Understand research in nutrition & fitness for health coach

Become a master in reading and interpreting scientific research paper and provide evidence-based advice for your clients

Welcome to the “Understand Research in Nutrition and Fitness for Health Coaches” course on Udemy!

What you’ll learn

  • What is scientific method.
  • What are the common types of experimental design in research related to health and fitness.
  • Common statistics concepts in research, such as statistical significance, confidence intervals.
  • What are different levels of reading a scientific paper.
  • Effective ways to understand a scientific paper.
  • How to find full text research papers using Pubmed and Google Scholar.
  • Understand the peer review process.
  • Understand different type of articles in a scientific journal.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Scientific Method –> 3 lectures • 12min.
  • Statistic concepts in research –> 4 lectures • 14min.
  • Scientific publishing industry –> 5 lectures • 20min.
  • Effective reading method –> 6 lectures • 11min.
  • Case study Intro –> 1 lecture • 3min.
  • Case study: Capsaicin supplements and sport performance enhancement –> 3 lectures • 9min.
  • Case study: Polluted farmed salmon and obesity –> 3 lectures • 15min.
  • Case study: Cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle strength and mortality –> 3 lectures • 13min.
  • Case study: Ketogenic diet and metabolic health –> 3 lectures • 12min.
  • Closing remark –> 1 lecture • 1min.

Understand research in nutrition & fitness for health coach


Welcome to the “Understand Research in Nutrition and Fitness for Health Coaches” course on Udemy!


As a health and fitness coach, you’re passionate about empowering your clients to achieve their goals and transform their lives. In a rapidly growing industry, what’s better than providing your clients with the latest, evidence-based advice, content, or training program to stay ahead of the game.


Misinformation abounds in the health and wellness industry, and it’s essential for coaches like you to have a deep understanding of the latest research in nutrition and fitness to deliver the best results for their clients. The cost of misinformation in the industry could reach up to USD 60 billion per year in the United States alone (Source: “The Impact of Health Misinformation on the U.S. Healthcare System,” Health Affairs, 2020).


While it might be convenient to rely on MDs and PhDs producing health content on social media, it’s important to remember that even experts can have biases and financial agendas that may not align with the universal truth. By learning to read and understand research yourself, you can become an independent, evidence-based coach.


This is where this course comes in. Designed specifically for health and fitness coaches, this comprehensive program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to become an evidence-based coach. With nearly 20 years of experience in scientific research and working with clients, I will guide you through the most important concepts and illustrate them with relevant examples, saving you the time and money required to obtain a formal science education.


In this course, you’ll learn:

  • The scientific method and different study designs
  • How to interpret key statistical terms
  • The scientific publishing industry and the peer-review process
  • How to find and effectively read research papers


We will also delve into four carefully selected case studies, and each focused on a relevant topic in the field of health and fitness:


Case 1: The potential of Capacilin Supplements in Sport Performance Enhancement

Are you looking for safe and natural methods to give your clients an edge on the competition? In this case study, we’ll explore a simple human experimentation study design that tested the effectiveness of short-term Capacilin supplementation on sport performance. You’ll learn about double-blinded, placebo-controlled designs and discover the potential for Capacilin to boost your clients’ athletic abilities.


Case 2: The Dangers of Heavily Polluted Farmed Salmon and its Effect on Obesity and Metabolic Disease

Salmon is often touted as a superfood, but research has shown that large-scale industrial-farmed salmon from Norway contains harmful organic pollutants. In this case study, we’ll examine the evidence of the long-term effects of polluted farmed salmon on obesity and metabolic disease in mice. You’ll also learn about the experimental design when using animals, giving you a comprehensive understanding of the health risks associated with consuming polluted farmed salmon.


Case 3: The Surprising Connection between Cardiorespiratory Fitness, muscle Strength and mortality

Have you wondered why strength training is so important for our health and wellness? This cohort study conducted in the UK, following over 500,000 subjects, provides evidence of the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness, grip strength, and mortality. You’ll learn about confounding factors, the difference between correlation and causation, and how to evaluate data quality control. Get ready to dive into the concepts of hazard ratio, relative risk, and absolute risk, and understand why strength training is so crucial for your clients’ well-being.


Case 4: Debunking the Myths: A Meta-analysis of Ketogenic Diets on Metabolic Health

With so many diets trending, it’s challenging to know which one is right for your clients. This meta-analysis of 14 studies comparing the effect of ketogenic diets and control diets on weight loss and metabolic health in overweight or obese patients with or without type 2 diabetes provides the scientific proof you need. You’ll learn how to interpret a forest plot and evaluate the scientific data for yourself, so you can make informed recommendations for your clients.


These case studies provide a unique opportunity for you to deepen your understanding of the latest scientific research and apply this knowledge to your coaching practices.


With lecture notes and a note-taking template included, you can stay organized and retain the information you learn. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your coaching skills and become a master of evidence-based research.


Join us now and start your journey to delivering the best results for your clients. You’ll have a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can enroll with confidence.


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