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Body Positive In Sport

Support your athletes to build, maintain and support a positive body image

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Build confidence in having conversations with your athletes, teams & communities about body image
Develop foundational skills which can strengthen body image work
Get clear about how to do the tougher parts of this work
Be an advocate for your athletes


As health professionals, we have suspect, or already have a good understanding that the way people feel about their bodies is a significant issue, but it may be the case that we don't actually know what to do to help them.

Athletes in particular can get caught up in cultural messaging about bodies which can be conflicting and confusing, leading them to be drawn into "Dr Googling" and/or undertaking behaviours which are unhelpful, or harmful in an effort to change their bodies.

We can make a difference by more deeply understanding the WHAT, WHY and HOW of body image work and become better advocates for our athletes.

This course is suitable for all health professionals working with all athletes or active people.


You'll learn:

  • Why is talking about Body Image so important?
  • How do athletes actually feel about their bodies? (aka “let’s geek out”)
  • Establishing shared definitions - what is "body image" anyway?
  • Risks & protective factors
  • Scope of practice
  • Nuts & bolts - skill building
  • Communication & language
  • Common tripping points

You'll learn:

  • Why is talking about Body Image so important?
  • How do athletes actually feel about their bodies? (aka “let’s geek out”)
  • Establishing shared definitions - what is "body image" anyway?
  • Risks & protective factors
  • Scope of practice
  • Nuts & bolts - skill building
  • Communication & language
  • Common tripping points


Your Instructor


Fiona Sutherland
Fiona Sutherland

Fiona is an Accredited Sports Dietitian and Director of The Mindful Dietitian & Body Positive Australia. She has been practising for over 15 years primarily in the areas of eating behaviour, eating disorders, body image, sports nutrition & education/training. She has been integrating the Non Diet Approach into Dietetic practice for over 12 years, and is passionate about supporting Health Professionals to develop skills in understanding more about the complexities of client presentations, and how we can focus on wellbeing. As an Eating Disorders specialist, Fiona has a particular interest in binge eating and finding evidence-based, compassionate ways of working with people in larger bodies.

Fiona is also a Sports Dietitian, working with emerging professional dancers at The Australian Ballet School and host of The Mindful Dietitian Podcast.

Fiona is a dedicated mindfulness practitioner and Yoga Teacher, bringing a particular emphasis on mindful eating and the intersection of food environment, eating psychology and body image into her work and training. She has trained in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), MSC (Mindful Self Compassion) and MB-EAT (Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training). Fiona is guest lecturer within Deakin University Dietetics course within the areas of eating behaviour, Body Image, counselling skills and the Non Diet Approach.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Am I able to get CPD points or CE credits for this course?
This course qualifies you for 6 CPD points for either DAA or SDA As a non-US citizen I am unable to provide CE's, my apologies
I work with active people. Is this course suitable for professionals who are not Dietitians, or Sports Dietitians?
YES! Although this course is primarily focussed on the role of the Dietitian, a vast majority of the content is applicable to other professionals, and any active people.

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