant to help their athletes perform better. What an amazing story, Joseph. Keep up the great work!
Olga Svyrydova is a US Pro Swimmer and 5x US Fitness Model Champion who graduated from The Health Sciences Academy with three different certifications: Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor, Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner and Nutritional Therapist. Olga found the knowledge and insights from our certifications easy to apply in practice. Furthermore, Olga gives the thumbs up to our Learner Services team. Thank you for this short but inspirational video Olga! It’s wonderful that you’re part of our amazing community. Keep up the good work!
Natalie Dell’Erba. Originally from South Africa, she set up camp in France a few years ago. In this wonderful video, Natalie shares her story of how she became a student of The Health Sciences Academy. Natalie has high cholesterol, an underactive thyroid and Type 2 Diabetes, and was looking for something that could help her, and others in the same situation. She searched online and found mainly “motivational” speakers, but nothing science based… Finally, she found The Health Sciences Academy. She was amazed by how quickly the Learner Services team responded with the information she had been looking for, and from the moment she signed up with her first certification (Nutritional Therapist), she found herself wanting to learn more and more!

Natalie has since carried out several nutritional assessments for her family and recently began her second certification – Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner – to learn about the psychology behind our eating behaviours. She loves her learning experience and wanted to share her story with everyone. Thank you Natalie for your video, and what a great thing you’re doing!
Nicki Kelly is the founder of one of the world’s first weight loss meal delivery plans and had 21 franchises in Australia. After 30 years, she decided to retire. However, her passion for nutrition was reignited as she came across The Health Sciences Academy and saw the huge difference compared to other educators and universities! Nicki describes her certification content as “up-to-date, science-based and really interesting”. She found the course platform really easy to use and loves the additional links to the science, which allowed her to read further, mentioning how amazed she was by the videos and interactive surveys. Nicki has since contacted us again to let us know that she’s now setting up her business and already has various clients lined up! Thanks for sharing your insights, Nicki. And for your kind words!
Sally McMahon is an exercise physiologist and health coach. Sally took our Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor certification because she really wanted to learn about the science behind nutrition and sports performance. Sally loved how easy to navigate her course platform was, as well as how the content was entirely evidence-based. In addition, Sally found great use in the practical tools and templates which she could apply to her own clients. Sally highly recommends her certification to anyone interested in sport, exercise and nutrition. Thank you for your kind words, Sally. We wish you all the best in your career!
Donna Martinez is from San Diego, California, and completed the Advanced Sport and Exercise Nutritional Advisor certification with us. Donna is passionate about health and well-being and has 20 years of experience working in healthcare. Donna’s health-conscious view towards life allows her to keep up with her three children, as well with her three-year-old dog! Donna loves being able to study with The Health Sciences Academy at her own pace, which allows her to balance her education with her day-to-day life. Donna strives to keep on top of her own nutritional needs, as well as wishing to share her knowledge with others, particularly children, so we can all live happier, healthier lives. Thanks Donna, keep up the good work!
Mathew Muscat is from Malta and has a passion for fitness, sport and football. After completing our Nutritional Therapist certification, Mathew contacted us to discuss what his next step should be. He was really impressed with both the promptness and how informative the email he received was, just 30 minutes after he contacted us. Mathew even says our response was “one of the most assuring emails I have ever received”! Taking all of Mathew’s knowledge, thoughts and ambitions into consideration, we were able to offer him a variety of options to choose from, so that he could achieve his goals. Mathew has since enrolled onto the Advanced Sport and Exercise Nutritional Advisor certification and loves the knowledge he has gained from our certification. Mathew has been able to create a better diet for himself as well as his family and friends, whilst he also loves being able to study to his own schedule. Mathew guarantees you won’t be disappointed with The Health Sciences Academy. Thank you, Mathew! We wish you the best of luck with your future studies and career.
David Barclay is a Personal Trainer from the UK who has completed his Advanced Sport and Exercise Nutritional Advisor certification with us. David describes the certification as “absolutely phenomenal”, and really appreciated the amount of information and detail provided which is all scientifically backed, so you know you’re getting high quality, truthful content that you can trust. David also loves the further reading and the extensive materials provided so you can really get stuck in to nutrition. Thank you for your kind words, David!
