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Level 5 Advanced Nutrient Metabolism

Transcend Awards Level 5 Award in Nutrient Metabolism

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Gain an in-depth understanding of how nutrients are metabolised, including the effects of hormones on body composition and long-term health. You’ll also learn the science behind different approaches to fat loss and discover which methods really work.


Level 5 Award

Awarded by Transcend Awards
Regulated by Ofqual


Content for this course includes:

  • Hormonal and metabolic effects of carbohydrate consumption. Insulin/glucagon/blood glucose regulation
  • Factors affecting insulin sensitivity
  • Low carbohydrate and high fat diets (ketogenic diets)
  • The role of hormones in lipid metabolism and body composition: Insulin/Leptin/ghrelin/cortisol
  • Appetite regulation
  • Benefits and risks of high protein diets
  • Approaches to fat loss: macronutrient balance versus energy balance, very low-calorie diets, intermittent fasting
  • Impact of dietary factors on cholesterol and blood lipids
  • Essential fats: Omega 3 and 6 fats, ideal ratios and health benefits
  • The role of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) in energy metabolism

Who is this course for?

PTs, nutrition advisers and anyone interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of nutrient metabolism


RSPH L4 Award in Nutrition or equivalent. You must be at least 18 years of age

Career path

You will be able to work as a nutrition adviser/coach offering nutrition advice on a one to one basis and running weight loss classes with groups.


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