Nutrition and Fitness

Program Details Program Code:
School: Macmillian Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Credential:Ontario College Certificate
Program Type:
Program Length: 8 weeks
Location: College Campus/Online
Cost: $ 1700

Proper nutrition and physical fitness go hand-in-hand when working to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Stratford’s distance learning course offers a well-balanced combination of nutrition and physical fitness training to help you take the first step toward a new career or even in your own life.

Proper health management is important to a growing number of consumers who are interested in enhancing their lives through increased physical fitness and better nutrition practices. People often rely on individuals who have received fitness and nutrition training who can help them turn their lives around.
This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training and is not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.

Fitness and Nutrition Module 1
Principles of Fitness and Wellness
• Leading Health Problems in Canada
• Physical Activity and Exercise Defined
• Wellness, Fitness, and Longevity
• Types of Physical Fitness
• Fitness Standards: Health versus Physical Fitness
• Behavior Modification
• Motivation and Locus of Control
• The Trans theoretical Model
• Goal Setting and Evaluation
• Nutrition for Wellness
• Body Composition
• Essential and Storage Fat
• Determining Recommended Body Weight
• Importance of Regular Body Composition Assessment

Fitness and Nutrition Module 2
Principles of Weight Management and Strength Training
• Weight Management
• Diet Crazes
• Eating Disorders
• Physiology of Weight Loss
• Exercise: The Key to Weight Management
• Healthy Weight Gain
• Losing Weight the Sound and Sensible Way
• Behavior Modification and Adherence to a Weight Management Program
• Cardiorespiratory Endurance
• Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise
• Benefits of Aerobic Training
• Physical Fitness Assessment
• Muscular Strength and Endurance
• Strength Training
• Gender Differences
• Plyometrics
• Pilates Exercise System
• Exercise Guidelines
• Setting Up Your Own Strength-Training Program
• Muscular Flexibility
• Flexibility Exercises
• Contraindicated Exercises
• Preventing and Rehabilitating Low-Back Pain

Fitness and Nutrition Module 3
Advanced Principles of Fitness and Wellness
• Skill Fitness and Fitness Programming
• Performance Tests for Skill-Related Fitness
• Specific Exercise Considerations
• Exercise-Related Injuries
• Exercise and Aging
• Preparing for Sports Participation
• Overtraining
• Periodization
• Stress Assessment and Management Techniques
• Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
• Cancer Prevention
• Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
• Life Expectancy and Physiologic Age
• Complementary and Alternative Health Care (CAHC)
• Quackery and Fraud
• Self-Evaluation and Behavioral Goals for the Future
• The Fitness/Wellness Experience and a Challenge for the Future

Fitness and Nutrition Module 4
An Introduction to Nutrition
• Nutrients and nourishment
• Nutrition guidelines and assessment
• Digestion and absorption
• Carbohydrates
• Lipids
• Proteins and amino acids

Fitness and Nutrition Module 5
Further Concepts of Nutrition
• Alcohol
• Metabolism
• Energy balance and weight management
• Fat-soluble vitamins
• Water-soluble vitamins
• Water and major minerals
• Trace minerals

Fitness and Nutrition Module 6
Advanced Concepts of Nutrition
• Sports nutrition
• Diet and health
• Maternal and infant nutrition
• Nutrition from childhood through adulthood
• Food safety and technology
• World view of nutrition