How You Can Become a Nutrition Expert

Written by on July 23, 2019 in Stuff with 0 Comments

Becoming a nutrition expert is all about having a complete and well-rounded sense of understanding regarding wellness and holistic approaches. Luckily, there are plenty of institutions nowadays that are offering courses on nutrition and similar topics. Endeavour College of Natural Health is one of those, standing at the forefront of the natural health sector in education.

Endeavour College has over six campuses around Australia and offers many distinct courses relating to the nutritional field. If a nutritionist career is something you’ve set your mind to. Take a peek at their course catalogue and check out what they have to offer.

There is one course that will definitely strike accord with budding nutritionists, the Bachelor of Health Science with a focus in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine. This three-year full-time course will give you the skills to become a qualified clinical nutritionist. During that time, you’ll go head first into disease prevention and management while focusing on assessing every factor of a client’s lifestyle.

Throughout the course, you will go through 6 semesters of scientific studies, ethics, and clinical reasoning guide practices for safe and effective diet and supplement recommendations. With a mixture of theory versus practical classes, the main goal here is to merge together traditional food wisdom and current scientific research in order to support your community to eat well and live a better and healthier life. Each subject is practitioner focused, you’ll have specific one-on-one time with experienced professors and in the campus teaching clinics.

Going through two rounds of Human Biological Science is required in order to figure out the basis of human physiology. Without this understanding, students won’t be able to identify and analyze certain ailments and how it affects the wellbeing of an individual. Following this through would be the History of Healing and Medicinal Food Science. These two subjects focus on how health has evolved throughout history and what types of ‘fads’ or ‘trends’ were brought to light with the ability to relate it to health science.

Bigger societal issues are also addressed throughout the duration of your learning, the subject of Weight Management in Health and Disease will forever be a topic that a nutritionist has to face. Australia has ranked ninth in the world for obesity, and cracking the top ten is not a victory in this case. Changes to diets, lifestyles and even a mixture of supplements can guide people into the right direction and towards a healthier life.

But of course, if you’re keen on specific areas of nutrition, then this place is one for diversity. Compulsory subjects within this degree that you can make a career out of are Sports Nutrition and Foundations of Public Health. Whether you want to help out the next generation of athletic superstars or fight for the public health system to get better health practices for those who are reliant on them, you’ll find plenty of great career directions to choose from.

This course will allow you to have multiple career opportunities post-graduation. From private practice to public health, media and the educational sector, you will be more than prepared for this career path. And if you’re interested in gaining further knowledge on the subjects you learnt, why not check out Endeavour’s Honours Program?

NB: This course does not qualify students as practicing Dieticians.


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