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Nutrition / Weight Loss Certification

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Courses > 1. Weight Management Essentials | 2. Nutrition for Fatloss | 3. Physical Activity for Fat Loss | 4. Weight Loss Coaching

Become a Nutrition Coach

with the SmartShape Certificate in Nutrition Coaching

With SmartShape, you'll be empowered with the knowledge and know-how to deliver effective nutrition education and advice.

You'll help people improve their health, fitness and body shape. You can do so much to make a real difference and help clients eat better and become confident about healthy food.

This SmartShape certification combines the very best of nutrition and psychology to empower you to motivate, guide and support people to improve their diet.

As a SmartShape Certified Nutrition Coach, you'll be able to:

  • Assess eating habits and patterns based on nationally endorsed Dietary Guidelines
  • Discuss foods to be included in a healthy diet
  • Discuss essential nutrients needed by the body
  • Discuss the effects of deficiencies or excesses of nutrients when Dietary Guidelines are not met
  • Provide practical food examples of how to meet Dietary Guidelines
  • Identify dietary contributors to weight gain
  • Provide healthy eating advice to meet healthy body composition goals
  • Discuss effective appetite management strategies
  • Provide examples of healthy meals and snacks
  • Read food labels and understand nutrition claims
  • Advise on healthy food shopping and meal preparation
  • Identify characteristics of fad diets
  • Identify risk factors for eating issues, including anorexia and bulimia
  • Refer when appropriate to a General Practitioner, Dietitian or other health professional
And, you'll become equipped to help motivate and support your clients with:
  • Powerful motivational techniques
  • Simple ways to reprogram bad eating habits
  • Skills to help clients improve their mindset
  • Strategies to reduce negative self-talk
  • New ways to boost social support and minimise sabotage
  • Solutions to just about every challenge or set-back
Plus, you'll also learn how to set up a successful Nutrition Coaching sessions, including:
  • Bookings, billing & all the basics to get started
  • Pricing, programming and promotions
  • Communicating with clients who cancel
  • Value-adding, online coaching & new opportunities
You can enrol in just one course to start and then progress when onto the others course when you are ready.

Learn on any device, anywhere with internet

With SmartShape, you can view the dynamic course sessions on your laptop, iPhone, iPad or Android device anywhere you have an internet connection. This means you have access wherever you are.

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Learn and use the SmartShape 5-Star Success Model

With SmartShape, you will learn the five key areas of weight management to help you become a highly effective Nutrition Coach or Weight Loss Coach.

5-Star Success Model

Each star includes five elements to create a total of 25 elements or "star factors" to guide your success:

1. Coaching - You'll start with a clear, step-by-step framework to organise your client sessions for maximum impact. You'll learn the 5 A's Coaching Process to Assess, Advise, Agree, Assist and Arrange your clients' success.

2. Profiling - You'll be able to perform comprehensive client profiling for Weight, Health, Diet, Activity and Vitality to gather essential client information and guide your specific recommendations for diet, exercise and wellbeing.

3. Tools - You'll discover how to effectively use a practical toolbox for client Goal Setting, Action Planning, Skill Building, Self-Monitoring and Progress Tracking.

4. Solutions - Then, you'll be shown how to offer personalised solutions for the five barriers to weight loss; Situations, Habits, Thoughts, Emotions and Relationships.

5. Business - Finally, you'll be able plan how to get and keep weight management clients using a powerful business model that will Inspire, Motivate, Manage, Reward and Retain (or Refer) clients.

The 5-Star Success Model is unique to SmartShape and provides a clear framework for you to build your weight loss coaching sessions and programs. You'll learn this model in the Weight Loss Coaching Course.

How to get your SmartShape Certificate in Nutrition Coaching

Simply complete two SmartShape Courses - Nutrition for Fat Loss Course and Weight Loss Coaching Course (this course is now started online with all sessions available by 31st January) and their assessments to become a SmartShape Certified Nutrition Coach.

Each SmartShape course provides 10 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from Fitness Australia.