Nermeen Ameen is from Egypt and completed her Nutritional Therapist certification with The Health Sciences Academy. Nermeen has been looking to develop a healthy lifestyle for quite some time, but found the amount of conflicting information out there very confusing. Trying different exercise and diet routines that she found online were not harvesting results. So in order to get her healthy and happy lifestyle on track, Nermeen decided to enrol onto our Nutritional Therapist certification. There are two key reasons Nermeen decided to enrol onto this certification. Firstly, it helps you to understand the true impact of food and nutrition on your body. And secondly, it has helped Nermeen to kick-start her nutrition practice. Nermeen grew bored of her investment banking job, so decided to begin a new career as a nutrition professional, with the help of The Health Sciences Academy. Narmeen thanks us for providing high quality certifications and highly recommends us due to the depth of our scientific knowledge, as well as the tools we provide to start your career as a nutrition professional. Thank you, Nermeen. We wish you all the best with your new career!
Shannon Spears is a stay-at-home mum, due to the need to look after her son who suffers from Autism. In her time researching her son’s condition, she came to realise just how important the correct nutrition would be for him. Shannon wanted to go on to be a health coach and help people with their nutrition, but she knew it was essential to understand the science. Shannon found The Health Sciences Academy online and was impressed by the level of scientific expertise behind our certifications. Shannon loved how engaging and accessible the certification content was, specifically with the access to both visual and audio content as well as quizzes to help consolidate her knowledge. Shannon is now feeling confident that she can go forward in her health coaching career and is now on her way to completing her second certification with us. Thank you, Shannon! And best of luck.
Ben Palmer has been a Personal Trainer for the last four years, specialising in GP referrals, particularly for those suffering with chronic illnesses and backpain. Ben wanted to expand his nutritional knowledge and skillset, so opted to take our Nutritional Therapist certification. Alongside being a personal trainer, Ben also works another job, so he loved being able to study the certification at his own pace. Ben also appreciated the great support he received from our Learner Services team, as well as all the clear and concise materials provided for him online. Thanks Ben, we wish you all the best for the future.
Alin Dobre completed the Advanced Sport and Exercise Nutritional Advisor and Nutritional Therapist certifications with The Health Sciences Academy. Alin and his wife decided they wanted to live healthier lives. They found The Health Sciences Academy online and felt reassured by lots of positive reviews. Alin really appreciated how well written all the material was, even for those who have little or no experience in nutrition. Alin is also a keen runner and noted improved performance in his running times since applying the knowledge he gained through studying with The Health Sciences Academy. Thanks, Alin. Keep up the great work!
Chris Gregory is a professional Team GB athlete and elite beach volleyball player. Chris has always had a strong interest in nutrition, health and well-being, particularly in his life as a competitive athlete. Chris loved the Nutritional Therapist certification as he enjoyed gaining a strong, science based understanding about how the food you eat can affect your body. Chris hopes to pass on his knew-found knowledge to clients, family and friends. He is now mentoring other elite athletes and Olympians with their nutrition and also leading our exclusive THSA Elite Athlete Program. Thanks for all your kind words Chris, keep up the incredible work you’re doing!
Amelia Pickett first became interested in nutrition a few years ago when her brother was diagnosed with cancer. After doing some research online, Amelia learned of the links between nutrition and chronic diseases – wishing to learn more, she joined The Health Sciences Academy and embarked upon the Nutritional Therapist certification. Amelia loved the variety of resources provided to her online, such as videos and student interaction, whilst she also found the help offered by the Learner Services team really valuable. Since studying with us Amelia has been able to address her own nutritional needs, such as resolving an iron deficiency. Thank you for your kind words, Amelia!
Marc Cater is from the UK and recently graduated from The Health Sciences Academy with our Nutritional Therapist certification. Marc has studied with several online providers in the past and explains that the most frustrating part of other learning experiences was having to wait several days for responses to his concerns or queries. He felt our Learner Services team was the complete opposite: “they are absolutely superb and will get straight back to students whenever they need help”. This in turn allowed him to focus on his certification and enjoy a very fulfilling learning experience. He also loves how our Research Team keeps everything factual, concise, relevant and up-to-date.

