Nutrition Short Course

Nutrition Short Course

Outcome: Expended knowledge in Nutrition and Healthy Eating 

Career: Complimentary knowledge for Personal Trainers

Study methods: Online

Payment methods: Pay up-front 

Gain 2 CEC points with this course through AusActive


Certificate in nutrition

Nutrition Short Course for Personal Trainers

Expand your knowledge and support your clients with smarter food choices by studying Fit Education’s Nutrition Short Course. Designed by personal trainers for personal trainers, this course is aimed at helping you build a base knowledge of nutrition so your clients achieve the best results and create long lasting healthy habits. 

Technological advances are continuing to grow at a rapid rate and society has become increasingly sedentary. The fact that there are not only more fast food chains available, but smart phones now allow food to be purchased online and delivered to your door. With this in mind there is a clear problem. Weight gain and obesity has become a major problem with over 50% of the population now considered overweight. 

Contrary to what most people believe, diet is the single most important factor in weight management and along with exercise is essential for weight loss.

Diet, food, nutrition and overall health has never before been discussed as much as it is today. Many health issues attribute to poor health and nutrition. Learn the basic fundamentals of healthy eating to support your own well being and those around you to create long lasting healthy eating habits.

What You'll Learn

  • Understanding the nutrition label on products
  • Body composition and BMI
  • Fitness v’s fatness
  • Somatotypes and fat distribution
  • Why are people getting fatter
  • Dietary factors
  • The dieting cycle
  • FAD diets
  • Common dieting techniques
  • Ways to decrease body fat
  • Genetic, environmental and psychological factors
  • Body image
  • Social factors
  • Exercise for fat loss
  • Metabolism
  • Calculating BMR
  • Calculating TEE
  • Eating disorders
  • The digestive system
  • Fibre

Why study a Nutrition Short Course

Our courses are delivered by personal trainers for personal trainers Once you complete your course, you will receive a certificate of completion outlining the units and have a broader knowledge of nutrition to help inform your clients of healthier food choices.

In 2019 Fit Education graduates:

  • 96.6% were employed or enrolled in further study after training.
  • 92.0% were satisfied with the overall quality of their training.
  • 91.2% would recommend the training and 93.3% would recommend their training provider.
  • 94.4% achieved their main reason for doing the training.


(NCVER Report 2019)

Training and assesment

Our courses are delivered online to you, no matter where you are located. There are 23 elements included within the Nutrition Short Course, with all resources required to complete the course available in your student study portal. A trainer is assigned to you for guidance throughout the course and will grade your assessments. Visit for answers to our most frequently asked questions.