3 Credits

This course presents the practice of evidence-based nutrition coaching for optimal health and peak performance. After a review of digestion and metabolism from the perspectives of bioscience and Chinese medicine physiology, students receive a systematic methodology for assessing a client’s needs and developing a coaching plan to help the client achieve their goals. The course will use a case-based format to explore a wide range of issues related to food groups, food safety and sourcing, common diets, and the use of diet to achieve optimal health.

Why this course?

Americans spend billions on nutritional supplements and, while they have their place, the answers to most nutritional needs rest with a sound, whole food diet. Of course, defining a sound diet is not without controversy. Nor do we suggest that one diet fits all. This course enables students to understand the wide range of options, their relative merits, and ways to determine the needs of the client.