Marc has since started his own business as a Nutritional Therapist. Very recently, he also graduated from the Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor certification, which he feels will complement his new business and allow him to offer his clients a wider service for help.

Marc, we wish you lots of success in your new business!
Christiaan Zeleny from Australia is a degree holder in Applied Science in Sport and Exercise Science and has a Master’s Degree in International Health Management. It’s no surprise to us that he shares a strong passion for health and nutrition. He sent us this video message in which he expresses gratitude for how relevant and necessary our certifications were to his field of study, which is not always true for other universities. His message is to keep learning the latest nutrition science by arming yourself with the right source of information, which is crucial in order to make a difference for others! Do you agree with his message? We certainly do! Thanks for sharing, Chris.
Sage Michael had no existing knowledge of nutrition before joining us. Sage was reassured by just how science based all the material at The Health Sciences Academy is, as he acknowledges that there is a lot of untrustworthy information out there. Sage now knows that he is providing real value to his clients, through implementing all the scientific knowledge he acquired from completing the Advanced Sport and Exercise Nutritional Advisor certification. Great job Sage, keep up the good work!
Michael Adu is a Personal Trainer from the UK who completed his Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner certification with us. Michael describes the certification as a real eye opener in terms of engineering truly effective weight loss plans. Michael was reassured by all the science backed information he was learning, allowing him to offer a safe and professional service to his clients. Michael particularly appreciates the various materials he receives after completing the certification, so he can continue to develop his skills and knowledge and serve clients. Michael highly recommends The Health Sciences Academy to those wishing to learn the science behind nutrition and will be going on to complete more certifications with us himself. Thank you, Michael. And best of luck with your future certifications!
David Smith is an Olympic gold medallist and has completed several certifications with us, most recently the Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor certification. David recommends his most recent certification to those who may be working in the fields of personal training, nutrition, sport or even for those who just wish to look after their health. David really appreciates how the certification offered him clarity behind supplements, as all our research is completely science based. He also loves the scientific community at The Health Sciences Academy, as well as the flexibility of the certifications which allows him study around his training as an athlete. David also works with us in the role of Liaison for Public Health Initiatives, helping us spread the word about the importance of good nutrition to as many people as possible. Thanks David, keep up the hard work!
Toshaan Malik is a Personal Trainer and has completed four certifications: Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner, Detox Specialist, Nutritional Therapist and Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor, and these have made him stand out from other professional trainers like him. Toshaan loves his rapidly blossoming career, and has found his clients prefer to come to him as opposed to his fellow personal trainers, as he’s now equipped with more nutritional knowledge than ever before. But most importantly, his confidence grew and his business growth skyrocketed! Toshaan has become so passionate that he now wants to spread the word across India about The Health Sciences Academy and give others the opportunity to follow the same success he has had. Thanks Toshaan, we love your enthusiasm for nutrition. Keep up the good work!
Wale Ojelabi is from the UK and is an ex-professional international football player and ex-UK club manager who was featured in José Mourinho’s TV commercial. He graduated from The Health Sciences Academy with the Nutritional Therapist certification. Wale sent us this video saying we are “one of the best things that ever happened to him” which is really great to hear from such a pro. Furthermore, Wale said that it has been great studying the Nutritional Therapist certification, and when it comes to fitness it is “just immaculate”. Wale recommends The Health Sciences Academy to all of his clients and family members! Awesome video, Wale!
Elizabeth Unaeze is from the US and is a graduate of Nutritional Therapist certification and talks about how the knowledge she acquired from studying with The Health Sciences Academy changed her life. Elizabeth describes her certification as “very engaging, interactive and phenomenal”. Elizabeth teaches fitness, stress management and wellness in schools, sites and business workplaces which wouldn’t have been possible before she found us. She also mentions her “addiction” to the research we continually share. Elizabeth advises everyone not to miss out on the opportunity to start and change your life too. Thanks a lot for your kind words, Elizabeth!
Mark James is from the UK and runs his own retail health supplements business. He has completed his Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor certification from The Health Sciences Academy. In this video, he shares with us the convenience of pursuing health education whenever he felt like it. He found the certification “perfect” and describes it as perfectly laid out module-wise, learning-wise, test-wise, revision wise and that the certification was just excellent! Mark also found everyone at The Health Sciences Academy very helpful, efficient and quick to respond. He even invites everyone who wants to pursue a career in nutrition or just wants to gain knowledge about it to start a certification with The Health Sciences Academy. Mark has since joined the Nutritional Therapist certification. Thanks for your kind words, Mark!
Lara Crowther is from the UK and has graduated from The Health Sciences Academy with the Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor certification. She’s got an absolutely fascinating background: Lara’s a scientist herself, a Personal Trainer, worked at a prestigious university conducting neuroscience research, and even studied medicine! She wanted to make sure that the information given to her was accurate, reliable, valid and most importantly evidenced-based and up-to-date. Lara sent us this insightful video in which she shares why she was so impressed with her certification and how she got addicted to it; she spent 10 hours per day learning simply because she loved it! Lara has since set up her own health and wellbeing service, which includes cognitive behavioural therapy, nutritional advice and fitness advice. Lara says that you won’t find a better online health and fitness certification than with The Health Sciences Academy, so if you want to enhance your career too, this video could help you decide your next steps. Thank you, Lara!
Erica Muxlow is from the US and graduated her Nutritional Therapist certification and studied on for two more certifications – Detox Specialist and Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor. In this video, Erica explains that she was looking for information that she could trust, instead of information that comes with “some sort of marketing agenda”. So, she enrolled in The Health Sciences Academy and hasn’t looked back since. Erica wanted to share with our community that she found the information in her certifications presented in a way that is very easy to understand, very easy for her to help others to apply it to their lives and that she really enjoyed the learning process. Way to go Erica, and thanks for your lovely video!
Kiana Lewis is from the US and is a Fitness Professional and Business Owner who is a graduate of the Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor certification. Kiana sent us this beautiful story in which she mentions her 3 main reasons for signing up. She further talks about the things that she loved most about the certification and The Health Sciences Academy as whole. Kiana especially liked that each module is loaded with tons of information, as well as the design of the certification, and how the information was provided in small bites – making it easy to absorb the knowledge. She also loves the lifetime access to all the certification materials, because it gives her the liberty to go back and consult the templates in case she needs to double-check what information she could provide to her clients. Kiana has moved on to study further – she is now a student of Nutritional Therapy certification. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, Kiana! We wish you success!
