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Distance and e-learning courses including: sports and exercise nutrition dietary supplements clinical weight loss food addiction and carb cravings food intolerances and pregnancy nutrition.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Do artificial sweetener cause weight gain? Could they really be hindering our dieting efforts? Is our good gut bacteria being killed off by artificial sweeteners? Are zero-calorie sweeteners making us hungrier?

  • Food Colourings Part 1 - Treat or Threat?

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    How harmful or how safe are food colourings? Are synthetic colourings always harmful? What are they made of? Could eating food colourings cause DNA damage in our body? Are they even regulated worldwide? If so; how? Could some of them be safer than others?

  • Science of Happiness

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Is happiness real; or an illusion? How can we know for sure if we feel happy? Can our happiness be measured? Is it possible to control how happy we feel; or not? Can science provide us with a better understanding of happiness? What’s the difference between having a good life; versus a fulfilling life?

  • Food and Eating Addiction

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Could you be at risk for a food addiction? How is a food addiction different from an eating addiction? How is a food or eating addiction similar to other addictions? Why are some foods so “addictive”?

  • Food Colourings Part 2 - Harmful to Children?

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Does food colouring cause developmental problems in children? Could food colouring be the reason why children are hyperactive or have ADHD? Is there any legislation behind the use of these? How can I know which food colourings are in the foods and drinks my child consumes? Should parents eliminate food colourings from their children’s diet?

  • Oils for Cooking: Your Essential Guide

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Which oil is best to cook with? Can some oils handle heat better than others? What are the main factors to consider when choosing a cooking oil? Do I need to use different oils based on the temperature I am cooking at? Which of the more common 33 oils should I be using? How should I be storing oil?

  • Overcoming Bad Snacking

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Is there a solution to the dilemma of unhealthy snacking? What is the secret behind stronger self-control? What are habit loops and how can they help us combat bad snacking habits? Can science provide us with the keys to overcoming bad snacking and building sustainable automatic habits?

  • Advanced Sleep Management Advisor™

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    This 45-unit certification will help you to understand the importance of quantity; quality; and consistency of sleep. You´ll uncover the science behind the why we sleep; what happens when we don´t get enough; and learn the fundamentals of the major sleep disorders. Plus; you will learn which factors in the environment can be adjusted to help your client to fall asleep and stay asleep giving you the knowledge to build a personalised science-based sleep program for your client.

  • Advanced Research Techniques™

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    This 33-unit certification will help you to look to the scientific literature to answer both your own nutrition questions and those from clients. This certification will take you step by step from having your own research question; identifying your search terms and knowing which scientific search engine to go to; to reading and critiquing scientific papers. Plus; we’ll also be examining how to spot when nutrition news headlines and articles may be stretching the truth; and when Wikipedia can be a good tool (and when to leave it to the side).

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