Become Certified in Holistic Nutrition & create lifestyle plans to support optimal health!
The Holistic Nutrition Certification program provides an unprecedented, evidence-based, professional training in holistic nutrition, whole foods and plant-based nutrition, which will provide you with a strong skill-set and the confidence to coach and consult with any client seeking to not only prevent, but reverse disease, and gain optimal health. Want to learn more about GMO's, organics, veganism, vegatarianism, wholefoods, Paleo, dairy, non-dairy and how to achieve total wellness? This program is for you! As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist trained in natural complimentary nutrition you will be able to coach, consult and advise clients on how to identify and help correct the nutritional causes of health complaints, and design personalized diet and lifestyle programs that optimize health.
The Holistic Nutrition Certification program includes all learning materials and testing:
- 5 course textbooks, 16 hours of lectures on both DVD & digital download
- Guide on Establishing & Optimizing Your Holistic Business
- Guide on Legal Guidelines for Unlicensed Nutrition Practitioners
- Online Testing - Submit your assignments and final examination online and receive your results immediately
- Counseling & Lifestyle Management forms for starting your own business
- Worksheets and questionnaires to document and assess counseling sessions
- Forms, Worksheets and checklists provided are perforated for easy duplication
- Test When You’re Ready – Complete the certification exam anytime within 6 months from enrollment
- Study at Your Own Pace - Course Study Guidelines and Completion Schedule are included to help you stay on track
- There are no extra or added fees for registration, course materials and/or examination
- Unlimited Student Support – We are here to help you before, during and after enrollment
- Weekly AFPA Blog - Sign up for Blog that provides the latest health & nutrition research and trends
- Member Discount Offers
- No Travel Necessary
What is Holistic Nutrition? What is a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet?
What is a whole foods, plant-based diet? Put simply, it is a diet that prioritizes eating whole or unprocessed plant foods, minimizes meats, fish and dairy products, eggs and eliminates highly processed foods. This is not necessarily a vegetarian or vegan diet. When you design your diet of whole foods at or greater than 90 percent plant-based, that means you keep animal products meat, eggs, dairy, fish at no more than 10 percent of your total daily caloric intake.
- Did you know The American Institute for Cancer Research has established 10 recommendations for cancer prevention, beyond not using tobacco? The dietary message is: Diets that revolve around whole plant foods—vegetables, whole grains, fruits and beans—cut the risks of many cancers, as well as other diseases significantly.
- Did you know it is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.
- Most Americans consume highly processed and refined foods that accelerate the rate of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Additionally, the obesity rate and type 2 diabetes in adults and children has become a national epidemic primarily due to these refined and processed foods. It is estimated that an American born in 2000 has a one in three chance of developing diabetes in his or her lifetime, and the risk is even greater for a Hispanic American or African American. Furthermore, it is estimated that 80 percent of type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented by a change in diet and exercise. The problem lies in getting people to change the foods they eat.
- YOU can help change this! Processed foods and beverages have become so commonplace that people often don’t see them for what they truly are. They think these artificial food substances are actually real foods. YOU can help to educate them! This course provides you with the latest clinical studies, cutting edge science and proven methods to empower your clients to achieve optimal health and take control of their own life, with your help!
A Certified Holistic Nutritionist May Perform Any Of The Following Tasks, But Not Limited To:
- Counsel clients on basic rules of good holistic nutrition, healthy wholesome eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
- Assess optimal nutritional needs; assess diet restrictions and current health plans; develop and implement nutritional plans and provide nutritional counseling.
- Advise on nutritional principles, food plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
- Organize, develop, analyze, test, and prepare optimal meal plans such as low-fat, low-cholesterol, plant based and chemical-free meals.
- Advise on habits for consciously eating healthy foods that promote vibrant physical and mental health, while supporting a strong immune system and preventing disease.
- Holistic Nutrition Consultants may perform the above, in addition to advising patients on buying organic, taking supplements, and other nutritional considerations.
