My learning experience while going through this program was fantastic! The course is perfect for people who need to learn how to effectively communicate with clients to reach their desired goals. I feel the experience and materials were an excellent value for the investment cost. Thank you.
I enjoyed the program immensely and learned an immense amount of information which confirmed a lot that I suspected. I plan on sharing this information with clients and writing a newsletter with updated information for our gym. I also plan to get more involved in some of the nutrition issues in our schools. This program was an inspiration.
Course Code: GES114
Understand the fundamentals of nutrition. Learn how to define and choose functional foods. You’ll learn how to incorporate spices into your diet, how to build a meal plan, and gain knowledge of diet diversity and free-radical theory.
Learn about obesity, incidence, and contributing factors. Move on to explore the basic principles of obesity treatment, interventions, and contributing factors.
Master an understanding of the negative affects of fad diets and practical strategies to choose instead. Continue learning about the obesity epidemic and cover weight-management programs.
Learn how nutrition affects exercise and sports-related fitness. Understand how nutrition can be optimized for performance and energy utilization. Discuss protein, ergogenic acids, and hydration in sports nutrition. You’ll also learn about how competitive athletes should tweak their meals for competition.
Master an understanding of genomics and evidence-based medicine. Learn all about new, old, and healthful diets.
Learn about the role, functions, and recommendations for vitamins. You’ll also cover what’s new in the world of wellness and cancer prevention.
Melissa Halas-Liang is a registered dietitian, with a Master's in nutrition education and a certification in nutrition support. In addition to working as a clinical dietitian, she assists in clinical trials, has taught group diabetes classes, and has counseled patients on weight loss. She has spoken on a wide range of topics in the community, from diet and fitness to high school sports nutrition. She has spoken at the Woman's Health Symposium on Fad Diets and on Weight Management and Disease Prevention. Melissa has published articles in periodicals on healthy eating and edited textbook nutrition sections. She developed curriculums for medical residents and lectured to healthcare professionals for continuing education credits on a variety of topics. Melissa's enthusiasm for healthy eating is contagious, and her outgoing and interactive approach to learning motivates her audience to commit to new lifestyles.
Donna L. Acox, MA, MS, RD, CD/N, has over 25 years of diverse experience in nutrition across the life span, clinical/critical care, higher education, counseling, business and industry, health and wellness. She currently works as a Dietitian II for the State of New York’s Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and is an adjunct nutrition and physical education instructor at Syracuse University. Donna also teaches multiple fitness classes and is a certified Fitness and AFAA yoga instructor. As an avid athlete and sports nutrition specialist, Donna hopes to inspire others to achieve their greatest potential though a healthier lifestyle combining good nutrition and fitness.
There are no specific prerequisites to enter this program, other than an Internet connection, an e-mail address, and basic computer knowledge. This program is for you if you're an allied health, medical, or fitness professional or a registered dietitian seeking advanced nutrition education, re-certification, re-licensure, or career advancement. If you're simply a person who wants to know more about nutritional program design, health, and performance, this program is a great option for you, too!
This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. Mac users must have the capability to open Adobe PDF files and Microsoft Word files. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. Students need Internet access with a 56K modem. It’s highly recommended that you have DSL or high-speed cable Internet access, 64 MB system RAM, 200 MB free hard-disk space memory or sufficient storage, a reliable e-mail account, CD-ROM/DVD capabilities, and a reliable Internet provider.
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.
ed2go will provide the required textbooks for this program:
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. This program offers initial access of six months with the option of an extension of six months for $300.
All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program; however, Mac users must have the capability to open Adobe PDF files and Microsoft Word files.
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at (855) 534-3690. We will answer your questions promptly.
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
Your grade will be determined based upon the total points earned on quizzes, problem-solving questions, exams, written reports, special projects, and assignments.
Complete and receive a passing grade (of C- or above) in all programs.
We know how important it is for the teacher to be available to the student. You can use regular e-mail, the classroom discussion boards, the chat room, or the telephone to interact with the teacher.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.