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.
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.
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
Earn Your Plant-Based Certificate
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 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.