|Description:||As public demand for healthier foods and accurate nutrition information increases, the need for trained nutritionists is critical. Proper nutrition is central to a positive and healthy lifestyle. This program is ideal for professionals currently working in health and wellness as well as culinary- and fitness-related professions.
The program also trains knowledgeable and skilled nutrition educators, counsellors and professionals in the field of health promotion. In this 10-month certificate program, students spend approximately 12 hours per week on campus attending theory-based courses. Nutrition, as it relates to human development and disease, and the principles of adult education are covered in the first semester. More advanced topics on nutrition such as current trends, diet and health promotion, as well as adult education are taught in the second semester. In the third semester, sports nutrition and the needs of special populations are presented and students complete a self-directed community project.