Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity

OVERVIEW Nutrition is an essential topic for all fitness professionals to understand due to its importance in …



    Nutrition is an essential topic for all fitness professionals to understand due to its importance in energy production and health. Possessing a thorough grasp of dietary concepts and their application then allows these individuals to be able to effectively guide the diets of their clients who seek optimum performance and improved health and well-being.

    The Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity qualification provides the knowledge and skills to be able to safely and effectively offer nutritional guidance to healthy clients. The course covers the underpinning science of nutrition, discussing the fundamental macro and micronutrients and the physiology of digestion. It also delves into national food guidelines, vitamin, mineral and protein supplementation, hydration, weight management approaches, and modern dietary systems, including the Paleo Diet and Ketogenic Diet.

    Those who achieve this qualification can promote themselves as a ‘Nutritional Advisor’ (however it does not authorise to advise regarding ill health or in the use of dietary supplements) and it also provides entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level 3.

    This qualification is ideal for fitness professionals who want to improve their understanding of nutrition and how to maximise achievements in the gym through dietary modifications. It is also a useful qualification to undertake in order to raise your fitness professional status on REPS, to improve your CV, and to enhance your credibility, reputation and functionality within a fitness environment





    A Level 2 qualification in Fitness Instruction



    Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme



    L3 Education

    Blended learning – elearning alongside additional tutor support



    Portfolio of evidence

    Assessment day

    1 X Multiple-choice exam papers


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