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Nutrition and Health Promotion Certificate
Semester Hours:  20
Effective Term: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The Nutrition and Health Promotion Certificate is designed to provide knowledge and training for people who are working with individuals who need education and coaching to lead a healthy lifestyle. This certificate is based on health promotion and disease prevention.

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: centralaz.edu/documents/disclosures/Nutrition_and_Health_Promotion/Gedt.html

Recommended Proficiencies: High school diploma or GED

Course Requirements
NTR150 Overview of Nutrition Professions (1)
NTR232A Food and Culture (1)
NTR200 Human Nutrition (3)
NTR219 Community Nutrition (3)
NTR123 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle (3)
NTR191 Nutrition Counseling Skill Development (3)
NTR247 Weight Management Theory (3)
NTR222 Nutrition Assessment and Medical Nutrition Therapy (3)

Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Explain nutrition intake, biochemical, physical and fitness/lifestyle data as it relates to oneself and global nutrition issues. (CSLO 1)
2. (Analysis Level) Distinguish specific techniques for discussing cultural issues. (CSLO 1)
3. (Synthesis Level) Create education scenarios and material which meet client nutrition goals. (CSLO 3)
4. (Knowledge Level) Select materials useful to a beginning nutrition counselor including procedures for handling difficult client behaviors and group counseling in community and clinical settings. (CSLO 3)
5. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast behavioral and non-behavioral approaches to weight management. (CSLO 4)
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain the recommended methodology with the importance of nutrition screening and assessment throughout the life cycle. (CSLO 2)
Standards for Program