Functional Nutrition

Functional Nutrition

The Online Professional Certificate in Functional Nutrition has been designed to meet the growing demand for Registered Dietitians, DTRs, personal trainers, athletic trainers...

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Functional Nutrition

Program Description:

The Online Professional Certificate in Functional Nutrition has been designed to meet the growing demand for Registered Dietitians, DTRs, personal trainers, athletic trainers, allied health/medical and fitness professionals and the general public who would like to obtain the latest roadmap on selecting the best functional nutrients and super foods. This comprehensive Web-based Certificate program provides an in-depth examination of contemporary nutrition topics designed to inform individuals about the latest research on eating super foods, organically, and genetically modified foods. Additional topics include shopping for functional foods successfully, environmental nutrition issues, and educating you on eating earth-friendly food sources.

Program Modules:

Smart Nutrition: Healthy Eating for All Generations: 50 Hours

  • This course is based on current and peer reviewed research that will provide professionals and nonprofessionals alike an easy to use roadmap for improving eating habits. Topics covered will include: exploring genetics, eating attitudes, food and fitness behaviors, and environmental and practical tips for making positive and fun dietary changes! In addition, there will be a focus on achieving and maintaining a healthy productive life for individuals and families at all ages. You will learn to use available resources and tools, including reputable free web-based programs to guide you.

Advanced Nutrition: Super Foods for the Family: 50 Hours

  • This course presents details on the science behind super foods, revealing how food can increase your overall performance. By completing this course, you will learn how to shop for the best foods; understand which foods to avoid; the science behind organic foods; and the best super foods to buy on a budget. Based on the latest research, this course covers the legitimate effect food has on performance, colds/flus, chronic disease, memory loss, cancer, and a lot more as well as the antibacterial and home remedy properties of super foods. In addition, the latest food and health trends are covered, helping you to sort fact from fiction.

This Certificate is designed for:

  • Allied health care professionals and Registered Dietitians who want to better apply their client’s health history toward optimal nutritional health and well-being.
  • Personal trainers and fitness professionals who want to learn fundamental nutrition education so that working in partnership with Registered Dietitians will maximize results for their clients.
  • Individual consumers who want to learn about contemporary nutrition concerns, what food to include in their daily diet, and how their relationship with food affects their health.

Continuing Education

The following National Organizations/Associations have approved each Functional Nutrition course for Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs):

  • National Posture Institute (NPI) / 5 CECs
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) / 20 CECs
  • International Sports Science Association (ISSA) / 10 CECs
  • American Senior Fitness Association (SFA) / 2.0 CEUs
  • National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) / 10 CEUs
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has approved the Certificate in Functional Nutrition program for 60 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs)/ or 30 (CPEUs) per each individual course taken separately for both the Registered Dietitian (RDs) and Dietetic Technician-Registered (DTRs).

Program Shippable Materials:

Annual Editions: Nutrition

Kathy Rodriguez

For over fifteen years Kathy Rodriguez’ passion has been helping people take their lives to another level in the areas of health, yoga, fitness and nutrition through education and training.

She has been an endurance athlete since 1997, completing multiple marathons, adventure races, mountaineering expeditions, and triathlons, including the formidable Ford Ironman in 2008 She worked as a whitewater rafting guide on the Colorado River and as a certified ski instructor for several years. She routinely practiced yoga to balance these athletic activities, eventually obtaining a 200-Hour Yoga Instructor Certification (KRI). Kathy’s passion’s naturally led her to pursue a career in yoga, health and wellness.

In 2002, after becoming an ACE Certified trainer, Kathy launched, Heart Above Holistic Coaching. She conducted personal training and yoga sessions in studios, fitness centers and privately throughout Southern Utah. Kathy has spoken at Southern Utah University, Cedar City Women in Business, and various other community events on the topics of fitness, yoga and nutrition. She recently relocated back to her hometown, Austin, Texas where she continues to teach and promote yoga and holistic health.

Instructor’s Program Schedule and Contact Information

Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 12pm Central
Phone: 512-755-3545 | Fax: 512-853-5754
Email: kathy.driggers@360training.com

Ed fit Program Coordinator: Melissa Halas-Liang, MA, DR, CDE

The Online Professional Certificate in Functional Nutrition has been designed to meet the growing demand for Registered Dietitians, DTRs, personal trainers, athletic trainers, allied health/medical and fitness professionals and the general public who would like to obtain the latest roadmap on selecting the best functional nutrients and super foods. This comprehensive Web-based Certificate program provides an in-depth examination of contemporary nutrition topics designed to inform individuals about the latest research on eating super foods, organically, and genetically modified foods. Additional topics include shopping for functional foods successfully, environmental nutrition issues, and educating you on eating earth-friendly food sources.

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