Q.What is included in the course?
A.You can read about the Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner Course HERE. To get a sense of what’s included. have a look HERE. The course also includes our most recent 2015 update. You get lifetime access including all future updates. Once enrolled, your course won’t expire.
Q.What is the Professional Add-on Module?
A.Want to evidence your learning, obtain professional registration, benefit from complimentary authenticity checks, and be eligible for Full Membership and insurance to practise? The Professional Add-on Module is made for you. Simply complete the CPD self-assessment once you graduate from your course and receive an Enhanced Certificate with your CPD hours, YMCA Awards endorsement, and IICT approval. More information HERE.
Q.What is the SkillsActive module about?
A.This is a special UK SkillsActive/REPs certificate for health professionals. The Health Sciences Academy is a proud SkillsActive Lead Provider. SkillsActive is the UK government body responsible for REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals), RAPs (Register of Aquatic Professionals), RPDPS (Register of Personal Development Practitioners in Sport), and HABIA (Hair and Beauty Industry Authority), amongst others. Are you a Level 3 Personal Trainer who is registered with the UK Register of Exercise Professionals? Even better, you are eligible to register 6 REPs CPD points too. Please CLICK HERE for more info on Skills Active/REPs. Please note that this is not a substitute for insurance and that you are always need separate insurance to provide nutritional advice.
Q.What is the Printed Pack?
A.The Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner Printed Pack is a high-quality paper-based version of your course that you can use for future reference. It will be printed for you, on-demand, in your name, and packaged and sent straight from our printers via courier, wherever you are in the world. This way, you are always assured that you get the latest version of your course. Please allow a couple of days for your order to be processed (especially if you order right before the weekend) and depending on where you are in the world, it can take up to around a week to get to you. Our couriers can even deliver your pack to an alternative address if you’re away from home or at work.
Q.How will I get my premium freebies?
A.Once you join the course, one of our team will validate your enrolment and arrange for everything to be added to your account. In case we have not contacted you within 2 days (yes, we’re around on Saturdays and Sundays!) our contact may not have reached you, so let us know right away please. Once you’ve completed your course, you can complete the Professional Add-on Module and the SkillsActive/REPs-endorsed and YMCA Awards certificates.
Q.Why is studying this subject important?
A.Research shows that over 50% of us want to lose weight. But the problem is that conventional weight-loss strategies often fail, because they don’t account for the intersecting factors that are unique in each of us. Alex, our Research Director, often says: “If you’re doing everything right and not getting results, then you’re not doing everything right for you. The goal is to work with, not against, your body.” The complexity of the human brain and body means that individualised plans call for scientific knowledge and detective work. Each of us has a unique biochemistry: our own metabolism, hormones, genetics, microbiome, appetite neurobiology, body composition, nutrient needs, intolerances, food addictions, and eating psychology – all of which are essential to weight loss success. Lifestyle factors like food access, eating habits, sleep patterns, environmental toxins, athleticism or lack of motivation to move, financial pressure, worry and psychological stress can all interact with those variables. Individualised plans pose a greater challenge. They require scientific knowledge and an in-depth understanding of someone’s unique biological, psychological and lifestyle factors, and how those influence and play off each other. A diet that helps one person thrive can set another person back, so it’s crucial to educate yourself and study the science behind the top variables that influence someone’s ability to lose weight and maintain it. That’s why our students get 58 client assessment tools and worksheets, across 70 course units, to evaluate what works and what doesn’t for each person. Our advanced course goes above and beyond pretty much anything we have seen in this space. It’s jam-packed with the latest science, worksheets and planning tools to help you successfully build a personalised weight loss program. You can take it at your own pace, plus it’s recognised by our awarding bodies.
Q.Can I recommend this to a friend?
A.Absolutely. Before you do, let us know because we’ll want to reward you for your loyalty and give both you and your friend something special. We pretty much rely on word-of-mouth recommendation, and we’ll take good care of your friend too!
Q.Can I contact you if I've got more questions?
A.Of course! We will answer any other question you may have. And fast. Feel free to drop us a line HERE.