Nutritional Consultant Entrepreneur

Health & Fitness
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Our Nutritional Consultant Entrepreneur program provides students with an understanding of how food nutrition contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health and how to run your own successful business in the field.

Nutritional Consultant

Although many people understand the importance of healthy nutrition habits and good fitness patterns, it is sometimes hard to accomplish goals on their own. A nutritional consultant can help clients adopt a healthy lifestyle.  Our nutritional consultant training provides students with an exploration of how food nutrition contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health. Students will identify how to conduct in-depth diet and lifestyle evaluations and create food plans customized to each individual’s taste, temperament, and health goals. The fundamentals of whole food nutrition, digestive physiology, metabolism, nutritional biochemistry, and current research are presented.  Additionally, students will discover how healthy nutrition habits are used in the food industry.  Our Nutritional Consultant course will give students the training they need to work with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels. 

Prerequisite(s): None

Start Your Own Business

Have you ever eaten a Mrs. Fields cookie? Used a MacBook? Listed to a podcast? Entrepreneurs brought these products to your world. People that start their own businesses and work for themselves are called entrepreneurs. For an entrepreneur the sky is the limit as far as earnings and potential success. An entrepreneur is someone who has recognized an opportunity to start a business that other people may not have noticed. Entrepreneurs can shape and create an opportunity where others see little or nothing -- or see it too early or too late. Our Start Your Own Business course will help you create the business you want. Throughout this course you will be working on your business plan and creating a quick comprehensive overview of the elements you want in your new business.

Prerequisite: None


** Course Subject to Change.

Nutritional Consultant

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define healthy food guidelines
  • Identify how nutrition aids in health
  • Recall the roles of various foods, vitamins and minerals and their impact on the body
  • Identify how the food industry uses nutrition information credibly
  • List nutritional needs throughout human development

Start Your Own Business

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define entrepreneurship
  • List the steps for developing a business plan
  • Recall methods for marketing your business
  • Recognize the concepts behind financing strategies
  • Differentiate between potential strategies for growing your business

Nutritional Consultant

Nutritional Consultant Module 1
Nutrition and You

  • What is Nutrition?
  • Individual Nutrients
  • How Can Diet Improve Your Health?
  • Assessing Nutritional Status
  • Average American Diet
  • Principles of Healthy Eating
  • Dietary Reference Intakes
  • MyPlate Food Guidance System
  • Food Labels

Nutritional Consultant Module 2
Digestion, Absorption, Transport, and Carbohydrates

  • Processes and Organs Involved in Digestion
  • How is Food Chemically Digested?
  • How Nutrients are Absorbed
  • How are Nutrients Transported throughout the Body?
  • How Do We Digest and Absorb Carbohydrates
  • How Do We Maintain Blood Glucose Levels?
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Carbohydrate Intake Recommendations
  • Differences with Sugars

Nutritional Consultant Module 3
Lipids and Proteins

  • Lipids Structure
  • How Are Lipids Digested, Absorbed, & Transported in the Body?
  • Functions of Lipids in the Body
  • Daily Intake Triglycerides
  • Trans Fat and Cholesterol
  • Digesting and Absorbing Proteins
  • Function of Protein in the Body
  • How Much Protein Do You Need Daily?

Nutritional Consultant Module 4

  • What is Alcohol?
  • How is it Made?
  • Why Do People Drink Alcohol?
  • Alcohol Absorption Stomach and Small Intestine
  • Alcohol Metabolized Stomach and Liver
  • Alcohol Circulates in the Blood
  • Gender, Genetics, and Ethnicity – Alcohol Blood Levels
  • Immediate and Short Term Effects
  • Long Term Effects

Nutritional Consultant Module 5
Energy Metabolism

  • What is Metabolism?
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Enzymes and Hormones Regulate Metabolism
  • How Does ATP Fuel Metabolism?
  • How Do the Macronutrients Provide ATP?
  • Absorptive and Post-absorptive States
  • How Does the Body Metabolize Alcohol?

Nutritional Consultant Module 6
Fat-Soluble Vitamins

  • What are Vitamins?
  • How Do Vitamins Differ in Their Absorption and Storage?
  • What are Antioxidants?
  • What’s the Best Source of Vitamins?
  • Vitamins Destroyed During Cooking or Storage
  • Some Vitamins are Fortified with Vitamins
  • Bioavailability

Nutritional Consultant Module 7
Water-Soluble Vitamins

  • Primary Functions of Water-Soluble Vitamins
  • Vitamin-Like Compounds
  • Choline Helps Protect the Liver
  • Carnitine, Lipoic Acid, and Inositol Are Needed for Overall Health
  • The B Vitamins Act as Coenzymes in Many Metabolic Processes
  • Water-Soluble Vitamins in Other Critical Roles

