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Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate

The most comprehensive program in plant-based nutrition with lessons from 25+ experts including T. Colin Campbell, PhD.

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Live A Whole Life

We live in the most technologically advanced time in history. Yet we're as sick and overweight as we have ever been. This is the reality we live with.

But imagine a different life. One where the threat of chronic diseases is greatly diminished. Not just for you but for your friends and loved ones as well. Imagine a society in which health care costs are steadily decreasing, instead of constantly rising to strain the finances of so many businesses and families. Imagine having the key to health and longevity right in your hands, easily accessible and as simple to implement as raising a fork. This can be our new reality.

About the Program

The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate offered in partnership with eCornell is a revolutionary online program that will help you understand the importance of diet and nutrition for your life. Through video presentations, including over 25 experts (MDs, PhDs, RDs, RNs, etc.), research and perspectives are provided to emphasize why following a plant-based diet and lifestyle is optimal for health — including the prevention and reversal of diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Consisting of three two-week courses, this online certificate program provides you the opportunity to examine historic and contemporary research, learn the steps for practical application in your life, and be better prepared to educate others. Interactive elements throughout the course provide tools for learning and check understanding of content presented. There are also plenty of opportunities for networking with fellow students.

Whether you are a beginner or medical professional, this certificate will provide a basis of knowledge that can be used in life, work, or practice to more fully explain the proven benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle.

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What You'll Learn

  • The role nutrition plays in chronic disease
  • The relationship between diet and weight loss
  • Tips on how to implement whole food plant-based meals
  • The psychological reasons we are drawn to foods that do not support health
  • How a whole food plant-based diet can support fitness and athletic performance
  • How government and industry can affect dietary choices and the environment
  • Trend diet topics including: gluten-free, low-carb, vegan, paleo, etc.

Featured Experts

T. Colin Campbell, PhD Cornell University

Thomas Campbell, MD University of Rochester

Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., MD Cleveland Clinic

Michele Simon, JD, MPH Eat Drink Politics

Anna Kelles, PhD Cornell University

Michael Greger, MD, FACLM NutritionFacts.org

Doug Lisle, PhD TrueNorth Health Center

Lindsay S. Nixon The Happy Herbivore

Bruce Monger, PhD Cornell University

Dean Ornish, MD Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

Neal Barnard, MD PCRM

Amy Lanou, PhD UNC Asheville

Allison Wilson, PhD Bioscience Resource Project

Brie Turner-McGrievy, PhD, RD University of South Carolina

William W. Li, MD The Angiogenesis Foundation

Rui Hai Liu, PhD, MD Cornell University

Rip Esselstyn Engine2

Anne Bingham, MD Crescent Street OBGYN

Yami Cazoria, DO, MPH, MS Nourish Wellness

Robert Cheeke Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness

David J.A. Jenkins, MD, PhD, DSc University of Toronto

Howard Lyman The Mad Cowboy

Jonathan Latham, PhD Bioscience Resource Project

Erin Campbell, MD, MPH University of Rochester

Anne Ledbetter, EdD Nutrition Studies

Jill Edwards, MS, CES Nutrition Studies

Lewis Freedman, RD Nutrition Studies

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Earn Your Plant-Based Certificate

  • Be Healthier

    Feel better, eat better and live a full life.

  • Education & Empowerment

    Increase your knowledge and build your confidence to share plant-based information with others.

  • All-Inclusive

    All reading materials are included. Learn from over 25 experts paired with an interactive, online learning team for a total learning experience.

  • Upgrade Your Resume

    Add the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate to your resume or post it directly to LinkedIn.

Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians.

  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Effort: 5-7 hours per week
  • Price: $1,260
  • Institution: eCornell
  • Certificate: T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies & eCornell
  • Level: No Prerequisites
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • CE Credits: Continuing Education Credits

Our Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate is offered through eCornell, Cornell University's online learning subsidiary. eCornell's unique approach to online learning combines the most effective elements of an Ivy League classroom with the flexibility of an online learning environment.

Message from T. Colin Campbell

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