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Nutrition and Weight Consultancy

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to become a Nutrition and Weight Consultant
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Nutrition and Weight Consultancy Practitioner
  • Receive the Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

The majority of men and women and today many children are actively seeking to lose weight for both health and aesthetic reasons.  This offers a vast potential market for existing Therapists to extend their practices, or for others to begin a new career in Weight Consultancy.


  • Lesson One
    • Introductory Concepts
      • Why People Want to Control Their Weight
      • Motivation
      • Individuality
      • Dieting Dangers
      • Diets
      • Health Hazards
      • Parameters
      • Know the Basic Sciences
      • Exercise in Weight Control
      • The Weight Consultant
  • Lesson Two
    • Some Dietary Misconceptions
      • The Imp on the Shoulder
  • Lesson Three
    • Basic Physiology
    • The Nine Major Systems
      • Digestion
    • Metabolism
      • The Common Metabolic Pool
      • Basal Metabolic Rate
      • Calories
      • Energy Requirement
  • Lesson Four
    • Elements of Nutrition
      • Proteins
      • Carbohydrates
      • Fats
      • Minerals
      • Vitamins
  • Lesson Five
    • What Do We Mean by Weight?
      • Normal Weight, Overweight and Obesity
      • Charting the Individual
      • Types of Overweight
      • Primary and Secondary Overweight
    • Health Hazards of Being Overweight
      • Other Problems
  • Lesson Six
    • What Do We Mean By Diet?
      • Body Components
      • Rate of Weight Loss
      • Different Diets and Methods that your Clients may have Tried
  • Lesson Seven
    • Diets of All Sorts
      • Study Exercises
      • Counting Calories
      • A Variety of Diets
      • Recommended Diet Books
  • Lesson Eight
    • Motivation
      • Definition of Motivation
      • Long and Short Term Goals
      • Rewards
      • Individuality
      • A few Tricks of the Trade
    • Study Exercise
  • Lesson Nine
    • Dieting Dangers
      • Food as a Social Function
      • Four Relevant Industries
      • Body Image or Eating Disorder?
      • Where Angels Fear to Tread
      • Beware of Being Caught in the Web
      • Anorexia Nervosa
      • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Lesson Ten
    • The Permanent Benefits of Exercise
      • Different Forms of Exercise Routines
      • Walking
      • Exercise/Fitness Classes
      • Swimming
  • Lesson Eleven
    • Starting a Weight Consultancy Clinic
      • Group Sessions
      • Room Layout
      • Private Consultation
      • Advertising
  • Lesson Twelve
    • Complementary Aids to Weight Control
      • Complementary Medicine
      • Homoeopathy
      • Aromatherapy
      • Bach Flower Remedies
      • Herbal Teas

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.