Nutritional Counselling (Final course in the Nutritional Consulting Program)

Nutritional Consultants guide individuals in regaining or maintaining their health and vitality through carefully designed nutrition plans. This 17 lesson course, with 17 assignments including 10 case studies, provides in-depth information about nutrition during infancy to the senior years. Learn the necessary skills to create nutritional assessments and give dietary recommendations to others professionally. The concepts covered in this course can be applied effectively to any type of nutritional consulting setting.

  • The final course required for the Nutritional Consulting diploma
  • This course is a co-requisite for the following diploma program: Nutritional Consulting
  • This course may only be taken upon completion of the 6 co-requisite courses in the Nutritional Consulting diploma program.

Course Outline

Students must have completed all other courses in the Nutritional Consulting Program before beginning this course.

A certificate and diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of the final exam. Students have 24 weeks to complete the course; however, it can be completed sooner than the allotted time depending on the pace of the individual.

Lesson 1: Nutrition Basics 
Lesson 2: Preconception Nutrition 
Lesson 3: Nutrition During Pregnancy
Lesson 4: Nutrition During Lactation 
Lesson 5: Infant Nutrition 
Lesson 6: Toddler and Preschooler Nutrition
Lesson 7: Child and Preadolescent Nutrition
Lesson 8: Adolescent Nutrition 
Lesson 9: Adult Nutrition
Lesson 10: Nutrition and Older Adults
Lesson 11: The Counselling Relationship
Lesson 12: Behaviour Change Models and Theories
Lesson 13: Communication Skills
Lesson 14: The Counselling Interview 
Lesson 15: Developing a Nutrition Care Plan
Lesson 16: Facilitating Self-Management
Lesson 17: Professional Readiness

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Total program cost:

$699.00 plus gst/hst (if applicable)
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This course includes:

• Course workbook (includes practice quizzes)

• 17 Lesson tests and 17 assignments including 10 case studies

• Access to the Online Learning Centre

Nutrition Through the Life Cycle textbook by Judith E. Brown, Ph.D., MPH

Nutritional Counseling and Education Skill Development textbook by Kathleen Bauer, Ph.D., R.D. and Carol Sokolik, M.S., R.D.

• Final exam

• Support and assistance while you study

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