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Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletic Performance

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Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletic Performance

Overview

This course provides you with all the detailed nutritional knowledge required to create and deliver personalised nutritional plans to clients you work with in exercise settings. As nutrition is an essential component of overall health and fitness, it’s commonly the biggest obstacle that stands in the way of individuals and their fitness goals.

Designed to upskill both existing Personal Trainers and those without any nutrition or fitness knowledge, this course will enhance the quality of the nutritional advice that is provided in the industry. Gaining nutritional expertise is important for anyone working in the health and fitness industry, which is why we have devoted our time to creating a course that gets you qualified in this area in a fun and engaging way.

You will learn about the systems of the human body through our team of industry-leading food specialists and personal trainers and develop a strong foundation of knowledge that you can build upon. After which, you will explore the workings of the metabolism and the best ways to fuel bodies for athletic performance. On completion of this course, you will be well equipped to create bespoke nutritional plans for clients, with ongoing support from the team at Leap Academy.

Key areas explored in this course

  • Systems of the human body
  • Human metabolism
  • Fuelling for athletic performance 
  • Common diets and food labelling
  • Strategising nutritional goals for clients 


For a more detailed breakdown of the course contents, the experts and professionals you will learn from and the career opportunities that await you, click through the tabs above. Alternatively, you can register your interest in this course to receive further information.

The reason our courses stand out against the rest is that each is developed and delivered by industry experts who are all paving the way in their industries. The courses are also delivered through a combination of materials, including written pieces, interactive learning elements and videos that make the intake of information more engaging, fun and rewarding. View the video below to see what kind of content you can expect in this course!

 

L4 Advanced Sport Nutrition Intro

TALILLA HENCHOZ

Online Personal Trainer + Business Owner

TALILLA HENCHOZ

Online Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Talilla is an online fitness instructor and coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing, L3 Personal Training and L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. She has an extensive career in the fitness industry and has built her own online health and fitness club from scratch. Read more about her amazing journey below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 1: Systems of the human body
  • Unit 6: Supplemental aids and strategising nutritional goals for clients
JAMES MIDDLETON

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

JAMES MIDDLETON

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


James is an online fitness coach and teaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing, L3 Personal Training and L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. His online coaching has a strong emphasis on a 360 approach to health including mindset and nutrition based on his own personal journey. Read more about his story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 2: Human Metabolism
  • Unit 4: Fueling for athletic performance
EMILY SOLMAN

Nutritional Expert + Food Influencer

EMILY SOLMAN

Nutritional Expert + Food Influencer


Emily is a well known food influencer who creates delicious and nutritious recipes for her large following. As an expert in human metabolism, she teaches the LEAP Academy L4 Adavnced Sports Nutrition qualification. Read more about her story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 1: Systems of the human body
  • Unit 3: Applied nutrition for health
  • Unit 5: Common diets and food labelling
The course is broken down into a range of units.
Unit 1: Systems of the Human Body 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the structure and function of the skin & skeletal system 
  • Understand the structure and function of the nervous and muscular system
  • Understand the structure and function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Understand the structure and function of the endocrine system
  • Understand the structure and function of the digestive and urinary systems
  • Understand the structure and function of the reproductive and lymphatic systems
Unit 2: Human Metabolism, The Energy Balance and The Currency of Calories 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand energy balance and the human body
  • Understand how the body stores and uses carbohydrates 
  • Understand how the body stores and uses protein 
  • Understand how the body stores and uses fat
  • Understand how the body stores energy
  • Understand the importance of hydration and water
  • Understand vitamins and minerals for exercise 
Unit 3: Applied Nutrition for Health
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand nutrition for physical activity 
  • Understand carbohydrates and the glycemic index
  • Understand the role of proteins
  • Understand fats and their role with athletes 
  • Understand the role of micronutrients                    
Unit 4: Fuelling for Athletic Performance 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand hydration, water and sweat loss
  • Understand the role of metabolism in the body 
  • Understand the use of fuel before exercise 
  • Understand the use of fuel during exercise
  • Understand the use of fuel after exercise 
Unit 5: Common Diets, Food Labelling and The Effects of Marketing 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand national food and nutritional government guidelines 
  • Understand the rules of food labelling
  • Understand common diets 
  • Understand food allergies and intolerances 
  • Understand analysing food diaries and fluid intake 
  • Understand how to implement nutritional change 
  • Understand professional standards for nutritional advice 
Unit 6: Supplemental Aids and Strategising Nutritional Goals for Clients 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how to agree and set nutritional goals 
  • Understand pre and post competition nutritional strategies 
  • Understand supplementation for nutrition 
  • Understand illegal supplements (Anabolics/fat burners) 

As an entry-level qualification, you will be taught everything required to understand advanced sports nutrition. As such, no prior qualifications or experience is required to enrol. 

