Delve into the relationship between diet and disease and the role of a plant-based diet in disease prevention. Learn to apply nutrition science to understand how food can be used to manage and prevent non-communicable and neurodegenerative diseases.
What can you expect from this course?
Each week you will be introduced to the main topics and subtopics through instructor presented content, reliable and current research, and expert guest speaker videos. Opportunities for you to engage in a weekly discussion with your peers and instructor will allow you to learn from their experiences and expertise and further deepen your knowledge. The week ends with a reflection activity that prepares you for the project-based assignment.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize the relationship between diet and disease
- Identify the role of plant-based diets in disease prevention
- Apply plant-based nutrition science to manage and prevent non-communicable and neurodegenerative disease
- The Role of Nutrition in Disease Prevention
- Where Does Evidence-Based Nutrition Information Come From?
- The Role of Plant-Based Diets in the Prevention and Management of Diabetes Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
- Addressing and Assessing Nutritional Debates and Media Headlines
Job Market Overview
- 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.
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*It is recommended that you complete Introduction to Plant-Based Diets before selecting other courses in the certificate.
Each week you will engage in a discussion question that examines evidence-based research and apply what you are learning to diets. The course concludes with a project-based assignment that assists you in the implementation of a plant-based diet.
- Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, College of Applied Human Sciences
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate : Required Courses
*Course details are subject to change.