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Why an Online Nutrition Degree is So Cost-Efficient

May 28, 2015

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If you’re interested in health and wellness, you may have considered going back to school to pursue your passion, but the cost of higher education can be daunting and prohibitive. Many people don’t realize that they have options, such as pursuing an online nutrition degree. Getting an online nutrition degree is a viable and affordable alternative to taking in-person full-time nutrition courses for many reasons.

Here are the top five savings to consider:  

One: Time is money.  An online program can be done from the comfort of your own home, saving you valuable time and enabling you to continue working and spending time with your family. It’s the perfect option for anyone who needs flexibility and convenience but still wants to earn their online nutrition degree.

Two: Travel costs. Commuting to school takes time and money. Whether you are guzzling gas driving back and forth or even spending money on accommodation for overnight trips, things can really add up.

Three: Room and board costs. College dorms are expensive – many times you are paying a premium to share a room and bathroom with several others – and they’re typically only an option for young people heading off to college for the first time. Studying online is a viable alternative for people who are past the college years and already have their own apartments and homes.

Four: Materials fees. Many university programs require you to spend hundreds of dollars on textbooks that you use only once.  Most online nutrition degree programs make the materials needed for the program available online and included in the tuition.

Five: Lower tuition rates. Because online schools have less overhead, many are able to offer a lower cost to you. That means getting an awesome online nutrition degree for a fraction of the cost.

There are quite a few options out there for you if you want to pursue your online nutrition degree. You can find accredited colleges and universities offering them but they take a long time to finish and often require clinical training and hands-on internships.

For this reason, many people are choosing programs like the Health Coach Training Program Integrative Nutrition offers. Not only can they begin practicing and earning money quickly; but the worldwide recognition and cutting-edge and holistic approach resonate with many people who want to get an online nutrition degree in this day and age.

Have you ever studied online? What was your experience like?

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