Susan Hart is from the UK and is a local nutrition coach based in Nottingham. She graduated from The Health Sciences Academy as an Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor. Susan is a chef by training and helps clients prepare healthy meals. Susan found us because her clients wanted to know more about exercise and physical activities. Susan found learning with us easy: she was able to study, take the quizzes and complete her exam – whilst still helping all her clients. Susan is so proud to have many new clients, such as triathletes and athletes, who are now coming to her for consultation. Susan tells us how she loves being able to always go back and review materials and print them out whenever she needs to, even after graduating. Susan has since been interviewed by the BBC and radio and continues to share insights from the new research we share. Well done, Susan!!
Michael Roth is a Personal Trainer, who is originally from Germany but n ow lives in the US. He recently graduated with us as an Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor. Michael sent us a video in which he shares his experience with others. Michael starts by explaining that, when he changed his career way back in 2012, he didn’t have much knowledge about nutrition and now has everything he needs from basic knowledge, micronutrients and water, all the way up to carbohydrates loading from 7 days up to competition days. He described the research and our materials as “really, really great” and finds our customer service amazing; he got answers to his questions right away. In addition, Michael says he’s more confident now, as he can always go back to the certification materials and show them to his clients. Thank you so much for your thorough narration of your journey, Michael. We truly appreciate it and wish you all the success!
Cherie Allardice is from Australia and is a graduate of Nutritional Therapist certification of The Health Sciences Academy. About five years ago, she was diagnosed with a form of auto-immune arthritis and decided to take a 4-year journey to heal herself. She tried everything under the sun, and nothing worked, until she came across detox methods and felt better. However, Cherie wanted to learn more and enrolled in our Nutritional Therapist certification and Detox Specialist certifications. She loved the certifications materials, because they are explained clearly and concisely. Cherie is now confident that she can help others, like her friends and relatives, and enjoyed her certifications so much that she can’t recommend them enough. Cherie recommends our certifications to everyone for better detox and for best results and she has since set up her own clinic to help people detox. What an inspiration you are, Cherie!
Karen Rowe is from the US and graduated as a Nutritional Therapist from The Health Sciences Academy. It was her first time studying this topic and she found her certification very professional, informative and loved the further reading made available to her. Karen’s daughter had Type 1 diabetes and she explains that having a child with a life-threatening disease can be overwhelming and that she needed to do something. They began eating better and feeling better, and her daughter’s blood glucose level greatly improved. Having gone through this experience with her daughter, she constantly told herself that she needed to do it for somebody else. That was when she joined The Health Sciences Academy. Karen shares how grateful she is that she discovered our certification, and instead of asking herself why this disease affected her daughter, she uses her experience to help other families who are struggling with diabetes. What a powerful and very informative story, Karen. We hope that others can learn from your experience and feel inspired to change lives too!
Riëtte Sonnekus is from South Africa and is a mother of four and graduated as a Nutritional Therapist from The Health Sciences Academy. She expresses that her certification helped her understand the importance of food in preventing disease and minimizing symptoms, as well as assisting individuals in personal diet plans and correcting deficiencies. She loved the practical templates, assessments and worksheets as it made the work really easy for her and she enjoyed learning about how food can alter DNA. Riëtte recommends this certification to everyone who would like to go into the nutrition field and for those who want to be happy in life and help people along the way. Thanks for your lovely video Riette and thanks for your recommendations!
Luke Roberts is from the UK and graduated from the Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor and Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner certifications. Luke has been into sports all his life and sent a video telling us that he loved his certification. Luke especially appreciated how key concepts were gradually introduced and how the level of the program was both accessible and challenging. In addition, Luke describes his customer service experience as “absolutely incredible”. He couldn’t believe that he once received an email within 10-15 minutes of getting a bit stuck. Luke loved the interactive quizzes, and self-paced learning, allowing him to factor in his Monday to Friday job. With our permission, Luke posted some of his learnings on Facebook and people started asking him questions about nutrition, which he really enjoyed. Thanks Luke for sending this nice video to us!
Ginny Powell is from the UK and graduated with the Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor and Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner certifications. She started her weight loss journey prior to finding us, and had experienced limited results. Once enrolled onto our certifications, Ginny lost 3 stone, which is absolutely amazing! It changed her life and she has since started her own business giving weight loss advice to clients!
Ginny Powell, this time with her client Jess! Ginny was so happy that she sent us another video, this time giving her client Jess a chance to share her thoughts about her fitness journey with Ginny as her coach. Jess had lost 17 pounds at the time of the video and is so happy with Ginny’s advice. Jess had been exercising before, but never got the results that Ginny was able to provide. We’re proud of you, Ginny!
Kat Schneider is from the UK and graduated with three certifications: Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor, Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner and Detox Specialist. She is a second-year college student of sports science management. She is in the process of starting up her own Personal Training business and says that, generally speaking, nutrition is the most important factor in this type of business. Kat was very picky in choosing where to study and joined The Health Sciences Academy because of the internationally recognised accrediting bodies, which will improve her chances of working anywhere in the world. Kat felt that her certifications with us are comparable to a degree level, because of the high quality, relevance and detail provided. She liked how interactive the certifications are, and the fun she had while learning. Kat really appreciated the practical handouts that she could use with her own clients. Kat recommends our certifications to those who have a passion for nutrition and are looking for theoretical and practical knowledge to apply to their own lives, or their careers. Thanks Kat and good luck with your new business!
Alex Waud is from the UK and is a graduate with the Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor, Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner and Detox Specialist certifications. Years ago, Alex launched his fitness training business which included services in sports nutrition, supplements and weight loss. Alex joined The Health Sciences Academy because we are “totally different” from other colleges online. Alex found his certifications extremely thorough and immediately felt that he could advise his clients, with a focus on the things that really matter. One thing that he absolutely loves is having professional yet accessible handouts ready-to-use. Alex felt more confident about being an expert, because of the accreditations and international recognition (like CYQ and CPD). He described our Learner Services team as “absolutely excellent”; when he had a couple of questions at 11pm he once got a response within 10 minutes. His new-found knowledge generates trust from his clients, and he is even inviting everyone to ask him any questions through the “ask a graduate page”. Thanks for your kind words, Alex! Good luck with your new business!
Henri di Stefano is from Canada and is a graduate of our Nutritional Therapist certification. Henri is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Wellness Coach. In this brief video he sent us, Henri shares his overall experience and mentions how pleased he was with the certification content and customer service. Henri recommends everyone who wants to further their personal life in nutrition, or further their education, to join a certification with The Health Sciences Academy and get themselves certified – as he plans to do more certifications. Thanks, Henri! See you again soon!

