May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Culinary Medicine Graduate Certificate

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The Culinary Medicine Graduate Certificate prepares individuals with healthcare degrees to understand an evidence-based approach for disease treatment and prevention. Graduates from this program will become specialists in improving eating behaviors by integrating nutritional science with food preparation.

This Certificate is a 12-13 credit program designed for those with a health-related bachelor’s degree. For those with a non-health-related degree, prerequisites in nutrition courses such as General Nutrition and/or Nutrition and the Lifecycle are required.

Delivery: This program is offered in an interactive online asynchronous format (see School of Distance Education  definitions). The interactive online program does not require any on-campus time.

Certificate Courses - 12-13

The curriculum includes a practical application of learning, ending with a culinary medicine conference and leading out in a workshop. Students who complete this certificate will complement their degree and can work as nutrition coaches, lifestyle intervention counselors, and health ministry or healthcare industry leaders. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Certificate completers will be able to:

  1. Design, implement and evaluate culinary presentations to a target audience.
  2. Use effective education to facilitate behavior change. 
  3. Apply leadership skills to achieve desired outcomes.
  4. Apply evidence-based guidelines, and concepts from systematic reviews of scientific literature.

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