T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.
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Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition offered through the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and eCornell.
Overall health and risk of degenerative disease are inextricably linked to dietary practice. This course introduces both individual and health practitioners to a new way of thinking about nutrition and explores the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet, based on the research of leading expert T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.
Topics in this three-course series include the troubled state of health and healthcare in America, fundamentals of nutrition, research and findings from The China Project and an examination of current nutrition research practices and methodology. Also included are guest lectures from experts in the field including Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., Dr. John McDougall, M.D., Dr. Antonia Demas, Ph.D., Dr. Matthew Lederman, M.D., Dr. Doug Lisle, Ph.D. and more.
Start learning about the possibilities today:
- Earn your certificate in as little as six weeks
- Series of three, two week online courses
- Independent learning platform with on-line support for live instructors
- Work at your own pace from anywhere with an internet connection
- Participate in group discussions with students from around the world
- Attend live “office hour” chat sessions with your instructor
- Receive continuing education credits
After reading 'The China Study', on a recommendation from a client who is a dentist, I was immediately enthralled and impacted by
the science presented and began to transition to plant-based foods. Being hungry for more info as fast as possible, I saw the info
about the online course in the book, called and signed up right away. The information in the course has had a powerful impact on my life, I'm seeing results, and sharing with others. This is the truth I've been wanting so badly. Rebecca, our instructor, is very passionate and encouraging. She made the online experience powerful for me and was especially helpful with this being my first online course. I'm ready for the rest of the continuum! Bring it on and let's impact the planet."
Today at my store I processed a prescription for a nurse who works in cardiology at a local hospital. As we talked, she disclosed her doctor's dissatisfaction with her "numbers". I shared with her the way to better health (and numbers). She was very grateful and recalled from her nursing school days how she was given only only a few days instruction in nutrition. I started her back to a healthy lifestyle of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans. I made her promise to "kick" the meat and dairy habit!!!!
I feel truly privileged to be a part of this course at a time when we can use the knowledge to make a real difference in the world. Dr. Campbell's message is critical to our health, and the evidence presented in the course cannot be ignored. The information is easy to understand and communicate, my fellow students are brimming with enthusiasm, and our instructor is incredibly supportive. I can't wait for the next module.
While walking on the beach one day I ran into a friend of mine and she mentioned that she was now a vegan. The reason why she had become a vegan was because of the book, The China Study by T. Colin Campbell. She suggested I read it and I did. I was impressed and fasinated by the book. On the last page there was an announcement of the upcoming classes on plant-based nutrition based on the book, The China Study. I enrolled.
I have recently finished the first course. I believe that the evidence is irrefutable that a plant based life style is the way to avoid several devastating diseases that include cancer, heart disease and obesity to name a few.
Because of the book and the course along with Dr. Campbell's excellent lectures, I have been on a plant based diet for the past three months. I have lost weight (I needed to lose 10 lbs and have done that) have an upbeat attitude toward our troubled world and plan on living this life style for whatever time I have left on this planet. It simply makes sense. Because of these courses and a background I have as an Executive Director of a full facility YMCA I have the opportunity to work with cancer patients and their eating habits.
This is such a rare and crucial certification whose time has finally come and there could be nothing more perfect than to have it originate from T. Colin Campbell. I have been very successful teaching plant based nutrition at Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ since January 2006 and getting certified from Cornell University has made a great impact on my classes and my students. Thank you Professor Campbell for taking the time and energy to design this one of a kind program. The troops are most definitely getting organized and so much of that is because of you.
With Deep Respect,
WOW....very insightful, after taking the course on "Plant Based Nutrition", I am
very mindful of what I eat, and when I am in the supermarket, I would read the packaging to see what the content is. If nothing else, it opens up a whole new world, for the things we eat.
I loved the vast variety of information provided in this class obtained from the lectures themselves, the discussion boards and from you, the instructor!
Every day I couldn't wait to sign on to my computer to do the lectures, quizzes and join in the discussion boards! The class kept my interest because it was challenging and made me think. Even though I am already in the nutrition field I learned new information about the politics of food and how it affects the health of all Americans. I will spread this information to peers, medical team members and patients at my place of employment as well as passing it on to friends and family.
Dr. Campbell's research and teachings, founded in solid science, have opened my eyes. I previously considered coronary artery disease to be a terminal illness on par with cancer. The data presented here has demonstrated that this process can not only be arrested, but in some cases reversed. I have personally adopted Dr. Campbell's dietary recommendations and am now passing the information from these studies on to my patients. Previously, after helping patients thru their acute medical crisis, my best hope and advice was to modify their risk factors and hope for the best. I can now encourage them to adopt this regimen with a good prospect of having a significant impact on the course of their disease process. I am enthusiastically looking forward to the next two sections of the course.
Marc R. Katz MD
Cardiac Surgery Specialists
Medical Director, Bon Secours Heart & Vascular Institute
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
As a plant-based nutrition and cooking instructor for The Cancer Project, I found the Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition to be a wonderful program. Theknowledge I gained from the program helped me understand on a molecular level how cancer forms in the body, how it reproduces and what we can do to stop it. Having that deeper understanding of the process helps me explain it to my students. And once they foster a true understanding of the process, they are much more likely to adjust to healthier eating habits. Understanding the process is more powerful than referring to obscure studies that may or may not point to cancer growth - it is definitive. Skepticism runs high when promoting a plant-based diet, so this program has also brought me much needed credibility.
Continuing Education Credits
Physicians, nurses, pharmacists
30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
30 Nursing Contact Hours
30 Hours Pharmacy CE
Certified Health Education Specialists
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Other Continuing Education Credits
Professional Accreditation, Credentials & Licensure
by T. Colin Campbell
For almost 50 years, I have designed and directed large research projects in the areas of nutrition and health. As a result of this experience, I have come to realize that most nutrition and health information is very misleading. It is no coincidence that we now have a health care crisis which is very expensive and which compromises the quality of life for millions of Americans and others living on a Western-style diet. . . READ FULL STATEMENT >>