Course Overview

Learn Nutrition Planning Online

Whether you are a health care, dietician or fitness professional, developing personal nutrition programs for patients and clients can provide a significant boost to your career. In this 100% online course you will learn to use your client's health history to develop a nutrition plan that optimizes their health and wellbeing. Key topics include energy and nutrient needs for daily living, common myths and fallacies concerning diet and athletic performance, and behavioral modifications and dietary approaches for different ages and populations.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand functional food implementation
  • Explore meal plan analysis
  • Learn appropriate behavioral modifications and dietary approaches for different ages and populations
  • Understand vitamin supplementation and weight management
  • Gain a foundation for wellness nutrition based on current scientific research
  • Understand how to reinforce positive food habits and behaviors
  • Learn how to personalize meal plans for yourself or your clients
  • Identify common myths and fallacies concerning diet and athletic performance
  • Jump-start your career as a medical or health professional, registered dietitian, or fitness professional
  • Learn the nutritional needs of the human body, and apply this knowledge to your personal and professional life
  • Develop a professional vocabulary that focuses on nutritional and fitness needs
  • Gain the confidence you need to counsel others about their nutritional needs

How to Enroll


This course is offered in partnership with Ed2Go Online Education.


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In addition to specialized knowledge about food, meal planning and individualized nutrition assessments and plans, dieticians and nutritionists need strong communication and empathy skills, listening skills and writing skills in order to communicate effectively with patients and clients.


Nutrition professionals work both inside and outside of the traditional healthcare system. Depending on their role and expertise, nutrition professionals may work in hospitals and long-term care facilities, government agencies, non-profit organizations, public health clinics, and HMOs. They may also serve in foodservice settings such as hospital cafeterias and food corporations.


According to ZipRecruiter.com, many dieticians and nutritionists work remotely to provide virtual assistance to patients and clients. They use Internet-based tools to assess clients' current nutrition regimen and recommend changes that optimize health. The site reports that nutrition professionals commonly earn between $50-128,000 per year working remotely.

Thank you for your interest in this course. This course is not currently open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.

This course is offered in partnership with Ed2Go Online Education. UNM Staff and Faculty: This course is UNM Tuition Remission Eligible. To register using tuition remission, download and complete the UNM Tuition Remission Form and email it to ceregistration@unm.edu

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