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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Nutritional Counseling (NUT-102)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

August 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss appropriate counseling techniques for various clinical settings; apply the science of nutrition and foods in recommending food choices; identify appropriate nutrition educational materials and strategies to affect diet change; appropriately counsel nutrition clients; discuss nutrition care documentation through maintenance of nutrition center files; exhibit professionalism in counseling environment by assuming responsibility for effective use of resources and following the nutrition center code of conduct; and evaluate valid and reliable resources of nutrition information.


This course focuses on nutritional counseling, an integral part of medical nutrition therapy. Students learn to complete a nutrition assessment and develop a plan of care for both individuals and groups. The course focuses on the connection between the plan of care and nutrition counseling skills. Students learn to use the appropriate tools for nutrition assessment, develop a plan of care, and provide nutrition education and counseling to promote healthy diet changes. Principles of weight management and behavioral modifications strategies are used as a model.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Coaching (8/18).