Food & Nutrition Coach

Quick Facts

Food & nutrition coaches work with individuals to develop healthy eating lifestyles.

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Our Program

Why Choose Food & Nutrition Coach?

  • Be an entrepreneur: Start your own business & have contracts with:
    • Individuals
    • Fitness industries
    • Schools
    • Community agencies
    • Corporations
  • Easily combine your knowledge & skills in the field of nutrition with personal training, exercise science, or culinary arts
  • Enjoy flexibility in your work schedule because you set your own hours and rates
  • Gain hands-on nutrition counseling & dietetics work experience through patient simulation activities & practicum courses
  • Enter the food & nutrition field right away—with the option of applying your certificate toward our Nutrition & Dietetics (formerly Dietetic Technician) Program & advancing in your career

Prepare for What You Will Do at Work

  • Promote nutrition & healthy eating lifestyles
  • Coach & motivate individuals for lifestyle changes
  • Plan & teach nutrition classes
  • Demonstrate healthy cooking techniques
  • Conduct supermarket tours

Marketable Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before You Enroll, Think About:

Open Enrollment

You do not have to fill out a program application for this certificate program.

Special Requirement—Practicum: Supervised Practice

Practicum provides supervised practice experience in real life situations. You are required to complete 1 practicum course, with a minimum of 150 hours.

Learn more about the Practicum


You can complete this certificate:

  • By itself and without completing a degree
  • As an elective for your Associate of Arts degree
  • As part of your Nutrition and Dietetics A.A.S. degree

Transfer to a Registered Dietitian Program

Courses within the Food and Nutrition Coach are also part of the requirements of our Nutrition & Dietetics A.A.S. You can easily complete additional courses to earn the degree.

You can then earn the Nutrition Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR) credential, which will set you apart from other non-credentialed practitioners.

Stackable Certificates

You will also be able to earn the following certificates as you complete the program requirements.

Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508

This program prepares you for an occupational license. However, you may not be eligible for licensing if you have a prior criminal history.

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Want more details?

Have accessibility questions about this handbook? Call the Dietetics Department at 817-515-3051.

Need help paying for this program?

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates


Level 2

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2023–2024 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
CRT2 Food and Nutrition Coach 44 $3,036


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Southeast Campus

Christina Liew-Newville, Ed.D., R.D., L.D.
Dietetics Program Coordinator
Nutrition & Dietetics Program Director


Southeast Campus

Denise Blevins, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Dietary Manager Program Coordinator


Southeast Campus

Lynda Fox-Arnold, M.S.
Career Advisor


Southeast Campus

Dietetics Program

Call 817-515-3051

Updated February 02, 2024