I have all the resources needed to pursue my career and I am very greatful

5/5

by Jamie Harrison Payne From Twickenham, Greater London, England 

I enjoyed learning all the techniques required to become a nutritional advisor, I now feel prepared and ready to give solid advice to future clients. The course is extremely helpful and the course handouts are fantastic. I have all the resources needed to pursue my career and I am very greatful. The course was fantastic and I reccomend it to anyone.

I used this to have an insight of nutrition for footballers

5/5
by Robert Gillan From Douglas, Lanark

Very good course, I used this to have an insight of nutrition for footballers, I have found this very hard at times, but stayed with it and got there, I am happy I can call myself a Sport Exercise and nutrition adviser. Very happy to have passed. Enjoyed every minute.

Learned lots new info that will help in personal training schedule

5/5
by David Shepherd From Sheffield, UK

Learned lots new info that will help in personal training schedule.

I have made changes to my lifestyle and habits in the time I have taken the course

4/5
by Lee Newman From Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire England

I have liked the additional compatibility with other devices such as tablets and smart phones. I have made changes to my lifestyle and habits in the time I have taken the course. Also, emails have good ideas and the accessibility is good for the course.

Enjoyed everything

5/5
by Chantelle Coleman From LONDON

I love all your courses i do not have the money for all of them unfortunately

The content of the course but how clear the hand outs were

5/5
by Gillian Dodds From Stanley, Durham, England

The content of the course but how clear the hand outs were.

I knew a lot but this course taught me so much more detail

5/5
by Sofia Atcha From Bolton

I have always had an interest in health and nutrition,so thought I knew a lot but this course taught me so much more detail about supplements.

doing it at my own pace

5/5
by Helen Stanbridge From Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

doing it at my own pace thank you

has given me confidence in other aspects of my life

5/5
by Emma Kaye From Newport, South Wales

The lay out was excellent, I liked the bits that were summarised. I have learnt a lot and it has given me confidence in other aspects of my life.

The learning experience and how easy it is to follow and understand.

5/5
by Barry Call From Galashiels, Scotland

The learning experience and how easy it is to follow and understand.

Simple to use, quick to get started.

5/5
by Ruth Ellicott From Leigh, Greater Manchester, England

Nice presentation, user friendly, thank you!

I could do the course when it suited me

5/5
by William Ravenscroft From Rothwell

Learning about all different aspects of fitness and nutrition.

Having the course completely online and accessible at any time so i could do the course when it suited me.

The course was laid out perfectly so i could get straight on with learning when i decided i am going to do some work.

As an ultra marathon runner,…

5/5
by Nathan Newton From Bere Alston, Plymouth, Uk

…nutrition has been a bit of a myth and I have found this course a great advantage personally and professionally, I generally enjoyed the entire course.

Learning about different nutritional needs for different athletes. I learnt a lot.

5/5
by Lee Wheatcroft From Tywardreath Par Uk

learning how different athletes have different nutritional needs,how easy the course is to navigate,gaining a certificate at the end to prove my study.

The content I enjoyed most was the scientific information

4/5
by Anna Hughes From Edinburgh

The basic foundations were useful to set the scene but it really felt like you were being educated when it came to the course content that was not just information you read in any health or fitness article. I didn’t really know what to expect. I completed the course for personal education and although I don’t think I feel qualified to act as an adviser and would like to take additional courses to again better my knowledge from a professional perspective but I feel confident to make the right choices for myself and develop my personal nutritional and fitness goals. I enjoyed the fact that all the materials were easy to download and print as I find it easier to study by ready from paper rather than a screen but having all the materials there all the time when you needed them online was useful especially if you wanted to check something quickly. I also enjoyed the additional resources as I’m always interested in finding out more.

I enjoyed piecing everything together to help build an overall nutrition plan

5/5
by Benjamin Birkett From Carlisle, United Kingdom

I enjoyed piecing everything together to help build an overall nutrition plan

I enjoyed everything about this course

5/5
by Tracey Brown From Leeds, West Yorkshire I enjoyed everything about this course, one of the benefits is you work from home in your own time so it’s very flexible. The downloadable print outs were very helpful as well.

