Get the Skills to Become a Nutrition Consultant Professional

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Graduates of the Nutrition Consultant Program at Bauman College are prepared to lead the way in the future of holistic nutrition

15-Month Nutrition Consultant Program in Berkeley and Sonoma County, CA

The Nutrition Consultant Program provides students with in-depth knowledge of whole-foods nutrition as it contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health.

Students are prepared to work as nutrition professionals and provide expert evaluation of and recommendations for diet, targeted nutrients, and lifestyles that support their clients in slowing the progression of chronic illness and attaining optimal health. Students gain this expertise through our science-based nutrition curriculum; practical, hands-on application of narrative health coaching and nutritional counseling; and our uniquely tailored business curriculum.

We have two campuses for students’ convenience—in Berkeley and Sonoma County, CA. The Nutrition Consultant Program is also offered online via Distance Learning and follows the same curriculum as its classroom counterpart. Students are able to regularly chat with peers and faculty through online student discussion groups and one-on-one office hours with instructors.

Become a Skilled Professional

Being trained as a nutrition consultant opens the door to many opportunities across the country and globally. No matter if our graduates choose to stay in California or practice in another state, there are a variety of jobs and business opportunities out there for them.

Nutrition Consultants trained at Bauman College are ready to be leaders in the holistic nutrition industry and are in high demand for their unique knowledge and training.

Our graduates are prepared to work as:

  • Holistic Nutrition Consultants
  • Health or Nutrition Coaches
  • Nutrition Educators
  • Brand Ambassadors
  • In-store Wellness Practitioners
  • Nutrition Product Developers
  • Workshop Leaders and Conference Speakers
  • Health Writers, Bloggers, and Authors
  • And More! 

No matter where our graduates go after Bauman College, they will be building more than just a career. Bauman was created to share our knowledge and heal the world through better nutrition. By combining that philosophy with a vast understanding of food and nutrition, our graduates go on to improve the health of their clients and communities as a whole

Get Certified

Graduates of this program are eligible for the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board’s (HNCB) examination to become Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®. Our program is designed to ensure that students will have the education and support they need to become a professional, credible, and confident nutrition consultant.

Join our growing industry and discover the rewarding, flexible career you have always wanted.

The Bauman College Business Curriculum

As a part of our Nutrition Consultant and Natural Chef Programs, students will complete an online business curriculum to help channel their passion and knowledge into a strategy for personal success. From defining a target market and building a social media presence to starting their very own practices or implementing a job-search plan, the business curriculum will prepare our graduates for career success.

The curriculum includes:

  • Personal Branding and Social Media Strategy
  • The Marketing Funnel
  • Developing a Specialty
  • Food Photography and Styling
  • Managing an Effective Job Search
  • Designing and Delivering Group Programs
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Starting and Managing a Private Practice
  • And More!

By learning business best practices, our students develop a solid foundation that prepares them to build professional career plans. They will feel confident and prepared for their careers upon graduation. 

The curriculum at Bauman College is designed for students to develop real-life skills and research-based, practical knowledge so they can enter the field fully prepared and confident to become nutrition consultants. For a detailed description of our program please view our catalog.

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The Nutrition Consultant Program is composed of:



NC 101: Eating for Health®
NC 102: Digestive Physiology
NC 103: Biochemistry
NC 104: Nutrition Analysis
NC 105: Macronutrients
NC 106: Micronutrients
NC 107: Nutritional Counseling
Foundations of Narrative Health Coaching
Nutrition Careers Panel
NC 108: Case Presentations
Midterm Exam



NC 201: Stress + Endocrine Interactions
NC 202: Men’s + Women’s Health
NC 203: Liver Detoxification
NC 204: Gastrointestinal Health
NC 205: Blood Sugar Regulation
NC 206: Weight Management
NC 207: Case Presentations
NC 208: Clinical Assessment
NC 209: Cardiovascular Health
NC 210: Mental Health
NC 211: Musculoskeletal Health + Sports Nutrition
NC 212: Immune + Autoimmune
NC 213: Cancer
Final Research Project



Preparing for Career Success
Putting Your Education to Work
Personal Branding
Self Assessment + Exploration
Defining a Target Market + Developing a Specialty
Building Your Professional Identity
Social Media I: Building an Online Presence
Food Photography + Styling
Social Media II: Social Media Platforms
Social Media III: The Marketing Funnel
Organizing + Managing an Effective Job Search
Job Search Follow-Up + Negotiations
Designing Group Programs
Delivering Group Programs
Starting a Practice
Writing a Business Plan
Managing a Successful Practice
Confidence + Competency
Ready for Business Portfolio

Is a Rewarding Career as a Nutrition Consultant Right for You? Get More Information…

If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a nutrition consultant and exploring if this is the best career path for you, fill out this form to receive more information.

A helpful Bauman College admissions representative will answer all of your questions, from program details to career opportunities, and will help you discover the best option for you.

For immediate questions, call us at 1-800-987-7530.