Certificate in Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Health Promotion

Certificate in Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Health Promotion

Nutrition is a major determinant of health as well as a factor in many common chronic diseases. 

In this certificate program, you'll gain an understanding the role food and water play in health, and see how making appropriate changes in one's diet can have powerful effects on health throughout life.

You'll examine how the burden of chronic diseases is rapidly increasing worldwide as traditional, largely plant-based diets are being replaced by high-fat, energy-dense diets with a substantial content of animal-based foods.

You'll also explore the relationship between nutrition and disease. Consumers and health-care providers alike must understand this relationship so they can choose quality foods that support optimal health.

This certificate addresses these issues and more and provides a solid foundation of for both health care professionals and those wishing to enter the fields of nutrition, health promotion, and lifestyle and wellness coaching.

Program Benefits: 

The Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Health Promotion certificate program offers a multidisciplinary educational experience. Your certificate in Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Health Promotion will distinguish you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional. This program will:

• enhance your professional marketability;
• build your skills and competencies;
• fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals 

Career Opportunities: 

The Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Health Promotion certificate program provides health care professionals and interested individuals in a wide range of careers with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the needs of a culturally diverse patient and client population. Today, opportunities exist in the fields of nursing, social work, massage therapy, teaching, hospice care, administration, and research. Opportunities also exist within government programs and agencies; public and private institutions that provide health, education, and social services; research centers; special interest groups; colleges and universities; and corporate human resources divisions.


This certificate is relevant for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, administrators, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, dieticians, educators, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, physician's assistants, chiropractors, clergy, physical fitness professionals, and interested individuals.

Note:  All healthcare providers are responsible for checking the "Accreditation" list to determine if this course awards contact hours for their profession.


The Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Health Promotion certificate program consists of a total of 7 courses:

• The Politics of Food
• Hunger and Malnutrition
• Genetically Engineered Foods 
• Food and Mood: What's the Connection? 
• Foodborne Diseases 
• How Safe Is Your Water? 
• Nutrition, Toxins, and Chronic Disease



ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours. 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). 

No individual in a position to control content for this activity has any conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships to declare.

There is no commercial support being received for this activity. 

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