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Food & Nutrition Coach


Open Enrollment

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. 

Program 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: Practicum


Program Component Estimated Cost
Tuition $ 2,365
Books 2,000
Uniforms and Shoes 250
Background check 25
Drug Screen 50
Professional organization membership 50
CPR Certification 50
Total $4,790



Southeast Campus

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