If you’re curious and looking to expand your knowledge, check out my free guides or the resources list in the back of my books for my favorite book recommendations on a variety of health topics. If you want to go into nutrition and health as a professional career, there are a variety of educational choices available and many of them are stellar. I highly encourage you to do some research and find the program that best suits your needs. To get you started, here are a few resources I’ve found helpful in my education.
- Institute for Integrative Nutrition - Health Coaching certification, an online program covering a variety of different nutrition approaches designed to teach graduates how to be a health advocate in their communities.
- Hippocrates Health Institute - Health Educator Program, developed to provide an extensive learning experience about the practice and teachings of the living foods lifestyle.
T. Colin Campbell Foundation - Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition, an online program offered in partnership with Cornell University designed to introduce an innovative way of thinking about nutrition while exploring benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet based on research from top experts in the field.
- Bastyr University - Undergraduate, Graduate and Non-Degree Programs in Nutrition. Based outside of Seattle, WA, Bastyr’s nutrition degree programs encompass a "whole food" approach – a study of food in its entirety, its individual components and how it affects the human body.
- Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) - Offering education and training, the PCRM advocates for preventive medicine, nutrition, and higher ethical standards in the medical field.
- Institute for Functional Medicine - Offering resources and educational programs, functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.