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Nutritional Psychology

All Continuing Education Certificate courses may be taken as either certificate courses or as stand-alone Continuing Education courses. Prerequisites must be observed.

Nutritional Psychology is an emerging field in the rising movement toward an integrative approach to healthcare, which is taking place in institutions across the country including the Department of Defense, VA Medical Centers, and respected medical and professional schools (Harvard, UCSF, Georgetown University, Boston University and George Washington University). Psychologists are now employed in 59% of all integrative healthcare hospitals and clinics across America. However, few receive training in this important area.

In this online certificate program, clinicians will gain knowledge and understanding of the emerging field of nutritional psychology, which illuminates the science of how nutrients affect mood and behavior. Participants will explore the potential impact diet has on the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, including possible misdiagnosis of non-psychiatric conditions created by today's modern dietary lifestyle. Clinicians will learn the language, skills, principles, and philosophy needed to work in conjunction with integrative medicine providers and to better facilitate a holistic approach to mental health care.

Certificate Requirements: A total of 32 hours are required. This includes all seven online courses :

  1. Introduction to Nutritional Psychology
  2. Nutritional Psychology Tools: Assessment & Macronutrient Remediation
  3. Integrating Nutritional Psychology into Clinical Practice
  4. The Effects of Nutrition on Clinical Disorders
  5. Sugar & Emotion
  6. The Stress-Mood Axis
  7. The Gut-Brain Axis

Courses Currently Available

Nutritional Psychology: An Introduction
Online – Available Anytime

Nutritional Psychology Tools: Assessment & Macronutrient Remediation
Online - Available Anytime

Integrating Nutritional Psychology into Clinical Practice
Online - Available Anytime

Certificate Series Enrollment
The certificate program enrollment fee is $35. Please submit a Certificate Program Enrollment form on or before registering for your second course in the series. You will have three years to complete your course work from the date of your enrollment. Click here to submit your Certificate Program Enrollment online or use the downloadable enrollment form available under "Related Downloads" on the right side of this page.

Certificate Series Completion
After you have completed the all the courses needed to fulfill the certificate requirements, please complete and submit a Certificate Verification form, available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page. Please allow six weeks for your course work to be reviewed and a certificate to be issued to you.

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