one green planet
one green planet

Ever wanted to get certified in plant-based nutrition? Lucky for you, there are so many programs that offer certificates upon completing vegan nutrition courses.

For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  – with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy!

Here are eight programs to enroll in to receive a certificate in plant-based nutrition!


1. Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate at eCornell

Ecornell Logo 1eCornell/nutrition studies

One of the most popular programs to enroll in to receive a certificate in plant-based nutrition is the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Program at eCornell. This is an online program where students will take courses including Nutrition and Society, Diseases of Affluence, and a course in Applying a Whole Foods Plant-Based Lifestyle. Each course is 2 weeks in length, with a total of 6 weeks needed to complete all three courses and receive your certificate. Students will learn psychological reasons why we’re drawn to foods that don’t Support health, how to implement plant-based meals for you and your family, and the role of macronutrients play in your body’s functions. The total cost of this course is $1,260. But even if you’re not planning to get a nutrition certificate, you can try making this Paneer Tikka Masala!

2. AFPA’s Holistic Nutrition Certification

Afpa Logo3 1464045096  96735store/AFPA Fitness

The American Fitness Professionals and and Associates is offering a Holistic Nutrition Certification. Students in this $799 course are trained in holistic nutrition, as well as whole foods and plant-based nutrition. Upon completion, students will be able to coach, consult, and advise clients on how to identify and help correct the nutritional causes of complaints due to health, as well as design personalized lifestyle and diet programs. Each student receives five course textbooks, a DVD with 16 hours of lectures, and a guide on establishing a holistic business. The courses are online, and students are able to complete the certification exam anytime within six months of enrolling. Even without a nutrition certificate, you can still make these Roasted Veggie Noodle Bowls With Lemon Tahini Dressing.

3. Rouxbe’s Plant-Based Nutrition Course

Rourouxbe/plant-based certification

The Professional Plant-Based Nutrition Course by Rouxbe, is a $1300 course that focuses on vegan cooking and how eating plant-based foods affect your health. Students learn how to cook a variety of different dishes, and experiment with recipes and flavors from all around the world. The course is online, and can be done on your own time, however, students must complete the course within six months to become certified. Even if you don’t plan to get certified, try making this Nutty Pecan French Toast.

4. The College of Natural Health

Kcnh LogoKingdom College/animal natural health

The College of Natural Health at Kingdom University is an online program, that provides a post-secondary degree in Holistic Nutrition. The vegan, raw food, and vegetarian courses are all based on the Acid Alkaline Balance nutrition philosophy. Students learn about plant-based foods in the Acid Alkaline Balance philosophy and the ways moving up the levels can make your cellular energy, body, and healing capabilities healthier. There are many different programs and courses for students to pick and choose from, at a variety of different prices. But even if you’re not enrolled in a nutrition certificate program, try this Turmeric Farro With Roasted Vegetables.

5. Main Street Vegan Academy

Msva LogoMSVA/Cruelty Free Me

The Main Street Vegan Academy allows students to take their vegan outreach to the professional level by enrolling in an MSVA-Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator. Upon completion of the six-day, $1,995 course in NYC, students will be certified to coach, counsel, and educate groups as well as individuals on how a plant-based diet benefits your health, and the compassion that comes along with it. You’ll also be qualified to help others transition to a vegan diet, and the academy says the course will give you the resources you need to set up a practice, speak for groups, and market yourself. And even without a certificate, you can still make this Roasted Butternut Squash With Mushroom Stuffing.

6. Plant Lab Vegan Sports Nutrition Course

Cley0tvukaiwcjoplant lab/Twitter

Plant Lab is offering a course in Vegan Sports Nutrition, and you receive a certification upon completion of the course. The $500 online course is two weeks long, and students will learn about plant-based nutrition for fitness and athletics. The course goes into detail about maco and micro nutrients, plant-based protein, and superfoods for peak performance. The course isn’t just for athletes, but for anyone who is interested in boosting their physical and mental health. But you don’t need a nutrition certificate to make this Super Simple Potato Curry!

7. Ruby Lathon Holistic Health Programs & Nutrition Courses

B080fa1c Db1a 42ca 86f3 D646d14a06cbHolistic Health/Ruby Lathon

Dr. Ruby Lathon is providing a Holistic Health Program as well as nutrition courses to coach students on a plant-based diet. Courses range from 1 hour health and wellness workshops, to two-day long symposiums on holistic health. Students will gain access to nutrition courses and consultations, plant-based cooking classes and demonstrations, as well as an abundance of seminars and workshops. Even if you don’t want to get certified, you can try making these Paleo Baked Stuffed Peaches!

8. NutraPhoria School of Holistic Nutrition

New Logo Apple 1200x268Programs/NutraPhoria

The NutraPhoria School of Holistic Nutrition offers a number of courses and programs in plant-based health and wellness. The school offers two diploma programs, one in Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching, and another in becoming a Holistic Nutritionist. The programs and courses are all online, which allows you to complete all work at your own pace. If you’re short on time to get a nutrition certificate, try making this quick Ooey-Gooey Grilled Cheese.

More Related Resources:Burger5

Check out the following resources and don’t forget to check out our plant-based health, food and recipes archives for our latest content:


Learn How to Cook Amazing Plant-Based Recipes!

baked samosa flautas

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects. Learn about some Common Health Concerns That May Disappear Once You Ditch Dairy and 10 Calcium Supplements For Healthy Living on a Dairy-Free and 10 Carrageenan-Free Non-Dairy Products!

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

For more Animal, Earth, Life, Vegan Food, Health, and Recipe content published daily, subscribe to the One Green Planet Newsletter! Lastly, being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high quality content. Please consider supporting us by donating!

Help keep One Green Planet free and independent! Together we can ensure our platform remains a hub for empowering ideas committed to fighting for a sustainable, healthy, and compassionate world. Please support us in keeping our mission strong.