Counseling Skills: Blending the Art of Counseling with the Science of Nutrition


Course Overview

Your knowledge of the science of nutrition is powerful, but not necessarily more so than the way you convey that knowledge to clients. In this course, you’ll more deeply examine both your capabilities for eliciting positive behaviors from clients, and important nuances in the art of effective counseling. You will learn to mindfully match your communication style and interpretation of scientific information to your clients’ abilities and readiness to listen. And you will explore how your personal needs influence your behavior as a counselor, using this insight to create best practices for sharing your thoughts, feelings, and stories within counseling sessions.
  • Students from the United States must be Registered Dietitians (RD or RDN)
  • International students need to have a credential approved by the International Confederation of Dietetic Association — full list available here