What Is the Best Nutrition School for Me?
So, you’ve decided that being a nutritional consultant is the right career path for you. Now what? It’s time to figure out a few things that will help you on the road to obtaining your holistic nutrition diploma, such as deciding what you want to do, what knowledge you’re looking for, and the best method to take classes.
- Decide What You Want to Do – Do you want to open a practice and have one-on-ones with clients to help provide them with recommendations for how to live healthier? If so, an in-depth holistic nutrition program will be your best bet to start with. If you want to learn more about certain supplements our nutraceuticals, you can take more advanced classes later. If instead you’d rather learn about food, how it heals the body, and how to make it while teaching others, a culinary nutrition program may be more your style.
- Classroom or Online? – Decide what works best for you. Do you need the lead and direction of a teacher in a class or are you confident in your ability to remain self-directed? If you’re considering an online program, find out if there is a primary contact to connect with. Also ask how the information is presented (slideshows, readings, videos, etc.) and make sure this works with your learning style. Once you have this information, you can make a better decision.
- What Do You Want to Learn – Be sure you review the curriculum and know what the knowledge outcome will be from your classes. This will also help you understand what the assignments are, how case studies will be managed, and when you can expect to be tested.
- Making A Living in The Nutrition Field – A diploma or degree doesn’t always guarantee success. However, if you work hard, your efforts will be rewarded. When you are passionate about this field your knowledge and determination will pay off.
Deciding to pursue post-secondary education is a big step. A holistic nutrition school can provide you with a wealth of information to help make sure your career is on track and you are prepared for anything that comes your way. At the Edison Institute of Nutrition, we now offer our classes online!