Online Nutrition Courses for a Healthy Life and Career

Online nutrition courses in our Nutrition, Diet, and Health Science program will not only give you the tools to lead a healthier life, but also give you the skills to help others get on the right track with careers in the booming health and wellness industry. Learn the scientific basis for the USDA’s MyPlate guide, diet planning and how nutrients affect energy, wellness and disease. Graduate from our online nutrition courses ready to help others stay healthy and eat right too.

With Madison School of Healthcare’s flexible and affordable online program, you start whenever you want, learn at your own pace and study when your schedule allows, 24/7, and you can graduate in as few as 4 months. Your tuition covers everything you need to succeed, including all of your study materials and academic support when you need it via email, phone or online.

Curriculum

Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Learning at Ashworth

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Introduction to Fitness, Nutrition, and Wellness Careers

Introduction to career opportunities available in the fitness and exercise, sport psychology, massage, and nutrition fields.

Lesson Group 2: Introduction to Nutrition and Health

Food Choices: Nutrients and Nourishment

The function of nutrients in food choices; assessing nutritional health.

Nutrition Guidelines: Tools for a Healthful Diet

How nutrition discoveries are made; how nutrition experiments translate into guidelines; identifying available nutrition tools to help plan healthier diets.

The Human Body: From Food to Fuel

Tracing the path of a meal from the time it is eaten until it has been digested, absorbed, transported within the body, and metabolized—all the way to the point when the body excretes the meal’s nonabsorbable waste products.

Carbohydrates: Simple Sugars and Complex Chains

Defines carbohydrates; how the body uses carbs; how to plan a diet that includes the correct amount of all types of carbohydrates.

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Program Details

Our comprehensive online program provides students with the latest nutrition and diet information. Topics include MyPlate guidelines, diet planning, the digestive system, and how nutrients affect energy, wellness and disease. Other topics covered in the course include dietary standards, how the body handles digestion and absorption of vital nutrients, determining nutritional requirements for all stages of life, and the benefits of exercise and nutrition.

Your Online Nutrition Course Includes:

  • All course materials and exams, including Fast Food and Eating Smart charts

  • Academic support via phone, email or online

  • Access to a Learning Resource Center and Library via Proquest

  • Ability to track academic progress and manage account information via the student portal

  • Opportunity to participate in our live graduation ceremony

It was a great experience for me. The instructors went over everything that you didn’t know with you - and they were always there when you needed them.

— Shirley Ann Griffin, Recent Graduate

Tuition

Our online nutrition courses will boost your knowledge without draining your wallet. Tuition at Madison School of Healthcare is affordable and flexible, and you can choose the payment plan that works best for you. Your tuition includes all of your study materials and academic support.

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Career Outlook

Rising awareness of the importance of eating healthy meals and maintaining a balanced diet to improve the quality of life has led to an expansion in health science careers. In our online Nutrition, Diet, and Health Science course you'll gain professional knowledge in the field. While a degree is generally required to become a dietitian or nutritionist, our online nutrition course provides you a foundational education in the field. Consider sharing your knowledge in this rewarding field while working in a health club or gym or in the natural and organic food industries, which are booming as many people are actively striving to make better and healthier meals for themselves and their families.

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Organic product sales rose 11.3% in 2014, totaling $39.1 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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Get meaningful training in our nutrition and health science program. Call 1-800-600-6253 or enroll online today.

Career Outlook Source: Organic Trade Association (January 13, 2016).