- Career Trends in Holistic Nutrition discusses the differences in scope of practice for Holistic Nutrition, Dieticians, Nutritionists and Health & Wellness Coaches.
- Offering Nutrition Advice: What You Can and Can't Do Learn the specific guidelines, so you can focus on the areas where your insights and knowledge will truly make a difference.
- Holistic Nutrition Certification Program Guide: How the program is structured, key course topics and materials, testimonials and more.
Holistic Nutritionist Certification Course Topics Include, But Not Limited To:
- Systems of the Body and How They Interrelate
- Traditional and Holistic Models of Health and Disease
- The Truth About the Modern Healthcare System
- A New Approach to Healthcare
- How to Prevent, Control and Reverse Chronic Disease
- Food Choices for Illness Recovery and Wellness
- Genetics and Nutrition
- Medicine vs. Supplementation
- USDA Conflicts of Interest
- Nutrition Facts and Labeling
- Preventing & Reversing Cancer - Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid
- Dietary recommendations for Arthritis Treatments
- Latest Studies on Vegan vs. Vegetarian
- Carnivores vs. Herbivores
- Plants Foods vs. Animal Foods
- Farmed vs. Wild Foods
- Carcinogens, Pesticides, Parasites and Other Toxins
- Organics & Genetically Modified & Irradiated
- NutraSweet, MSG, Artificial Ingredients and Other Offenders
- Preventing Childhood Obesity and Allergies with Diet
- Enhancing Athletic Recovery and the Immune Response
- Protein, Soy, Dairy, Fats & Oils
- Milk and Diary Foods: Subject for Debate
- Dairy Substitutes
- Meat: Questions and Answers
- Seafood: Safety, Radioactivity & Farming
- Processed, Packaged & Snack Foods
- Beverages: Sugared, Artificial, Natural & Caffeinated
- Alkaline Diet, Protein, and Calcium
- Greens, Seaweed and other Superfoods for Super Health
- Eating Raw – Is It for everyone?
- The Healthiest, Most Nutrient Dense Foods
- Great, Good and Bad Killer Fats
- The Truth About Grains, Chocolate and Other Foods
- Time to Detoxify
- Recipes for Nutritional Detoxification
- Calorie Density and Eating Whole
- Identifying Challenges
- Meal Planning & Recipes
- Food Diary
- Pantry Essentials
- Cooking Recipes Carnivores vs. Herbivores
- Putting it all Together!
- Effective Counseling Relationship
- Nutrition Counseling Skills
- The Counseling Interview
- Goal Setting
- Design a Plan of Action
- Dietary Assessment
- Energy Determinations, Physical Assessment, Documentation/Charting
- Strategies to Promote Behavior Change
- Making Behavior Change Last
- Role of A Nutrition Counselor in Physical Activity Counseling
- Ending the Counseling Relationship
- Group Counseling
- Lifestyle Management Forms
- Worksheets & Questionnaires to Document & Assess Counseling Sessions
- Forms and Checklists for Easy Duplication
Video (Digital/DVD) Component:
- Red Meat vs. White Meat
- Formula for Childhood Obesity
- Antioxidants and Depression
- How to Prevent High Blood Pressure
- Are Organic Foods Healthier?
- Turmeric, MGUS, and Multiple Myeloma
- Dietary Pollutants and Testosterone
- How Many Glasses of Water a Day?
- Can Oatmeal Reverse Heart Disease?
- Physicians Missing the Most Important Tools
- The Safety of Meme vs. Non-Heme Iron
- Peppermint Oil for Irritable Bowel
- Preventing Brain Loss with B Vitamins?
- Can Dehydration Affect Our Mood?
- Losing Weight Through Thermogenesis
- Boosting Brown Fat Though Diet
- Does Chocolate Cause Weight Gain?
- Why is Meat a Risk Factor for Diabetes?