I particularly enjoyed the phytochemicals, although it was hard going

4/5
by Ann Castle From Nuneaton

I particularly enjoyed the phytochemicals, although it was hard going

Very impressive!

5/5
by Jo Stallard From Bristol

The course materials are excellent. I found the course very interesting, easy to understand and well thought out.

Enjoyed learning how to put it all together with exercise

5/5
by Tina Howard From Nottingham

With having a bit of experience in nutrition i enjoyed learning how to put it all together with exercise. The course is very easy to go through so that you understand and take it all in

Helped my personal attitude towards good and bad foods

5/5
by Rukhsana Majid From Derby

enjoyed the course, course material easy readable and good simple layout, the course has helped my personal attitude towards good and bad foods, how and when to eat before, during and after exercise. very useful information for future reference. its good to know I have life time access to the course material. brilliant course and cant wait to do another course with you

Love the additional client forms/questionnaires that will help me set up my new business.

5/5
by Caroline Smith From HEYWOOD, LANCASHIRE, UK

Love the simplistic layout of the course materials, easy to find and follow advice and info that will stay with me. i found this way of learning was more effective for me than just going through a text book.

In depth knowledge on all subjects

5/5
by David Della Cioppa From Buxton, Derbyshire. England

In depth knowledge on all the subjects.

All was I expected having done a course with you before

5/5
by Hannah Butler From Hinckley, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Enjoyed the course, will help me a lot in my career. Easy to navigate, good helpful work sheets and session handouts.

Will help progress my training and help others

4/5
by James Streatfield From Biggin Hill, Kent

Learning new things and furthering my knowledge to help progress my training and help others.

Enhancing my knowledge by getting the science…

5/5
by Scott Pirie From Croyde, Braunton, UK

…behind my own understanding and use. Also, the further reading and client handouts ref material etc are very beneficial to my existing practice.

Amazingly easy to learn the format was great

5/5
by Juliet Lewis From Penarth, Wales

amazingly easy to learn the format was great

Very well laid out modules and easy to learn from.

5/5
by Amazingly Easy To Learn The Format Was Great

All the information was clear and accurate while the exams at the end were well worded and well devised.

Very well laid out modules and easy to learn from.

5/5
by Amazingly Easy To Learn The Format Was Great

All the information was clear and accurate while the exams at the end were well worded and well devised.

Best bit was learning to make a diet plan

5/5
by Adam Schreder From Huncote, Leicester, England

favourite bits were learning how to make a diet plan

Very informative and very enjoyable

5/5
by Linda Seeney From Cutnall Green, Worcs

Very informative and very enjoyable

The course content was brilliant

5/5
by Anthony McGowan From St Leonards On Sea, England

the course content was brilliant

The information provided was great

5/5
by Anna Gostomski From Dunstable,Bedfordshire,UK

The information provided was great

Learning how to create a supplement programme for a client

5/5
by Gillian Dodds From Stanley, County Durham, England

Handouts were easy to follow and the site was easy to navigate around and access.

The dowloadable resources. The online learning experience.

4/5
by Alistair Monteyne From Sheffield

The dowloadable resources. The online learning experience.

Course layout was very good, and the handouts are excellent.

5/5
by David Edwards From Lincoln, United Kingdom

Course layout was very good, and the handouts are excellent.

It was easy to dip in and out of as time allowed

5/5
by Amanda Phillp From Grays, Essex, England

I was able to print each module, read it and then do the test as it suited. Forms and hand-outs were also really useful.

Love how clear the information is

5/5
by Jennifer Benbow From High Harrington, Workington, Cumbria

I love how clear the information is and very in depth and detailed to make understanding and enjoyable to learn

A well worth course to do.

5/5
by Sarah Louisa Richards From Castle Eaton, Swindon, United Kingdom

It has helped tremendously with my nutrition course by expanding my understanding and knowledge of all supplements. The most interesting module of all was module 7 covering Phytochemicals. The recommended additional reading material has also been extremely welcoming for “in depth” knowledge. It has been an extremely well devised course and to have lifetime access, including any future upgrades is a great bonus.

I think the course content and layout is spot on

5/5
by Sarah Gleave From Lincoln

I think the course content and layout is spot on, I thoroughly enjoyed it 100%.

Everything was perfect!

5/5
by Marilia Chamon From London, UK

I have enjoyed learning about a new subject which I can apply to my lifestyle as a frequent exerciser.

The client materials are excellent and easy to use.

5/5
by David Edwards From Lincoln

I have found the side extremely easy to use, with all the training materials clear and concise and the set up has no distractions. And the tests are well thought out.

Learning all about competition nutrition

5/5
by Alicia Cooper From Wantage, Oxford, United Kingdom

Learning all about competition nutrition

Course was extremely useful, easy to navigate around and will be a huge help in my business!

5/5
by Hannah Butler From Hinckley, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Course was extremely useful, easy to navigate around and will be a huge help in my business! As good as I expected.

Loved it, great course content, easy to understand.

5/5
by Linda Milner From Leeds, UK

Brilliant course, want to do more with you now.

I am so happy

5/5
by Elham Shariati From Manchester, England

This course has improved and expanded my knowledge in nutrition fields and I am so happy.

