No, NEI offers online education in the area of nutrition with a focus on disease prevention and reversal and weight loss. There are no physical classes to attend or travel requirements necessary to complete the program.
NEI allows learners to learn anytime, anywhere, on any device. The system is fully supported on all computers and mobile devices. Access to the internet is required.
While not a requirement, the classroom is best viewed using a minimum screen resolution of 1024×768
There are no written assignments or essay portions to any of the quizzes or final exams.
Quizzes and final exams are all multiple choice assessments taken online within the NEI virtual classroom.
Before you start a final exam be sure you are prepared and can allocate ample time to complete.
Textbooks are not included in the price of the course—you are responsible for purchasing them. They are available in print or digitally through www.DrFuhrman.com/shop and can be found in the 'Required Texts' tab on the Program details page. Additional required materials, such as scientific articles and videos are included at no additional cost.
The required texts for each course can be found on the course details page. The lesson plans within the course clearly outline the reading assignments for each module. It is advisable to order your textbooks at least a week in advance of enrollment so that you are ready to start immediately. The required reading books are also available as ebooks.
The print function is restricted within the course modules to protect content, however, there is a reference link provided for each article in the module heading, which can be copied and pasted into your browser to access a printable view if preferred.
To view required reading articles within a module use the zoom function on your device to enlarge the view as necessary. For example, in windows hold Ctrl and scroll the mouse wheel up or down OR use Ctrl and '+' or '-' to make it larger or smaller, respectively.
Each course has its own suggested timeframe, which starts once you enroll. Timeframes are listed on the individual course page. You must complete all coursework, pass all quizzes and complete the final exam(s) within the course/program timeframe. Reminder email notices will be sent to you to help you stay on track. No quizzes or exams will be administered after the program timeframe has ended.
When you enroll in a certificate program, you will have a set amount of time from your date of enrollment in which to successfully complete all courses, quizzes and final exams. The timeframe for the program is listed on the program details page. You can find your individual enrollment end date in My Account. Courses must be completed in a specified order, before the program enrollment end date passes. The program must be completed within the specified time frame, however, since it is self-paced the time will be dependent on the individual’s time commitment. The time frame is set to allow for ample time to complete the program but most likely students will complete the coursework much sooner.
Since all the coursework is self-paced, you can study and take quizzes at the times most convenient for you: days, nights, weekends, etc. We suggest that you pace yourself so that you can complete 1.5–2 lessons per week, or about 5-7 hours, including quizzes and allow yourself a week to review before taking the final exam for each course.
Note: if you fail a final exam, you can only purchase a retake if your Program/Course time frame has not ended. Your individual enrollment end date can be found in the Nutritarian Education Institute section of My Account.
If you fail a final exam, you will need to purchase a retake in order to successfully complete the course. If you are registered for an individual course, the retake option will only be available if your course completion time frame has not ended. If you are registered in a certificate program, the retake option will only be available if your program completion deadline has not ended.
Yes, once you complete a quiz or final exam you will be able to view your test results immediately within your course dashboard as long as you have access to the classroom. Final exam grades are maintained and will always be available in the Nutritarian Education Institute section of My Account on the www.DrFuhrman.com website.
After placing your order you will receive an email with the information to access your videos through Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Education Institute (NEI) classroom. You can always see your purchase and the status of your access in My Account by going into the NEI section. Follow the ‘Enter the Classroom’ button to watch your video(s). The video(s) are not downloaded on your computer, you can view them through the NEI classroom video platform as many times as you want until your access expires.
Each Video On Demand product has its own access period which is stated at time of purchase. The expiration date is noted on your order email notification. The date that your access expires is also noted in the Nutritarian Education Institute section of your My Account profile at www.DrFuhrman.com
Continuing education credits may or may not be available for Video On Demand. If they are offered, there is an administrative fee that must be paid for at enrollment or by contacting Customer Service. When purchased, Video On Demand continuing education credit certificates must be requested through the Events department at firstname.lastname@example.org or Customer Service at email@example.com after successfully completing the video(s) and any additional required materials.
Upon the successful completion of a course, you will receive a certificate of completion recognizing your achievement. If you register for, and successfully complete a certificate program, you will receive a certificate of completion. Access to download and print your certificate for a course or program is available in the Nutritarian Education Institute section of My Account at www.DrFuhrman.com.
College credit via direct college accreditation is not currently available. However, we currently offer continuing education (CE) credits for each course or certificate program successfully completed. To be eligible, select the course or program option that includes CE credits when you enroll.
If you have questions concerning what you need to do to receive credit for participation in NEI courses or certificate programs, or if you have any other questions related to continuing education credits please contact your respective association or organization for guidance.
Once you successfully complete the coursework and pass the quizzes and final exams, no additional testing will be required. It is recommended that you stay current with all of Dr. Fuhrman’s published works as new information is constantly being added and subscribe to the NEI mailing list to keep up with new course/program offerings.
A person who has completed a certificate program at NEI will have studied a broad body of research about the role of nutrition in reversing and preventing disease and achieving optimal health. As an NEI graduate you will possess a tremendous amount of applicable and specialized knowledge in the field of nutrition, however you cannot use the titles “nutritionist,” “dietician” or “registered dietician” as a result of completing any course or certificate program at Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Education Institute (NEI).
You are considered an alumnus of NEI when you successfully complete a certificate program. To submit your details for the Alumni Listing, visit the Nutritarian Education Institute section of My Account at www.DrFuhrman.com.
This program is an excellent tool for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of nutrition and optimizing health for preventing and reversing disease. It is also beneficial for health and medical professionals who want to broaden their knowledge of how nutrition can influence disease and health outcomes.
No previous nutrition or medical background is required, all are welcome!
At this time we are only offering enrollment in the certificate program. The courses are designed to build from the foundation of basic nutrition into the fundamental principles of a nutrient-dense, plant-rich approach to weight loss and disease prevention and treatment.
Enrollment in a certificate program or course does not include membership to DrFuhrman.com. Students may purchase a membership for an additional fee. Note that registered students will have access to any required course materials (outside of required reading books) within their NEI classroom.
All enrollment fees are non-returnable, non-refundable and non-transferrable.
The Premier Affiliate Program (PAP) is exclusively offered to NEI alumni who have websites which are used to actively promote Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian approach and products. The PAP offers alumni the abilitiy to earn double the commissions of Dr. Fuhrman's standard affiliate program. Once enrolled in the PAP, alumni start earning commissions for purchases made at DrFuhrman.com by customers referred from their website. Request details about the NEI PAP program.
Eligibility is exclusive to NEI alumni who have successfully completed an NEI program of studies, including the former Nutritarian Education Trainer Certificate Program (NETCP) or the Advanced Nutritarian Studies (ANS) and the current Nutritarian Studies Program. Those alumni must demonstrate proof of program completion (NEI certificate of completion) and have an existing website and submit an application to be accepted into the program.