Nutrition Sciences & Applications

Learn About the Role of NUTRIENTS in the Body

Introduction to the Course

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition” – Thomas Edison

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Nutrition Sciences

Section 3 of the Holistic Nutrition Coach Certification

The role of nutrition in health cannot be underestimated. From cellular function to digestion and metabolism; this course will provide a solid understanding of how nutrients interact with all body systems.

Students will be up to date with the most recent research and understand its implications for health.

After completing each individual nutrition course in the Holistic Nutrition Coach Certification or Holistic Nutritionist Program, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Once you complete all required courses in a program, you will receive a beautiful, officially stamped diploma in the mail listing your designation.

  • Course Hours:  300
  • Credits:  25


Exploring the Science of Nutrition

The science of Nutrition is a critical piece of any nutrition program that focuses on helping you learn about the human body and how nutrients and food components effects overall health and wellness.   This course covers the scientific aspects of nutrients using principals of biology, physiology and biochemistry

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Course Details

This course dives deep into the science of nutrition helping students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills while building proficiency in understanding nutrition research.

From the functions of macro and micronutrients to the relationship between nutrients and body systems; this course covers it all while teaching you the inner workings of digestion, absorption, elimination and metabolic pathways. You will also explore nutrient needs in all the stages of the lifecycle from preconception and infancy to the adult years.

Duration of Course:

This course should be completed within two months based on 10-14 hours per week of study time, but you may complete sooner if you have more time available for learning.   You have a maximum of 12 months to complete the full Holistic Nutrition Coach program.

Included in Tuition:

Complete learning materials, study guides, and reference materials

Testing and exams

Full student support

Student account & access to Online Learning Portal

Online forums & live chat rooms to connect with other students

Certificate upon graduation


You must complete a lesson test after each lesson, and a proctored final exam upon completion of the course. Students must score 80% or higher to pass the course.

** There is one book required for this course that runs around $65-$120 depending on what format you choose. A link to order the book will be posted in your student account.  Format options available:  Ebook, loose leaf textbook, paper copy textbook.   Depending on where you live, you may be able to find the textbook at your local library.

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  • FAQs
  • Nutrition Sciences is the 3rd required course section of the Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach Diploma Program.

    Nutrition Sciences can be taken as a single course for general interest or as part of our Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach or Holistic Nutritionist Program.  Regardless of the path you take, this is a course that was designed to educate everyone on the amazing power food lifestyle choices have on overall health.

  • The following courses are also part of the Holistic Nutrition Coach & Holistic Nutritionist programs:

  • Upon completion of the course, you can download and print a certification of completion through your student account.  Upon completion of all the required courses in the Holistic Nutrition Coach and/or Holistic Nutritionist program, you will receive an official designation and beautifully stamped diploma in the mail.   Grads of the full program qualify for registration status and professional membership and liability insurance through various organizations including CAIN, the CHCAlliance, NANP and CEBHC.

  • How long is this course?

    Average completion is 4 months based on roughly 10-14 hours per week of study. Additional time is required for test and exam preparation.

    How much is this course?

    Can I take this course on it's own?

    Yes, absolutely! It can be a stand alone course for general interest, or can be used towards the Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach and the Holistic Nutritionist certifications.

    How much is this course?

    $549 when taken individually.

    Is there tax on the tuition?

    As an educational institution in Canada, we are tax exempt which means you pay no tax on the tuition.

In this Course You Will Learn

Topics covered in the course include, but are not limited to:

Nutrition for Food and Health

Understanding the scientific method, diet gene interaction, types of nutrition studies, ethical concerns and accessing research information.

Digestion, Absorption and Metabolism

  • Introduction to atoms, molecules, cells, tissues and organs
  • Deep dive into the digestive system including common digestion problems, alternate feeding methods and the digestive system throughout the life cycle.
  • A look into transporting nutrients to body cells in relation to the cardiovascular system, hepatic portal circulation, and the lymphatic system
  • An overview of metabolic pathways, ATP production and synthesizing new molecules.  Also covered is elimination of metabolic waste via the kidneys, lungs and skin

Energy Balance and Weight Management

  • Measuring energy needs, how genes and metabolism influence body weight; the relationship between body fat and disease risk and the impact of the location of body fat.

Life Cycle Nutrition Needs

  • The physiology and nutritional needs during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, toddler, childhood, all the way to adulthood.

Integrating Nutrient Function in the Body

  • A look into nutrients, DNA, and gene expression; nutrients blood and the circulatory system; nutrients and antioxidant activity; nutrients and immune function;  nutrients, fluid balance, and the cell membrane.

Nutrition and Activity

  • Exploring energy needs during different levels of activity; health related illness;  carbohydrate/protein/fat requirements and timing; supplements for sport; how to maximize glycogen stores; recommended fluid intake.

Also covered is vitamins, minerals, macro and micro nutrients, eating disorders, eating disorders and more!



Method of Course Delivery:

Upon registration you will receive a user id and password to your student account on our Online Learning Portal.   Your student account is mobile responsive allowing you to study on the go from anywhere in the world!

  • All materials for this course materials are in your account ready for viewing online or to download
  • All testing is conveniently submitted online
  • You have access to a global community of classmates via the online forums and live chat rooms

You can learn more about what to expect from online learning in our Prospective Students resource area.

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  • Individual Course Enrollment

    Nutrition Science

    • single course
  • Full Program Enrollment

    Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach Certification

    • Fundamentals of Integrative Nutrition
    • Principals of Holistic Health & Nutritional Medicine
    • Nutrition Sciences
    • Meal Planning & Coaching
    • Business Blueprint
    • Holistic Meal Prep


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Your Career, Your Education, Your Choice

NutraPhoria is a leading holistic nutrition school offering a range of popular online holistic nutrition and health courses to a global community of talented students.   Our nutrition school home to the wildly Holistic Nutrition Coach Certification which is a mix of comprehensive nutrition courses, the key elements of health & wellness coaching and nutrition industry specific business training.

Our unique tiered certification levels gives you full control over your education allowing you to choose what designation works best for your goals.  You can start with the Holistic Nutrition Coach Certification, and move on to the Holistic Nutritionist any time in the future.  You also have priority access as a graduate to any of our CEC and specialization courses.

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