Nutritional Consultant Module 8

  • Why is Water Essential to Life?
  • How is Water Balance Maintained?
  • How Do Water and Sodium Affect Blood Pressure?
  • How Much Water Do You Need?
  • Best Sources of Water
  • Diuretics Affect on Water Balance

Nutritional Consultant Module 9
Major and Trace Minerals

  • What are Minerals?
  • Fluid Balance
  • Participate as Cofactors
  • Bones and Teeth
  • Toxicity
  • Why Do We Need Trace Minerals?
  • Trace Mineral Deficiencies
  • Arsenic, Boron, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium

Nutritional Consultant Module 10
Energy Balance and Body Composition

  • What is Energy Balance and Why is it Important?
  • Food and Beverages Provide Energy
  • Body Processes
  • Total Daily Energy
  • How to Measure Energy Expenditure
  • How Body Composition is Assessed
  • How Do We Estimate a Healthy Body Weight?

Nutritional Consultant Module 11
Weight Management, Nutrition, and Fitness

  • How is Food Intake Regulated?
  • How Do Fat Cells Form and Expand?
  • Genetics and Environment Influence Obesity
  • Healthy Weight Loss
  • Why is Physical Fitness Important?
  • Carbs, Fats, Proteins Used During Exercise
  • Vitamins and Minerals Important for Fitness
  • Fluid Intake Affect Fitness

Nutritional Consultant Module 12
Pregnancy Through Infancy

  • Prenatal Development
  • Nutrients and Health Behaviors
  • Physiological Changes Occur in the Mother
  • Second and Third Trimesters
  • Breast-Feeding
  • Formula Alternatives
  • Infant’s Nutrient Needs
  • Introduce Solid Foods

Nutritional Consultant Module 13
Toddlers Through Adolescence

  • Nutritional Needs of Toddlers and Preschoolers
  • Adults Influence on Eating Habits
  • Nutritional Needs of School-Aged Children
  • Nutrition-Related Issues School-Aged Children
  • Nutritional Needs of Adolescents
  • Nutritional Issues Affect Adolescents

Nutritional Consultant Module 14
Older Adults

  • Demographics of Aging in America
  • What Changes Occur as Part of the Aging Process?
  • Nutrient Needs of Older Adults
  • Nutrition-Related Health Concerns of Older Adults
  • Socioeconomic and Psychological Issues

Nutritional Consultant Module 15
Food Safety, Global Nutrition, and Availability

  • Foodborne Illnesses
  • Food Supply Protection
  • Food Additives, Hormones, and Antibiotics
  • Sustainable Food System
  • Hunger and Malnutrition
  • Population Risks
  • How Can We Reduce Hunger?

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Start Your Own Business

Start Your Own Business Module 1     
Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship  

  • Defining Entrepreneurship
  • Free-Enterprise System
  • What is a Small Business?
  • Paths to Enterprise Ownership
  • Benefits and Costs of Becoming an Entrepreneur
  • Lean Startup Methodology
  • What is a Business Plan?
  • Business Plan Components

Start Your Own Business Module 2   
Creating Business and Exploring Your Market

  • What Defines a Business?
  • Business Opportunity Decision Process
  • Your Competitive Advantage
  • Determining the Value of a Business
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Customer Research
  • Segment and Industry Research
  • Market Positioning

Start Your Own Business Module 3       
Marketing Mix and Smart Selling

  • The Marketing Mix
  • Product, Price, Place, Promotion
  • Advertising and Sales Promotion
  • Publicity Potential
  • Developing a Marketing Plan
  • Sales Call
  • Creating a Sales Force
  • Customer Relationship Management Systems

Start Your Own Business Module 4     
Costs and Financial Statements

  • Start-Up Investment
  • Estimate Value
  • Fixed and Variable Costs
  • Calculating Critical Costs
  • Income Statements
  • The Balance Sheet
  • Financial Ratio Analysis
  • Balance Sheet Analysis

Start Your Own Business Module 5    
Cash Flow, Taxes, and Financing Strategies

  • Cash Flow
  • Working Capital Cycle
  • Using a Cash Flow Statement
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Gifts and Grants
  • Debit and Equity Financing
  • Investing

Start Your Own Business Module 6
Legal Issues and Operating for Success

  • Business Legal Structures
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Protecting Tangible Assets
  • Licenses, Permits, and Certificates
  • Production-Distribution Chain
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Defining Quality

Start Your Own Business Module 7
Management, Leadership, Financing, Licensing

  • The Entrepreneur as Leader
  • Business Management
  • Creating and Managing Organizational Culture
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • Focus Your Brand
  • Harvesting and Exiting Options
  • Creating Wealth by Selling a Profitable Business

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.

Nutritional Consultant

Upon successful completion of our Nutritional Consultant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a nutritional coach and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Nutritional Coach (CNC).

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player