Welcome from the Course Director Carolina Brooks Video

Welcome to my Practitioner Level Certification Course for Health Coaching.

This Health Coach Practitioner Certification offers full accreditation to Practitioner level, looking at how you can help people reach optimal health and wellness through nutrition and lifestyle choices.

We have this course fully accredited with ACCPH. Accredited counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.



Level 6 Diploma

Accredited counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

All our courses are aimed at the professional student either full or part time with between 12 -24 months dedicated to learning their new craft and entering the industry as a practising professional health coach.

Alternatively you may be an established coach or health practitioner learning to obtain additional skills and qualifications to add to your existing skill set.

We have used a powerful combination of audio, video, self-study, personal assignments and an extensive reading list so you can complete our program in your own time at your own pace. You will experience very quickly as you work through the course, how simple, effective, meaningful and lasting change can be.

Our ethos and core beliefs are based upon the fact that every individual can achieve unlimited success in their life, unlocking their full potential and ultimately getting the life they want.

All our courses work on the principle that individual success comes down to the right balance of focus, control, confidence, competence and taking action.

We have ensured you will get the most from this online program by catering for all learning needs and styles. To ensure we get this right, we have included reading exercises, audio, video clips, video technique demonstrations and access to our resources.

We offer you full email tutor support so for any questions or queries please email [email protected]

The best advice i can give you at this early stage is to be confident and take your time in getting the most out of the course you can.

I hope you will love every minute of this wonderful journey and like me never look back.



To ensure all our courses offer our students the highest level of proficiency, knowledge and competence we ensure we follow the standards laid down within the UK's National Occupational Standards model. From this we have a range of core competencies that are consistent across all our courses and are as follows:

  1. Core knowledge
  2. Clinical application
  3. Continuing Professional Development
  4. Compliance, Governance and Risk
  5. CAM Marketplace
  6. National Occupational Standards
  7. Client Satisfaction
  8. Ongoing Supervision

Good luck and enjoy the course

Carolina Brooks Course Director


Accreditation ACCPH LEVEL 6


All our courses are accredited through ACCPH– Accreditation of Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists. The ACCPH accredits courses at levels and markers stipulated by OFQUAL (Office For Qualifications and examination regulation) and ODLQC (Open and Distance Learning Quality Council). They also take into account markers and stipulations set by any NOS and professional bodies.

This course has been awarded level 5 Accreditation by ACCPH in Nutritional Coaching.

1400 hours of home study. 800 Hours health coaching. 400 hours Transformational Psychology. 200 Hours Business Development.

To qualify as a Nutritional Coach you will need to

2 Days Live Training - 20 hours total 1 hour open book exam.

Level 6 Diploma ACCPH. NNA professional membership as a nutrition coach.

1400 hours total course time.

NATUROPATHIC NUTRITION ASSOCIATION

Life Practice Health Coach Course - Mapping

CORE ELEMENTS

of knowledge & understanding

for Naturopathic Nutrition Education

(Nutrition Advisor Level)

November 2018

www.nna-uk.com

Categories and minimum SEEC equivalent levels for the Core Elements document – details of the level descriptors can be found at: http://www.seec.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/...

Key Naturopathic Principles

Level 4 Anatomy & Physiology

Level 4 Biochemistry

Level 4 Pathophysiology

Level 4 Food Chemistry & Safety

Level 4 Naturopathic Dietary Therapy

Level 4 Factors affecting health & wellbeing

Level 4 Healthy Lifestyle Advice

Level 4 Detoxification

Level 4 Assessment Protocols

Level 4 Practice, Ethics & Professional Development

Levels 4 & 5 Business Skills & Marketing

Level 4 Study Time

Training Requirements & Standards

NATUROPATHIC PRINCIPLES and PHILOSOPHY

Level 4

Aims

· To understand the naturopathic principles and philosophy of health and disease.

· To describe the key concepts of conventional medicine and naturopathic nutrition.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of naturopathic philosophy, core principles and definitions.