- How Plants Protect Against Diabetes
- The Science of Green Smoothies
- Plant-Based Diets for Improved Mood
- Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Pregnancy
- Alzheimer’s May Start Decades Before
- Ulcerative Colitis and Diet
- What Are the Healthiest Foods?
- Click here for more topics
- Self-paced, self-study, complete your course within 6 months or less
- After successful completion, you will earn the title of “Certified Holistic Nutritionist”
Requirements for enrollment:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Basic understanding of nutrition & a healthy diet
- Desire to help others in obtaining their nutritional and optimal health goals
- Comprehensive manuals, video lessons, and online exam.
- Passing an online exam with 85% or higher.
- Exam is based on the course materials. No added materials needed.
- There are 325 exam questions.
- The examination must be completed within 28 days of being provided your testing link.
- Once you submit your examination for grading and pass, you will receive your grade and credentials immediately
- If you do not pass there is a $75.00 retest fee. You will be allowed to retest within 24 business hours
**Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics(AND) Position Statement**
It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes. Plant-based diets are more environmentally sustainable than diets rich in animal products because they use fewer natural resources and are associated with much less environmental damage. Full Position Paper.
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Posted by Araceli Schmaltz on 8th Sep 2017
After taking this certification, my eyes opened to the reality of the relationship between Nutrition and Health, I'm a cancer survivor and I took the Holistic medicine instead of Chemical treatment (chemo), this is the reason why I decided to get Certified, to help others get healthy. It worked for me, I got healed in 4 months.
Posted by Elizabeth Clements on 9th Jul 2017
I began this program in December after deciding that I needed to find my inspiration in order to make a change in my life. I just completed the course today and am incredibly pleased with all of the materials, assignments, and testing. It is a very in depth program that will provide you with the tools you will need to not only change YOUR life but the lives of others. I am excited and eager to use my new knowledge to help others in the future.
Posted by Rita on 7th Jul 2017
The books plus the CDs included in the Holistic Nutritionist program are excellent, I was very surprised when I received the package of this program. Great information!
I Am Excited!! Outstanding and In Depth!!
Posted by Cherie Y. Holloman on 30th Jun 2017
I am so glad I was lead to this program. I did research on other programs and have found this to be the best! I love all of the knowledge I am receiving and looking forward to sharing in my community, churches, nationally and internationally to lead others to a better and healthier way of living!
Outstanding and Informative
Posted by Randy B. on 21st Jun 2017
I have read and studied holistic nutrition over the past 4 years for my own personal use (as well as I have shared the health information with family and friends) and thought I had a good understanding - until I started reading the study books sent.
I am very happy that I made the decision to take the Holistic Nutritionist Certification with AFPA.
I have learned a lot since receiving (June. 1,2015) the course materials, and I look forward to learning more!!
Very in depth
Posted by Unknown on 9th Mar 2017
I'm impressed with the technical nature of the first part of the course!
So glad I chose this program!
Posted by Becca on 5th Mar 2017
I am loving the program so far and am learning so much. I love that it's self paced. The Whole book is a little dry and rough to get through but the others are great and informative. I should be finished in about 8 weeks! So thrilled!!
Posted by Danielle Whitestone on 3rd Feb 2017
There is much more content and information than expected - and I considered myself very well informed entering the program. I am incredibly impressed. Wonderful books as well. Great value for the cost.
A very thorough integrative guide to holistic anatomy and nutrition
Posted by Unknown on 30th Jan 2017
This course was an extraordinary compliment to the Nutrition and Wellness Consultant (NWC) certification. It builds on the foundation learned in NWC and digs deep into the science behind food, our bodies and disease. It is certainly challenging, so go into it prepared to focus! I have gotten more than I hoped for out of this course.
Excellent Nutritionist Program
Posted by Priyanshi Bhatnagar on 17th Nov 2016
I started studying using the material I bought from your website.I must say that the material provide good and specific knowledge and useful too for further practical implementation.
Want to thank Mark and my mentor Amy for their support and guidance.
I would strongly recommend this to all those who are specific to work in nutrition field and healthy living. :-)
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