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Introducing: A holistic nutrition and wellness program with a foundation in the culinary arts

Stand out in the health & wellness industry with a credential that combines skills in nutrition, mindfulness, and healthy lifestyles with a foundation in crafting delicious, balanced meals.

Traditional nutrition education models have placed little emphasis on translating scientific knowledge into the skills needed to craft nutritious, great-tasting meals… until now.

Nutrition-minded cooks and those just starting out can enjoy learning the fundamentals of nutrition knowledge, plus holistic health & wellness and coaching education, combined with technical cooking skills based in the art of great cuisine.

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Skills Training

Explore unique skills in the fast-growing nutrition and wellness industry*

Escoffier’s programs for holistic nutrition and wellness are designed to provide you with industry-ready skills in nutrition and wellness, underscored by a solid foundation in the culinary arts.

*Health and Wellness Market Growth, Precedence Research. The global health and wellness market was valued at USD 4,886.70 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach over USD 7,656.7 billion by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.


Acquire foundational knowledge to pursue careers in nutritional food preparation, personal chef for hire, food wellness coaching, in addition to culinary careers with nutritionally-balanced menus.


Explore food consumption and diet through the lens of human nutrition as a science and nutritional vs. traditional cooking techniques. Examine foundations in the culinary arts and the fundamentals of healthy baking.


Allergies, food intolerances, and diet preferences require new skills and approaches when working with clients. Examine specialized diets and wellness concepts including mindfulness and holistic approaches to well-being and sustainability.


Practical business skills are required to run a profitable enterprise, whether it's your own or your employer's. Examine business principles such as purchasing, cost control, entrepreneurship, and business operations management.

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Lesson Examples

Here are just a few of the activities and lessons you can experience

Get a glimpse of what happens in our online classrooms.

Help clients with coaching and interpersonal influence

  • Help clients improve their health and well-being with transformative learning.
  • Explore the concept of psychological flow or being “in the zone.”
  • Nudge clients towards self-actualization of their highest and best potential.

Plan healthful menus

  • Create foods that aren’t just nutritious but also delicious.
  • Work with appropriate substitutions for common allergies and intolerances.
  • Gain cooking skills you can teach to clients.

Start a business plan

  • Explore the fundamentals of capturing and vetting a new business idea.
  • Examine ways of pitching investors or bootstrapping on your own.
  • Share and improve your idea with instructors who have entrepreneurial experience.

Explore food's effect on mental, physical, and spiritual health

  • Investigate how wellness and nutrition practices contribute to the whole being.
  • Explore how to make longevity and healthful aging a reachable goal.
  • Discuss the roles of the environment, hydration, and purposeful movement in wellness.

Investigate sleep, stress management, mindfulness, herbology, and Eastern healing

  • Examine the role of sleep cycles and circadian rhythms in wellness.
  • Compare and contrast foods, teas, herbal extracts, and pharmaceutical supplements.
  • Describe how Eastern healing techniques improve balance of body systems.
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The global wellness economy is currently valued at $4.5 trillion and is growing at 6.4 percent— nearly twice as fast as global economic growth. Healthy Eating, Nutrition and Weight Loss is the 2nd largest sector in the space, at $702 billion.*

The Global Wellness Institute
*Wellness Economy Statistics & Facts, The Global Wellness Institute

Get practical skills that could grow a business or private coaching practice

Examine how to coach clients, design a nutritious menu, and explore wellness concepts you could use to transform bodies and lives. All of Escoffier's programs can offer a balanced, business-focused curriculum.
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Menu Design
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Purchasing & Cost Control
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Coaching Techniques & Practices

Holistic nutrition and wellness diploma and degree program courses

The 6-week externship: Apply what you learn to real-life experiences in holistic nutrition and wellness

Build on your coursework and gain experience working with wellness-minded professionals in foodservice, nutrition, and related disciplines. With training and mentorship from others in the business, you can develop practical skills and build a strong foundation for accomplishing your career goals.

Holistic nutrition and wellness degree courses

Gain a professional edge in nutrition and wellness.

The Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Holistic Nutrition and Wellness goes a step beyond the Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Diploma program.

It includes all coursework in the online diploma program, plus additional coursework in business, psychology, history, culture, religion, economics, and more.

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business operations
Use managerial accounting and cost control methods in business operations.
the role of food
Discuss the role of food and its contribution and influence over history, culture, religion, economics, and politics.
psychological principles
Apply psychological principles to the workplace.

