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Help Others Live Their Healthiest Lives
From day one, you will learn important skills in nutrition and health promotion, with an emphasis on access and equity. Apply your newfound knowledge and skills to develop evidence-based, culturally sensitive nutrition and health promotion interventions that make a difference in people’s health outcomes – and quality of life!
A bachelor’s degree is required for admittance to this certificate program.
- Health Care Policy, Politics and Power
- Nutrition and Chronic Disease
- Vulnerable Populations
Start June 27
Courses start every 8 weeks
What Courses Will I Take?
This course examines the critical role of health care leaders in the policy making arena. Learn more about the federal policy making process, key issues in health policy, and the roles power and politics play in policy development and implementation. Students explore health care reforms and efforts to respond to disparities in health outcomes for vulnerable populations.
Nutrition and Chronic Disease
Nutrition is essential for the prevention of chronic disease and is a central intervention for people already living with chronic disease. This course will provide you with an overview of various chronic conditions and nutrition's role in their prevention and treatment, including: cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, obesity, and more. You will apply your knowledge by completing a project to either prevent or address a chronic condition using nutritional best practices.
Recent disasters, economic crises, violence against people of color, and the pandemic have shone a harsh spotlight on disparities many experience around healthcare access, economic recovery, housing and food insecurity, and community safety. This course provides you with opportunities to explore theoretical, practical, and creative approaches to eliminating disparities that perpetuate vulnerabilities. You will examine historical perspectives of social justice theory and its application to health outcomes among indigent and underserved communities. Empowerment and community resilience are major facets of this course. You will critique social, individual, environmental, and systemic influences on health and vulnerability, and recommend actions for change.
- Taking this certificate as part of a master’s degree program can help prepare you to sit for the national Registered Dietician exam.
- Earn your certificate as a standalone credential, or, as part of Excelsior’s Master of Science in Health Sciences or Master of Science in Health Care Administration program.
- Keep your career on the cutting edge— while saving time and money
- The pandemic and its after-effects will have profound impacts on food security, nutrition, and health outcomes (Butler and Barrientos, 2020). Nutrition professionals are urgently needed to address the looming crisis.
Real Community. Real Experience.
Grace Abby Adan
"I count myself very fortunate to have the chance to work with such talented and motivated student cohorts, and enjoy sharing my experiences."
Kelly Winjum McShane
"My teaching is driven by the belief that everyone has their own unique life experiences which enrich the learning process. Course Discussions allow students to critically examine their beliefs in the context of contemporary public health issues."
"As an educator of future health professionals, it is rewarding for me to see the professional growth of students as we progress through each course. Health care is a constantly changing field and Excelsior provides each student with the tools that they need to be successful with patient care."
Anna Zendell is a social worker by training. Her areas of interest are developing innovative teaching strategies for our adult learners, particularly working professionals, and supporting family caregivers of older adults and people with disabilities.
"Our courses are designed by a team of academically and industry qualified professionals who develop experiential and problem-based learning experiences to ensure learning in the classroom is really connected to things going on in today’s workplace."
Christa Stauder opened a private health and wellness company. At Nourished From Within, she works with expectant mothers, teenage girls, and others using nutrition, exercise, meditation, empowerment classes, cooking classes, and yoga to help them reach their health and wellness goals.
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