2. Discuss key similarities and differences between conventional medicine and naturopathy.

Both outcomes covered in CAM Industry and Regulation Section

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Level 4

Aims

· To provide basic knowledge and understanding of the relevant areas of anatomy and physiology that are essential to the understanding of health and disease as understood by conventional medicine and relevant to a naturopathic perspective

· To understand the naturopathic concept of the web-like interaction of physiological processes. Covered in CAM industry and regulation section

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Identify the component parts of the upper digestive tract, small intestine and large intestine, and explain the digestive process through them Covered in Systems Biology Overview and common pathologies – digestive system and endocrine system

2. Describe the structure and function of the pancreas and the liver, and explain their influences on digestive processes Covered in Systems Biology Overview and common pathologies – digestive system and endocrine system

3. Describe the structure and function of cells basic biology and digestive system

4. Explain the basis of homeostatic mechanisms within the body, and in particular in relation to blood sugar control basic biology, endocrine, 4 pillars eat

BIOCHEMISTRY

Level 4

Aims

· To understand the sources, structure and function of macronutrients, micronutrients, enzymes and water, their metabolic processes and interactions, and their roles with regard to individual dietary requirements 4 pillars eat, basic biology, digestive

· To understand the impact on health of the roles played by gut microbiota basic biology and body systems biology and pathology – the digestive system

· To understand the anabolic and catabolic processes, including energy production within cells, and their control at molecular, cellular, tissue and whole body levels. Basic biology, body systems biology and pathology - endocrine

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Describe the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and enzymes basic biology

2. Explain the benefits of adequate fluid basic biology and 4 pillars diet guidelines

3. Understand the potential impact on health of inadequate fluid intake 4 pillars, reducing toxic load

4. Assess and explain the impact on health of a variety of commonly used beverages *4 pillars food

5. Describe the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins and their control and integration and energy productions within cells basic biology, 4 pillars eat

6. Describe the metabolism of micronutrients, e.g. vitamins, minerals and trace elements basic biology and 4 pillars eat

7. Explain the interactions of micronutrients at the cellular level basic biology and 4 pilars eat

8. Suggest dietary examples of a range of individual macro and micronutrients body systems biology and pathologies

9. Explain the role of enzyme cofactors in key metabolic pathways basic biology

10. Identify the acid and enzymes needed for digestive processes and evaluate the functions they serve body systems biology and pathology the digestive system

11. Describe cellular structure in relation to energy production and toxicity within cells, and explore the influence of diet and lifestyle on energy production basic biology and 4 pillars food

12. Suggest typical signs and symptoms that could be associated with a deficiency, excess (toxicity) and imbalance of macro and micronutrients and other orthomolecular compounds. 4 pillars – eat

13. Discuss factors that may affect nutrient bioavailability body systems biology and pathology the digestive system, 4 pillars eat

14. Discuss energy production in the context of food intake and expenditure basic biology and 4 pillars eat

15. Explain the roles of and give examples of different types of gut bacteria, probiotics and prebiotics body systems biology and pathology the digestive system and 4 pillars eat

For example: blood sugar homeostasis, digestion, nutrient bioavailability

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Level 4

Aims

· To comprehend the aetiology, clinical features and evaluation of a range of common disorders of the gastrointestinal system body systems biology digestive

· To comprehend the concept of blood sugar control and the organs and systems involved in its homeostasi s dietary interventions and 4 pillars eat

· To understand the pathways by which dysfunction may lead to disease processes and degeneration and the factors involved multiple sections

· To develop an understanding of the limits of the student’s own therapeutic capabilities and thereby enhance the skills for appropriate referral multiple sections

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Discuss factors that may cause pathology in the gastrointestinal system body systems biology and pathology the digestive system

2. Demonstrate an understanding of common disease affecting the gastrointestinal system body systems biology and pathology the digestive system

3. Discuss signs and symptoms of blood sugar imbalance endocrine body systems biology,

4. Provide dietary advice to help rebalance and maintain blood sugar homeostasis 4 pillars eat, and relax (stresss management)Recognise when to recommend clients for conventional medical assessment or referral to an appropriately qualified practitioner CAM Industry and Regulation, Health Coach in practice

FOOD CHEMISTRY and SAFETY

Levels 4

Aims

· To explore food chemistry basic biology, 4 pillars eat

· To understand basic factors involved in food production and sale food safety

· To explore factors relating to the safety of food food safety

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Identify common sources of food toxins, contamination and genetically modified food reducing your toxic load, food safety

2. Explain factors relating to food safety nutrient values in 4 pillars eat

3. Discuss adverse reactions to foods dietary interventions

4. Identify and discuss sources of information relating to regulations governing food 4 pillars est

production and labelling in the UK 4 pillars eat

NATUROPATHIC DIETARY THERAPY

Level 4

Aims

· To develop an understanding of the naturopathic context of nutrition as a means to maintaining good health dietary interventions, 4 pillars

· To develop the skills to advise on and modify diets appropriately in order to use food as a therapeutic tool case studies, dietary interventions coursework

· To understand basic factors affecting food choice dietary interventions

· To comprehend how different types of diet may impact on health and well-being dietary interventions, 4 pillars

· To comprehend common causes of excess weight and obesity, including childhood obesity dietary interventions and 4 pillars eat, basic biology

