Q: I already have dual-training in nutrition and psychology. Can this course provide me with anything new?
A: NP 110 lays the foundation for a field that examines the connection between diet and psychological and mental health. While individual studies and information on the diet-mental health connection exist, they have not yet been consolidated into a unified structure which allows for the consolidation of research from multiple areas of study, new terms and definitions, unique methods and concepts, and a new way of thinking about the diet-mental health connection.
Q: Is this course fully online?
A: Yes, this course is taught fully online through the CNP website and can be completed at your own pace. It is created from text, ppt, animated videos, and some voice.
Q: Can I enroll in the course at any time?
A: Yes, the course has open enrollment and students can begin this course at any time.
Q: How much does this course cost?
A. The introductory cost of this course is $299. This price includes all course content, videos, download kits, knowledge checks, quizzes and the final exam plus certificate of completion.
Q: Can I use the information contained in this course to assist in diagnosis or interventions within my practice?
A. The information in this course cannot be used to inform diagnosis or intervention within clinical practice. Rather, it provides a structure and conceptualization through which we can improve our knowledge of the Diet-Mental Health Relationship.
Q: Is this the first of other NP courses provided by CNP?
A. Yes. This is the first in a series of courses that will eventually comprise a certificate in NP.
Q: How does this course provide post-doctoral education in psychology?
A: Currently, psychologists have little to no formal education or training in the evidence base illustrating the interconnections between diet and psychological functioning, processes, and experience. However, this topic is highly relevant to the education of psychologists and the practice of psychology because it provides psychologists with the evidence base, concepts, and language used to describe the diet-mental health relationship. Those having completed a doctoral program in psychology will benefit from learning about the evidence-based interconnections between diet and its influence on the human experience. The terms and conceptualization presented in this course are novel and useful, providing a common language by which psychologists can communicate regarding the diet-mental health relationship (DMHR). For these reasons, we believe that those having completed a doctoral program in psychology will benefit from this course.
Q: What are the limitations of this course?
A: Great effort has been undertaken to identify and consolidate the growing body of research characterizing the diet-mental health relationship (which spans the fields of psychology, nutrition, and neuroscience). While some learners may be aware of a portion of this research, NP 110 presents this research within a unified context and contains novel language, conceptualization, and methods that are not provided in any existing university-based curriculum.