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Course Description

Examine the nutritional requirements of plant-based diets and their role in health and well-being. Study the macronutrients and micronutrients required for nutritional benefits and considerations, with emphasis on examining those in abundance and those notable for their absence in a plant-based diet.

By the end of the course, you will be able to confidently ensure nutritional requirements are met through a plant-based diet.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the nutritional requirements when following a plant-based diet and the specific nutrients that must be met
  • Describe the micronutrients and macronutrients required and how they contribute to a healthy diet
  • Discuss possible health-related problems that may arise from nutrient deficiencies and the implication for plant-based diets
  • Identify how to improve plant proteins to ensure plant-based diets meet nutrient requirements by examining the quality and functionality of proteins

Additional Requirements

  • This course is intended for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • You may take this as an individual course or choose to complete the certificate.
  • You can expect to spend 5-6 hours per week to complete the course material, activities, discussions and assignment.
  • If you are new to online learning, visit the Online learning at U of G page for helpful resources.

*It is recommended that you complete Introduction to Plant-Based Diets before selecting other courses in the certificate.


You will be assessed through a project-based assignment.

Sponsoring Partner

  • Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, College of Applied Human Sciences

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Nutritional Benefits and Considerations
February 28, 2022 to March 27, 2022
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $299.00
Section Notes

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