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Accredited and Respected Worldwide

The reputation of the institution where you earn your degree or diploma is an important measure of value. Escoffier is recognized industry-wide as a leader in culinary education. The Boulder, Colorado campus develops and delivers Escoffier’s online programs. It is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) and is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools.

#1 in the world
Ranked best culinary school in the world by Chef’s Pencil 2020
Top 10 culinary schools in the United States - USA Today 2019
*Based on comparable student population data for Austin and Boulder as currently reported in Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
Cost & Time

Yes, you can afford to pursue a career in holistic nutrition and wellness*

Knowledge is the most-important asset of any business, but what kind of investment is required to gain the knowledge you need? Fortunately, Escoffier’s programs are designed with affordability in mind.*

The good news: most Escoffier students apply and qualify for financial aid. The Boulder campus—including its online programs—is approved for federal financial aid and U.S. veterans benefits.

*Consider your situation and resources to determine what is affordable and on budget, for you.

54% of Boulder students who entered postsecondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2021-22 for those who applied and qualified, College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics
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Federal Student Aid
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Scholarships and Grants
Learn about scholarships and financial grants that could be available to those who apply and qualify.
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Military Benefits
Eligible active duty, veterans, and their family members have specific grants available to them to help them reach their educational goals.
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Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Diploma
Program Cost: $21,751
Program Length: 60 Weeks
Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Associate Degree
Program Cost: $33,035
Program Length: 84 Weeks
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How Much Per Month?

For all students, the average amount of aid awarded in the form of federal student loans in 2021-22 was $11,125, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Be sure to check with an Escoffier financial aid representative to understand what costs, loans, and loan repayments might be for your specific situation.

In other words, you typically don’t have to pay for your tuition all at once: most Escoffier students qualify for financial aid, which can include a combination of Pell grants and student loans.

Most of Escoffier’s Boulder campus students (including online programs) who entered post-secondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2021-22 (for those who applied and qualified).*

Career Outlook

Your career success could start with a credential in holistic nutrition and wellness

The demand for healthy food choices and support for well-being continues to grow, and it’s driving the demand for related careers.

  • 84% of consumers consider health and wellness when purchasing food;
  • More than half (55%) are willing to pay more for healthy foods, and
  • 3 in 4 consumers seek more personalized nutrition planning.*

Additionally, the global health & wellness food market is projected to grow from $124.26 billion in 2023 to $232.46 billion by 2030—a compound annual growth rate of 9.3%.

All of this points to a critical need for skilled holistic health professionals to create long-term, alternative wellness plans for improving nutrition, physical activity, and other healthy lifestyle habits.

Most consumers see potential benefits from food as medicine*

The right foods can help keep me healthy and prevent me from suffering certain health problems:
The right foods can be therapeutic and help alleviate certain health problems:
Eating the right food can be the best medicine:
I’m willing to spend more for food that can act like medicine:

The healthy takeout market is projected to more than double, from $18 billion in 2022 to $47.5 billion in 2032.*

*Healthy Takeout Market Outlook, Future Market Insights

Discover how you can prepare yourself for job opportunities in holistic nutrition and wellness

Help others build a positive relationship with food and diet as a foundation to improve their overall health and well-being.

Escoffier’s holistic nutrition and wellness programs are designed to support careers assisting restaurant guests, personal chef clientele, and everyday consumers looking for healthier eating options and overall enhancements to their well-being.

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EXAMPLE Job Titles
  • Wellness coach
  • Menu developer
  • Community health worker
  • Holistic nutrition cook
  • Caterer and personal cook
ExamplE Employers
  • Health-focused restaurants
  • Fitness studios or spas
  • Wellness resorts
  • Community health centers

You might also explore self-employment opportunities as a health & wellness coach, healthy foods caterer, and other nutrition and wellness fields!

Some Escoffier graduates have found jobs with top employers like these:

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Explore Careers and Externships in Our Career Center with the Help of Our Career Services Specialists

Get “insider knowledge” on how you can uncover career opportunities with our employer partners.

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Career Planning

Get clear on your goals and understand career options. Use your externship to explore and experiment.
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Resume and Portfolio Assistance

Build a resume and portfolio that catches the attention of employers in the niche where you’d like to work.
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Interview Preparation

We can help you practice your interview skills to be ready for questions that come your way.

Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Program Admission Requirements

Escoffier’s admissions requirements include a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED). You do not need any specific work experience, nor do you have to take the ACT or SAT to be admitted to any program at Escoffier.

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