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of how traditional naturopathic knowledge can be incorporated with a science-based approach to nutrition (multiple areas)

2. Explain common influences of food processing that may affect the nutritional content of food reducing toxic load , basic biology, 4 pillars eat

3. Understand the influence of diet on bodily function 4 pillars food, dietary interventions

4. Identify how disorders associated with stress, energy and general well-being may be associated with dietary imbalances, and suggest dietary modifications body systems biology and pathology the digestive system, nervous system, 4 pillars relax

5. Suggests the benefits and disadvantages of various approaches to weight control

6. Explain body mass and body composition dietary interventions

7. Explain factors influencing individual dietary requirements for macro and micronutrients dietary interventions

8. Provide dietary examples and identify problems that occur with both excess and deficiency of a range of nutrients* dietary interventions

9. Describe advantages and disadvantages of different types of diet** dietary interventions

*For example: carbohydrates, proteins, fats/lipids including essential fatty acids, different types of dietary fibre, whole foods

For example: vegetarian, vegan, whole food, high protein:low carbohydrate, high carbohydrate:low fat, and recommendations of government agencies e.g. ‘The Eatwell Plate”

FACTORS AFFECTING HEALTH STATUS & WELLBEING

Levels 4

Aims

· To establish the relationship between the general well-being of an individual and commonly encountered factors that may have a negative influence on health

· To understand the importance of exercise and sunlight on general well-being

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Understand the need for balance within bodily systems in order to maintain well-being and health multiple sections

2. Discuss factors that may disrupt balance within bodily systems, resulting in progression towards lack of well-being and disease multiple sections

3. Discuss basic factors affecting food choice and how they may impact on health and well-being reducing toxic load

4. Understand how the impact of illness may extend beyond the presenting symptoms multiple sections

5. Explain the importance of exercise on general well-being and advise on basic exercise as appropriate for the individual 4 pillars - movement

6. Explain the importance of sunlight in the maintenance of health reducing toxic load

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ADVICE

Level 4

Aims

  • To emphasise the importance of the basic lifestyle requirements for health multiple sections
  • To provide an understanding of the impact of the environment on health and disease reducing toxic load, food safety
  • To establish the relationship between diet and lifestyle in relation to general well- being, energy and stress 4 pillars stress, movement, sleep

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Describe the basic requirements for health such as good nutrition, sunlight, clean air and water, adequate rest and relaxation, and appropriate exercise and activity levels. 4 pillars - Basics of a healthy diet, Reducing your toxic load

2. Explain the importance of oxygen in the maintenance of general well-being and cellular energy production in particular basic biology, systems biology (multiple areas),

3. Suggest dietary, fluid intake and lifestyle adjustments in relation to signs associated with stress and anxiety 4 pilalrs relax stress

DETOXIFICATION

Level 4

Aims

· To provide a basic understanding of elimination via the bowels detoxification and digestive system

· To explain how diet, lifestyle and environment may contribute to a toxic internal environment multiple sections

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Explain the normal physiological processes involved in the elimination pathway of the bowels Systems biology – digestion system

2. Understand the roles of the liver, gall-bladder and portal circulation and explain the aetiology, signs and symptoms of disease associated with a toxic internal environment systems biology – digestive, detox, reducing toxic load

3. Understand the influences of diet, lifestyle and environment that may result in a toxic internal environment systems biology -digestive system, endocrine system – stress, four pillars stress, reducing toxic load

ASSESSMENT PROTOCOLS

Level 4

Aims

· To develop the theoretical and practical skills required to develop competence as a Nutrition Advisor multiple sections

· To develop the skills that would enable the student to suggest a naturopathic approach to nutrition in order to help effect optimal health and well-being in the client multiple sections

· To recognise how a range of factors may all contribute to the client’s condition * multiple sections

· To assess a minimum of three naturopathic nutrition case histories case study assessments

For example: biochemical, mental/emotional, environmental, digestive and dietary factors

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Prepare a case history questionnaire appropriate to this level of training Nutrition case studies – the big 5 - assessments

2. Take a basic naturopathic nutrition case history nutrition case study – tbe big 5 - assessments

3. Explain the cumulative effect of predisposing factors nutrition case study – tbe big 5 - assessments

4. Interpret and evaluate assessment results in relation to the individual, including the impact of the client’s lifestyle and environment on health. nutrition case study – tbe big 5 - assessments

5. Discuss the appropriateness of the client’s condition for nutrition advice nutrition case study – tbe big 5 - assessments

6. Provide written-up case notes to include assessment, initial recommendations, simple meal plans the big 5, final assessments

7. Work within all relevant codes of professional practice, health and safety issues, legislative frameworks. GDPR, in practice, multiple sections

