The Science of the Nutritarian Diet

This course can only be taken as part of the following program:

Focusing primarily on Dr. Fuhrman’s writings and his years of experience treating and preventing chronic disease through superior nutrition, The Science of the Nutritarian Diet examines the most up-to-date research regarding the connection between diet and health.

Timeframe: 6 months to complete

Credits: This course is eligible for 3.2 Continuing Education credit(s)

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During the course you will learn about the powerful effects of food on our health, including the how and why of preventing heart disease, diabetes and cancer with diet and lifestyle methods. You will also learn about the connection between nutrition and the immune system and how toxic hunger and food addiction hamper weight loss efforts.

The course material is broken up in to 5 Units which outline the fundamental principles of Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian approach - a nutrient-dense, plant-rich diet.  Each unit is comprised of multiple lessons.  Each topic is structured with a reading assignment, scientific article(s), recorded webcast, and brief assessment. 

After progressing through all of the units, and successfully passing a final exam you will receiven a certificate of completion for completing the course.

Certificates may be applied toward continuing education credit.

This course qualifies for 32 continuting education contact hours.

Estimated time to complete:  6 months 
As a self-paced course, the time to actually complete the course will vary by the individual. We recommend the student targets completing at least 1 to 1.5 lessons (or spending about 3-5 hours) per week.

This program is offered in an open enrollment format, which means students can enroll and begin at any time. To successfully complete the program, students must pass a final exam in each of the required courses.



  • UNIT 1: Nutrient Density
  • UNIT 2: Comprehensive Nutrient Adequacy
  • UNIT 3: Hormone Favorability
  • UNIT 4: Avoiding Toxins
  • UNIT 5: Toxic Hunger & Food Addiction
  • FINAL EXAM: The Science of the Nutritarian Diet

The End of Dieting

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Dr. Fuhrman explores the science of nutrition and provides a simple and effective strategy to help you lose weight, get healthy and stop dieting – forever. READ MORE

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Super Immunity

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Why do some of us get sick more than others? Dr. Fuhrman explains how proper nutrition is the key to fending off illness, from common colds to cancer. READ MORE

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What students are saying about the Science of the Nutritarian Diet course


I felt the course was just the right mix of challenge and well thought out material to address the general public wishing to go into more depth with their Nutritarian knowledge and also address the physicians and other health professionals wanting to include Nutritarian training into their professions.

— Kathy P.


This class is extremely motivating. The more you learn, the more you want to achieve nutritional excellence. It is heavy on science, but makes you realize what a complex machine the body is.

Joy S.


Even after reading almost all his other books, listening to all of his podcasts and many of his video presentations it forced me to learn about the holes in my understanding, plus covered things I'm sure I didn't read elsewhere. Some issues which I'd read over and over, but just didn't fully appreciate, just clicked, and I'm so grateful for all of it, even for the quizzes that are tough to get through with 100% correct.

— David H.


I am absorbing this information more than I ever did at the lectures and Getaways.  I like the pace of small segments to digest at a time, the videos, the transcripts, and the quizzes.  Everything combined is helping me learn this information very well. 

Emily B.