Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Conduct assessments of nutritional status, well-being, and lifestyle for clients low to moderate risk and effectively communicate assessment results.

  • Apply knowledge of fundamental and clinical nutrition to prescribe appropriate diets, active living, and lifestyle programs to enhance nutritional status, health, and well-being of clients of low to moderate risk.

  • Utilize appropriate interviewing and behavior change coaching and counseling skills to promote or enhance nutritional status, health, active living, and well-being of clients.

  • Collaborate with individuals in the selection and adoption of strategies to improve their nutritional status, health, and well-being.

  • Develop, revise and evaluate food items, recipes, and menus to maximize the nutritional content of healthy eating plans.

  • Apply knowledge of the global food supply, sustainability and food technology in the development and revision of recipes, menus and healthy eating plans for individual and groups of clients.

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate programs and events which respond to identified needs and interests of clients and maximize the benefits of diet, health, and well-being.

  • Contribute to community health promotion strategies to improve the health of individuals, groups, organizations and institutions.

  • Assist in the development of business plans for health and wellness programs, activities, and facilities.

  • Develop and implement risk management strategies to ensure standards and regulations for food safety and sanitation are met.

  • Implement ethical practices and ongoing personal and professional growth and development plans.

  • Interact effectively and professionally with clients, staff, and volunteers in health and wellness programs, activities, and facilities.


All students will complete a 14-week placement involving our on-campus Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Components include:

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may be apply to participate in experiential learning trips to the Mediterranean/Italy where they have a hands-on experience in food culture, diet and lifestyle of the Mediterranean.

Qualified students in this program may also apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Nunavut and Nicaragua. In addition, eligible students have the opportunity to apply for a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.

Each year we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study abroad.  Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length. These faculty-lead study abroad trips are confirmed in the fall semester.

These trips vary each year and are subject to availability and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.

Your Career

The Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability industry (LOHAS) offers many opportunities to help individuals live more healthy and sustainable lives. You can expect to be a part of this rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar industry and find employment planning and promoting a healthy lifestyle in workplaces such as:

  • fitness and wellness centres
  • weight management clinics
  • corporate and community food and food service organizations
  • educational facilities
  • government agencies
  • entrepreneurial ventures in nutrition and health coaching, menu planning, meal preparation, and nutritional analysis

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

TrainCan – Advanced Food Safety Training and Certification (ADVANCED.fst®)

Students in this program will have the opportunity to earn TrainCan – Advanced Food Safety Training and Certification (ADVANCED.fst®), along with CPR and First Aid.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

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