What is the weekly time commitment for the course?

5-7 hours per week in the course.

What types of assignments will I be asked to complete?

You will be asked to complete written assignments and reflections, discussion boards, and healthy habit posts.

Are there any live sessions?

The course has no scheduled live sessions. The instructor may schedule an optional live session and provide ample time to notify course participants.

Can the course be taken from anywhere, including outside the US?

Yes. Our certificate is 100% online. Please note that class materials are in English.

Are there any required textbooks that must be purchased for the course?

No, there is no required textbook for this course.

Who are typical student audiences taking this course?

This is a 4-week online course intended for those seeking to gain the knowledge to improve their health, fitness and athletic performance. A major goal of this course is to have the student understand the effect of nutrition and exercise in health and athletic performance.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There is no prerequisite required for this course.

How will I be graded?

Students will be graded on timely completion of written assignments and reflections, discussion board posts, and healthy habit posts.

To receive an electronic Certificate of Completion, students must receive a 70% or better in the course. Because this is a non-credit professional program, there is no transcript.

Is this program available for Continuing Education Units?

Yes, this program is eligible for 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Does this course qualify for UVM employee tuition remission?

No. Non-credit courses do not currently qualify for tuition remission.

What browser and computing device should I use for this course?

We recommend using a browser other than Internet Explorer with our Blackboard online learning system. Firefox, Google Chrome, or other browsers tend to work more effectively with Blackboard. It’s very important to note that Blackboard will only work with a desktop or laptop computer. It is not designed to be used with phones or tablets (e.g., iPads), so please make sure you have access to a desktop and/or laptop computer for the duration of the class.