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SDSU Provides Online Professional Certificate Programs in Nutrition



Daily food choices make a big difference when it comes to your health. So whether you’re interested in improving your own health or helping others, you can benefit by earning a professional certificate as a nutritionist or dietitian.

SDSU’s College of Extended Studies offers two fully-online certificate programs designed for personal trainers, group fitness instructors, registered dieticians (RD) and dietetic technician-registered (DTR) professionals seeking CEUs, as well as health enthusiasts wanting to learn more about nutrition and healthy eating. The programs provide an in-depth examination of advanced sports nutrition, vitamin/protein supplementation, functional food implementation, antioxidants, and meal-plan analysis for optimal performance.

What’s more, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts these fields will grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The report also says that individuals who have earned certificates such as those offered by SDSU in a specialty area will likely enjoy much better job prospects.

“I have had many students over the years send me emails that it’s changed their lives, and the way they eat and practice their lifestyle,” said instructor Melissa Halas-Liang, who has taught in the program for nearly 15 years. “That’s why I’m still teaching. I teach because I love it.”

Students can choose from two certificate programs: Nutrition for Optimal Health and Wellness; or Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness, and Sports. The first program consists of three online courses; the second includes the same three online courses plus Introduction to Sports Nutrition and Performance.

“I always say you get what you give,” Halas-Liang added. “The more students put into their class discussion questions and reading my feedback with additional education links, the more they get out of it. But the goal is to finish within eight weeks and work at a pace that works with your lifestyle and schedule.”

For additional information visit neverstoplearning.net/nutrition, call (619) 594-3297, or email healthcare.ces@sdsu ...

News Release: SDSU Provides Online Professional Certificate Programs in Nutrition
Submitted on: January 19, 2017 11:38:14 PM
Submitted by: Steve Dolan
On behalf of: ces.sdsu.edu/nutrition
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