Earn Your Plant-Based
Nutrition Certificate

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Become a Plant-Based Expert

In a few short weeks arm yourself with the knowledge you need to improve your overall health, learn new skills, or even inspire a career change. In our online, video-based courses, you'll learn from over 20+ leading experts on topics that include:

  • The science behind a plant-based diet
  • The role nutrition plays in chronic disease
  • How to implement whole food, plant-based meals
  • The impact of food production on the environment
  • Trend diets, including gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, keto, etc.
  • How government and industry can affect dietary choices
  • Common topics of concern to athletes such as protein consumption
  • And much more!

The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate is offered in partnership with renowned online education provider, eCornell. eCornell, Cornell University’s online learning platform, provides online professional and executive development to students around the world. They offer more than 60 award-winning professional certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines.

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These courses are designed for individuals seeking to improve their own personal health, as well as chefs, teachers, fitness trainers, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals and more, who want to enhance their nutrition skills and education.

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"I have been given access to tools and information, to research and to data driven information about how making smarter food choices can help us eat well, feel well, and ultimately live well."

LeslieAnn Dunn

Food Blogger


"I feel like I have more confidence in talking about evidence-based nutrition... It's a fantastic program."

Teresa Gleason

Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor


"Overall the entire experience has been a wonderful blessing in my life and the lives of others."

Nina Gheihman

PhD Candidate at Harvard University


"Since I started the course I lost a significant amount of weight. I can’t recommend it to enough people and I would take it over again in a heartbeat."

Dustin Davis

Middle School Teacher

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T. Colin Campbell, PhD is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and the President and Founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. For decades, Dr. Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition education and research. Over the course of his career, he has served on grant review panels of multiple funding agencies, actively participated in the development of national and international nutrition policy, authored over 300 research papers, been awarded more than seventy grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding, and given hundreds of lectures around the world. Dr. Campbell is the co-author, with his son, Thomas Campbell, MD, of The China Study, a worldwide bestseller, and author of New York Times bestseller Whole.

While the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate is based on the groundbreaking research of Dr. T. Colin Campbell this program includes lectures from 20+ leading experts with information not included in the book.

In addition, it provides:

  • Opportunities for networking with fellow students
  • Instructor-moderated discussions
  • Activities, quizzes and readings
  • A certificate of completion from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell

While our Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate is not a license, registration, or practice certification, it does reflect your rigorous study of the evidence supporting a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. In addition, it does offer 30 hours of continuing education credits that can be applied toward the maintenance of several professional licenses and certifications. Learn more here.

People working in all sorts of nutrition related professions including doctors, nurses, dietitians, health coaches, personal trainers, professional chefs, writers, teachers, entrepreneurs and more, will find value in adding our Certificate to their resume. The Certificate is a trusted credential, the program is science-based and taught by many renowned experts, and graduates have told us the program changed their lives personally and professionally. Hear what our graduates say!

There are no prerequisites and all course materials are provided online.

Yes, our program is available internationally. Please note, all courses are taught in English only.

Our innovative online program, in partnership with eCornell, is comprised of 3 courses, each 2 weeks in duration. While earning your certificate, you will develop a deeper familiarity with the evidence that supports plant-based nutrition and learn how to apply these findings to your life. Our program also empowers you to spread your nutritional knowledge to your patients, clients, family members, or anyone who could benefit.

Past students say we have the best plant-based nutrition education available online. The benefits you’ll receive include:

  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track
  • Interactive activities and discussions guided by an experienced, expert learning team
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers
  • Exceptional customer support
  • A trusted credential
T. Colin Campbell, PhD

T. Colin Campbell, PhD

Cornell University

Thomas Campbell, MD

Thomas Campbell, MD

University of Rochester

Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., MD

Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., MD

Cleveland Clinic

Michele Simon, JD, MPH

Michele Simon, JD, MPH

Eat Drink Politics

Dean Ornish, MD

Dean Ornish, MD

Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

Michael Greger, MD, FACLM

Michael Greger, MD, FACLM

NutritionFacts.org

Doug Lisle, PhD

Doug Lisle, PhD

TrueNorth Health Center

Robert Cheeke

Robert Cheeke

Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness

Evelisse Capó, PharmD

Evelisse Capó, PharmD

Center for Nutrition Studies

Jill Edwards, MS, CEP

Jill Edwards, MS, CEP

Center for Nutrition Studies

Neal Barnard, MD

Neal Barnard, MD

PCRM

Bruce Monger, PhD

Bruce Monger, PhD

Cornell University

Padma Garvey, MD

Padma Garvey, MD

Caremount Medical

Allison Wilson, PhD

Allison Wilson, PhD

Bioscience Resource Project

Brie Turner McGrievy, PhD, RD

Brie Turner McGrievy, PhD, RD

University of South Carolina

William Li, MD

William Li, MD

The Angiogenesis Foundation

Matthew Lederman, MD

Matthew Lederman, MD

Whole Foods Market

Jackie Busse, MD

Jackie Busse, MD

Sutter Health

Lilian Aguilar

Lilian Aguilar

Plant-Based Nutrition & Fitness Coaching

Eric L. Adams

Eric L. Adams

Brooklyn Borough President

David J.A. Jenkins, MD, PhD, DSc

David J.A. Jenkins, MD, PhD, DSc

University of Toronto

Howard Lyman

Howard Lyman

The Mad Cowboy

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