About IFT Short Courses IFT organizes, co-sponsors and hosts short courses in its effort to provide the food community an opportunity to learn and exchange ideas.

IFT organizes, co-sponsors and hosts a variety of in-person short courses as part of our mission to provide the food science community an opportunity to learn and exchange ideas. These courses are team-taught by leaders and experts in the field of food science, technology, and related disciplines. Check back here frequently for course updates and registration information.

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Notice: Design Thinking: Powerful Methods to Improve your Product Development that was planned for July in Chicago will be rescheduled. Check back here for updates. Be the First to Know!

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Product Development Through the Eyes of the Consumer: Applying Sensory and Consumer Insight Tools for Development Success August 27-28, 2019
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This course is for the product development professional and the sensory scientist working with developers striving to align their work with the needs and wants of the consumer. To increase the potential for a successful product launch, the course will create a better understanding of the engagement and assessment tools available and how we can use them. The course will use large and small group discussion platforms to ensure the practical application of tools, as well as provide a venue for developers and scientists to ask specific questions addressing unique challenges or experiences. 

All prices to increase $100 after July 26


Continuing Education Credit

IFT’s food science-related short courses qualify for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) renewal contact hours (CH). Exact hours per course vary. More information will be provided at time of registration. For more information on CFS renewal requirements, visit http://www.ift.org/certification/maintain-your-cfs.aspx

IFT is a continuing professional education provider (IN141) with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics' (AND) Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians may claim 1 CPE per hour of learning. Each short course registrant will be provided with a certificate of completion at the end of the course with full continuing education credit information included.

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Have an idea for an educational program at IFT? Complete this form and send to lwolfe@ift.org (short courses) or learnonline@ift.org (webcasts and online courses). We accept proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year.
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