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Food & Nutrition Coach

Quick Facts

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

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Learn About Our Program & Career Paths in Dietetics

Questions?

Email Christina Liew-Newville at christina.liew-newville@tccd.edu

Job Titles & Career Info

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
  • Enter the food & nutrition field right away—with the option of applying your certificate toward our 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

Options

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 A.A.S. degree in Dietetic Technician

Transfer to a registered dietitian program

Courses within the Food and Nutrition Coach are also part of the requirements of our Dietetic Technician 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.

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

Certificate

Level 2

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
CRT2 Food and Nutrition Coach 44 $2,816

Notes:

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

Non-Credit 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!

Contact

Southeast Campus

Christina Liew-Newville, Ed.D., R.D., L.D.
Dietetics Program Coordinator
Dietetic Technician Program Director

Email christina.liew-newville@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus

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

Email dawn.blevins@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus

Lynda Arnold, M.S.
Academic Advisor

Email se.technicalprograms@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus

Dietetics Program

Call 817-515-3051

Updated October 15, 2021