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Scope of Practice

Introduction, the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients and professional scope and boundaries
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Fitness professionals are encouraged to provide basic healthy eating information and advice through the application of internationally endorsed nutritional standards.

It is important for fitness staff to work within their scope of practice, and this includes:

  • Pre-exercise health screening
  • Safety and risk assessment and management
  • Application of first aid to clients where required
  • Fitness assessment and analysis in accordance with knowledge and skill obtained through qualification and/or continuing education
  • Development of safe, effective and appropriate exercise programs tailored to client or group needs
  • Exercise delivery inclusive of demonstrating, instructing, monitoring, reviewing and modifying program content including technique, method and progression
  • Working within professional limitations to provide basic healthy eating information and advice through the application of nationally endorsed nutritional standards and guidelines
  • Provision of general nationally endorsed public health information that will educate and support positive client health outcomes.
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