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This diploma program is ideal for those who would like to be a nutrition specialist with a comprehensive education emphasizing the importance of nutrition and diet, in promoting health and wellness, as well as in the prevention and treatment of various diseases.  This program should be considered for those who would like to understand the relevance of alternative and complementary views of nutrition, including the value of dietary supplements.  Consider this curriculum if you would like to help patients, clients or consumers adopt better nutrition practices for a healthier lifestyle. Completion of this program earns one a globally respected Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition (Dip.C.N.).

The 6-course Dip.C.N. program is designed to provide a thorough and in-depth
nutrition education and includes an excellent foundation in the science of nutrition, as well as exposure to scientifically sound alternate views. You will often be required to analyze and critique the differing views of respected authorities. It is this process of analysis that will prepare you for a career in providing excellent nutrition guidance in clinical, retail or other professional settings.

Quick Facts

Total Credits: 18
Transfer Credits Allowed: 9
Cost of Tuition per Credit: $318.00
Total Tuition of Program: $5,724.00

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Comprehensive Nutrition program, the completer will be able to:

  1. Apply principles of nutrition to lifestyle choices for patients and consumers.
  2. Assess and influence current nutrition trends in communities.
  3. Describe the relationship between proper nutrition and the structures and functions of the human body.
  4. Identify toxins in the environment and their effects on health and illnesses.
  5. Evaluate client data to determine strategies for encouraging patients toward promoting healthy eating practices.

The Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition program consists of the following six courses:

  • BIO210 Human Biology (3)
  • HEA201 Environmental Challenges & Solutions (3)
  • NUT101 Understanding Nutrition I  (3)
  • NUT201 Understanding Nutrition II  (3)
  • NUT301 Vitamins and Minerals (3)
  • NUT401 Nutrition Counseling Skills (3)

Total Credits: 18

Academic prerequisites: High School diploma or equivalent.

**Please note that this is a diploma program consisting of undergraduate courses, not a degree program.

Please do note that none of our programs are intended to lead towards a Registered Dietitian (RD) credential.

Please see our Registered Dietitian Disclosure.

Since there are states and/or countries that have regulations as to the educational requirements and use of various occupational titles, we suggest that you check with your state to see if there are any applicable regulations. Students are responsible for determining if their country or state has any requirements with regards to providing nutrition counseling or services.

In any case, the use of “Registered Dietitian” or “Dietitian” are restricted to those individuals who met the credentialing requirements of the American Dietetic Association.


The American Nutrition Association® (Formerly the Center for Nutrition Advocacy®) is an excellent resource for those interested in pursuing a career in Nutrition.

The Council of Holistic Health Educators is an excellent resource for those interested in pursuing a career in Nutrition.