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.
The curriculum includes a practical application of learning, ending with a culinary medicine conference and leading out in a workshop. Students who complete this certificate will complement their degree and can work as nutrition coaches, lifestyle intervention counselors, and health ministry or healthcare industry leaders.
FDNT 501 - Intro to Culinary Medicine Credits: 3
FDNT 541 - Nutrition Therapy for Disease Prevention & Management I Credits: 3
FDNT 551 - Nutrition Therapy for Disease Prevention & Management II Credits: 3
FDNT 568 - Lifestyle Medicine Workshop Credits: 2
Choose one of the following courses:
FDNT 553 - Phytotherapy and Pharmacology of Herbs and Spices Credits: 2
FDNT 585 - Topics in _________ Credits: 1–4 (Culinary Medicine workshop/conference)
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Prospective students must submit their applications by August 15.
For more information please visit the Admissions page.
To learn about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit Student Financial Services.
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CULINARY MEDICINE CERTIFICATE