Specialist In Fitness Nutrition – SFN

35,000.00

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Fitness professionals wanting a deep understanding of dietetics and nutrition will find SFN to be the correct foundation for advising clients in dietary and nutritional aspects.  Is very well supported by post-enrolment academic guidance and mentoring by both ISSA and Gāyo Fitness Academy, at no additional cost.

  • What Is Good Nutrition?
  • Nutrition as a Limiting Factor
  • Good Nutrition Defined
  • How You Can Help Clients Improve Their Nutrition
  • Your Scope of Practice
  • Applying Nutrition Technologies
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • The Cell
  • Organism
  • Nutrition and Cellular Interaction
  • Cellular Components
  • Cellular Proteins
  • Food Versus Nutrients
  • Digestive System Structure and Function
  • Controlling the Digestive Process
  • Nutrient Absorption
  • Fate of Nutrients after Absorption
  • Nutrient Delivery
  • Energy Intake, Storage, and Transfer
  • Energy Transfer Process
  • Pathways for Nutrient Metabolism
  • Energy Value of Food
  • The Body’s Need for Energy
  • Estimation of Energy Needs and Energy Intake
  • Consequences of Energy Imbalances
  • Roles of Vitamins and Minerals in Energy Balance
  • How Exercise Impacts Metabolism
  • Muscle Structure and Function
  • Muscle Energy Requirements
  • Physiology of Anaerobic Exercise
  • Physiology of Aerobic Exercise
  • Adaptation to Exercise
  • Carbohydrate Structure
  • Carbohydrate Digestion, Absorption, Metabolism, and Transport
  • Carbohydrates in the Diet
  • Fat Structure
  • Fat Digestion, Absorption, Metabolism, and Transport
  • Fat in the Diet
  • Protein Structure
  • Protein Digestion, Absorption, Metabolism, and Transport
  • Protein in the Diet
  • Vitamins, Minerals, and Phytochemicals
  • Water-Soluble Vitamins
  • Fat-Soluble Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • All About Body Water
  • Fluid Balance
  • Body Water Imbalances
  • Body Water Regulation
  • Electrolytes
  • Hydration Strategies
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Nutrition for Injury and Rehabilitation
  • Plant-Based Diets
  • Eating Disorders
  • Nutrition and Diabetes
  • Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nutrition and Pregnancy
  • Nutritional Practice
  • Preparing For Your Client
  • What It Means to Be a Good Coach
  • Understanding the Potential Client’s
  • Mindset
  • Understanding Your Client’s Goals
  • Overcoming Client Objections
  • What You Should Know and What Your Clients Should Know
  • Collecting Preliminary Client Information
  • Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire
  • Medical History and Present Medical Condition Questionnaire
  • Comprehensive Client Information Sheet
  • Three-Day Dietary Record
  • Readiness for Change Questionnaire
  • Kitchen Makeover Questionnaire
  • Social Support Questionnaire
  • Initial Body Composition Assessment
  • Initial Recovery Assessment
  • Initial Performance Assessment
  • Baseline Blood Chemistry Assessment
  • Baseline Visual Assessment
  • Evaluating Client Information and Explaining What It Means
  • Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire
  • Medical History and Present Medical Condition Questionnaire
  • Comprehensive Client Information Sheet
  • Three-Day Dietary Record
  • Readiness for Change, Kitchen Makeover, and Social Support Questionnaires
  • Assessment
  • Determining Your Client’s Level
  • Communicating Results with Clients
  • Offering Nutritional Suggestions and Providing a Nutrition Plan
  • USDA Food Pyramid
  • Habit- and Superfood-Based Nutrition
  • Individualization
  • Special Dietary Strategies
  • Pre-, During-, and Post-Workout Nutrition
  • Competition Days
  • When to Discuss Nutrition
  • Offering Nutritional Supplement Suggestions
  • When to Suggest Supplements
  • Supplement Categories
  • Supplements in Sport
  • Supplement Risks Versus Rewards
  • Five Staple Supplements
  • Nonessential Nutrient Supplements
  • Setting Behaviour Goals and Creating Monitoring Strategies
  • Goal-Setting and Managing Expectations
  • Compliance and Adherence
  • Monitoring Strategies and Assessments
  • The Assessments
  • Follow-Up Body Composition Assessments
  • Follow-Up Visual Assessments
  • Follow-Up Performance Assessment
  • Follow-Up Blood Chemistry Assessment
  • Making Nutritional Adjustments
  • The Outcome-Based Coach
  • Judging Your Client’s Progress
  • Improving Client Adherence
  • Making Program Changes
  • Improving Your Troubleshooting Skills
  • The Decision-Making Chart
  • More Advanced Troubleshooting Scenarios
  • Providing Continuing Education and Support
  • The Big Picture
  • Celebrating Client Successes
  • Creating New Social Support Circles
  • Lesson Plan 1: Grocery Shopping Tour
  • Lesson Plan 2: Kitchen Makeover
  • Lesson Plan 3: The Sugar Lesson
  • Lesson Plan 4: The Fruit and Veggie Lesson
  • Lesson Plan 5: The Fat Lesson
  • Lesson Plan 6: From North American to Nutritious
  • Lesson Plan 7: Eating on the Go
  • Lesson Plan 8:
  • Understanding Energy Balance
Course Duration

Both the Course Quiz (preliminary) and the Home Study Final Examinations must be submitted to ISSA within FOUR months from the date of enrolment / date of receipt of study materials whichever is later. Student will study from home and write the examinations from home. Exams may be submitted online through http://www.issatrainer.com or offline through typed / hand-written answer sheets.

Learning Resources

– ISSA provides original text book / study material. Cost of material is included in the fee.

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