Online | 1 Year | Certificate for Academic Credit

Functional Nutrition Certificate

Deepen your knowledge of functional nutrition.

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12 Credits

4 Courses

12- to 15-Week Courses

HPE Certificate Highlights

Focus on integrated, holistic nutrition. Learn to better use food as a natural medicine while addressing physical performance and functioning. This certificate is designed to increase the student’s abilities to identify how nutrients influence the genome and their relationship to health and wellness, while also learning about the changing nutritional needs throughout the lifespan.

Integrate an understanding of functional nutrition into your area of healthcare practice. Whether you are a dietitian or a nurse, understanding and integrating functional, and holistic nutrition into your patients’ treatment plans can have great benefits.

Are you interested in earning your master’s degree? Credits from our FNC certificate transfer directly into our Master of Science in Health Science (MSHS) program’s Functional Nutrition track. Our MSHS program is designed for a wide variety of healthcare professionals. Make an easy transition from our certificate program straight into your master’s degree.

Our FNC Certificate is designed especially for working healthcare professionals. With a completely-online program designed to fit with busy schedules, the HPE Certificate can fit your schedule.

Our FNC Certificate is designed to benefit individuals who fall into the following areas:

  • Individuals who have a desire to to learn to better use food as a natural medicine while addressing physical performance and functioning
  • Health professionals who wish to better integrate nutrition into their interdisciplinary assessment and care planning
  • Individuals who wish to better understand the changing nutritional needs throughout the lifespan
  • Individuals who wish to understand how nutrients influence the genome

Learn in an interprofessional program. Students are from a variety of healthcare professions and are generally former or current clinicians. Interact with healthcare professionals from a wide range of disciplines, deepening your learning and networking experience.

Functional Nutrition Certificate Curriculum

Deepen your understanding of functional, holistic nutrition. Understand the relationships between nutrition, genetics, and lifespan.

Understand the functional nutrition approach to treating health conditions and preventing disease. Learn to identify and treat the root causes for some health conditions with this approach. Learn to understand the “food as medicine” perspective and nutrition assessment model to promote lifestyle behavior change as well as health and wellness benefits.

Dive into the nutrition needs for adolescents, the early adult years, and for healthy aging. Study nutrition needs and adjustments for growth, development, and chronic disease. Understand the impact of nutrition and physical activity on metabolic and molecular mechanisms related to aging and age-related chronic diseases.

Deepen your understanding of the interactions between nutrients and an individual’s genome. Learn the applications of genomic testing in clinical practice. Understand the relation of a genomic profile to overall health; understand the application to lifestyle and diet choices. Use an evidence-based DNA analysis of your own genes to understand the impact of nutrition on your individual weight loss and body composition, nutrient metabolism, heart health, performance, and more.

  • Dietitians/nutritionists

  • Nurses

  • Physician Assistants

  • Physical Therapists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Athletic Trainers

  • Speech-language pathologists

  • Health coaches

  • Eating disorders coaches

  • Health professionals with an interest in functional nutrition

University AccreditationAccreditation

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.