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The Diploma in Weight Management is a comprehensive distance learning training course, leading to a practitioner qualification. It is ideal for existing therapists who wish to extend their skill base and the services they can offer, as well as brand new students looking for a rewarding and flexible career change.

This course enables practitioners to work with others, teaching them how to lose weight and keep it off permanently. It is an extensive course which tackles the problems associated with weight gain in a robust and thorough fashion. It delves into the reasons why people become overweight and introduces practitioners to a diverse range of “eaters”.

By the end of the course, you will have the confidence and the ability to design a diet for your various clients as well as deal with the difficulties associated with weight loss. The course also includes modules on how to start and run a successful business in weight loss and weight management.

Course contents:

  • Ongoing support from your personal tutor
  • Access to research material which is continually updated
  • Free membership of a peer support group – Guild for Smoking Cessation Specialists & Therapists
  • Eligibility to join our Register of Stop Smoking Therapists
  • An exciting new career and the satisfaction of knowing you’ll be performing a valuable service both to your clients and the community

 

Course contents:

Module 1 – Categorisation of body weight

  • Underweight
  • Normal
  • Overweight
  • Obesity
  • Morbid obesity
  • Health conditions

Module 2 – Reasons why people are overweight

  • Types of dieters
  • Medical reasons for weight gain
  • Medication that can increase weight gain
  • Food as fuel fuel and beyond
  • Categories of eaters
  • Reasons for being overweight
  • Motives for weight loss
  • Why diets fail

Module 3 – Anatomy and Physiology

  • The digestive system
  • The endocrine system
  • The nervous system
  • The circulatory system
  • The reproductive system
  • The immune and lymphatic systems
  • The Integumentary system
  • The muscular system
  • The urinary system
  • The respiratory system
  • The skeletal system

Module 4 Food composition

  • Carbohydrates
  • Simple sugars
  • Starches and double sugars
  • Fats
  • Proteins
  • Pulses, nuts and seeds
  • What counts as 5 a day?
  • What is a portion?
  • Seasons
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins

Module 5 – Food labelling

  • What do labels means?
  • Country of origin
  • Ingredient quantities
  • Extending a food
  • Allergens
  • Sugar
  • Check the label
  • List of ingredients
  • Sweeteners
  • Ingredients
  • What is our daily recommended intake?
  • E numbers, colours and preservatives
  • Flavour enhancers
  • Colour additives
  • Preservatives
  • Best before date and use by dates

Module 6 – Portion sizing and food diaries

  • The food pyramid
  • Servings
  • Portion sizes
  • Ways to cut down on portion sizes
  • Food diary

Module 7 – Goal setting

  • Measurements
  • Weight loss chart
  • Body shapes
  • Motivation and rewards
  • A few tips

Module 8 – Exercise part one

  • Everyday exercise
  • Why we need to exercise
  • Watch out for the dangers
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Anaerobic exercise
  • The many excuses of exercise

Module 9 – Exercise part two

  • Swimming
  • Weight lifting
  • Cycling
  • Boxing
  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Running
  • Exercise classes
  • Exercising with others

Module 10 – Specialist diets

  • The Zone diet
  • The Atkins diet
  • The 5:2 diet
  • Dukan diet
  • Paleo diet
  • South beach diet
  • Slimming world diet
  • Weight watchers
  • Rosemary Conly
  • Calorie counting diets
  • The Glycaemic Index diet
  • Low fat diet
  • The Mediterranean diet

Module 11 – Meal replacement diets 

  • The Starvation diet
  • Cambridge diet
  • Lighter life
  • The Cabbage soup diet
  • Detox diets
  • The Grapefruit diet
  • Slim fast diet
  • Celebrity slim

Module 12 – Tips for success

  • Drinking tips
  • Exercise tips
  • The way you eat tips
  • More food tips
  • Other ways of losing weight tips

Module 13 – Creating diet plans

  • How to create a diet plan
  • Diet for vegetarians
  • Hitting that plateau

Module 14 – Setting up your business

  • How you look
  • Large group sessions
  • Setting up your stall
  • How it works
  • Private consultations
  • Small group session
  • Running the business
  • Advertising
  • The legal stuff
  • Insurance
  • What to charge
  • Health and safety

 

How to enrol on this course:
Cost: £299.00 for the full diploma programme.


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