9 Ways to Get a Vegan Education
Take your love of animals, food, and health to the next level by enrolling in a vegan-centric education program.
You’re already making stellar choices every day to help animals and boost your health while simultaneously indulging in some of the most delicious food out there, but what if you could make a living just being your awesome self? Okay, so it’s slightly more complicated than that, but there are a plethora of fantastic education programs from certificates to master’s degrees available covering topics such as nutrition and health; culinary arts and cooking; humane animal treatment and activism; and even nonprofit business. If you’re serious about a career saving the seals or are convinced you have what it takes to develop the best vegan food products of all time, get to it! (And seriously, send us samples.) So sharpen your pencils, break out your binders, and expect to graduate with a degree in awesome.
Courses in Humane-ities
Live, eat, sleep, and breathe veganism and animal activism while always thinking about the big picture issues and striving to make the world a better place? We give you an A+ for effort, and we’d guess you’d probably earn a couple too if you were to enroll in these dedicated programs.
The Institute for Humane Education
This innovative education center developed the first humane education training certificate program and the first Master of Education in Humane Education in the US thanks to its partnership with Valparaiso University. The institute also offers a Master of Arts in Humane Education, concentrations in Humane Education for graduate programs in Instructional Leadership and Liberal Studies, and a credit-bearing Graduate Certificate in humane education. Want to really see your values manifest into action? This is the place to do it.
Humane Society University
HSU offers a variety of courses and programs as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees focusing on the human-animal bond and advocacy; animal care and protection; and policy, advocacy, education, and nonprofit management. Continuing-education courses are also available for industry professionals or those interested in personal in the humane movement, humane education, advocacy, and humane law enforcement.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapters & Animal Law Program
ALDF’s Animal Law Program works with existing school administrations to develop new animal-law courses and form Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters—student groups affiliated with ALDF that work toward bettering lives for animals via the legal system.
Major [in] Nutrition
Wish you could write a prescription for kale? These comprehensive nutrition programs will help you get the greens to those in need of healthful guidance.
The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
The program options at this accredited institution can help you start a career as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist while getting hands-on experience in natural nutrition.
This nonprofit, private university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on science-based natural medicine and combines mind, body, and spiritual practices that are rooted in medicines available in nature.
eCornell University Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition
This online certificate program developed by The China Study author and biochemist T. Colin Campbell is designed for anyone from the general public to medical professionals in hopes of extending the reach of the power of plant-based diets to maintain health and prevent disease.
Vegan Cooking 101
Our favorite kinds of students are the ones who are in pursuit of filling our bellies. If you’re particularly gifted in the kitchen, why not take that skill to school and enroll in one of these tasty culinary programs?
Natural Gourmet Institute
You’ll be in good company if you study the culinary arts here—VegNews’ own Colleen Holland is a graduate! Train to be a vegan chef or just take your home-cooked dishes up a notch with some public classes.
Living Light Culinary Institute
This raw institute offers a unique Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training Certification Program. This program does double duty as you learn to cook nutritionally dense meals while learning how to teach others the ropes, too.
The School of Natural Cookery
Whole foods living meets serious culinary expertise at this institution, where students learn to cook from instinct rather than recipe. Program commitments range from one week to more than a year.
3 Cheap Ways to Stock Your Vegan Bar
Bring on the booze without breaking your bank with these easy tips to make your cocktails refreshingly frugal.
Read More »
3 Rules for Stellar Homemade Vegan Cheese
Vegan cheesemaking pro Miyoko Schinner shares essential tips for making life-changing vegan cheeses.
Read More »
How to Host a Summery Vegan Cocktail Party on the Cheap
Don't let limited funds get in the way of your urge to throw a swanky soirée—just think thrifty with these tips.
Read More »
10 Essentials for the Ultimate Fourth of July
Celebrate our stars and stripes in style with these must-haves for a killer Independence Day.
Read More »
7 Must-Have Vegan Summer Beauty Essentials
We fill you in on everything you need to protect your skin, plus three one-ingredient beauty recipes.
Read More »
- Vegan Father's Day
- 25 Ways to Relax, Vegan-Style
- Vegan Bakery Cinnaholic Wins Big on Shark Tank
- 9 Vegan Foods For Healthy, Beautiful Skin
- Zombie-Free French Toast
- Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Adopt Esther the Wonder Pig
- A Day in the Life: Vedge Chef Rich Landau
- Colleen Holland: My Top 10 Favorite Vegan Beauty Brands
- Vegan St. Patricks Day 101
- Colleen Holland's 15 Most-Anticipated Vegan Cookbooks of 2014
- It's Never Too Late to Go Vegan
- Your Valentine on Veganism: An Infographic
- How to Date a Vegan
- 8 Delicious Vegan Aphrodisiacs
- The Vegan Guide to Chinese New Year
- Colleen Holland's Top 10 Favorite Vegan Foods in 2014
- VegNews Exclusive: Q&A with The Cooking Channels Jason Wrobel
- 31 Changes in 31 Days
- VegNews Vegan Starter Kit
- Colleen Holland: How I Became a Healthy Vegan