NUT401 Nutrition Counseling Skills
3 semester hour credits
(Prerequisite: Understanding Nutrition I)
Nutrition Counseling Skills explores positive and effective communication techniques, the psychology of nutrition counseling, and behavior change theory. This course covers motivational interviewing principles, wellness coaching protocols, and formulation of recommendations. Students practice nutrition counseling through contact with mock clients, learning to establish clients with use of intake forms, determine client needs, monitor progress, and make necessary adjustments to facilitate success.