Holistic Nutrition Specialist

Certificate of Excellence in Holistic Nutrition

Wise individuals through the ages have known that nutrition has the power to prevent and even cure disease. Now people throughout the world are taking control of their own health with nutrition as an essential part of it.

SWIHA’s Holistic Nutrition Specialist program is for people who want to learn to make the healthiest food and lifestyle choices for themselves, and develop a meaningful and successful business helping others do the same. In our 200 hour Holistic Nutrition program, students get a comprehensive education on the foundations of whole food nutrition, how it contributes to the prevention of illness and promotes optimal health. The old model, known as the Standard American Diet or S.A.D. diet, is replaced by learning S.O.U.L nutrition: Seasonal, Organic, Unprocessed and Local whole foods as the foundation for a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. To see full curriculum please review the courses in the Program Sheet above.

Our Holistic Nutrition Specialist program may be taken to satisfy part of your primary specialty requirements within some of our degree or diploma programs, to enhance your professional status, or to further your own personal growth and development. All of our core Holistic Nutrition classes can also be taken Online!

* NOTE: Certificates of Excellence are not necessarily designed to serve as stand-alone vocational training and may not prepare you for gainful employment if taken independently of a diploma or degree program.

About Holistic Nutrition

The word “holistic” means “the whole.” The foods we choose to eat can profoundly affect our well-being and our lives as a whole. At the core of our Holistic Nutrition program is the mind-body-spirit connection. This underscores that the nutritional value of the foods we eat is essential for completing the circuit between all aspects of our being.

Making Holistic Nutrition part of a healthy lifestyle includes understanding the therapeutic properties of unrefined whole-food nutrients, developing healthy shopping habits, using high-quality natural ingredients, seasonal recipes, specific cooking techniques, and more. Product labels on everything from sugary snacks to processed frozen dinners often proclaim an item to be “healthy”. In a world of contradictory information, this program will help you distinguish the truth about healthy eating.

    Holistic Nutrition Specialists can assist you
  • Use common sense and intuition about their food
  • Avoid vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Reach and maintain ideal weight
  • Increase energy levels and vitality
  • Improve mental clarity and calm
  • Prevent or heal illness and disease
  • Include nutrition as part of a mind-body wellness plan

Holistic Nutrition Classes

Students enrolled in the Holistic Nutrition Specialist Certificate of Excellence program study introductory and advanced holistic nutrition core classes, learn about supplements, therapeutic nutrition, weight management strategies, and whole foods cuisine, recipes and cooking. Additional classes to explore include cooking with economy, spices, gluten-free baking, and more. For a complete list of classes, click our “Program Sheet” above.

SWIHA's Nutrition Program

All of our Nutrition program classes are also available online! Featuring instructional videos, discussion forums, and dedicated instructor guidance, you can take all of these great classes anywhere in the world. View our online options.

Explore Holistic Nutrition

Are you interested in Holistic Nutrition, but not totally sure about signing up for the full 200-hour program? At SWIHA, we are so committed to helping you discover your gifts, we invite you to sit in on the first 4 hours of any introductory class before you decide whether to enroll.

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Tuition Assistance

SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education. Students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid in the form of Pell grants and student loans. Students may be eligible for Federal financial aid for Yoga-integrated programs and both the 600 & 800 hour YTT diploma programs. Title IV Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

We also offer a 10% concession on tuition* for all programs paid with cash in full at the time of enrollment. **
* Application fees, books, materials, and supplies to be paid for separately and not included in the concession toward the total cost of tuition.
** Not to be combined with any other offer or scholarship.


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