Vegetarian Nutrition

Let’s Talk Plants!

Introduction to the Course

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Vegetarian Nutrition Online Course

CEC / Specialization Course

Enrollment Options:  take it as a single course to learn more about vegetarian diets or as part of a program.

Explore the varying plant-based diets from the range of vegetarian categories to vegan and raw food diets in this comprehensive vegetarian nutrition/plant-based online certification course.

The Vegetarian Nutrition certificate course provides the specific nutritional requirements of a healthy vegetarian plant-based diet including information on how to transition towards a plant-based diet and guidelines for the changing requirements during every life stage.

After completing the course you will receive a certificate of completion.  Once you complete all required courses in any of our programs, you will receive a professional, officially stamped diploma in the mail listing your designation.

  • Course Hours:  60
  • Credits:  5



The HEALTHY Vegetarian

There are many types of vegetarian diets, but they all have a similar principal in common; an increase in plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, dried beans and peas, grains, seeds and nuts; and a decrease in animal foods.   Some vegetarian diets allow eggs, dairy, and fish, where others do not.  A vegan diet requires complete abstinence from animal foods and products.    

It may surprise you to know that it is just as easy to be an unhealthy vegetarian as an unhealthy carnivore.  When you decide to follow a vegan or vegetarian diet, it is important you are aware of common deficiencies and meal planning considerations to ensure a smooth transition and long term good health.   

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Course Details

By the end of this course you will have a solid understanding as to what makes up a healthy plant based diet.   You will know how to avoid common deficiencies, and easy subs for vegan living.

Duration of Course:

This course should be completed within 6 weeks based on 7-10 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 if you are taking this course as part of the program.

Included in Tuition:

Partial learning materials, study guides, and reference materials

Plant Based Sprouting Guide, Protein Guide, and Plant Based Kitchen Guide

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

** One additional book is required for this course.


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.

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  • FAQs
  • The Vegetarian Nutrition certificate course is perfect for health professionals, nutrition practitioners, vegetarians, and/or anyone interested in living a plant based lifestyle..

    It is also a phenomenal addition to your professional toolbox if you are already an alternative health practitioner, physician, massage therapist, personal trainer, yoga instructor, or anyone who works with individuals with health conditions, in addition to those who are trying to improve their health.

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  • Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate in Vegetarian Diets. Upon completion of all the required courses in the Holistic Nutritionist program, you will receive an official designation and beautifully stamped diploma in the mail listing you as a Certified Nutrition Coach Specializing in Vegetarian Nutrition. Grads of the full program qualify for registration status and professional membership and liability insurance through various organizations including CAIN, NANP and CEBHC.

  • How long is this course?

    You have 6 Weeks to complete the course, but may complete sooner if you have more time to devote to your studies

    Will I receive a certificate upon completion?

    Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion

    Can I take this course if I am not a graduate of your Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach or Holistic Nutritionist Certification Programs?

    Yes, you are welcome to take this comprehensive plant based diets course as it is open to the public and is a very popular option for people considering transitioning to a plant based lifestyle. It is also a good choice for practitioners looking to enhance their current profession.

In this Course You will Learn

  • How to Thrive as a Vegetarian Through the Life Cycle (pre/post natal, lactation, infancy, childhood, teens, adults, and seniors)
  • How to Avoid Common Deficiencies
  • When to Supplement
  • Plant Based Fitness Nutrition
  • Raw Food Lifestyle
  • Defining Types of Vegetarian Diets
  • Health Benefits of Plant Based Diets
  • Vegetarian Food Guide
  • Environmental Impact of Plant Based Living
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Plant Based Proteins – what to avoid & what to eat
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Recipes, cooking tips, storage & prep
  • How to avoid common mistakes when implementing a plant based diet



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.

Online Learning Made Easy!

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Enrollment Options



  • Single Course Enrollment

    Plant-Based Diets

    Tuition includes:

    • Plant-Based Diets course


  • Specialization Package Enrollment

    Tier 1 Holistic Nutrition Coach Specializing in Plant-Based Diets

    Tuition includes:

    • Full Holistic Nutrition Coach Certification
    • Plant-Based Diets Course
    • Nutrition Business Blueprint

    Interested in the full 2 Tier Advanced Holistic Nutritionist program with a specialization in Plant-Based Diets?   Click HERE to view the enrolment page.   Tuition is $3450 and includes both Tier 1 and Tier 2, the Business Blueprint, and the Plant-Based diets course.

    Tuition for Tier 1 + Plant Based Specialization:


    Payment plan: split the tuition into 6 equal monthly payments

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