NC Certificate Overview

Nutrition is a dynamic and fast evolving field. Hawthorn presents a comprehensive and personalized holistic approach to health education that promotes interaction and respect. As more people seek trustworthy health information the need for Nutrition Consultants grows!

The Nutrition Consultant (NC) program trains individuals who are motivated to work in the dynamic field of nutrition and natural health to be Nutrition Consultants. This program, designed for high school graduates or individuals who possess an earned GED, is distinguished by a nurturing relationship with an instructor, who guides and supports learning that is engaging and accessible.

Students at Hawthorn learn the principles of nutrition using the most up-to-date scientifically based information sources in the field. Our teaching model focuses on current holistic and conventional scientific information, utilizing guided independent study that is supportive and interactive. The program emphasizes critical thinking, teaching students to discern the quality and accuracy of research. Students are trained to address the biochemical uniqueness of their clients and to develop individual health protocols using diet, supplement, and lifestyle suggestions. Direct application of nutritional concepts is encouraged, making learning personally relevant. Hawthorn's Nutrition Consultant program provides students with nutritional tools that can be applied in everyday life to increase vitality, energy, and well-being while reducing long-range disease risk. Graduates should have the knowledge and skills needed to help consumers navigate the plethora of new and emerging health information and can help bridge conventional and complementary health models. Hawthorn graduates educate clients to make informed decisions about their healthcare. Whether you go into business for yourself or accept a position working with others, you should be a competent professional when you graduate!

NC is a 48 credit program with an optional additional 4 credit Research Project and Presentation.

(The program consists of 16 courses with an optional thesis course and students take and pay for one course at a time. Payment is due upon enrollment into each course).

For course content, see the Curriculum link on this page or review the College Catalog.

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