Nutrition Science

Inform your ability to provide sound nutritional guidelines

Duration

8 weeks, online
(excl. orientation)

Effort

8-10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Flexible learning through
weekly modules

You'll walk away with:

1

An understanding of the relationship between food and nutrition, and the foundational science involved in developing nutrition plans for different individuals and contexts.

2

The ability to interpret nutritional research through informed knowledge of fats and carbohydrates, supplements, diet fads, the effects of sugar, and the importance of protein.

3

certificate from the Stanford Center for Health Education, a part of Stanford Medicine, differentiating yourself in the medical and wellness industries.

Course curriculum:

The following modules contribute to the holistic approach your learning path takes:

Module 1:
Nutrition guidelines: Science versus politics
Module 2:
The role of macronutrients: Carbohydrates
Module 3:
The role of macronutrients: Fats
Module 4:
The role of macronutrients: Proteins
Module 5:
Calorie balance in context
Module 6:
The role of micronutrients: Vitamins
Module 7:
The role of micronutrients: Minerals
Module 8:
Health, disease and nutrition

Academic Director

Prof. Christopher Gardner

Director of Nutrition Studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center
Director of the NIH/NHLBI Postdoctoral Training Program at SPRC
Director of the Clinical Translational Core of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center

Christopher Gardner is the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, where he is renowned for his work in nutrition and obesity, particularly through the use of human randomized trials. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in nutrition science in 1993.

He also holds positions as a member of the Cardiovascular Institute, Maternal and Child Health Research Institute, Stanford Cancer Institute, a Faculty Fellow of Stanford ChEM-H, and as an Affiliate of Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

An online education that sets you apart

This Stanford Center for Health Education online short course is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who have already benefited from the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalized, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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