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:
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.
All students will complete a 15-week experiential learning course involving our on-campus Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Components of this placement include:
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The practical components of this program are delivered in the most modern culinary facilities in North America.
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.
Embark on a trip packed full of dinners, tastings, tours, seminars, workshops and sightseeing opportunities.
Students are involved in volunteer projects based on their areas of interest and participate in unique local activities and excursions.
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:
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.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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 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.
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
News & Events
Centre for Healthy Living Opens its Brand-New Space
On September 4th, 2018 the Centre for Healthy Living (CHL) officially opened its doors to the Humber community. While the CHL has been around for a few years already, it just got a brand new physical space right here on campus!
The School of HRT Goes to Foodie Fest
The 5th annual Foodie Festival took place Friday, July 6th at the Albion Library. This festival is designed to showcase the diversity of food culture in our community, while also educating and entertaining guests.
Students Battle it Out for the Title of Best Bold Sandwich and a Cash Prize
On Friday, April 13 the School of HRT’s Nutrition, Culinary and Baking students battled it out for the title of Best Bold Sandwich at the Nestle Professional Minor’s Bold Sandwich Cook-off.
Study Abroad Nunavut Students Team Up With Humber Galleries to Educate and Inspire
As students get ready to head to Arviat, Nunavut for the adventure of a lifetime, Humber Galleries has just opened a show that brings together images of groundbreaking video collectives from Nunavut.
HRT Students Talk Nutrition at Longo’s Health Fair
On Thursday, March 8th, our Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion students joined Longo’s for their Health Fair.
Nutrition Students Recognized at CAFP Awards Night
A group of exceptional nutrition students were recognized at the CAFP (Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals) Toronto Chapter Awards Night on Monday, March 19th.
Nutrition Students Unlock the Potential of Food at Nutrition Month 2018 Event
This year’s Nutrition Month is dedicated to unlocking the potential of food.
HRT Students Recognized at 2018 Awards Night
On Thursday, March 22nd, the hard work, and dedication of our amazing students was recognized at this year’s School of HRT Awards Night.
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