Understanding how our bodies work is not only interesting, it can be beneficial in allowing us to make educated choices about what we eat and how we exercise. Diet and nutrition courses are excellent opportunities to learn more about taking care of yourself and the benefits of choosing the correct food and drink based on lifestyle and levels of fitness.
Course options vary from in-depth study that range from three days a week to online courses based on free time available. There are several courses that deal with nutrition specifically or nutrition in relation to fitness with full time and part time options also available.
Distance education courses are an excellent way to learn about a new discipline and study at your own pace and in your own time. Kilroy’s College offers a distance course in fitness, health, and nutrition. The course examines how to assess your own fitness level and current state of health. Course content includes classes in anatomy, nutrition, exercise techniques, as well as exploring different careers in fitness. The course takes from six to twelve months.
For full time courses, further education options such as as the QQI level 5 Nutrition and Health course at Dunboyne College is a good option. This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in healthcare settings, hospitals, respite care facilities, social care, community development or residential setting where nutritional, general health or mental health support is required.
For those interested in offering nutrition advice on a professional basis as part of a fitness plan the ITEC Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity enables students to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide nutritional advice for active leisure, recreation and physical activity. This course can be undertaken in evenings and providers such as FitCert offer the course on a part time basis in several locations around the country.
With a wide range of courses available for many different levels, there are no excuses for not understanding the benefits of tailored diet and nutrition plans and how to eat correctly based on lifestyle and aspirations.
To view more Fitness and Nutrition courses you can view Diet and Nutrition course listings on Findacourse.ie