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Eating Disorders: understanding, support and action

20+ hours of content

100% delivered online

12 months of access to material

0 prerequisites

$299


Course instructor

Sophie Scott

Sophie Scott is passionate about nutrition, fitness and behaviour change coaching. As a Registered Nutritionist and Environment…

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Continuing education

Completing this course can contribute to your continuing professional development with the below organisation(s).

Eating disorders, like Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa and Binge eating disorder, alongside disordered eating, orthorexia and body dysmorphia, are significant concerns for many Australians. Learn to identify the early warning signs and understand how these disorders develop. Examine protective factors to help you or others avoid them and what support services and treatments are available to overcome them.

What you'll take away from this course

Knowledge about the early warning signs
Understanding of common eating disorders
Information about how disordered eating affects wellbeing
Protective tools to help avoid eating disorders
Details about treatments and support services

In this course, you’ll learn practical and evidence-based facts and nutrition skills that you can quickly and easily apply in your life.

Dive into our rich array of online resources, including videos, podcasts and interactive quizzes, to learn about eating disorders, the many factors that influence them and how to seek help for yourself or others.

Using our intuitive, industry-leading learning platform, you have the flexibility to study entirely online, in your own time and at your pace. Your learning is supported by an interactive Learning Journal, which you will download and use throughout the course. Remember, if you need it, learning support is one click away.

This course is designed and supported by experts and instructors at the forefront of the industry and backed by Endeavour College of Natural Health’s higher education credentials.

In this short course, gather the tools to support yourself or others with an eating disorder. You’ll cover six core topics, beginning with an overview before looking in more detail at some of the most common eating disorders. You’ll also consider the social side of eating disorders, unpack stigmas, identify positive and negative influences in society, and learn how and when to seek support.

Please note: This course may contain sensitive information and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice.

Understanding Eating Disorders and the Myths Surrounding Them

Explore eating disorder definitions, health impacts, stigma and support.

Eating Disorders Defined

Examine the difference between an unhealthy relationship with food or a specific disorder.

Unpacking Eating Disorders

Understand psychological, societal, social and biological factors behind eating disorders.

Identification and Treatment

Learn to identify the signs that someone is at risk of these complex conditions.

Negative Impacts and Influences

Consider body image and other negative influences on disordered eating.

Positive Influences and Support

Learn about seeking and accepting support for yourself and helping others recover.


Completing this course rewards you with the following credly badge, which you can share on your socials!

Awardees are able to identify early warning signs of an eating disorder, discover the different types of eating disorders, implement protective factors to reduce the risk of developing an eating disorder, discover support services to overcome eating disorders, and learn how disordered eating affects physical and mental wellbeing.

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If you love this course, why not enrol in another short course in nutrition, wellness, business or natural health? Or you may want to explore a nutrition degree with the Endeavour College of Natural Health.

"Endeavour’s short courses offer the wider community an opportunity to learn about natural health. Their edge comes from being enriched by the College’s holistic approach, self-reflection and the social ethics of what a broader perspective about medicine can achieve."

- Dr Paul Strube