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8 weeks online (excluding orientation) 

8-10 hours per week, 
entirely online

Flexible learning through weekly modules

You'll walk away with:

The ability to interpret nutritional research through informed knowledge of fats and carbohydrates, supplements, diet fads, the effects of sugar, and the importance of protein.

An understanding of the relationship between food and nutrition, and the foundational science involved in developing nutrition plans for different individuals and contexts.

A certificate from the Stanford Center for Health Education, a part of Stanford Medicine, differentiating yourself in the medical and wellness industries.

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A foundational understanding about the classes of nutrients, 
the role of micronutrients and macronutrients in the body, and how this relates to health in different contexts of human development. 

The ability to interpret nutritional evidence and be equipped
to make nutritional assessments
 and dietary analyses.

Course curriculum:

Module 1: 
Nutrition guidelines: Science versus politics

Module 2:
The role of macronutrients: 
Carbohydrates 

Module 3:
The role of macronutrients:
Fats 

Module 4:
The role of macronutrients: Proteins

Module 5:
Calorie balance in context

Module 6:
The role of micronutrients: Vitamins

The following modules contribute to the holistic approach your learning path takes: 

Course  curriculum:

Module 7:
The role of micronutrients: Minerals


Module 8:
Health, disease and nutrition

Module 1: 
Nutrition guidelines: Science 
versus politics

Module 2:
The role of macronutrients: 
Carbohydrates 

Module 3:
The role of macronutrients: 
Fats 

Module 4: 
The role of macronutrients: Proteins


Module 5:
Calorie balance in context
 


Module 6:
The role of micronutrients: Vitamins


Module 7: 
The role of micronutrients: Minerals


Module 8:
Health, disease and nutrition
 

This Stanford Center for Health Education online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider, GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who have already benefited from 
the opportunity to:

An online education that sets you apart

Experience a flexible
but structured approach
to online education as you plan
your learning around your life
to meet weekly milestones

Enjoy a personalized, 
people-mediated online
learning experience created
to make you feel supported
at every step

Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

This Stanford Center for Health Education online short course is delivered
in collaboration with online education provider, GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals
who have already benefited from 
the opportunity to:

Gain verifiable and relevant
competencies and earn invaluable
recognition from an international
selection of universities, entirely
online and in your own time

Nutrition Science

Online Short Course 

Inform your ability to provide sound nutritional guidelines

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Nutrition Science

Academic Director

Academic Director

Prof. Christopher Gardner
Director of Nutrition Studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center
Director of the NIH/NHLBI Postdoctoral Training Program at SPRC
Director of the Clinical Translational Core of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center

Christopher Gardner is the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, where he is renowned for his work in nutrition and obesity, particularly through the use of human randomized trials. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in nutrition science in 1993. 

He also holds positions as a member of the Cardiovascular Institute, Maternal and Child Health Research Institute, Stanford Cancer Institute, a Faculty Fellow of Stanford ChEM-H, and as an Affiliate of Stanford Woods Institute 
for the Environment.

Prof. Christopher Gardner
Director of Nutrition Studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center
Director of the NIH/NHLBI
Postdoctoral Training Program at SPRC
Director of the Clinical Translational Core of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center


Christopher Gardner is the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, where he is renowned for his work in nutrition and obesity, particularly through the use of human randomized trials. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in nutrition science in 1993.

He also holds positions as a member of the Cardiovascular Institute, Maternal and Child Health Research Institute, Stanford Cancer Institute, a Faculty Fellow of Stanford ChEM-H, and as an Affiliate of Stanford Woods Institute
for the Environment.

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