Weight Management and Consulting
Level 3

 
Title of learning programme Weight Management and Consulting Programme
Programme level 3
Duration of learning programme 11 weeks x 10 hours*
Total number of learning hours per programme 110**

* Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities, there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

** Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1

Introduction

2

The Digestive System

3

Nutrition You are what you eat

4

Some basic principles of weight reduction and control diets

5

Guidelines to compiling eating programmes

6

Food combining and supplements

7

Working with the client in compiling eating programmes

8   The role of exercise in weight reduction and control
9   Motivating the Client
10   Constipation, Food Cravings and Eating Disorders
11   Basic Recipes and Cooking Methods
12   Setting up a Weight Management Consultancy
 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 Introduction.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

List the reasons and give a short explanation as to why people are motivated to lose weight

 

Module 2 - The Digestive System.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Describe the foodstuffs that are essential on a daily basis

LO2   Identify the parts of the alimentary canal and list their functions or roles
 

Module 3 - Nutrition You are what you eat.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explain what is meant by the term obesity and differentiate between being obese and being overweight

LO2   Identify the types of food groups mentioned in this unit
 

Module 4 - Some basic principles of weight reduction and control diets.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Summarise how dieting slows down metabolism

LO2   Describe how carbohydrates, fats, proteins, sugars and fibres effect weight loss.
 

Module 5 - Guidelines to compiling eating programmes.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain the digestive process of food, starting in the mouth
 

Module 6 - Food combining and supplements.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Examine food combining and explain the value of combining as a compatible method

LO2   Define the following terms: nutrition, mastication, enzymes, fermentation and putrefaction
 

Module 7 - Working with the client in compiling eating programmes.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Summarise the steps involved in starting a weight reduction programme

 
Module 8 - The role of exercise in weight reduction and control.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain the importance of exercise and how it aides the process of weight reduction
 
Module 9 - Motivating the Client.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Using the theories mentioned in this unit, explain how motivation affects the mind
 
Module 10 - Constipation, Food Cravings and Eating Disorders.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise constipation and identify ways in which to deal with it
 
Module 11 - Basic Recipes and Cooking Methods.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Describe the best methods of preparing the following foods: meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, rice and pasta
 
Module 12 - Setting up a Weight Management Consultancy.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the factors involved in setting up a weight management consultancy

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