The SmartShape Certificate in Nutrition Coaching covers nutrition and psychology, so not only will you know what to say about nutrition, but also how to get people to follow the dietary advice you provide:

How to enrol in the Certificate in Nutrition Coaching

ENROL NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER - SAVE $99

Receive your Tele-Interview Assessment FREE (Save $99) when you enrol in the SmartShape Certificate in Nutrition Coaching (includes 2 courses).

Enrol online or call (02) 9620 9511. Total cost = $750.

Or enrol in an individual course of your choice or add a course to get certified.

You can choose to include a further two SmartShape courses; Weight Management Essentials and Physical Activity for Fat Loss to obtain your SmartShape Certificate in Weight Management (see below).


Become a Weight Loss Coach / Consultant

with the SmartShape Certificate in Weight Management

With SmartShape, you can feel confident following your passion for weight management to help more people achieve a healthy body weight and reduce obesity levels.

As a SmartShape Certified Weight Loss Consultant, you'll extend your knowledge and skills gained in the SmartShape Certificate in Nutrition Coaching to also understand and advise on:

  • Health risks of obesity
  • Body composition
  • Physiology of weight change
  • Treatment options and success rates
  • Metabolism and hormones
  • Benefits of physical activity
  • Fuel usage for exercise
  • Exercise guidelines
  • Weight management guidelines and industry practices
Most importantly, you'll learn when to refer clients to appropriate health professionals.

How to get your SmartShape Certificate in Weight Management

Complete all four courses, Weight Management Essentials, Nutrition for Fat Loss, Physical Activity for Fat Loss and Weight Loss Coaching (this course is now started online with all sessions available by 31st January) and their assessments to become a SmartShape Certified Weight Management Consultant.

Each course provides 10 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from Fitness Australia.

The SmartShape Certificate in Weight Management covers (1) metabolism, (2) nutrition, (3) exercise and (4) psychology, to provide a complete package of education and skills for weight management:

And you'll also learn how to set up a successful Weight Loss sessions, including:

  • Bookings, billing & all the basics to get started
  • Pricing, programming and promotions
  • Communicating with clients who cancel
  • Value-adding, online coaching & new opportunities
How to enrol in the Certificate in Weight Management

ENROL NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER - SAVE $158

Receive your Tele-Interview Assessment FREE (Save $99) and a BONUS DiSC Personality Profile / Report when you enrol in the SmartShape Certificate in Weight Management (includes all 4 courses).

Enrol online or call (02) 9987 2735. Total cost = $1499.

Or enrol in an individual course of your choice and add courses to get certified.

Why enrol with SmartShape?

  • Nutrition education for less than the cost of a diploma, that won't qualify you more.
  • Fitness Australia CECs for courses.
  • Expert know-how and guidance by master-educator, Matt O'Neill.
  • Use SmartShape's unique 5-Star Model for Weight Management Success.
  • Easy-learning, online seminar presentations you can view anywhere, on any device with wifi.
  • Hand-picked weblinks to research papers, resources and recommended reading with every course.
  • Access to nutrition and weight loss news updates, live as tagged by Matt on the Evernote app.
Bonus DISC Personality Profile & Report with full Certificate in Weight Management enrolment

Knowing your personality type provides incredible insight into your natural strengths as a Nutrition or Weight Loss Coach. Learn powerful information about your personality with our online DISC Personality Profile & comprehensive 23-page Report.

You will receive a complimentary Personality Profile when you enrol in the full SmartShape Certificate in Weight Management

Download a sample report | Purchase separately

DISC is a personality profile that helps you understand your unique personality. It provides insight into why you think & do the things you do. Your Report provides:

  1. Your DISC graph and Classical Profile Pattern, clearly showing your key personality type & rankings for the 4 personality type - Dominance, Influence, Steadiness or Conscientiousness)
  2. DISC model explanations and descriptions with corresponding tendencies, needs and strategies for each
  3. Overviews of all 15 Classical Profile Patterns, and
  4. The scoring and data behind your Report. This is a fantastic tool to help you better know yourself and those around you.
Profile instructions are emailed next business day. Report available instantly on profile completion. Personality typing is covered in the Weight Loss Coaching Course.

Let's get started... enrol today!

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