Advanced Nutrition Counseling

This is an advanced course that emphasizes counseling as a supportive process, characterized by a collaborative counselor-patient relationship that involves behavior and attitudinal change. It will focus on the conceptual foundations and philosophy of behavior change theories, with an emphasis on motivational interviewing, including application in practice to provide the learner with a collection of evidence-based strategies and counseling skills to promote behavior change in patients/clients. This class will use a variety of teaching approaches (lectures, assigned readings, discussion, demonstration and role play, case studies, video analysis, presentations, and projects).