Certificate in Nutrition

(For graduates of 2015 Advanced Certificate Program)

September 16, 2017 to April 22, 2018 (seminars)  May 24, 2018 (clinicals)

1000 Total Hours; 160 Additional Hours (for graduates of Fundamentals & Advanced programs; the Clinical Herbalism Program is a co-requisite)  • $1700

 

CSCH CATALOG

The Nutrition Certificate Program consists of nutrition courses previously taken as part of the Fundamentals and Advanced programs, with several courses from the Clinical Program, an additional 96 hours of advanced nutrition coursework (one weekend per month), and a 64-hour thesis. This is a thorough education in advanced, integrated Vitalist nutrition principles and practices for students wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the role of diet and supplementation in health promotion and wellness.

Prerequisites

Advanced Herbalism program or equivalent advanced studies in herbalism, nutrition, interview skills, and clinical safety.

Courses

  • Fundamentals of Medical Herbalism nutrition courses
  • Advanced Herbalism Program nutrition courses
  • Clinical Practice (Clinical Herbalism Program)
  • Case Review (Clinical Herbalism Program)
  • Client Education (Clinical Herbalism Program)
  • Practice Management (Clinical Herbalism Program)
  • Constitutional Effects of Food
  • Food and Mood
  • Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
  • Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Disease
  • Nutritional Physio-Chemistry
  • Optimal Weight and the Eating Disorders
  • Phytochemical and other Specialized Supplements
  • Scientific Methodology in the Nutritionist’s Office
  • Nutrition Thesis

Occupational Objective

This program prepares the student with the skills necessary to earn income offering consultations on diet, nutrition, and supplementation in a retail or private office setting. It is specifically designed to integrate the training of the professional clinical herbalist with that of a clinical nutritionist.

Payment Plans

In order to make the Clinical Program more affordable for promising graduates of Advanced Herbalism, extended payment plans and a limited number of partial work-exchange opportunities may be available for those with genuine need. We do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid programs.