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Online and Continuing Education Nutrition and Wellness Certificate
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Nutrition and Wellness Certificate


Nutrition and Wellness Certificate Overview

Provides you with an understanding of the role of nutrition in promoting healthy a lifestyle and longevity. You are equipped with knowledge and skills needed to thrive in health-related careers as you explore human nutrition; food science, policies and practices, cultural factors and environmental research on balanced diets, weight management, disease prevention, exercise and sports. If you are a healthcare practitioner this program will enhance your ability to assist individuals in maintaining a better quality of life. Furthermore, the study of nutrition and wellness lays a solid foundation for graduate work in nutrition, dietetics, public health, allied health, exercise physiology and other related healthcare fields.

Employment Opportunities in Nutrition and Wellness

  • Personal Trainers
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Life Coaches
  • Health Educators
  • Other Health Care Professionals

Who Should Enroll

In addition to anyone interested in improving their own understanding of nutrition, this certificate is valuable to people in the following industries that are interested in enhancing their expertise to better serve their clients:

  • Personal Trainers
  • Group Fitness Instructors
  • Massage Therapists
  • Athletics Trainers
  • Athletes
  • Athletic Team Coaches
  • Life Coaches
  • Health Educators
  • Weight Management Professionals
  • Other Health Care Professionals

Courses You Will Take

HHPA 280- Nutrition (NW) / 3 credits
HHPA 281- Fundamentals of Food Science: Lec and Lab (NW) / 4 credits
HHPA 282- Food, Culture and Society / 4 credits
HHPA 401- Nutrition in Health and Disease / 4 credits 
HHPA 402 - Nutrition in Physical Activity and Sport / 4 credits

Prerequisites - None

For a list of courses offered this academic year view the Year Long Plan.

Why Linfield University?

  • Affordable
  • Academic Excellence
  • Academic advising support and financial aid assistance
  • Online academic tutoring services
  • Superior research and library assistance
  • Career planning assistance
  • Accredited
    Linfield University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Specialized accreditation has also been granted to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, and the programs of education, music and athletic training.

I’d like to find out more. What are my next steps?

        1. Fill out the Request Information form to learn more.
        2. Schedule a conversation with the admission counselor for this program.
        3. Call 503-883-2213 or email with any questions.
        4. Just apply now if you're ready to invest in your future.



Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ n/a* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program in the normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Oregon

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