 

At the end of each unit, you will be tasked with an assignment to assess your learning. Each assignment could contain various academic tasks, such as multiple-choice assessments, written assessments and reflection documents. 

Your tutor will walk you through the process of each assignment, then once completed and submitted, they will provide you with constructive feedback. This will allow you to develop and progress on to the next stage of your study. 

 

Focus

Focus logo

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 4 Certificate for Advanced Sports Nutrition (RFQ), accredited by Focus Awards.

Focus Awards is an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation with an innovative, progressive, and customer-focused approach. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors – all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

 

Career

This qualification is an ideal starting point for anyone hoping to start a nutrition-related career, or existing fitness professionals aiming to expand their knowledge and skillset. Through this course, you will have all you need to build bespoke nutritional plans for clients in fitness settings.

If you already hold a health and fitness-related position, gaining this qualification enables you to expand your offering. In having nutritional expertise, you will stand out against other personal trainers and will be able to cater to clients with specific nutritional needs. This is extremely advantageous in light of the increasing number of PTs coming into the industry each year, as it sets you apart from the competition.

Should this be your first health and fitness qualification, you can build on the knowledge gained by completing other related Leap courses. A natural progression would be building your understanding of physical activity through our L2 Gym Instructing or L3 Personal Training qualifications.

Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletic Performance

Overview

This course provides you with all the detailed nutritional knowledge required to create and deliver personalised nutritional plans to clients you work with in exercise settings. As nutrition is an essential component of overall health and fitness, it’s commonly the biggest obstacle that stands in the way of individuals and their fitness goals.

Designed to upskill both existing Personal Trainers and those without any nutrition or fitness knowledge, this course will enhance the quality of the nutritional advice that is provided in the industry. Gaining nutritional expertise is important for anyone working in the health and fitness industry, which is why we have devoted our time to creating a course that gets you qualified in this area in a fun and engaging way.

You will learn about the systems of the human body through our team of industry-leading food specialists and personal trainers and develop a strong foundation of knowledge that you can build upon. After which, you will explore the workings of the metabolism and the best ways to fuel bodies for athletic performance. On completion of this course, you will be well equipped to create bespoke nutritional plans for clients, with ongoing support from the team at Leap Academy.

Key areas explored in this course

  • Systems of the human body
  • Human metabolism
  • Fuelling for athletic performance 
  • Common diets and food labelling
  • Strategising nutritional goals for clients 


For a more detailed breakdown of the course contents, the experts and professionals you will learn from and the career opportunities that await you, click through the tabs above. Alternatively, you can register your interest in this course to receive further information.

The reason our courses stand out against the rest is that each is developed and delivered by industry experts who are all paving the way in their industries. The courses are also delivered through a combination of materials, including written pieces, interactive learning elements and videos that make the intake of information more engaging, fun and rewarding. View the video below to see what kind of content you can expect in this course!

 

L4 Advanced Sport Nutrition Intro

Team

TALILLA HENCHOZ

Online Personal Trainer + Business Owner

TALILLA HENCHOZ

Online Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Talilla is an online fitness instructor and coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing, L3 Personal Training and L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. She has an extensive career in the fitness industry and has built her own online health and fitness club from scratch. Read more about her amazing journey below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 1: Systems of the human body
  • Unit 6: Supplemental aids and strategising nutritional goals for clients
JAMES MIDDLETON

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

JAMES MIDDLETON

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


James is an online fitness coach and teaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing, L3 Personal Training and L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. His online coaching has a strong emphasis on a 360 approach to health including mindset and nutrition based on his own personal journey. Read more about his story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 2: Human Metabolism
  • Unit 4: Fueling for athletic performance
EMILY SOLMAN

