Food, Nutrition and Health, Prof. Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 98 days
    Duration
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Food, Nutrition and Health in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX. Learn the truth about food and nutrition to better assess, analyze and implement strategies to improve overall health.
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About

In this Professional Certificate program, taught by prof. Sander Kersten, a leading global expert in the field of nutrition, you will learn how to analyze and interpret the information overload about nutrition and health to help build a healthier lifestyle for you and/or your patients.

You will learn about the composition of macro- and micronutrients, their role in the body, and their impact on our health. You will get a sound understanding of energy homeostasis and the regulation of bodyweight. Also, you will learn about health problems related to overnutrition and undernutrition. You will learn strategies to improve nutritional status, and combat overnutrition and undernutrition based on scientific knowledge. 

The program covers everything from fat, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water. You will acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and tools to become more critical towards the food and health related messages we’re constantly bombarded with.

This Food, Nutrition and Health program at Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX will also help you develop a critical mindset. You will learn how to distinguish misinformation about food as you discover what is complete nonsense, what has a scientific basis and where the truth is somewhere in between.

Job Outlook

  • In recent years, interest in the role of food and nutrition in promoting health and wellness has increased, particularly as a part of preventative healthcare in medical settings, (Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics).
  • Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026. (Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics).
  • The median annual wage for dietitians and nutritionists was $58,920 in May 2016.
  • This program offers specialized training about food and proper nutrition, opening advanced career opportunities for dieticians, nutritionist, registered nurses, and a range of jobs in the food industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 98 days
    • Intensity 7 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      7-8 weeks per course
  • Languages
    • English
    Schedule TOEFL® Schedule IELTS
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nutrition and Health: Macronutrients and Overnutrition
  • Nutrition and Health: Micronutrients and Malnutrition

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

  • Schedule a TOEFL® test
  • Schedule an IELTS test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    198 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 198 USD for the full programme and a duration of 98 days.
  • National

    198 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 198 USD for the full programme and a duration of 98 days.
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