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The Diet and Lifestyle Intervention Course

Program Description:
The Diet and Lifestyle Intervention Course is designed to teach health and fitness professionals the relationship between diet and lifestyle and health outcomes; to expose students to professionals who are successfully using diet and lifestyle in health care delivery, and to teach specific protocols for practice.

The course is taught through conference call. Prior to each call, participants are instructed to read the texts and are emailed copies of the instructor's slides. The call is interactive and the participants can ask questions at any time.


  • Teach the scientific foundation for using diet and lifestyle as a preventive and curative tool
  • Teach specific protocols for treating common degenerative conditions
  • Show health care professionals how to develop a profitable practice using lifestyle medicine for some or all patients


Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D.Janice Stanger, Ph.D.
Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D.William Lessler, Ph.D.
Ralph Moss, Ph.D.Kathy Waller, Ph.D.
John McDougall, M.D.Eileen Kopsaftis
Neal Barnard, M.D.Anya Todd, R.D., L.D.
Mark Scholtz, M.D.Alan Goldhamer, D.C.

The Nutrition Educator Diploma Program

Program Description:
The Nutrition Educator Diploma Program is for individuals seeking a career in a nutrition-related field and looking for an alternative to traditional dietetics. This program requires that students complete basic science courses that are more rigorous than those required for many undergraduate nutrition degrees; includes courses that combine nutritional science with strategies for assisting clients in achieving and maintaining optimal health and effective approaches for common degenerative conditions; includes many classes designed to teach practical skills needed for gainful employment; and concludes with 200 hours of practical experience during which a candidate must demonstrate his/her ability to work effectively in the nutrition education field.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Program (PDF)


  • To provide candidates with a rigorous science-based education in nutrition
  • To teach students how to teach and incorporate dietary interventions for the prevention, treatment or reversal of common diseases
  • To teach practical skills for becoming gainfully employed in the nutrition field
  • To insure that students understand public policy issues that affect nutrition information and the health of the population
  • To insure that students understand how to work within their scope of practice, based on their state of residence

Employment Opportunities:
Graduates will be qualified to offer a wide variety of services, for which there is a growing demand, including:

  • Offer nutrition education, counseling and consulting services (scope of practice varies by state)
  • Develop nutrition and health education programs
  • Research and write about nutrition and health-related topics
  • Develop and teach cooking classes
  • Serve as a private chef for those interested in healthier eating or requiring special diets
  • Work in food production facilities, such as certain restaurants and schools
  • Consult with athletes

*Certified through the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges Registration number 09-09-1908T

For more information,
contact: The Wellness Forum Institute for Health Studies

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