The Nutritional Health Coach Certificate includes 3 comprehensive nutrition courses for a total of 13 credits.
Nutritional Assessment & Counseling
Instructor: Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren
This basic course in nutrition succinctly reviews all the known macronutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, etc.), micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.) and their clinical/nutritional significance. A short summary of basic clinical assessment protocols is provided (history and examination, physical and laboratory tests, and diet analysis) to enhance the nutritional consultant’s knowledge and ability to interact with other healthcare providers. Brief clinical protocols for all major conditions and situations (including gynecologic, obstetrics, geriatric, and infant nutrition) are listed, including clinical definitions, causative/contributory factors, protective factors, assessments, and therapy for each condition. Finally, a concise summary of nutrient biochemistry and physiology is provided for student reference.
Instructor: Dr. Vic Shayne
The goal of this course of study is to provide a basic foundation in Clinical Nutrition in a practical/clinical setting. It will introduce concepts that define the term “natural” applied to modalities of healthcare. Students will be taught the difference between whole food concentrate supplements versus supplements that are fractionated and synthetic. Much emphasis shall be placed
upon the concept of whole food complexes as “whole nutrition” based upon the interdependency and interaction of myriad nutrients which are naturally found within whole foods prior to alteration by either by cooking, heating, or supplement manufacturing. Students will also analyze disease etiology (causation) from the perspective of nutritional deficiencies, malnutrition and “foul nutrition,” borne of the typical modern diet which imbalances biochemistry. Students are encouraged to learn the art of working with a patient/client toward better health and understanding of nutrition and whole food complex supplementation.
Instructor: Dr. Larry Milam
This course covers topics such as Anatomy and Cell Physiology, Lipids, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Protein, Vitamins, Minerals, Water, Hormones, Enzymes, Immune System, Nutraceuticals, Good Labeling, and The Changing American Diet as well as putting it all together to benefit your own health. In addition to home study quizzes to reinforce your learning, you will receive recommended reading assignments that will further enhance your knowledge of nutrition. You will learn how to recognize deficiency signs and symptoms, identify good sources and available forms of nutritional supplements, and the appropriate use of vitamins and minerals for good health.