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Plant-Based Nutrition


  • Authored by:
    T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University. Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
    Thomas Campbell, MD, Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • 2 month duration, 10-12 hours per course
  • Consists of 3 two-week courses
Plant-Based Nutrition
  • Authored by:
    T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University. Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
    Thomas Campbell, MD, Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • 2 month duration, 10-12 hours per course
  • Consists of 3 two-week courses

Created by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, this revolutionary program will help you understand the importance of diet and nutrition for your life. Through video presentations, including over 25 experts (MDs, PhDs, RDs, RNs), research and perspectives are provided to emphasize why following a plant-based diet and lifestyle is optimal for health—including the prevention and reversal of diseases such as heart disease and diabetes—and how you can implement the proposed lifestyle immediately.

Consisting of three two-week courses, this online certificate program provides you the opportunity to examine historic and contemporary research, learn the steps for practical application in your life, and be better prepared to engage in productive conversations with friends, colleagues, clients, or patients about the science and philosophy behind plant-based nutrition. Interactive elements throughout the course provide tools for learning and check understanding of content presented.

The foundation of the program is based on Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s lectures, experience and decades of research.  Over the course of his career, he has served on grant review panels of multiple funding agencies, actively participated in the development of national and international nutrition policy, authored over 300 research papers, has been awarded more than seventy grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and given hundreds of lectures around the world. He coauthored the bestselling book The China Study and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Whole, and The Low-Carb Fraud.
  • Understand the state of nutrition and reflect on your personal nutritional background
  • Describe the role of macronutrients in the functioning of the body
  • Recognize how government and industry can affect dietary choices and the environment
  • Explain the role of nutrition in the development of chronic and degenerative diseases including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes
  • Identify ways to implement whole food plant-based meals for you and your family
  • Illustrate how a whole food plant-based diet can help improve strength, speed and endurance for athletic performance
  • Explore the psychological reasons we are drawn to foods that do not support health
  • Summarize the relationship between diet and weight loss
  • Course List:
    • Fundamental concepts in nutrition are introduced, as well as an examination of the broader context of nutrition science regarding the environment, public policy, industry and societal worldviews.
    • Students will become familiar with the scientific data that reveal the fact that dietary habits can reduce the risk of, and even reverse the progression of, chronic degenerative diseases.
    • The focus is on the practical application of a whole food plant-based diet and lifestyle by understanding behavior change, differences between various “healthy” diet plans, raising a family, athletic performance and practical tips on how to adopt an optimal diet.