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Dual-Credit Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles

Designed for: students in grades 11 and 12

Delivery: Classroom

Length: 2.5 years


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.

Program length

  • Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles is offered over five semesters (September to June for 2.5 years)

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 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. 

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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-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

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