Empowering innovative education in mental healthcare
The 100-level series is academically oriented. Each course in this series will help you establish a solid theoretical foundation of the field of Nutritional Psychology. Beginning with NP 110, these courses will form the basis of the new certification program.
Courses in the 200-level series will have an applied focus. Their goal is to help mental health and allied professionals build the skills necessary to educate clients in addressing the DMHR. These courses will also focus more strongly on scope of practice.
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NP 110 content is designed for educators in mind! Content from NP 110 is university-level and can form the basis for inclusion within any college-level syllabus. Contact us for further details if you would like to incorporate NP within your curriculum.
NP 110 is the foundational course in the study of nutritional psychology and is a prerequisite for all future NP courses. This course provides conceptualization in NP and introduces key terms, concepts, and findings supported by nearly 3,000 research studies (housed within the CNP Research Libraries). The six major elements defining the Diet-Mental Health Relationship (DMHR) are explored, including the psychological, cognitive, behavioral, sensory-perceptual, interoceptive, and psychosocial elements. Enrollment is now open!
Coming Fall 2021!
NP 120 explores the mechanisms, communication pathways, and dietary elements involved in the gut-brain axis and microbiome in relation to our psychological processes and mental health. Enrollment open Fall 2021!
Coming Fall 2021!
This course introduces the interconnected and bi-directional relationship existing between dietary intake and psychobiological response to stress. Referred to as the ‘Diet-Stress Relationship” (DSR) this course employs concepts from both the fields of psychology and nutrition to inform our understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms through which diet and stress interconnect.
Coming Summer 2022
This course will benefit those who wish to develop understanding in the evidence-based relationship between dietary intake patterns and mood, behavior, and psychological functioning in the child and adolescent population.
The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction
Connecting what we eat with how we feel
Explores the relationship between dietary intake and family, culture, community, society
Explores the relationship between dietary intake patterns and our feelings, moods, and emotions (e.g., resilience, flourishing, creativity, happiness, depression, anxiousness, irritation, sadness, well-being)
Explores the relationship between dietary intake and reactions, actions and behaviors in which we engage in relating to dietary intake
Take steps to develop your understanding of the relationship between diet and mental health. Together, we can build a new model of mental healthcare to include this important piece of the puzzle.