In partnership with SAIT, the district offers a free 2.5 year (five semester) program to earn a Dual-Credit Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles Certificate in high school.
About the programEnrollment requirements
The program focuses on nutrition and its role in human development, disease, current trends and the principles of critically evaluating information about nutrition. Students will also learn about sports nutrition, health promotion and behaviour change. Students will modify and evaluate recipes for population needs and complete a major project related to their areas of interest in healthy living.
Students complete their high school diploma requirements using SAIT nutrition courses as CTS credits. This program has been designed to fulfill requirements of Alberta Education, and the SAIT Dual-Credit Nutrition Program.
SAIT instructors will deliver the program on-campus with some materials delivered online through SAIT’s D2L system. Students will be supervised by a CCSD off-campus teacher. Courses are delivered three mornings a week, Monday to Wednesday, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Students are also required to purchase textbooks and manuals over the course of the program.
High school students who are applying for this program must:
- Complete the HCS3000 Workplace Safety Systems course
- Achieve minimum 60 per cent in the following courses while enrolled in the program:
- Math 20-1 or 20-2
- ELA 30-1 or 30-2
- Chemistry 20 or Biology 20
- Biology 30 or Physics 30
- Commit to this five-semester program
- Attend all classes
Students may begin the program in the second semester of Grade 10 or Grade 11. Program benefits
This dual-credit program prepares students to enter the workforce as a nutrition counsellor.
Successful graduates of the program will:
- Earn 36 high school CTS credits
- Earn 22.5 SAIT credits
- Receive a SAIT Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles Certificate of Completion
- Receive the opportunity to write the Government of Alberta Food Safety and Sanitation exam to receive certification in Food Safety and Sanitation
Note: This program does not qualify students to work as registered dietitians and students who are beginning Grade 11 will need to complete the program one semester after graduating high school.
Students can apply at their high school through their counsellor, career practitioner or off-campus teacher.