Weight Management & Consulting

Weight Management & Consulting

Distance Learning Course of 12 Lessons

Weight Management Course Description

As the saying goes, “you are what you eat”. Advertising in magazines, newspapers and television stresses the importance of a lean and trim body. The emphasis on health and taking responsibility and control of your own health, highlights the importance of knowing how to manage an effective eating regime.

About Weight Management

The emphasis is on consulting and designing personal eating programmes that suit your client. This weight management and consulting programme has been designed to illustrate the value of a sensible eating regime. It will also allow the therapist to assist clients in weight management.

Tuition & Fees

860.00 CAD

1: Introduction

  • Reasons why people want to control their weight
  • Fashion
  • Peer pressure
  • Attractiveness
  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Financial considerations
  • Dietary misconceptions

2: The Digestive System

  • Carbohydrates (starches and sugars)
  • Fats
  • Proteins
  • Water
  • Mineral salts
  • Vitamins
  • Roughage
  • The organs of digestion
  • The structure of the alimentary canal
  • The stomach
  • The small instestine
  • The large intestine
  • The pancreas
  • The liver

3: Nutrition – You Are What You Eat

  • The risk of being overweight
  • Determining if you are overweight
  • Factors which contribute to weight gain
  • Reasons for overeating
  • Elements of nutrition

4: Some Basic Principles Of Weight Reduction and Control Diets

  • Defining the term “diet”
  • A point of departure
  • Dieting slows your metabolism
  • Some basic concepts

5: Guidelines to Compiling Eating Programmes

  • Metabolising the food intake – the digestive process
  • Structure of an intestinal villus
  • A cross section of the small intestine
  • Bringing about a lifestyle change
  • Reducing or cutting our fat in the diet
  • Reducing or cutting out sugar in the diet
  • Increasing the fibre in the diet

6: Food Combining and Supplements

  • Defining the term “food combining”
  • Taking the digestive chemistry into consideration
  • Rules for food combining
  • Classification of foods
  • Compatible and incompatible combinations
  • Fruit in our diet

7: Working with the Client in Compiling Eating Programmes

  • Get to know your client
  • Contra-indications
  • Goal setting
  • Adapting the current food diary
  • Designing a progress report
  • Vitamins and supplements

8: The Role of Exercise in Weight Reduction and Control

  • Exercise burns fat
  • “Being active helps you lose weight”
  • Walking and swimming as a form of exercise
  • Five cool pool moves
  • Deep wading
  • Stretching exercises
  • Benefits of exercise
  • Quality of life
  • Breathing

9: Motivating the Client

  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Alderfer ERC theory
  • Herzberg’s two factor theory
  • Setting the goal
  • Monitoring your progress
  • The role of the mind

10: Constipation, Food Cravings and Eating Disorders

  • Constipation
  • Food cravings
  • Eating disorders
  • Menopause related weight gain
  • Mindell vitamin balanced diet
  • Supplements

11: Basic Recipes and Cooking Methods

  • Cooking and preparation of food
  • Meat and poultry
  • Fish
  • Rice and pasta
  • Vegetables and pulses
  • Fruit
  • Some basic recipes
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Main courses
  • Sweets and desserts

12: Setting up a Weight Management Consultancy

  • Business logistics of setting up a practice
  • Awareness of opportunities
  • Innovation
  • Ability to cope with uncertainty
  • Perseverance
  • Knowledge and skills
  • Financial considerations
  • Steps in assessing a business opportunity
  • Organisation of a weight management consultancy
  • Logistics

On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Qualification 1: Weight Management & Consulting Diploma

Weight Management & Consulting Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

Qualification 2: Weight Management & Consulting Certificate of Completion

Weight Management & Consulting Certificate of Completion issued by eLearn Canada College

With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor’s role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.

You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

This course is an online course. With online study you have access to your entire course from the start of your studies. You can access your course materials, and submit all of your question papers to your personal tutor, online from anywhere in the World using your unique student account.

Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 – 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 120 hrs.


There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrollment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Qualifications Register

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR’s primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.

Affiliation Of Ethical & Professional Therapists (AEPT)

“The Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists is dedicated in assisting you as a  member, in the promotion and growth of your practice. Your profile will be entered onto our website and each month you will receive a free e-zine full of business tips and valuable information”.

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