Why study nutrition science?

Start your journey into nutrition practice.

In this course, you'll learn the fundamental concepts of nutrition science to deepen your knowledge and allow further study in nutrition. Start your journey to becoming a nutrition coach or nutritionist today.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Nutrition Science

    • Welcome to Nutrition Science from Cliff
    • Essential Information
  • 2

    Nutrition Fundamentals

    • Foundations of nutrition
    • Foundations of Nutrition Science for Health and Performance Textbook
    • Nutrition Fundamentals Progress Quiz
  • 3

    The Macronutrients

    • Carbohydrates
    • Protein
    • Lipids (fats)
    • The Macronutrients Progress Quiz
  • 4

    Digestion and Uptake

    • Digestion overview
    • Macronutrient digestion
    • Macronutrient uptake, absorption, & transport
    • Digestion Progress Quiz
  • 5


    • Carbohydrate metabolism
    • Non-carbohydrate macro metabolism
    • Metabolism Progress Quiz
  • 6

    Introduction to Micronutrients

    • Introduction to vitamins and minerals
    • Antioxidant vitamins and minerals: Vitamins C and E, and selenium
    • Micronutrients for macronutrient metabolism
    • One-carbon metabolism micronutrients
    • Introduction to Micronutrients Progress Quiz
  • 7

    Blood, Bones and Teeth Micronutrients

    • Vitamin D, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Fluoride
    • Vitamin A, K, and Iron
    • Zinc and Copper
    • Blood, Bones and Teeth Micronutrients Progress Quiz
  • 8

    The Electrolytes

    • Electrolyte minerals
    • The Electrolytes Progress Quiz
  • 9

    Essentials of Nutrition Science Final Exam

    • Nutrition Science Final Exam


Ashley Speer

Associate Lecturer

Ashley Speer

Ashley Speers BA, MSc, CNS is a licensed dietitian nutritionist in the US and holds a master's degree in nutrition. Ashley is our member support guru and clinical nutrition specialist.

Payment options

Discounted one-off payment option, or easy monthly payments available.

Included bonuses

  • Free text book

    Includes the Foundations of Nutrition Science for Health and Performance, edited and revised by Cliff Harvey, based on the flex-book by Brian Lindshield of Kansas University.

  • Fast-forward your education

    This course comprises 25% of our Graduate Certificate (Nutrition Coach) course. So, you'll be on the fast-track to graduating with a higher qualification.

  • Save on further study

    Graduates of this course qualify for 25% off the Graduate Certificate (Nutrition Coach) program.