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Our affordable online nutrition course

Whether you’re interested in learning how to build a healthier lifestyle or you’re passionate about helping others do so, our nationally accredited online nutrition course can help you take the next steps toward understanding health and diet. This self-paced career diploma program covers the foundational knowledge that can build your confidence in diet, nutrition basics, and more - and you can complete it in as little as 4 months.

With practical classes and goals that can be applied to everyday life - and help you grow your understanding of the science behind diet and nutrition - you can grow your career confidence. In the nutrition diploma program, you’ll cover

  • The scientific basis for diet planning. Nutrition isn’t just a tool for dieting - understanding how different types of food can help or hinder your physical processes can help you build functional and healthful diet plans for yourself, friends, or clients.
  • The MyPlate guide and concepts. When creating meal plans for yourself or clients, the MyPlate plan can help you build diets based on food group targets that are personalized to your health needs.
  • How nutrients impact wellness and disease. Besides affecting your energy and weight, a balanced nutrition plan can positively impact your health. You’ll learn about the types of nutrients and food that can impact wellness and disease for the better - and worse.

By the end of your nutrition studies, you should have the skills and knowledge you need to confidently help yourself and others pursue a healthier lifestyle.

Online Nutrition Course Curriculum

Our online Nutrition, Diet, and Health Science Program can help you learn more about leading a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, and more. Your classes include:

  • Introduction to Nutrition and Health
  • The Building Blocks of Nutrition
  • Functional Nutrition

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What you get

  • Textbook: Discovering Nutrition
  • Tools: a variety of eating charts to study and keep
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads


Take nutrition classes online, study at your own pace, and graduate in as little as four months.


Explore advanced concepts in lipids, proteins, metabolism, infant nutrition, and more.


We’re in this together. Academic support is always available by email, phone, or online.


Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Taking nutrition classes online makes sense for people who want to understand the relationship between nutrition, diet, disease, and health. You'll learn the scientific basis for discoveries in this fascinating field. Whether you are interested in earning your nutrition diploma online for personal satisfaction or as the basis for the working world, our health and nutrition course is right for you.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth College Central Network throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

We allow up to one year from the date of your enrollment to complete your online nutrition program. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many benefits of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

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State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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