What Is a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet?
—GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
Try a sample of the most comprehensive program in plant-based nutrition in partnership with eCornell.
Overview of plant-based nutrition from basic nutrition concepts to the environment and public policy.
Research and perspectives showing how a plant-based diet is optimal for health.
Practical information and tools to implement a plant-based lifestyle.
From individuals looking for a deeper understanding of optimal health to healthcare professionals interested in Continuing Education Credits, the Certificate offers in-depth study of whole food, plant-based principles. It addresses common misconceptions about how food impacts our health, and covers a range of topics from science to public policy.
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Yes! We are proud that our program attracts a very diverse range of students. Some are interested in nutrition because they or their family members are struggling with health problems. Others are medical and health professionals who want to enhance their skills and education. Many are simply interested in learning more about what constitutes a healthy diet.
There are no prerequisites. In addition, the entire course and all necessary materials are provided online.
Our certificate program consists of three two-week courses that you can schedule at your convenience. Earn your certificate in as little as 6 weeks. During the program, we suggest that students spend 5 to 7 hours per week participating online through interactive discussions, video lectures, readings, and quizzes, to ensure satisfactory understanding of the subject matter. Students have access to the course material for six months after each course end date, to allow for further exploration of the materials.
Yes, our program is available internationally. Please note, all courses are taught in English only.
Courses start every two weeks.
The Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell strives to be mobile friendly, and we are continually working to ensure accessibility across platforms. Your tablet or phone should allow participation in most of the course, though some portions may be better suited for computer use.
The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate is based on the groundbreaking nutrition research of Cornell Professor Emeritus T. Colin Campbell, PhD, bestselling co-author of The China Study. Dr. Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research for decades, has been awarded more than seventy grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding, and has authored more than 300 research papers. He co-starred in the documentary Forks Over Knives and has presented hundreds of lectures around the world.
A primary focus of our program is to educate students to evaluate nutrition information on the strength of the scientific evidence. Students are also encouraged to approach nutrition from the holistic perspective advanced by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. In this way, the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies is working to change the national dialogue about a field of inquiry that is not only widely misunderstood, but critical to personal and public health.
Our revolutionary program is worth the investment. The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies is a leader in the plant-based movement and has set the standard for online science-based nutrition education. Since 2009, our program has empowered many thousands of individuals. Past students say we have the best plant-based nutrition education available online. The benefits you’ll receive include:
The credibility that this certificate adds to a resume has changed many lives and careers.
Still wondering if this is the right program for you? Try our sample course!
The Certificate denotes your successful completion of a study program in plant-based nutrition. It does not certify you in a certain field of practice. It does not grant you any title, such as "nutritionist," which may be subject to state regulations. It does reflect your rigorous study of the evidence emphasizing the health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet.
The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate is hosted by eCornell but authored by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, so the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate contains the Center's logo and the eCornell logo instead of the Cornell University seal.
Yes. Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, and from the National Strength And Conditioning Association. For more information please visit the eCornell website.
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