Nutrition Assistant Certificate

Nutrition Assistant Program Updates

The Nutrition Assistant Program is currently not being offered in Fall 2019/Spring 2020.  We are very sorry for these unfortunate circumstances, and apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience this may cause you.  

  • We are undergoing some staffing upheaval with the loss of instructors for our program, and don't have the capacity to be able to offer the Nutrition Assistant Program this year. 

  • We are awaiting to hear if the full-time faculty position will be replaced.

  • We hope to start a new cohort in Fall 2020, and will know by mid-Spring semester.   

We hope you will continue your studies at CCSF:  

  • BIO 134 "Nutrition for Health Sciences" (3 units, face-to-face sections or fully online) is one of the requirements for our Nutrition Assistant Program, with multiple sections offered, so please consider taking that course any semester. 

  • We also offer HLTH 177 (3 units, CRN 77782-931) "Intro to Child Nutrition" as a fully online 3-unit course. This is not a required course for the Nutrition Assistant Program, but is an excellent elective to take to supplement your nutrition studies.

Or pursue other options that the Health Education Department has to offer:

Thank you for your interest.  We will post updates on our Health Education website at and the Nutrition Assistant Program website as well.

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Mission Statement

The Nutrition Assistant (NA) Program values the promotion of healthy living through education, nutrition resources, meal programs, support and referral in our diverse multi-ethnic populations. The program is committed to train students to provide culturally sensitive, quality nutrition care to help clients achieve optimal health and well-being at every stage of life.

The goal of the Nutrition Assistant Program is to promote knowledge and develop skills and competencies in the delivery of nutrition education, nutrition services, and community resource referrals in public health programs and hospitals.

Who We Are

The Nutrition Assistant Program is a two-semester certificate program designed to develop competency in the delivery of nutrition-related services. Graduates of the program work as entry-level nutrition staff in public health settings and hospitals.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Plan and facilitate nutrition-related services.
  • Apply basic nutrition and food safety principles.
  • Apply learner-centered facilitation skills for group and individual nutrition education.
  • Assess and integrate professional skills necessary for employment in the nutrition field.