Online Certificate in Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness, and Sports

The Online Professional Certificate in Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness, and Sports has been designed to meet the growing demand of allied health and medical professionals, registered dieticians, fitness professionals, personal trainers, and the general public who want to learn about developing individualized nutritional programs for clients, patients, or for personal improvement.

This innovative and comprehensive Web-based noncredit certificate program provides an in-depth examination of contemporary nutritional topics such as meal plan analysis, functional food implementation, antioxidants, public nutrition, sports nutrition, vitamin supplementation, and weight management. Research of current issues include: energy and nutrient needs for performing activities of daily living with emphasis on particular physical activities; common myths and fallacies concerning diet and athletic performance; and appropriate behavioral change modifications and dietary approaches for different ages and populations.

Content and curriculum in each course is designed to prepare allied health care professionals and Registered Dietitians to apply their client's health history toward optimal nutritional health and well-being. Personal trainers and fitness professionals will learn fundamental nutrition education to work with clients in partnership with Registered Dietitians. Individual consumers interested in learning more about nutrition, daily meal planning, wellness strategies, and sport nutrition and performance will be introduced to information to help them achieve goals for themselves or their family members. 

Certification and CEUs/CECs and CPEUs Awarded
In addition to the Professional Certificate awarded by Thomas Edison State University upon successful completion of this program, various fitness and nutrition-related national organizations have reviewed this program and approved it for CEUs/CECs and/or CPEUs. 

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The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association (ADA), has approved the Certificate in Nutrition program for 120 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs)/ or 30 (CPEUs) per course for both the Registered Dietitian (RDs) and Dietetic Technician-Registered (DTRs).

For further information about this program, including questions about the curriculum, CEU's, employment ramifications, etc., please email.