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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



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

Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

 For further information, see Admission Requirements.

Mature Applicants

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An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.


An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

Diplomas and Certificates

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.


An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

University Transfer Applicants

Diplomas and Certificates

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.


An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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
  • 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 2018NorthOpenClosed

The 2018-2019 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $4,394.75
  • international: $14,964.00

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 


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.  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.

Start date and degree completion for this pathway are currently under review.

*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.

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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.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick. Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.

For further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

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

Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates

Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.

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Program Contact(s)

Eddie Yu, Program Support Officer
416 675 6622 ext. 4146



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Phone 1-416-675-5067

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If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78

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

Gain the experience needed to work in health and wellness industries

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.


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

Uniform Orders

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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.

You might also be interested in this opportunity.

Want to advance your career, but don’t have the time to commit to a full-time course? Try a part-time certificate course and enhance your skill set in less time.

The Humber Experience

Healthy Living video

A Humber faculty member offers a 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.

Study Globally


Two-Week Global Adventure - Italy

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


Two-Week Global Adventure - Nunavut

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

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Explore the Health & Fitness Labs

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Meet the Faculty

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.

Scholarships & Awards

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

News & Events

The School of HRT Goes to Foodie Fest

Humber Students at 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.

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Students Battle it Out for the Title of Best Bold Sandwich and a Cash Prize

Student and judges

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.

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Study Abroad Nunavut Students Team Up With Humber Galleries to Educate and Inspire

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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.

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HRT Students Talk Nutrition at Longo’s Health Fair

Nutrition at Longos 5

On Thursday, March 8th, our Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion students joined Longo’s for their Health Fair. 

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Nutrition Students Recognized at CAFP Awards Night

CAFP Winners

A group of exceptional nutrition students were recognized at the CAFP (Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals) Toronto Chapter Awards Night on Monday, March 19th.

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Nutrition Students Unlock the Potential of Food at Nutrition Month 2018 Event

Nutrition Event

This year’s Nutrition Month is dedicated to unlocking the potential of food.

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HRT Students Recognized at 2018 Awards Night

HRT 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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