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YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity
Course start date Start anytime.
Practical attendance days No attendance days, course by distance learning with tutor support.
Practical venue Hamiltons Fitness Centre, Colchester, CO49QP for multiple choice theory exam
Cost 265.00

Course summary

The Nutrition for Physical Activity is one of the five core course modules of the YMCA Awards Certificate in Personal Training. It can also be taken as a stand-alone qualification. The course covers nutrients, energy systems, measuring and eating for energy and the physiology and psychology of dieting. It also covers the principles of healthy eating and weight management in relation to exercise, sports and well-being and will enable the Personal Trainer to give advice on and plan for effective long-term fat/weight loss, based on sound scientific principles.


This course is designed for:

  • Instructors who are seeking to work towards the YMCA Awards Certificate in Personal Training
  • Those who wish to provide appropriate nutritional advice for a variety of client needs
  • Gym Instructors or Fitness Supervisors who are seeking to enhance their qualifications


Candidates must be aged 18 or over and must already hold Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction or equivalent.


The course covers the theoretical elements of the following subjects:
  • The Digestive System
  • Nutrients, nutrition and health
  • Nutrition and energy systems
  • Measuring energy and eating for energy
  • Fluids and hydration
  • Healthy eating guidelines
  • The physiology and psychology of dieting
  • Shopping, food labels, cooking and eating out
  • Planning a safe and effective nutrition and exercise programme


Assessment of qualification is conducted at our facility in Colchester and is in two parts:
  • Multiple choice Theory Paper
  • Live Case Study


Comprehensive manual, course workbook and study guide, supplied as pdf documents (requiring Adobe Reader free download here). If you would like hard copies of these resources they can be supplied at a cost of 35.00 including UK post and packing. Order hard copies by clicking here, once you have booked your course.

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Whether you have just started thinking about a career in the fitness industry, or want to bring your qualifications up date then please feel free to email or telephone (07957844512) our course advisor, Stuart Hamilton, with any of your questions or concerns.
Stuart has been a personal trainer, fitness centre manager and course tutor for many years and can advise you from a number of different viewpoints.

Hamiltons Training Academy is registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) Registration number: UKPRN: 10026462.
Hamiltons Training Academy is part of of Hamiltons Health and Fitness Ltd, Hamiltons Health & Fitness Limited is a company registered in England with company number 02833581 and VAT registration number GB 584 0265 38