Nutritional Expert + Food Influencer

EMILY SOLMAN

Nutritional Expert + Food Influencer


Emily is a well known food influencer who creates delicious and nutritious recipes for her large following. As an expert in human metabolism, she teaches the LEAP Academy L4 Adavnced Sports Nutrition qualification. Read more about her story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 1: Systems of the human body
  • Unit 3: Applied nutrition for health
  • Unit 5: Common diets and food labelling

Modules

The course is broken down into a range of units.
Unit 1: Systems of the Human Body 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the structure and function of the skin & skeletal system 
  • Understand the structure and function of the nervous and muscular system
  • Understand the structure and function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Understand the structure and function of the endocrine system
  • Understand the structure and function of the digestive and urinary systems
  • Understand the structure and function of the reproductive and lymphatic systems
Unit 2: Human Metabolism, The Energy Balance and The Currency of Calories 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand energy balance and the human body
  • Understand how the body stores and uses carbohydrates 
  • Understand how the body stores and uses protein 
  • Understand how the body stores and uses fat
  • Understand how the body stores energy
  • Understand the importance of hydration and water
  • Understand vitamins and minerals for exercise 
Unit 3: Applied Nutrition for Health
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand nutrition for physical activity 
  • Understand carbohydrates and the glycemic index
  • Understand the role of proteins
  • Understand fats and their role with athletes 
  • Understand the role of micronutrients                    
Unit 4: Fuelling for Athletic Performance 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand hydration, water and sweat loss
  • Understand the role of metabolism in the body 
  • Understand the use of fuel before exercise 
  • Understand the use of fuel during exercise
  • Understand the use of fuel after exercise 
Unit 5: Common Diets, Food Labelling and The Effects of Marketing 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand national food and nutritional government guidelines 
  • Understand the rules of food labelling
  • Understand common diets 
  • Understand food allergies and intolerances 
  • Understand analysing food diaries and fluid intake 
  • Understand how to implement nutritional change 
  • Understand professional standards for nutritional advice 
Unit 6: Supplemental Aids and Strategising Nutritional Goals for Clients 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how to agree and set nutritional goals 
  • Understand pre and post competition nutritional strategies 
  • Understand supplementation for nutrition 
  • Understand illegal supplements (Anabolics/fat burners) 

Requirements

As an entry-level qualification, you will be taught everything required to understand advanced sports nutrition. As such, no prior qualifications or experience is required to enrol. 

 

Assessment

At the end of each unit, you will be tasked with an assignment to assess your learning. Each assignment could contain various academic tasks, such as multiple-choice assessments, written assessments and reflection documents. 

Your tutor will walk you through the process of each assignment, then once completed and submitted, they will provide you with constructive feedback. This will allow you to develop and progress on to the next stage of your study. 

 

Qualifications

Focus

Focus logo

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 4 Certificate for Advanced Sports Nutrition (RFQ), accredited by Focus Awards.

Focus Awards is an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation with an innovative, progressive, and customer-focused approach. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors – all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

 

Career

This qualification is an ideal starting point for anyone hoping to start a nutrition-related career, or existing fitness professionals aiming to expand their knowledge and skillset. Through this course, you will have all you need to build bespoke nutritional plans for clients in fitness settings.

If you already hold a health and fitness-related position, gaining this qualification enables you to expand your offering. In having nutritional expertise, you will stand out against other personal trainers and will be able to cater to clients with specific nutritional needs. This is extremely advantageous in light of the increasing number of PTs coming into the industry each year, as it sets you apart from the competition.

Should this be your first health and fitness qualification, you can build on the knowledge gained by completing other related Leap courses. A natural progression would be building your understanding of physical activity through our L2 Gym Instructing or L3 Personal Training qualifications.

INSTATE FITNESS

Instate Fitness is a leading small-group PT gym chain operating in London. Founded by Wes Santos, they currently have two gyms in Surrey and Wandsworth and employ over 10 personal trainers. Known for their strong community and 360 approach to nutrition and fitness, Instate will teach you valuable knowledge directly from trainers who are on the gym floor day-to-day.

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