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

Within this free module you will identify what is meant by fitness and nutrition as well as undertaking practical tests and developing a case study that: assesses the fitness levels of different participants through laboratory-based testing e.g. Wingate test, VO2 max test, onset of blood lactate accumulation test, and field-based testing, e.g. multi-stage fitness test, 12-minute Cooper run test, one-mile Rockport walking test, Harvard step 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 prescription 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.

This course will be delivered at the Health and Active Living Skills Centre.

As part of your assessment, you will need to:

  • Deliver a presentation
  • Write a report
  • Build a portfolio containing 2000 words

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.

For further information or advice on these free short courses please do not hesitate to contact


Funding of short courses

As part of an Office for Students (OFS) initiative for 2024/25.  University Centre Weston is proud to launch this course for free. We have added 5 new short courses that are free of charge, offering you the opportunity to develop your skills, refresh old ones or give you the chance to try something new and develop new ones. 

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.

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