I enjoyed the course, it was very informative.

5/5
by LEE BRAY From Swansea Wales

I enjoyed the course, it was very informative.

This is probably the most enjoyable nutritional health course I’ve ever studied.

5/5
by Eva Lassesson From Hastings, UK

This is probably the most enjoyable nutritional health course I’ve ever studied. Clear information, easy to understand and well thought out. So not only do you gain a wealth of knowledge and skills, it’s a virtual business in a box, all forms and step-by-step information on how to carry out all consultations, you just have to provide the clients!

The interactive program was user friendly and nice & airy presentation

5/5
by Ingrid Giroux From Esher, Great Britain

1:The interactive program was user friendly and nice & airy presentation

2: A good amount which add values to my personal knowledge in Nutrition

3: Health not sure yet as my partner and I, are into health and fitness. And Cooking fresh vegetables is part of our lifestyle. But as we exercise daily we might add a daily supplement. Regarding career, I hope yes. But only the future will tell. But I enjoyed very much the material you provided in the course which I can use for the future with potential clients.

My favorite lessons was about protein and muscle gain

4/5
by Franc García Garrido From Manchester, England, United Kingdom

I think that tables with examples of food or calories have helped me very much.

Already used the information gleaned from the course to aid friends & family

5/5
by Paul Burton From Waltham Abbey, Essex, England

The course was very informative; I have already used the information gleaned from the course to aid friends & family who although are regular trainers / gym goers were not making the physical gains / changes due to there poor nutrition. The set out of the modules & the requirement to attain a pass of 80% before you could move on to next study package guaranteed that you had to have reached a level of understanding / knowledge – certainly a motivating factor.

It will help me 100% with my business

5/5
by Elizabeth Lawrence From Chelmsford, Essex, England

All of the materials look useful and practical. I learnt a great amount and I loved the interactive features. An excellent course. I have found the course to be incredibly informative and covers more areas than I had expected.

Very happy and helpful for my own health

5/5
by Jekaterina Schneider From Loughborough, United Kingdom

1) professional and helpful materials

2) was very happy to find articles and journals to supplement course material

3) was very helpful for my own health as well as my career

4) great to interact with other members.

Enjoyed the charts on vitamin and mineral deficiency

5/5
by Helen Stamp From Exeter Devon UK

I enjoyed the charts on vitamin and mineral deficiency and the information on each vitamin and mineral and symptoms of deficiency

The course was an informative and enjoyable way…

5/5
by Joshua Gilbert From Thame, Oxon, United Kingdom

…to learn about the importance of nutrition in sports & exercise.

Easy to access

5/5
by Stuart Kossick From Loughton, Essex, England

Handouts are useful. competent material and reference.

Very organised

5/5
by Jekaterina Schneider From Loughborough, United Kingdom

Useful and helpful links to extra resources

Professional and knowledgeable and easy to understand slides

Interesting

Helpful to my career in fitness and to build upon my nutrition knowledge.

Would like even more online quizzes to test knowledge directly

I enjoyed the in depth illustration

4/5
by Will Foden From Doncaster, England

I enjoyed the in depth illustration of general populations clients to professional athletes.

The material was easy accessible.

5/5
by Karolina Jurewicz From Shoeburyness, Essex, UK

The content of the course was really good with lots of links for further study.

I found the course very informative and enjoyable

5/5
by Joanne Ramsey From Clophill, Bedfordshire, England

… finding the different calorie requirements for each day and at different stages has been helpful, this is the first course I have done online and if they are all this easy to use and be guided through I will definitely be interested in doing another one.

I can now confidently advise others.

5/5
by Michael Brown From London, England

Learning how to create an in-depth and detailed diet plan for others and myself has allowed me to tailor plans for my own specific exercise goals, making me fitter than I was before. Also, the GI index has helped give a fuller understanding of what effect different foods have on blood glucose levels and how this plays an important part in recovery. The materials provided made it easy to put into practice what I was learning and the course is designed for the to be used straight away. I really appreciated receiving tips and suggestions via email as this kept me motivated to complete the course and spurred my interest. I think also that the downloadable reference materials gave a deeper insight into the science behind some of the principle ideas taught.

Up to date and well balanced

5/5
by Paul Mcrea From Little Clifton, Workington, UK

Up to date information and studies, well balanced information from reputable sources.

Markedly improved my health conditions

5/5
by Mark Titmus From St. Albans, England

Recently, I have had some problems with joint pain and another health condition, after some research, I discovered several supplements which have markedly improved these conditions thus, negating a visit to my GP. Although I did the course remarkably quickly, my previous legal studies taught me how to retain voluminous information, in order to pass exams. Usefully, I can now enjoy re-reading the course and some research materials with a greater understanding and as a back up to this subject. I don’t intend to set up my own practice in this field.

Gave me the full picture

5/5
by Robert Payne From Aisby, Nr Grantham, England

I had a basic knowledge through years of experience, this course gave me the the full picture and gave me the correct terminology to explain to others. I think you have it spot on in all aspects.

