Nutrition Assistant Certificate
The program is currently not being offered in Fall 2019, please check back for updates.
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.
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.