Program Description

Enhance your knowledge and skill set to provide consulting on healthy eating strategies that are pivotal to the health and wellness industry!

Graduates will gain valuable practical experience utilizing culinary and assessment skills, in conjunction with consulting techniques, to convert nutritional knowledge into practical solutions for clients. The program will focus on sustainable behaviour change by challenging a client to develop their inner wisdom, identify their values, and transform their goals into action. Graduates of the program will also explore the intimate connection between nutrient dense foods in relationship to whole health.

Graduates from many full-time diploma, advanced diploma or degree programs including Health, Wellness and Fitness, Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion, Kinesiology, Food and Nutrition, Applied Nutrition, Nutritional Sciences, as well as Nursing and Personal Support Worker, will benefit from the addition of this specialized skill set!

Potential and in-progress students must be aware that most agencies accepting clinical/placement students require you to be fully vaccinated with Health Canada approved vaccines. If you are not fully immunized, it may have a significant impact on your ability to participate in clinical/field placement.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You must apply, and submit your official transcript, through the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) (opens in new window) to be accepted in the program. 

Intakes are available in the Fall (September) and Winter (January).

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario College Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent in the areas of Health, Wellness and Fitness; Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion; Kinesiology; Food and Nutrition, Applied Nutrition or Nutritional Sciences.

Language Requirements for International Students

Financial Assistance

green checkmark OSAP funding may be available. Learn more about Financial Assistance Options for Continuing Education Students.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

Review the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) program learning outcomes.


Academic Opportunities

Graduates of this program may seek further education at the Bachelor level, in areas such as Human Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, etc.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have the ability to expand their scope of practice to work as a nutritional or health coach with clients in wellness clinics, fitness facility settings or in private practice. Graduates can pursue a designation of Registered Health Coach, Nutrition Coach, or Registered Health and Nutrition Counselor.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Wait for your application to be approved. Once approved, you can select and register for your courses.

Field Placement / Clinical

Students preparing for laboratory and clinical experience should visit our Preclinical / Clinical webpage and our Clinical FAQ for details and information on the process.

You MUST register for Preplacement/Clinical Service (HLTH10223), which is not part of the program of study, to complete required health clearances prior to registering for a clinical.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Completion Requirement

15 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

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A selection of courses will be offered each term.

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