I have read about this program and it has peaked my interest. I've read the CS twice, even own it on audio book. Does one have to have a degree to take the course or any other prerequisite? Is it very expensive?
Is this open source?
There were students with diverse diets ranging from raw vegan to Neanderthal and omniconfused type diets.
do you mean as in the courses at mit:
i don't think so, but chris will likely know for sure.
Nexterra, I don't get the cooked food (particularly starches) emphasis, except the diet would be more practical for the mainstream. I'm in the Doctor of philosophy in holistic natural health and nutrition at the University of Natural Health, too. The college emphasizes more of Doug Graham's type of diet since it is raw, as you know and it is a long-term project with a degree. Depending on how far you go with the studies at the college you'll cover everything in the eCornell courses and it is flexible since you can go at your own pace and pay gradually. There is plenty of material to cover, though. The e-Cornell courses would potentially fulfill continuing education requirements if those are a concern to maintain a health related certification. The natural health degree is not regionally certified so my employers (and probably yours) are not going to pay extra for completing it but I implement the information in courses I teach and with patients I see, anyway. A standard nutrition degree is meaningless to me and perhaps it would be for you too since the conventional nutrition degrees promote the 4 food groups, cooked food, etc.
Any idea how much the course costs? Also a link to the registration for the online course would be helpful.