Learn the science and application of nutrition

Bridging science, holism, health and performance in one of HPN's foundational courses in nutrition

This course was the genesis of HPN.
One of the few nutrition courses that teaches a holistic worldview, backed by scientific evidence, and considering the 'Carb-Appropriate' spectrum from low-carbohydrate diets, through to moderate, and high-carbohydrate diets and special considerations for body-composition, sports performance, vegan & vegetarian diets and more!

This course is part of the Nutrition Coaching program offered by the Institute.
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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Applied Nutrition

    • Recap of the macronutrients
    • The macrominerals and performance
    • Essential Info
    • What's more important: 'Quality', macros, or calories (energy)?
    • Foundations of Nutrition Science Textbook
  • 2

    Performance Nutrition and Metabolic Adaptations

    • Carb-Appropriate meets orthodox Sports Nutrition
    • Metabolic efficiency
    • Nutrition for different activities
    • Lower-carbohydrate strategies for health and performance
    • Performance Nutrition and Metabolic Adaptations Progress Quiz
  • 3

    Ketosis and Ketoadaptation

    • Break out topic - ketosis and keto-adaptation
    • Ketosis and Ketoadaptation Progress Quiz
  • 4

    Hydration and Electrolytes

    • Hydration and electrolytes
    • Hydration and Electrolytes Progress Quiz
  • 5

    Specialised Nutrition Outcomes

    • Nutrition for body-composition
    • Considerations for vegans and vegetarians
    • Diet and inflammation
    • Specialised Nutrition Outcomes Progress Quiz
  • 6

    General Health Case Study Assignment

    • General Health Case Study Upload
    • HPN Client Information Sheet
    • Case Study Exemplar
    • Marking Schedule
  • 7

    Personal Transformation Assignment

    • Personal Transformation Challenge Upload
    • Personal Transformation Exemplar
    • Marking Schedule
  • 8

    Final Examination

    • Applied Nutrition for Health and Performance Final Exam


Taught by HPN's founder

Cliff Harvey

Founder and CEO

Cliff Harvey

Cliff Harvey PhD, DipFit, DipNat, is a nutritionist, naturopath, author, life and purpose coach, and researcher. In over two decades of practice he has helped thousands of people to achieve their goals, from those who are chronically and acutely unwell, through to elite-level athletes, and ‘elite-attitude’ business people and entrepreneurs. He is an active researcher and is known for performing foundational research on keto-flu, ketogenic supplements, and 'carbohydrate tolerance' between individuals. Cliff is a best-selling author of several books and is a former world champion strength athlete, and competitive submission wrestler.

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