Nutrition Programs and Degrees

Diploma Programs in Nutrition

Diploma in Com​prehensive Nutrition (Dip.C.N.)
     (Federal Financial Aid Eligible)

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.

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of the Diploma in 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

Total Tuition: $4,410*


Diploma in D​ietary Supplement Science (Dip.D.S.S.)
     (Non-Federal Financial Aid/Self-Paced Program)

This diploma program is ideal for those whose profession currently involves the use or sales of dietary supplements, or for those planning on entering such a profession. This academic program provides a comprehensive education in dietary supplement science, including the safety, efficacy and research associated with the supplemental use of vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals and herbs. In addition, foundational courses in nutrition and biology provide a solid background for understanding the context in which dietary supplements can play a positive role in human health. Completion of this program earns one a globally respected Diploma in Dietary Supplement Science (Dip.D.S.S.).

The 6-course Dip.D.S.S. program is designed to provide a thorough and in-depth education in dietary supplement science. 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 dietary supplement guidance in clinical, retail or other professional settings.

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of the Diploma in Dietary Supplement Science program, the completer will be able to:

  1. Select appropriate dietary supplements for clients.
  2. Analyze and evaluate information from traditional and herbal perspectives.
  3. Provide dietary supplement guidance to clients in a variety of settings.
  4. Recommend botanicals herbal supplements based upon regulatory and safety standards.
  5. Examine research-based evidence for the use of nutraceuticals to promote healthy living and prevent disease.

The Diploma in Dietary Supplement Science program consists of the following six courses:

  • BIO210 Human Biology (3)
  • HER101 Introduction to Herbal Sciences (3)
  • HER200 Introduction to Essential Oils (3)
  • NUT100 Macronutrients (3)            
  • NUT105 Micronutrients (3)                                 
  • NUT302 Introduction to Nutraceuticals (3)       

Total Credits: 18

Total Tuition: $4,410*


Diploma in Herbal Science (Dip.H.Sc.)
     (Non-Federal Financial Aid/Self-Paced Program)

The courses will help students understand the regulation, efficacy, quality, safety and applications of over 50 commonly used herbal supplements.  Additional coursework in nutrition (Macronutrients) and Medical Terminology are included to provide those without an educational background in healthcare with an appropriate context in which to understand the role that herbal supplements may play in human health.

This diploma program is not designed to prepare the student to practice herbal medicine.  However, those in the licensed healthcare professions may use their newly gained knowledge to integrate the use of herbal supplements into their practice and/or to advise patients about the appropriate use of herbal supplements.  Retailers will be able to provide better advice to consumers about the safe and appropriate use of herbal supplements.

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of the Diploma in Herbal Science program, the completer will be able to:

  1. Discuss the regulation, efficacy, quality, safety and applications of herbal supplements. 
  2. Describe the nature of many commonly used herbal products within the backdrop of traditional Chinese medicine.
  3. Explain the specific usage of the most common, botanical essential oils.
  4. Integrate the use of herbal supplements into professional practice.
  5. Advise patients and consumers about the safe and appropriate use of herbal supplements.

The Diploma in Herbal Science program consists of the following six courses:

  • HEA101 Medical Terminology (2)
  • NUT100 Macronutrients (3)
  • HER101 Introduction to Herbal Sciences (3)
  • HER103 Intro to Traditional Chinese Herbalism (3)
  • HER200 Introduction to Essential Oils (3)
  • HER201 Herbs and Body Systems (3)

Total Credits: 17

Total Tuition: $4,165*


Diploma in Sports Nutrition (Dip.S.N.)
     (Federal Financial Aid Eligible)

This diploma program is ideal for those who would like to specialize in sports nutrition, while obtaining a comprehensive education in the importance of nutrition and diet in promoting health and wellness. This program should be considered for those who would like to understand the relevance of alternative and complementary views of nutrition, including current research on the value of dietary supplements in sports. Consider this curriculum if you would like to help patients, clients or consumers adopt better nutrition practices with a focus on sports nutrition. Completion of this program earns one a globally respected Diploma in Sports Nutrition (Dip.S.N.).

The 6-course Dip.S.N. program is designed to provide a thorough and in-depth nutrition education with a focus on sports nutrition, as well as provide 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 sports nutrition guidance in clinical, retail or other professional settings.

