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Fitness and Nutrition

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Fitness and Nutrition

Helping others to look and feel their best begins with proper nutrition and adequate exercise. Stratford's Fitness and Nutrition course can help you learn advanced concepts in both of these areas.

This course offers a well balanced combination of nutrition, wellness, and physical fitness training. Written by professesionals in the field, the course curriculum could help you make improvements in your own life, or help you work toward pursuing a fitness and nutrition career helping others.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for recreation workers is $28,440.*

A fitness and nutrition salary can vary depending on the place of employment, educational attainment, and the specific duties performed.
Fitness and Wellness: Concepts in Fitness
• Lifestyle, Health and Quality of Life
• Guidelines for Physical Activity
• Assessment of Physical Fitness
• Body Composition
• Exercise Prescription
• Cardiovascular Endurance
• Muscular Strength and Endurance
• Flexibility
• Evaluating Fitness Activities

Fitness and Wellness: Concepts in Wellness
• Nutrition for Wellness
• Nutrition Standards and Guidelines
• Nutrient Supplementation
• Vegetarianism
• Eating Disorders
• Weight Management
• Stress Management
• A Healthy Lifestyle Approach
• Behavior Modification
• Safety of Exercise Participation
• Special Considerations for Women
• Exercise and Aging
• Consumer Issues

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

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

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 educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

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 course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021 Edition
Fitness and Nutrition Program

"The information learned from this course shaped my world."

Jose C.

"I have enjoyed learning more about my future career."

John H.