The future of Nutrition & Health Coaching
One of the top questions we're asked in relation to Nutrition & Health Coaching (NHC) is 'what will I be able to do with my qualification?'. If you have had a chat to us you'll know that the health coaching sector is one of the fastest growing and the options are only limited by your ability to spot gaps (needs) and fulfill them. But where exactly are the gaps? What is the potential? And, what is the vision? Director of Well College Global, Leanne Cooper, reveals her visions of the opportunities for Nutrition & Health Coaches and where the future may lie.
Charging for nutrition services
Here at Well College Global we spend a lot of time assisting people over the phone in understanding the whole grey area of nutrition as a profession. I thought that popping down the main points in a blog might just be helpful for those of you who are not nutritionists but want to work in some way with nutrition (or more appropriately healthy eating).
Clarifying the confusing path to nutritionist status: nutrition courses and Nutrition & Health Coaching options
Well if you are finding the path to choosing where to study to become a nutritionist confusing you are not alone. As one of the most common questions we are asked we completely understand your confusion!
Why is it so confusing?
Currently in Australia and NZ there is no strict control over who can use the label 'nutritionist'. Having said that, one of the central reasons you must undertake a relevant course is so that at the end of it you are:
a) Accepted by a reputable industry association and;
b) You can then gain public liability and indemnity insurances so you can practice safely.
In essence anyone can call themselves a nutrition consultant, weight loss consultant, nutrition coach and so on and unless you check you won't necessarily know if they are accredited or registered or associated to an industry body who will have ensured a certain level of academic and clinical proficiency (current and ongoing); mental note to self to check these things...!
Well College Global
We all have a role to play in community health, the only question is how do we play this role? Through intelligent, evidence-based inquiry we can understand how to health coach to support others in taking on positive behaviour change.
Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health) is a highly personalised, bespoke college and was the first college to provide online nutrition courses in the late 1990's, we were the first college to offer lifestyle, food and health coaching programs and we are the first college in Australasia to offer a formal Women's Health Coaching qualification.
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