Professional Institute for Fitness and Nutrition Worldwide.
Nutrition Tech Certification Course
Nutrition Tech Certification Course The Nutrition Tech Certification course is a pre-requisite for the Nutrition Consultant Certification course. PROPTA recommend that all certified personal trainers must know Nutrition. Without Nutrition fat loss or muscle gain is unattainable. Proper food and supplement application is a must. Understanding food and supplements will make your job dealing with clients much easier.
Upon completion of this course, a Nutrition Tech should:
Have a clear understanding about the digestive system and its functions.
Have an understanding of protein, carbohydrate and fat and how these nutrients are essential to a balanced and healthy life style.
Understand vitamins and minerals
Understand portion control and to be able to guide clients on the basics of nutrition.
Understand and implement food diary to help enhance guidance and service.
Understand food label
Understand meal timing for better performance and fat loss without muscle loss.
Fat testing and measurements
Guide clients to make proper food choices for better results.
Steps to complete this course:
Nutrition Tech certification course is a home study course or an Online study course.
Students are given 90 days to complete this course and submit the written exam
Food handlers permit certification must be obtained prior to 90 days.
20 hours clinic workshop must be complete prior to oral exam by PROPTA examiner.
All student must obtain the Food Handlers Certification to obtain any PROPTA certification.
Food Safety is everyone’s business. It’s important as Personal Trainer and a Nutrition Tech or Consultant or a Supervisor or a Nutrition Specialist CNS* to inform your clients in food safety and sicknesses that are caused by mishandling food.Certification in food safety simply means that you will be required to have a basic knowledge as to the causes of food born illness and its prevention, pass an approved examination, and possess a valid certificate in food safety. Please Note:
Approval was granted by:
Endorsed by the IFBB PRO League
Approved and Endorsed by the National Fitness League ” The NFL of Fitness”
Common sources of naturally occurring carbohydrates include:
Fruits Vegetables Milk Nuts Grains Seeds Legumes Types of carbohydrates
There are three main types of carbohydrates:
Sugar. Sugar is the simplest form of carbohydrate and occurs naturally in some foods, including fruits, vegetables, milk and milk products. Types of sugar include fruit sugar (fructose), table sugar (sucrose) and milk sugar (lactose). Starch. Starch is a complex carbohydrate, meaning it is made of many sugar units bonded together. Starch occurs naturally in vegetables, grains, and cooked dry beans and peas. Fiber. Fiber also is a complex carbohydrate. It occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and cooked dry beans and peas. ... See MoreSee Less
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Supplementists™ are trained in all aspects of nutrition and supplements and qualified to advise people on improving their health through diet and lifestyle. Supplementists learn about vitamins, supplements and how to help clients supplement their diets to reach an ultimate life style. ... See MoreSee Less
Most health and nutrition experts agree that Americans should increase their consumption of fish. Fish are high in protein and are low in calories, cholesterol and saturated fat.
Some varieties also are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been found to decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke. Omega-3 fatty acids can promote fetal brain development during pregnancy. These benefits come from fatty fish such as salmon, lake trout, herring, sardines and albacore tuna.
Because of these health benefits, the upcoming Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 recommend that adults eat 8 ounces of fish a week. Americans currently eat only half that amount.
It used to be that wild-caught fish were considered healthy. Over the past several decades, however, concerns have arisen about the effects heavy metal contaminants (such as mercury), pollutants (such as polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs), pesticides, fertilizers and even trash have on the safety of water and fish. The demand for certain types of fish and some fishing practices, such as bottom trolling, have taken their toll on the environment and the availability of fish. ... See MoreSee Less