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SIMLANNA SparkPoints: (12,602)
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7/31/13 1:49 P

I lover Coursera. I'm in the last week of a six week nutrition class. and on the second week of an exercise physiology class and a Nutrition and Physical Activity for Health class.
You can take the courses form the beginning and take all the quizzes and things or you can sign up at any time during the six weeks and just use the materials.

I also highly recommend that you look at the discussion boards for the classes. It seems that discussion nutrition is sort of like discussing religion or politics, people are VERY opinionated. Some of them are even knowledgeable!

They have lots of non-health topics as well (I'll probably do a refresher in biostats, for example).

Free education is good stuff.!

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,581
2/27/13 7:07 P

Wow thanks for telling me about Coursera.

2/27/13 2:26 P

I recommend google......

TRINA001 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/27/13 1:25 P

I'd recommend the coursera course, I'm half way through it at the moment and it will be run again. Its through coursera but its a florida university course, completely free, you get to chose the level of learning.
Although the course is half way through, I'm sure people can still subscribe and learn, but may be too late to get enough credits for the certificate.

CARADAWN Posts: 1,955
2/4/13 3:00 P

Thanks for the coursera recommendation. I signed up for one of the courses and will see how it goes!

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2/4/13 1:18 P

Check out coursera. It's free online classes that you can take. They have a number of Health & Nutrition courses. I signed up for one recently (but subsequently dropped it due to lack of time) and it seems really interesting. I already have a degree in Nutrition, I was just going to get a bit of a refresher.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
2/4/13 12:37 P

Check out your local junior colleges. They probably have a few classes that you can start with. i am looking for alternative health classes myself. I know enough about the SAD diet to stay away from it.

KITTY_SOZE Posts: 79
2/4/13 12:35 P

I am not sure of any remote schooling in this area off-hand, but you may want to find out if one of your state universities has an "extended" or "continuing education" college that offers short courses for low fees. Some may even have online opportunities - mine does! My university's continuing education department offers nutrition and diet classes of all sorts, usually with different offerings each semester. I've been wanting to take a cooking class for some time, but haven't found the time yet. Good luck!

CARADAWN Posts: 1,955
2/4/13 12:31 P

I have been interested in the nutrition & food science field for a few years now. I am not interested in earning a degree in the field or becoming a practicing professional but would like to have some resources of classes to take in this area. The more I learn about food the more questions I have - and the internet is not the most reliable source for the answers! I don't mind paying for classes and would prefer some type of distance education (work full time already). I am really just looking to learn all I can about food, the way it is made / processed, and all the scary stuff out there (frakenfoods like GMO salmon and corn, etc.).

Any advice is appreciated.


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