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Nutritional Consultant

nutrition certification onlineProgram Duration: 2 Months Course Contact Hours: 135 Student Tuition: $2,100.00


Although many individuals understand the importance of healthy and balanced nutrition habits as well as effective fitness patterns, it is at times difficult to fulfill goals by themselves. A Nutritional Consultant can assist clients maintain a healthy way of life. Our Nutrition Certification programs present students with an awareness of how food nutrition contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of the best possible health. Students become able to preside over exhaustive diet and lifestyle evaluations and to instruct men and women on food plans customized to each individual’s taste, temperament, and overall health aspirations. The fundamentals of whole food nutrition, digestive physiology, metabolism, nutritional biochemistry, and current research are presented. Additionally, students will discover ways in which healthy nutrition habits are used in the food industry. Our Nutrition certification programs will give students the instruction they need to collaborate with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.

Prerequisite(s): None

After finishing this nutrition certification online program, you should be able to:

  • Understand healthy food guides and the best ways to plan diets.
  • Distinguish how nutrition aids in wellness and how foods are used by the body.
  • Label minerals and vitamins as well as their role in the body.
  • Understand the credibility of nutrition information and how nutrition used in the food industry.
  • Determine the nutritional needs over the course of the lifetime.


Upon successful completion of our Nutritional Consultant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a nutritional coach and will be prepared to sit  for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Nutritional Coach (CNC). ** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**


Nutritional Consultant Module 1 Nutrition Basics and Planning Diets

  • Nutrition Terminology
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Lipids/Fats
  • Vitamins, Minerals, and Water
  • Food Labels
  • Dietary Reference Intakes
  • The Myplate Food Guidance System
  • Dietary Guidelines and Recommendations
  • Food Compositions Information and the Exchange Lists
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Nutritional Consultant Module 2 Nutrition in Health and the Science of Nutrition

  • The Gastrointestinal System
  • From Food to Cells in the Body
  • Photosynthesis and Fiber
  • Carbohydrates Storage and Disorders
  • Lipids in Heart Disease and Cancer
  • Scientific Inquiry Tied to Genetics, Evolution and Obesity
  • Energy Balance
  • Body Composition and Weight Control
  • Principles of Fitness for Health
  • undamentals of Exercise for Nutrition

Nutritional Consultant Module 3 Vitamins, Minerals, Nutrition, and the Food Industry

  • Nutrient Issues and Fat-Soluble Vitamins
  • Water-Soluble Vitamins
  • Water and the Electrolytes
  • Major Minerals in Bone and Protein
  • Trace Minerals
  • Credibility of Nutrition Information
  • Food, Drugs, and Supplements
  • Food Additives
  • Food Safety: Microbial Growth
  • Food Issues: Consumer Awareness

Nutritional Consultant Module 4 Nutrition Through the Lifespan

  • Reproductive Fitness
  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Nutrition for Lactation
  • Nutrition During Infancy
  • Childhood Nutrition
  • The Physical, Cognitive, and Social Triad during Childhood
  •  Adolescent Nutrition
  • Nutrition Needs During Adolescence
  • Nutrition for the Older Adult
  • Older Adult Fitness and Lifestyle Management

Required Materials:

Nutritional Consultant Materials included

  • Nutrition Your Life Science by Jennifer Turley and Joan Thompson

System Requirements:

Internet Access

  • Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
  • Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.


  • Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
  • Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple’s website)
  • 1 GB RAM minimum recommended
  • Operating Systems
  • Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
  • Web Browsers
  • Google Chrome is highly recommended
  • Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
  • Cookies MUST be enabled
  • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
  • Adobe Flash Player (Required for many of our career courses and ALL of our IT courses.)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
  • PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don’t have PowerPoint)