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Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 10231 Length: 4 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent)
    • One Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

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All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

 

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

 


Post-Admission Requirements:

Once admitted into the program, you will be expected to follow professional industry standards for decorum, uniform, hygiene and personal presentation. Practical lab classes have strict uniform and attendance standards and policies which are mandatory for successful completion of these key courses.

  • It is mandatory to wear a Humber issued uniform in practical lab classes in this program. Admittance to these classes is not permitted if you are not in uniform. The cost for the uniform has been added to your first semester tuition fees. In order for the uniform to be available for the first day of class, students must submit their size requirements via an online order form. For more information and to submit your uniform order, visit hrt.humber.ca.
  • Computer skills, specifically proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are extremely important to successfully complete the program.
Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthClosedClosed
September 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,171.40
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

$450 – textbooks (per semester); $100 – safety shoes; $175 – tool set; nominal fees (varying by semester) to cover the costs of industry field trips.

Fees by Semester 

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Degree Pathways

Complete your degree with us. Humber's degrees are designed with our diploma graduates in mind. We'll give you credit for what you've already learned and help you take the next step in less time. Humber also awards a $2500 degree scholarship to diploma graduates with a program grade point average of 80% or more.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Workplace Health and Wellness, Bachelor of Health Sciences 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of five semesters of full-time study plus a work term.  Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent
  • SBI4U ( Grade 12U Biology) or equivalent

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

Start Workplace Health and Wellness, Bachelor of Health Sciences in Summer of 2019

The block transfer credit outlined is eligible for Humber graduates and external diploma graduates from similar programs *

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

The Food and Nutrition Management diploma and the Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion diploma share a common first year.

Program Contact(s)

EddieYu, program support officer
416 675 6622 ext. 4146
eddie.yu@humber.ca

hrt.humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,188.11$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,395.23
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$279.82$279.82
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,983.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,600.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$75.00$75.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,983.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,600.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$75.00$75.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Humber’s Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion diploma program prepares you for a career promoting health and wellness to individuals and groups of all ages, and encouraging people to live a healthier lifestyle. Unique in nature, it is the only diploma program of its kind in Canada. In this program you will:

  • develop an understanding and knowledge of general and clinical nutrition, sport nutrition and physiology
  • gain valuable hands-on experience coaching and conducting health promotion seminars and workshops in our unique Humber Centre for Healthy Living
  • learn how to relate knowledge of essential nutrients into practical nutritious eating for clients by discovering the techniques of healthy cooking, food demonstration, recipe development and menu planning
  • nutritionally assess and analyze menus and recipes integrating financial, health and culinary criteria.

This innovative program will provide you with the education and experience to work in the rapidly growing health and wellness industries. The curriculum is founded on evidence-based nutrition information and is taught by registered dietitians and other regulated health-care professionals.

Courses Learning Outcomes

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.


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Work Placement

All students will complete a 15-week experiential learning course involving our on-campus Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Components of this placement include:

  • nutrition awareness events: students develop and deliver group educational workshops, displays and sessions for community, business and industry partners in various settings
  • practising nutrition coaching to Humber students and staff: students provide nutrition education for clients and support them in developing and achieving their health and nutrition related goals. This includes diet assessment, recommendations and development of a client tool kit

Program Pathways

Qualified graduates can earn the Food & Nutrition Management diploma with two additional semesters of study. Earn two diplomas in three years! Common first year with the Food & Nutrition Management diploma program to help streamline career aspirations.

The Humber Experience

Healthy Living video

A Humber faculty member offers an intimate look at the Healthy Changes program in the Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Watch the video to hear how the program changed his life.

The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-art Facilities

The practical components of this program are delivered in the most modern culinary facilities in North America.

Humber Centre for Healthy Living

All students will receive hands-on experience in our on-campus Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Drawing on the expertise of HRT faculty and students, the CHL offers a range of programs, services, and events for MAKING HEALTHY HAPPEN within the Humber community.

2 female students with their Make Ahead Breakfast project

Study Globally

Students in Nunavut

Nunavut

Students are involved in volunteer projects based on their areas of interest and participate in unique local activities and excursions.

Students in Peru

Peru

Visit a variety of breath-taking sites and take part in rewarding, physical challenges on this unforgettable, two-week adventure.

Students in Rome

Italy

Embark on a trip packed full of dinners, tastings, tours, seminars, workshops and sightseeing opportunities.

Explore the Health & Fitness Labs

Take a 360 degree tour!

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Fitness Facilities

The fitness facilities at Humber are one-of-a-kind. The Physiology/Kinesiology laboratories are fully equipped for high tech assessment of athletic performance and physical health, The labs feature metabolic VO2 carts, treadmills, bikes The Bod Pod, the Qualisys system and much more.

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

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 and/or costs 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.

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may 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 Arviat, 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 aboard.  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.

Nutrition Industry Appreciation Event

Faculty, staff and students gathered together on May 30, 2016 to thank work placement employers in Nutrition programs who provide endless opportunities to students and provide such an important component to the Food & Nutrition and Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion programs.

Scholarships & Awards

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Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

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