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Fitness and Nutrition

Get your career moving with Stratford's fitness and nutrition course!

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.

Stratford's convenient and affordable course is an excellent way to begin your studies and work toward meeting your educational, personal and career goals. Enrol today!
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 Transtheoretical 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

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.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.

Fitness & Nutrition Program

"My career training with Stratford has helped me to change careers. Now I work as a trained health care aide."

M.M. - Ottowa