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.
Graduates often work as nutrition educators in corporate, community or school health and wellness programs, fitness centres, weight management clinics, or retail food outlets.
This program does not qualify students to work as registered dietitians.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to receive a SAIT Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles certificate.
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
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.
|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 225||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-credit Nutrition 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