Nutrition, Heart Disease and Diabetes, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
2 months
149 USD/full
149 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Nutrition, Heart Disease and Diabetes Certificate in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX. Discover the latest insights on the importance of nutrition and lifestyle in the development and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus in the online open course.

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Learn about the role of nutrition in relation to diseases of the circulatory system and diabetes, which are major causes of death worldwide. You’ll learn about the etiology of heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, stroke, other forms of cardiovascular diseases and how often these occur worldwide. 

You will learn about biological modifiable risk factors, such as blood pressure, blood cholesterol and obesity, and how they impact these diseases in a different way. After completing this course you will also have gained a deeper insight in underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, such as insulin resistance, and the role of (epi)genetic factors.

Dieticians and doctors often get questions from their patients on what they can do to improve their health. In this course, part of the Professional Certificate Program Nutrition and Disease, you will learn about the interaction between nutrients, diets and cardiometabolic disease (heart disease and diabetes). 

Key facts

The Nutrition, Heart Disease and Diabetes  Certificate from EdX in partnership with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX is especially valuable for professionals (in training) from various disciplines related to nutrition and health, e.g. nutritionists, epidemiologists, public health workers, physicians, health care professionals, health policy makers, nutrition educators, biologists, and food scientists.

This course, is part of the Nutrition and Disease Professional Certificate Program.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Cardiometabolic Disease Risk
  •  Role of diet – Prevention of Cardiometabolic Disease
  • Pathophysiology of Cardiometabolic Disease
  • Molecular Aspects
  • Nutritional Strategies to Reduce Cardiometabolic Diseases

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • 6 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Knowledge of basic biology is useful

Tuition Fee

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