Culinary Medicine Certificate

This certificate prepares professionals with cutting edge knowledge in plant-based nutrition science combined with practical approaches on what to eat for disease prevention and treatment.

The online Graduate Certificate in Culinary Medicine is designed for those with health care degrees or individuals who are interested in learning how to integrate nutrition science with food preparation and disease prevention. This includes physicians, healthcare workers and anyone with a bachelor’s degree who complete the prerequisite courses in nutrition & disease.

Currently 60 percent of American adults and many children now live with at least one chronic disease, and more than 40 percent have been diagnosed with two or more. Data from 190 countries analyzed by The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation on global burden of disease reports that “what people eat, and fail to eat is the leading cause of disease and death. The Graduate certificate will focus on the pathophysiology, and evidenced-based prevention, and treatment of diet-impacted diseases by incorporating plant-based eating into a patient’s lifestyle, including cooking, meal planning, time constraints, cultural considerations and budgeting.

PROGRAM LENGTH

  • Can be completed in one academic year (2 semesters)
  • 12-13 credits
  • 100 percent online

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Prospective students must submit their applications by August 1.

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

  • The culinary medicine certificate program prepares professionals with plant-forward nutritional interventions from latest research, personalized for patients for disease prevention and treatment.
  • The program is a fully online graduate certificate that can be completed in one year, designed for working healthcare professionals.
  • The Graduate Certificate will focus on pathophysiology of diet-related diseases, and patient’s dietary patterns, including cooking, meal planning, time constraints, cultural considerations, and budgeting.
  • This is the only Plant-based culinary medicine postgraduate program in the country taught in conjunction with the  Andrews University Lifestyle Medicine Clinic and Training Center.
  • Accredited program by Higher Learning Commission

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of a health care-related bachelor’s degree or non-healthcare related bachelor’s degree and completion of a Nutrition & disease course. Have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 in undergraduate courses
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

For more information please visit the Admissions page.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We are an international campus with a significant representation of international students. To learn more, please visit our International students page.

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FINANCES

To learn about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit Student Financial Services.

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ENROLLMENT & ADMISSION

Phone: 855-428-4723 or 269-471-6321
Email: graduate@andrews.edu

CULINARY MEDICINE CERTIFICATE

Phone: 269-471-3370
Email: publichealth@andrews.edu