COURSE DATES: FEBRUARY 24 – APRIL 17, 2020
Health coaches, aromatherapists, herbalists, and other integrative health professionals often discuss nutrition when working with clients, yet few programs include training in the science of nutrition. The Foundations of Holistic Nutrition Micro-Credential provides this important education in the principles of scientific nutrition with an emphasis on a holistic health framework.
This program provides you a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of nutrition, how to create and maintain a healthy diet, and how to recognize harmful food trends which pretend to be scientific. Using research, epidemiological principles, and nutrition science, you will learn how to identify needs within your clients and to affect change within your community.
Topics also include the influence of social determinants of health on nutritional status, intuitive eating, nutritional epidemiology, specialty diets (such as paleo, vegan, and keto), and the role of the non-dietician health professional in disseminating nutritional information. You’ll learn how to discuss nutrition while staying within your scope of practice and when you should refer clients out to registered dietitians.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This 6- week course is ideal for nurses, midwives, doulas, herbalists, aromatherapists, health coaches and anyone who works with clients to achieve health-related outcomes. If you are a current FSIHS student in the Health Coach program, this material is all covered in your required coursework. If you are in an FSIHS herbal or aromatherapy program, this credential will provide a valuable addition to your expertise.
Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Micro-Credential Certificate in the Foundations of Holistic Nutrition. This certificate can be used for CEU credit through many national organizations. An Advanced Micro-Credential in Holistic Nutrition will be offered in 2021; completion of this program will be required for admission to the advanced program.
- Essential Nutrients, both Macro and Micro
- Health Determinants & Disparities
- Nutritional Epidemiology
- Research on Diet & Nutrition
- Disseminating Nutritional Information
- Specialty Diets, including Paleo, Keto, and Vegan
- Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
- Intuitive Eating
The 6-week program concludes with a formal evaluation through the creation of a portfolio demonstrating mastery of the material within the course. Access to the course is for 8 weeks, allowing 2 additional weeks for feedback and revision of the portfolio. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be issued a Micro-Credential in the Foundations of Holistic Nutrition and will be eligible to enroll in the Advanced Holistic Nutrition Micro-Credential that will be offered in 2021.
Because FSIHS is an approved school with NAHA and the NBHWC, MCs can be used as CEUs for professional requirements for both aromatherapists and health and wellness coaches. As a fully authorized postsecondary institution, FSIHS CEUs can also be used to renew other professional memberships and licenses.
Registration includes access to the FSIHS learning management (LMS) system for the delivery of course content. The LMS opens to students midday on the first day of class. Access continues for two weeks after the course ends to allow time for review and portfolio revision. Within the LMS, students will be able to access the course downloads, video lectures, the question and answer forum, and portfolio requirements. This system requires high speed internet and intermediate internet skills of each participant.
ADMISSIONS, TUITION, & REFUND POLICY
Registration is $690. This fee covers all 6 weeks of the course, instructor support, and downloads of key clinical studies that are used in the course discussion and assignments. This also covers support and feedback during the completion of the portfolio assessment.
Arrangements for the total fee are due at the time of registration to reserve your seat in the course. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have completed a minimum of high school or the equivalent. Verification of eligibility must be received before the first day of the course. Full refunds are available until 30 days prior to the event. Cancellations made between more than 7 days but less than 30 days before the event are refundable at 50%. Refunds are not granted for cancellations within a week of the event.
AUTHORIZATION & ACCREDITATION
The Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences is proud to be fully authorized to grant college certificates and degrees by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This commission oversees college education and ensures that diplomas and certificates issued by the FSIHS are recognized as legitimate college credentials nationwide.
The Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences is also an approved school by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and is the only NAHA approved school with a PhD researcher directing the program. FSIHS is also a recognized CEU provider for Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWCs) CE #100102.