Level 1: Basics Principles in Functional Food Science
This course aims to educate research professionals, students, and the public through descriptions of functional food components, health benefits, chronic diseases, global markets, and sensory evaluation.
The course introduces the emerging field of functional food science. The course discusses the definition of functional foods and their importance. Students will learn how functional foods can be used to reduce the risk of disease and manage chronic diseases. Regulation of functional food definitions and bioactive compounds will also be discussed.
By completing this course participants should be able to:
Course Dates: Ongoing upon registration
Duration: 8 weeks
Provider Reference Number: BPFFS106
Location: Online, Functional Food Institute
Admission Requirements: General Biology, Food & Nutrition, or relevent educational/professional experience
Credits Toward Certification (CFFS): 20
Required Text: Basic Principles of Functional Food Science (Volume 6)
ASFFBC Membership: Your course enrollment includes 1 year of free membership to the ASFFBC
Cost : $595.00 USD
*Partial scholarships and group discounts available
**This course may be completed for Continued Professional Development and may be eligible for tuition reimbursement from your employment institution
This intensive course can you help to :
1. Enhance career opportunities with the latest knowledge in functional foods
2. Learn how bioactive compounds support optimal health, wellness, and disease prevention/management
3. Prepare to teach an introductory course on functional foods at a university or accredited institution
4. Improve knowledge in the English language - for all international students
*Course may be taken in conjunction with International Functional Food Science Conference where participants will be able to attend and network with industry professionals.
**This Course is currently offered as an 8 week online course. FFC is also preparing to offer this course at our San Diego office, tentative May 2019. The classroom time for course completion will be 48 hours, for a total duration of one month.