There are several avenues available for obtaining a nutrition/health education. You may be considering a degree in Nutrition Sciences. According to the U.S. Department of Education’s 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey, the average out-of-state cost for a BS in Nutrition Sciences is $42,078 a year ($168,312 for 4 years). A two-year associate program averages $18,186 each year. Depending on the university, a Masters in Nutrition Science can cost as much as $65,000 a year.
Online programs for nutrition education run cheaper at an average of $5,640 to $13,960, and are probably a better investment for an aspiring health coach.