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

There are no prerequisites and all course materials are provided online.
The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate is based on the groundbreaking 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 70 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.

Our program teaches students how 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. Nutrition has long been misunderstood. The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate is changing the national dialogue by giving the public greater access to the science.

As leaders of the plant-based movement, we work diligently to ensure that our program is unlike any other and well worth the investment. Since 2009, our program has empowered thousands. 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
  • Up to 30 continuing education credits for health and medical professionals

The credibility that this certificate adds to a resume has changed many lives and careers.

The Certificate denotes your successful completion of a study program in plant-based nutrition. It does not certify you in a field of practice or grant you any title, such as "nutritionist," which may be subject to state regulations. It does reflect your rigorous study of the evidence supporting a whole food, plant-based diet.
The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate is administered 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 click here.
No, this program includes lectures from 20+ experts with information not included in the book.
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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