8. Demonstrate proficiency in theory and practical skills to work competently as a Nutrition Advisor the big 5, final assessments

PRACTICE, ETHICS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Levels 4 & 5

Aims

· To ensure understanding of, and the ability to apply, the ethical, legal and professional requirements of good practice going forward to reach your full potential, multiple sections

· To promote student awareness of their limits of professional competence * multiple sections

· To promote student self-development to ensure effective professional advancement and communication multiple sections

· To develop naturopathic nutrition skills in order to competently educate each client multiple sections

· To reflect on personal progress and seek advice as appropriate in order to enhance personal development, competence and confidence multiple sections, reflective assessment

Nutrition Advisors are not qualified to: supplements section

a) recommend most nutritional supplements or herbal remedies, exceptions being a multivitamin and/or multimineral, vitamin C, probiotics; (in all cases recommendations must be in accordance with the individual manufacturer’s dosage/frequency/safety advice as provided on packaging

b) discuss with clients or make recommendations in respect of prescribed or over-the-counter medication

c) offer recommendations in regard to medically diagnosed conditions, other than basic general advice on optimal diet, lifestyle and environmental factors

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Understand the safety of the therapeutic strategy appropriate for the individual – big 5 case study and final assessment, reflective practice assessment

2. Understand moral and ethical values relevant to professional practice going forward to reach your full potential

3. Practise in accordance with the Codes of Professional Conduct of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association going forward to reach your full potential

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the law concerning client confidentiality and the need for accurate record-keeping, and secure and confidential methods for storing client records GDPR

5. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of limits of personal competence assessments, case studies

6. Demonstrate the application of naturopathic nutrition principles assessments, case studies

7. Demonstrate the skill to effectively educate each client, explaining the purpose and benefits of naturopathic nutrition advice assessments, case studies

8. Describe ways of ensuring client understanding of the individual therapeutic strategy in order to maximise client compliance multiple sections - assessments

9. Reflect on progress in studies in order to develop further naturopathic nutrition skills reflective practice and assessments in tutorials

BUSINESS SKILLS AND MARKETING

Level 4

Aims

· To understand the legal responsibilities of a self-employed healthcare practitioner.

· To understand the financial responsibilities of running a small business, including basic accounting and book-keeping requirements of a small business.

· To recognise that Nutrition Advisor can be a ‘product’ to be marketed.

· To understand the value of different marketing strategies and how these can be applied to a Nutrition Advisor.

· To develop an awareness of networking and the interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation and their use in generating business contacts.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Implement the legal responsibilities of a self-employed healthcare practitioner.

2. Undertake basic accounting and book-keeping requirements.

3. Discuss the marketing potential of a Nutrition Advisor.

4. Explain the value of different marketing strategies and their application to a Nutrition Advisor.

5. Incorporate practices such as networking, interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation in order to generate business contacts.

6. Communicate effectively using appropriate business means for a Nutrition Advisor practice, including understanding the effectiveness of digital tools.

STUDY TIME

The minimum length of Total Study Time has been determined by the Naturopathic Nutrition Association as being in the region of 400 hours. The total hours in this course is 1400 hours

A minimum of 10 of these hours (Contact Hours) must be carried out in the simultaneous physical presence of the Learner with a lecturer, tutor or supervisor to develop skills in case study work.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS

Courses must incorporate all Aims and Learning Outcomes set out in this document.

Training providers must incorporate moderation processes into their assessment of a Learner in respect of both theory and practical competencies. The number of assessments and the level of moderation is not fixed but should be proportionate to and appropriate in respect of the Aims and Learning Outcomes of the course, plus Total Study Time and Contact Hours, in order to verify the competence of the Learner prior to the award of a qualification.

There must be an ongoing (i.e. during teaching sessions and through written work) observation and assessment as to practice, application and suitability of a Learner for a qualification as a Nutrition Advisor.

Assessments should incorporate case studies (as above) plus theoretical and written summative assessments.

The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning, knowledge, proficiency or success at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark. This may be an individual assignment, a case study, an exam or test, or a specific period during the length of the course. Summative assessments are almost always formally graded. It is important to ensure that the assignment aligns with goals and expected outcomes of the instruction, and that the Learner has evidenced and demonstrated clear understanding of the Learning Outcomes set out in this document.

All clinical assessors of courses accredited by the Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA) must be a full member of the NNA, and must have a minimum of 2 years practice experience.


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Carolina Brooks
Registered Nutritionist Therapist, Master Herbalist & Naturopath
IFM Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP)
Certified Coach, Hypnotherapy and NLP Practitioner
MBANT, MAMH, MIFM, MCNHC, MANP
Anthrobotanica

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