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  • Number of courses: 8
  • Total units: 14

All courses required

Foundations of Nutrition I: Introduction to Nutrition ScienceBIOL-40320

Units: 3.00

$395

Over the ten-week length of the course, students will study nutrition science principles on the following topics: The importance of nutrition research, research study designs, the scientific methodPl...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Foundations of Nutrition II: Diet and DiseaseBIOL-40321

Units: 3.00

$395

This is a three-unit asynchronous online nutrition course that explores the relationship between diet and disease. The course is designed for current and future healthcare professionals. Over the ...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Food as Medicine: The Art and Science of Food, Nutrition and Self-HealingFPM-40618

Units: 1.00

$245

Learn the latest philosophy of Self-Healing with Food. Students are introduced to ancient wisdom and modern science of food as medicine; food and natural remedies for common health issues; and working...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Behavior Change and Lifestyle CoachingFPM-40587

Units: 1.00

$195

(Formerly Motivational and Adherence Strategies for Personal Training) Success in personal training in today’s sophisticated market necessitates the design of comprehensive programs that simultaneousl...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

The Business of Integrative NutritionFPM-40619

Units: 1.00

$215

Business of Integrative Nutrition Learn the skills to convert your Integrative Nutrition knowledge into a viable business and develop understanding, knowledge, and competencies in interpersonal com...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Advanced Nutrition TopicsFPM-40620

Units: 2.00

$315

The course builds on the foundation, established in the course Food as Medicine: The Art and Science of Self-Healing, for a career-focused training program Certificate in Integrative Nutrition. Taug...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

All courses required

Natural Healing and CookingFPM-40623

Units: 2.50

$395

During this trying time, UC San Diego Extension remains committed to helping you achieve your goals. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned all of our Winter courses...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

Nutrition PracticumFPM-40624

Units: 0.50

$195

To complete the program in Natural Healing and Cooking, students will also be required to demonstrate their skills by remotely hosting a mini-cooking class after the completion of the Natural Healing...

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Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
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Industry Certification

Foundations in Nutrition I and II offered through the UCSD Extension Integrative Nutrition certificate program provide 60 CE units to fulfill the Foundational Nutrition coursework eligibility requirements for the MD/DO pathway to the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). BCNS requires MD/DOs to complete other specific coursework, obtain a passing exam score, and document 1,000 hours of clinical nutrition practice experience. BCNS reviews each candidate individually, including current course descriptions, transcripts, and experience to determine eligibility. To learn more about becoming a CNS, visit www.NutritionSpecialists.org.

Courses offered by the UC San Diego Extension Integrative Nutrition certificate program are eligible for 10 CE units per course unit for current Certified Nutrition Specialists.

Advisory Board

Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS

Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and

UC San Diego School of Medicine

Larry Cooper, J.D.

Founder

Home Naturals/Buy It Healthy

Norman Frazier

Founder

Frazier Farms

Ann Jaffe, RD

Integrative Dietitian

Lawrence Kushi, Sc.D.

Director of Scientific Policy

Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Lauray MacElhern, MBA

Managing Director

UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine

Sheila Patel, MD

Medical Director

The Chopra Center

Joe Raffa, EdD

Leadership and Management Consultant and Director

Cancer Navigator

Dana Reed, M.S., C.N.S., C.D.N.

Director of Professional Development

Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists

Jean Richardson

Founder

Goldmine Natural Foods

Gordon Saxe, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.N.

Research Director and Preventive Medicine Physician

UCSD Natural Healing & Cooking Program

Colleen Someck

Co-Founder

Jimbos's Naturally

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This certificate requires an application before taking any courses. There will be a $0 fee to apply to this program. Students will also be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance. View the complete Certificate Registration and Candidacy Guidelines.