Food & Nutrition Coach
You do not have to fill out a program application.
You will learn how to help individuals develop a healthy eating lifestyle and to be a competent entry-level nutrition professional.
You can complete this certificate:
- By itself and without completing a degree
- As part of your A.A.S. degree in Dietetic Technician
Role of a Food & Nutrition Coach
Most Food & Nutrition Coaches are self-employed and have contracts for various nutrition services. They:
- Demonstrate healthy cooking techniques
- Teach individual and group nutrition classes
- Motivate clients for lifestyle changes
- Develop nutrition programs
- Provide supermarket tours
- Write nutrition articles and blogs
- Promote nutrition and healthy eating
- Advise on weight management and chronic disease prevention
This certificate will help you use your skills in a variety of settings, including:
- County extension offices
- Head Start centers
- Afterschool programs
- Fitness facilities
- Grocery stores and health food store
- Specialty meal delivery programs
- Companies with wellness programs
Become a Dietetic Technician, Registered
You are strongly encouraged to follow this certificate with the Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) credential by applying to our Dietetic Technician Program.
Certificate completers are not eligible for the DTR credential without completing the Dietetic Technician program requirements.
Licensing laws on nutrition services providers vary from state to state. Check with your state licensing board prior to providing individual nutrition services.
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: Practicum
|Program Component||Estimated Cost|
|Uniforms and Shoes||250|
|Professional organization membership||50|
Christina Liew-Newville, M.S., R.D., L.D., Dietetics Program Coordinator & Dietetic
Technician Program Director
Denise Blevins, M.S., R.D., L.D., Dietary Manager Program Coordinator
Lynda Arnold, M.S., Academic Advisor
Updated August 30, 2019