Applied nutrition science diploma

CURRICULUM OUTLINE

This is an 17-week program, targeted to individuals looking to work in the field of nutrition coaching and advising. Additionally, a 2-week practicum component is also part of the program.

Nutrition Science:

  • Nutrition physiology (cellular, cardiovascular system, digestive system, respiratory system, central nervous system, immune system)
  • Biochemistry (photosynthesis, Kreb’s cycle)
  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients
  • Energy balance and weight Control
  • Hydration

Nutrition in Practice:

  • Nutritional assessments and analysis
  • Program planning
  • Recipe modifications
  • Food labels
  • Nutrition trends and controversy
  • Sports and fitness nutrition
  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Tackling cravings
  • Supplements
  • Lifecycle nutrition (infancy to senior)
  • Customization of advice based on lifestyle and eating preferences

Behaviour Change:

  • Questioning
  • Listening skills
  • Goal setting
  • Holding your clients accountable
  • Meeting clients where they’re at
  • Connection between food and emotion
  • Body image issues and eating disorders
  • Other coaching strategies

Food Industry:

Health Crisis

Rates of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease continue to skyrocket. Patients around the world spend an exorbitant amount of money on medications and operations, but very little time learning prevention and education. Discover how you can reverse this trend.

Government Policies

Why are unhealthy foods cheaper than healthy foods in the North America? Learn about government subsidies, campaign contributions, and the pros and cons of the dietary guidelines.

Your Food’s Origins

Discover how organic, non-organic, commercial, and locally sourced meat and produce are different, and learn how farming methods can impact your health and the environment.

Business Fundamentals:

  • Business basics and entrepreneurship
  • Attracting clients
  • Turning potential clients into paying clients
  • Marketing
  • Managing your finances
  • Workshops and public speaking
  • Networking and making connections
  • Effective time management and goal setting
  • Career options