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We provide gold-standard, science-based training for nutrition professionals and other healthcare practitioners to ensure they are equipped in emerging areas of nutrition science and practice.

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Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist Training & CertificationSM Program
Registration opens December 2018

The overall objective of this program is to train professionals on the appropriate, safe, and effective therapeutic use of ketogenic nutrition to improve clinical outcomes in a broad range of chronic metabolic conditions. By translating cutting-edge nutrition science research into practice, this program will:  

  1. Provide gold-standard training for nutrition and other healthcare professionals on the optimal use of ketogenic nutrition, including when it is of benefit and when it is contraindicated; and
  2. Raise awareness of the benefits of ketogenic nutrition when implemented under the direction of a trained healthcare practitioner. 

Training Program Description:

Modules 1 and 2 introduce ketogenic nutrition by addressing the history of the ketogenic diet and the basic foundations of the science in support of it, as well as an understanding of ketone metabolism and the general principles of dietary formulation.  Module 3 will provide learners with the tools to assess, implement and monitor a ketogenic diet.  Modules 4-6 will provide learners with the science to support the application of the ketogenic diet in select health conditions, including disorders of insulin regulation, cancer and neurological disorders.  

Learners may choose from 2 distinct pathways of learning:

  1. Foundational Ketogenic Nutrition: Requires completion of modules 1 and 2; provides basic concepts to enable health coaches and nutritionists to adequately counsel clients for whom a ketogenic diet has been prescribed.  No prerequisites are required, although a background in biochemistry or basic science is highly recommended.
  2. Certified Ketogenic Nutrition SpecialistSM:  Designed to meet eligibility requirements for the Certified Ketogenic Nutrition SpecialistSM credential, this pathway is for licensed healthcare practitioners with nutrition in legal scope of practice. The certification requires completion of all 6 modules and a passing score on the Certification Examination for Ketogenic Nutrition Specialists, offered by BCNS.

Learn more about the Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist and Certification Training Program



Nutritional Genomics Specialist Training & CertificationSM Program
Launches Spring 2019

The overall objective of this program is to provide the pathway to recognition of nutritional genomics as a credible, reliable science-based practice by providing practitioners with the tools needed to integrate key concepts into practice for improved clinical outcomes for the prevention and treatment of a broad range of health issues; and the foundational knowledge needed  to continually advance knowledge as the science and research in this rapidly evolving field emerges.

Training Program Description
This training will be self-paced, online and modular, with 3 options:

  1. Foundational course:  Modules 1-5, for those who wish to acquire a basic understanding of nutritional genomics principles and concepts.
  2. Advanced course:  Modules 6-12, for those who wish to take an in-depth look at the clinical application of nutritional genomics.
  3. Certified Nutritional Genomics SpecialistSM:  This credential is bestowed upon the completion of all 12 modules, supervised practice experience, and passing score on the Examination for Certified Nutritional Genomics SpecialistsSM.

Prerequisites – must meet one of the following:

  • MS in nutrition or dietetics; or
  • Nutrition coursework including biochemistry, metabolism of micronutrients, clinical assessment, intervention, therapeutics

More information about this training program will be shared as it becomes available.   
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