Enjoyed the module on protein and muscle building

5/5
by Robert Payne From Aisby, Nr Grantham, England

I had a basic knowledge through years of experience, this course gave me the the full picture and gave me the correct terminology to explain to others. I think you have it spot on in all aspects.

Can help support the body and correct deficiencies

5/5
by Todd Davidson From Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

As I am currently shadowing a PhD to do with prebiotic supplementation and its potential effects on (exercise-induced) asthma I found the probiotic units very interesting. In terms of bettering my health I feel I am more knowledgeable about how supplementation can help support the body and correct deficiencies. Overall I felt the course was very informative, and the sciency parts were broken down well. Very pleased with course content and user friendly. Although I found the course very challenging (which is a good thing as I have never had experience delving into this topic area) I have also found it very rewarding and would recommend to anyone interested in furthering their knowledge about their health.

Nutritional strategies to any potential clients

5/5
by Ravin Patel From Reigate, Surrey, UK

Course was set at the right level, covering science based materials with practical examples. Templates were easy to follow, and provided the ability to explain nutritional strategies to any potential clients, in line with their chosen goals. Thoroughly enjoyed the course, and found it very valuable. Looking forward to putting it into practice! Thanks!

Loved doing a course that I’ve wanted to do for a while

5/5
by Joe Henry From Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK

I enjoyed adding to my knowledge of muscle building & weight loss & understanding about hydration/dehydration. This course was really good.

Fully intend to apply these to my own training

5/5
by Todd Davidson From Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

My favourite lessons involved the calculations of protein and carbohydrate for different athletes/clients. I fully intend to apply these to my own training progamme and hope it will benefit me in future job applications. From a personal perspective a case study using a boxer as an example, weighing up the pros and cons of and to what extent their reduction in calorific intake may have reduced their performance. I found the information relating to dehydration extremely relevant and useful.

I have found the course fascinating

5/5
by Linda Robinson From Saxilby, Lincoln, England

I enjoyed learning about the effect of deficiencies in people and how things can be found naturally and the levels they are found. I was surprised to find out how high the requirements of vitamins and minerals are needed for normal function and how low some amounts are in food. I have found the course fascinating and very enjoyable and am looking forward to putting it into practice.

Helped me get one step further to my career goal

5/5
by Simon Wood From Coventry, UK

Easy course to use. I learned new topics such as Competition Diets that I haven’t covered in my PT course and built more knowledge on other topics. This has helped me get one step further to my career goal and I have fully enjoyed the experience!!

Gaining knowledge to help my fighters

5/5
by Richard Oxley From Rushden, Northamptonshire, UK

Enjoyed Gaining knowledge to help my fighters

Grateful to find this course

5/5
by Lee Carroll From London, UK

Enjoyed adding to my knowledge base. As a fitness professional i m grateful to find this course and for a great price i might add, thank you very much.

I learned so much

5/5
by Antonia McKnight From London, UK

I enjoyed all of it. It was very educational. I learned so much. Keep up the good work

Learning Online was very enjoyable

5/5
by Christopher Grimward From Warrington, England

Enjoyed everything, favourite part was Module 6: Muscle Building and Weight Control and i felt i learn’t the most from this section. Learning Online was very enjoyable, looked forward to completing more every single day!

Useful information applicable to personal goals

4/5
by David Shepherd From Sheffield, UK

Enjoyed the course. Learned a lot of useful information applicable to personal goals.

The course was a great learning experience

5/5
by Gerard Gallacher From Renfrew, Scotland

I would recommend it to anyone who may be considering, studying dietary and nutritional supplements for sports persons whether it may be amateur or elite participants.

Great course guys!

5/5
by Luis Mori Rossi From Barcelona, Spain

I really enjoyed this course. It was such a fantastic thing to do. Everything worked smoothly. When I did run into a problem, Claire was super helpful and got me up and running again. Couldn’t recommend anything better for health or personal training courses!

Great

4/5
by Kelly Drake From Dagenham, Essex, England

Would like to have hard copy of course and bonus materials sent as I dont own a printer

I liked the part on phytochemicals

4/5
by Massa Maria Bitar From Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

I liked the part on phytochemicals

I found the course most useful

4/5
by Linda Smith From London, England

I found the course most useful

The course covered all areas that I was interested in

4/5
by Eszter Sarolta Bara From Nagykovácsi, Hungary

I have decided to do this course, so I can make informed decisions regarding supplements and advise my family and friends. There is so much information available nowadays, and it is difficult to decide which one to follow without thorough understanding of the subject. I wanted to be able to make wise decisions on which supplements to choose and in what dosage for my children and for us. I found that the course covered all areas that I was interested in.

Very informative and great course content

5/5
by Samantha Haskins

Very informative and great course content.

Will help massively in my future career as a nutritionists

5/5
by Tony Daniel Neale

I learnt a lot from this course and it will help me massively in my future career as a healthy nutrionist, the online experience was really good and im already looking to do another course soon hopefully.

Brilliant, really helped develop my career aspirations

5/5
by Kirby Markham

Brilliant, being able to learn and qualify online at your own pace is fantastic, I would highly recommend this course! I feel that it has really helped develop my career aspirations, and can’t wait to make use of it in the future, a big thank you!

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