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 Program
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 have the option to begin the program in second semester of Grade 10 or 11. 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.
Who will deliver the course?
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.
When does the course take place?
Courses are delivered three mornings a week, Monday to Wednesday, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
CCSD high school students are eligible to apply for this program and must achieve 60% in the following courses while enrolled in this Dual-Credit program:
- Math 20–1 or Math 20-2 and;
- ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 and;
- One of the following: Chemistry 20, Science 20, Physics 30 or Biology 30.
- Religion and CALM would also need to be completed online in order to meet program requirements.
Note: It is also recommended to complete HCS3000 Workplace Safety Systems.
Students must also:
- Realize this program is a five semester commitment
Note: The last semester is a community project.
- Realize attendance is a high priority in this program both at SAIT and for high school courses.
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. Click here for detailed Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles information.