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Online nutrition program curriculum

From the human body to food safety, our online nutrition program curriculum is designed to be thorough, practical, and job-relevant. You'll graduate with an in-depth understanding of health science concepts, challenges, and opportunities—and know how to apply them in a professional setting.

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth

Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program  

In this course, you’ll examine the goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century. You’ll also learn about the field of early childhood education and the various roles available to educators in this field.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.

Lesson Group 1: Introduction to Nutrition and Health

Lesson Group 1: Introduction to Nutrition and Health 

In this course, you’ll examine careers in fitness, sports psychology, massage, nutrition. You’ll gain an understanding of the credentials and licenses needed to support certain career paths.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Define career and credentialing.
  • Identify the components of fitness.
  • Describe food choices, nutrients, and the scientific method.
  • Identify nutrition information.
  • Describe how the body breaks down food and nutrients.
  • Describe how digestion breaks carbohydrates into absorbable units.

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Program Description

The Nutrition, Diet and Health Science Career Diploma is designed to provide students with knowledge of nutritional health and how to identify nutrition information appropriate for all stages of life. Students will learn the relationship between nutrition, coupled with regular exercise, and health.

Program Objectives

After completing the Nutrition, Diet and Health Science program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the six major classes of nutrients and explain their importance to the healthy functioning of the human body.
  2. Outline nutritional requirements at all stages of life, from infancy through adulthood.
  3. Describe how to identify reliable nutritional information using different dietary standards, recommendations and recognized industry tools.
  4. Outline the path taken by nutrients as they travel through the body and describe the role of the parts of the body in digestion, absorption, and the removal of waste products.
  5. Describe the benefits of regular physical exercise including aerobic and anaerobic activities and how nutrition factors into exercise for athletes other highly active individuals.
  6. List and describe the causes of global problems with the food supply and explain ways these issues might be resolved.

Ingredients for a healthy job hunt

Ashworth College's API Program Name Career Diploma program helps you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

Advance your career in our online API Program Name program. Call 1-800-957-5412