Nutrition Business Certificate

3 modules

300 hours

Learn about the theory and practice of nutrition – health, weight management and energy in humans.

Gain the foundation knowledge to become a food coach with our module focused on the practical, ethical and legal implications of establishing yourself as a coach. This additional knowledge will give you a head start by learning about specialist diets, coaching for children, adults and other coaching topics on nutrition and food.

Course overview

Payment options

This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan for $25 per week. It also qualifies for a discount for upfront payments.

Course duration

This course is made up of 3 in-depth modules and make up 20 lessons. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 300 hours of study. There is an option to reduce modules from this program to suit your needs.

Tutor support

You are studying online – but you are not studying alone. Our tutor support service comes with all of our courses and is available to you 24 hours, 7 days a week.


A Certificate of attainment will be issued upon completion of your course.

24/7 Access

Online 24/7 access to your course allowing you to fit your study in with your schedule.


This certificate is accredited through the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

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Course details

This course is ideal for:

  • Students wanting to pursue a career in health and wellbeing
  • Beginners with no study experience
  • People looking to start a new business
  • Students interested in learning more about health and nutrition

100% Online

Developed in response to industry demand, the Nutrition Business Course will teach you the theory and practice of nutrition – health, weight management, energy in humans, and learn to be a food coach or start your own business.

It is delivered online to suit your lifestyle which allows you to study at your own pace. Included in the course is a free elective module where you can choose a diverse range of specialities to give you broader knowledge and additional qualifications.

Career prospects

Where could you work?

  • Food and Nutrition Sales
  • Nutrition Coach
  • Nutrition Coaching Business
  • Nutritional Food Preparation and Catering
  • Food Technologist
  • Consultant
  • Health and Diet Advisor
  • Health Promotion

Course modules

This course is comprised of 3 modules:

  • Nutrition I
  • Food Coaching
  • Social Media

Optional Add ons (additional fee)

For a small additional fee we provide optional modules on Nutrition and a free phone consultation with one of our qualified accountants to help students who want to set up a business.


Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted and marked by the school’s tutors before it is returned to you with any comments, feedback and if necessary, extra reading.

Topics covered in the Nutrition I module include:

  • Important factors in nutrition
  • Ingredients and cooking methods
  • Food allergies and Intolerance introduction
  • The digestive system
  • Absorption and enzymes
  • Energy value of foods
  • Carbohydrates and fats
  • Proteins
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Water
  • Nutrient disorders
  • Problems with nutrition

Topics covered in the Food Coaching module include:

  • Introduction and the Healthy Diet
  • Professional Standards for Food
  • Coaching
  • Specialist Diets – Chronic Conditions
  • Specialist Diets – Overeating
  • Specialist Diets – Poor Nutritional Diets
  • Food Coaching with Adults and Seniors
  • Food Coaching with Children
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Moving on
  • Managing your Food Coaching Service

Topics covered in Social Media include:


  • Introduction to Instagram
  • Tips and Tricks to Develop Compelling Content
  • Growth Strategy
  • Ads for Lead Generation
  • Ads Made Simple


  • Getting started with Facebook
  • Types of Facebook Ads
  • How an Effective Facebook Strategy Will Grow Your Business
  • Increasing Conversions
  • Targeting the Right Audience
  • Aspects of your Ad Content
  • Setting up your Facebook Page
  • Promoting your Facebook Page
  • How to Advertise
  • Budget Setting

For a small additional fee we provide optional modules to choose from:

  • Nutrition II
  • Nutrition III
  • Children’s Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Nutrition for Weight Loss
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“My study has enriched my knowledge on health matters and natural solutions. It has made me feel more confident in my skills and compliments my business as a natural health coach.

The study is flexible, self paced and the course is super personalised with tutors assigned to your course matter to guide, support and encourage. Success comes from what you’ve learnt.”


“Absolutely, the course was a valuable learning experience! Gave me confidence and knowledge to start my own small business and help others with health and weight loss.

My tutor was brilliant! She replied to questions promptly and my assignments were always returned quickly with useful critique. She was extremely helpful and supportive and I cannot thank her enough!

I am very impressed with the school from start to finish! I have attended other tertiary institutions before and attended university and have never had such a smooth and positive experience as the one with Simply Learning.”


Gain the Nutrition Business Certificate for only $25 per week

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