In your foundation courses, you will study the following and more.
• Impact, pathophysiology, psychological implications and treatment of obesity
• Complementary nutrition therapies
• Research process including data analysis and research steps to formulate
• Management of wellness programs
• Macronutrient and micronutrient metabolism
You will choose a concentration in either Health Education or Nutrition Entrepreneurship.
Health Education: This concentration will teach you to evaluate the health of communities from a holistic and environmental perspective. You will learn to implement strategies for behavior change in various settings and to assess, evaluate and develop health communications programs using current media-based technologies. Additionally, you will learn the principles of crisis communications to address the health needs of specific audiences. For your research component, you will either conduct empirical research or evaluate a health education assessment or intervention, perhaps in your own workplace.
The Health Education concentration prepares you to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).
Nutrition Entrepreneurship: Over the course of study, you will weave business theories with a nutrition component to create your individualized business plan. You will learn leadership skills; marketing strategy; self-promotion strategies through websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media; strategic decision making; consumer behavior; public health policy and more.
The Nutrition Entrepreneurship concentration prepares you to establish, expand and manage a nutrition and product or service-related business and to advocate for the dietetics profession.
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