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Dual-Credit Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles

Closed for Fall 2020

Length: 2.5 Years Credential: Certificate Delivery: Classroom

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Train to become a nutrition consultant for a variety of health and wellness programs through courses focused on nutrition, disease prevention and health coaching.

As demand for healthier food choices and accurate nutrition information increases, the need for trained consultants in nutrition is critical. Proper nutrition is central to a positive and healthy lifestyle.

Nutrition, as it relates to human development and disease, current trends and the principles of critically evaluating information about nutrition are covered in this program. More advanced topics such as sports nutrition, health promotion, adult behaviour change process and education are taught in the second half of the program. Students will be provided with hands-on experience modifying and evaluating recipes for specific population needs and will complete a special project related to their areas of interest in healthy living.

Elements of the program require students have access to a computer with an internet connection.

Is this the right fit for me?

This program is the right fit for students in Grade 11 or 12 who:

  • are interested in a career in health and wellness related professions, such as nutrition, fitness, culinary or kinesiology;
  • are interested in learning more about nutrition or becoming a registered dietitian (with additional post-secondary education);
  • have strong time management skills; and
  • are able to safely complete tasks in a kitchen setting.


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to receive a SAIT Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles certificate.

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Career opportunities

The skills explored in this program can lead to many different career pathways, including: 

  • nutrition educators in corporate
  • community or school health and wellness programs
  • fitness centres
  • weight management clinics,
  • retail food outlets

Admission requirements

In order to be eligible for a SAIT credential, students must successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an overage average of at least 60%:

  • Math 20-1 or Math 20-2
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • Chemistry 20 or Biology 20 or Biology 30 or Physics 30

Admission requirements

Program length

  • Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles is offered over five semesters (September to June for 2.5 years)
Term Program start
Fall 2020 N/A

How to apply

Get to know SAIT's dual-credit programs

Dual-credit is a unique opportunity for Grade 11 and 12 students to explore post-secondary options and career pathways, while earning course credits, workplace certification or a SAIT credential alongside their high school diploma.

Admission Requirements

Co-requisite requirements

In order to be eligible for a SAIT credential, students must successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an overage average of at least 50%:

  • Math 20-1 or Math 20-2
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • Chemistry 30 or Biology 20 or Biology 30, or Physics 30

There may be other pre-requisite or co-requisites required by the school board for admission into this dual-credit program. Check with your local school board for further information.

To qualify for graduation from SAIT, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete the course requirements within the prescribed timelines. 

How to Apply 

Students interested in dual-credit studies should contact their career practitioner, high school counselor or off-campus coordinator.

The selection of high school students for dual-credit programs is determined by each school board. School boards will take into account different criteria, such as attendance, ability to commit to the program, and if the student is on-track to complete the required co-requisite classes.

Prior to the opening of applications for our dual-credit programs, a family information session will be held for eligible schools. At this information session, prospective students and their families have the opportunity to learn more  and ask questions about the dual-credit program in which they are interested.

School boards will provide prospective high school students with deadlines for program application and registration. Once selected by the school board, students will need to register for the dual-credit program with SAIT.

Students who have successfully been selected to participate in dual-credit studies will receive detailed information about the registration process.


Course Code Course Name
COMM-208 Communication and Presentation Skills
FSAN-255 Food Safety and Sanitation
NUTR-201 Human Nutrition Fundamentals
NUTR-216 Nutrition Trends & Controversy
NUTR-255 Life Cycle Nutrition
PROJ-240 Experiential Project Preparation
ADED-250 Adult Education Principles & Design 
NUTR-250 Sports and Fitness Nutrition
NUTR-267 Health Coaching
NUTR-268 Health Promotion in Nutrition
NUTR-281 Nutrition Adaptions
PROJ-250 Experiential Learning Project


Students who complete the dual-creditNutrition for Healthy Lifestyles program are eligible to earn:

  • up to 36 high school Career and Technology Studies (CTS) credits
  • a SAIT Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles certificate

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