New College Course Profile: Introduction to Nutrition

Barry Lenson

New College Course Profile: Introduction to Nutrition

Introduction to Nutrition  As you probably know, the healthcare industries are booming. Here are two of the reasons why . . .

  • As the American population ages, the demand for medical care is on the rise.
  • Americans are using many more new healthcare options than were available in the past. They include immediate care centers, holistic physicians, nurse practitioners, chiropractors,  acupuncturists, and a variety of alternative care providers.

The result, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition (published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), is that the job outlook for medical support and other healthcare professionals will increase steadily between now and year 2018.

In this booming climate for healthcare, this could be a great time to pursue a career as a nutritionist. Here are some of the reasons . . .

  • Certain diseases and conditions, including diabetes and obesity, are on the rise. Qualified nutritionists can serve sufferers of these conditions in clinics, hospitals and other settings.
  • Sports nutrition is a “hot” and fast-growing specialty. Nutritionists can work for professional sports teams, health clubs, and even school systems.
  • Americans in assisted living settings need nutritional counseling. Many assisted living facilities, in fact, are hiring nutritionists or bringing them in as consultants on an as-needed basis.
  • Hospitals are adding more nutritionists to their staffs. These professionals offer nutritional advice, meal planning and other services to patients who had operations, who are recuperating from illnesses, or who are seeking to make healthy changes in their lives.

These trends spell exciting opportunities for individuals who care about helping people, and who are trained as nutritionists.

If you are interested in learning more, or if you would like to start training for a career in nutrition, StraighterLine’s new Introduction to Nutrition course  is a great place to start.  This course provides a solid grounding in nutrition, by exploring such topics as . . .

  • The types of nutrients that the body needs
  • How the body uses nutrients
  • How nutrition affects human health
  • How nutrient needs change at different stages of life
  • How psychology, society, and personal values and beliefs affect what and how people eat

So is a career in nutrition a good choice for you? This terrific new course offers you a chance to explore, decide – and then start preparing for a solid and stable new career.

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