Get the Skills to Become a Nutrition Consultant Professional

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The online Nutrition Consultant Program has the same curriculum as the classroom counterpart

19-Month Online Nutrition Consultant Program

The Online 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.

As an online student, you’ll feel fully supported. You have the opportunity to engage with fellow students and receive support from instructors. You can study from home, or anywhere in the world at your own convenience, while still feeling connected to a community of people who share a passion for nutrition. Through the online Nutrition Consultant Program, we bring the classroom to you.

Students are prepared to work as nutrition professionals and provide expert evaluation of and recommendations for diet, targeted nutrients, and lifestyles that will support their future clients to slow the progression of chronic illness and obtain 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.

Become a Skilled Professional

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

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

Our graduates are fully prepared to work as:

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

No matter where you go after Bauman College, you will have earned more than just a career. Bauman was built to share our knowledge and heal the world through better nutrition. You will combine that philosophy with a vast understanding of food and nutrition, and you will improve the health of your clients and your community.

Is Holistic Nutrition Training Right for You? Take the Bauman College “Holistic Nutrition Education Readiness Quiz”

This fun, easy quiz will help you identify your goals, personal strengths, and important facts about holistic nutrition education so you can make an informed decision about your future. It takes just a few minutes! Get Your Holistic Nutrition Education Readiness score now >>

Get Certified

Graduates of this program are eligible and fully prepared for the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board’s (HNCB) Examination, necessary to become Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®. Our program is designed to ensure that you will have everything you need to become a professional, credible, and confident Nutrition Consultant.

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

I have just completed the Nutrition Consultant Program (distance learning) through Bauman College. The program was amazing and as a distance learner, well supported with excellent mentorship. I did my due diligence before I began and researched Bauman alongside many of the other distance learning programs available. It appeared to be a really robust program and I am so glad I made the decision to study with them. Fantastic, in-depth nutrition coursework, relevant assignments, real client experience, and business fundamentals. This program had everything I expected and more. The best part was the passion, knowledge, and experience of the teachers and mentors. I have already personally put into practice so much of what I have learned and can't wait to share this knowledge with others. If you are considering Bauman College and are passionate about health and nutrition, I cannot recommend this program highly enough.
Lisa A., Bauman Graduate

The Bauman College Business Curriculum

As a part of your nutrition consultant curriculum, you will complete the business curriculum to help channel your holistic nutrition passion and knowledge into a strategy for personal success. From defining your target market and building a social media presence to starting your very own practice, Bauman’s business curriculum will prepare you for success in the field of nutrition.

The business 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 the best practices for business, you’ll have a solid foundation that prepares you to build a career as a nutrition consultant. The business curriculum prepares you to develop career plans and feel confident and prepared for success 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 a nutrition consultant. For a detailed description of our program please view our catalog. The Nutrition Consultant Program is comprised 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 right path for you, fill out this form on this page 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, please call 1-800-987-7530.