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of the Diploma in Sports Nutrition program, the completer will be able to:

  1. Assess the effects of different types of exercise on the human body.
  2. Critically analyze traditional and alternative resources regarding nutrition and supplements used in sports.
  3. Evaluate the effects of nutritional supplements and ergogenic aids on athletic performance.
  4. Advise clients who exercise about nutritional supplements.
  5. Encourage clients to adopt healthy lifestyles based upon sound nutrition principles.

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

  • BIO230  Anatomy and Physiology 1 (3)         
  • BIO 231 Anatomy and Physiology 2 (3)
  • EXE320 Exercise Physiology (3)
  • NUT101 Understanding Nutrition I (3
  • NUT201 Understanding Nutrition II (3)
  • NUT220 Sports Nutrition (3)

Total Credits: 18

Total Tuition: $4,410*


Diploma in Women’s Nutrition (Dip.W.N.)
     (Non-Federal Financial Aid/Self-Paced Program)

This diploma program is ideal for those who have a passion for women’s health issues.  It is constructed for those who would like to understand how proper nutrition and dietary practices can help address women’s special health concerns.  It is also for those who would like to understand the relevance of alternative and complementary views of nutrition including the potential value of dietary supplements.  This curriculum earns one a diploma in Women’s Nutrition (Dip.W.N.), and arms one with the ability to help female patients, clients or consumers adopt better nutrition practices for a healthier lifestyle.

The 6-course Dip.W.N. program is designed to provide a thorough foundation in the nutrition sciences, while providing a specific focus in women’s nutrition and health issues.  As with the Dip.C.N. program, the Dip.W.N.  program includes 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 women with excellent nutrition guidance in clinical, retail or other professional settings.

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of the Diploma in Women’s Nutrition program, the completer will be able to:

  1. Apply sound nutrition principles to women’s health choices and behaviors.
  2. Plan proper dietary intake during pregnancy and throughout the lifetime.
  3. Critically analyze current nutrition trends in women’s health.
  4. Recommend approaches to disorders, medical conditions, and weight management.
  5. Encourage female clients to adopt sound nutritional practices.

The Diploma in Women’s Nutrition program consists of the following six courses:

  • BIO210 Human Biology (3)                   
  • NUT100 Macronutrients (3)                
  • NUT105 Micronutrients (3)                                         
  • NUT221 Pregnancy, Pediatric and Adolescent Nutrition (3)                                                                            
  • NUT224 Eating Disorders and Weight Management (3)
  • NUT300 Integrative Nutrition for Women  (3)                 

Total Credits: 18

Total Tuition: $4,410*


Diploma in Small Business Management (Dip.S.B.M.)
     (Non-Federal Financial Aid/Self-Paced Program)

This program is for those who own, manage, or hope to one day own or manage a small business. It is common knowledge that despite motivation, tenacity and thousands of dollars invested, most small businesses fail within the first five years. Although there are a variety of reasons for this, a lack of understanding fundamental principles of small business management can certainly play a significant role.  For those who wish to better avoid becoming a business failure statistic, earning a Diploma in Small Business Management (Dip.S.B.M.) can help to shift the odds in your favor with the program.

The 6-course Dip.S.B.M. program is designed to help entrepreneurs and/or small business managers gain the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively operate a small business. This includes the mastery of business management/operations, marketing, advertising, psychology, business mathematics and other business principles. 

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of the Diploma in Small Business Management program, the completer will be able to:

  1. Develop plans for starting, managing, and marketing a small business.
  2. Make sound decisions regarding marketing opportunities, pricing, promotions, and distribution of products and services.
  3. Organize and present business-related strategies to individuals and groups.
  4. Select and utilize effective motivational and persuasive techniques.
  5. Manage the daily operations of a successful business.

The Diploma in Small Business Management program consists of the following six courses:

  • BUS142 Managing A Small Business (3)
  • BUS140 Contemporary Marketing Skills (3)
  • COM101 Public Speaking (3)                                         
  • MAT101 Business Mathematics (3)                               
  • PSY101 Psychology  (3)                                                   
  • ENG130 English: Reading Enhancement (3)

Total Credits: 18

Total Tuition: $4,410*


* Tuition does not include costs of books and materials which are purchased separately. Note that tuition and fees are subject to change. Students will be notified prior to any tuition changes.

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

 

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Address:  117 Legacy View Way
Knoxville, TN 37918

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