Fitness and Nutrition
Fitness and Nutrition
Fitness and Nutrition
Fitness and Nutrition
Fitness and Nutrition
Level 4

In this free module, you’ll learn about fitness and nutrition. You’ll also do practical tests and create a case study. In the case study, you’ll evaluate the f itness levels of different people. You’ll use tests done in labs, like the Wingate test or VO2 max test, and tests done outside, like the multi-stage fitness test or the one-mile Rockport walking test.


Content you will study:

This programme aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to understand the nutritional composition of food and the effects of nutritional choices on the health of a person. You will gain knowledge of the importance of eating a balanced diet and the dangers associated with the consumption of a poor diet. They will focus on diet prescriptions for specific populations and gain an understanding of labelling systems and the pitfalls that can be associated with them.

You will research current therapeutic diets for specific groups with intolerances and diseases while also investigating fad diets. You will learn about the components of the digestive system and how it functions and will become familiar with the academic language associated with nutrition.

As part of your assessment, you will need to:

You will be required to develop a portfolio based around the fitness plans for individuals you have chosen, and the impact of nutrition on the lifestyle of an individual.

These new short courses are mapped against the standards for Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) and are designed to be a combination both academic and practical in their nature.  It is important to note that because of the practical nature of the courses you may need to be in a position to use where you work to provide evidence for some of the assessments although this does depend upon the short course you choose.

Entry Requirements

Because all of the new short courses are of a level 4 standard to be eligible for these you will need to:

  • Have a level 3 qualification
  • Or 3 years relevant experience in the field you wish to study
  • Attend a course guidance interview

Please note students should take no more than two short courses per year.

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