Certificate in Nutrition

This program is designed to broaden the knowledge base of individuals interested in nutrition or for those who work in food, nutrition or health related areas such as WIC (Women, Infants and Children), public health, nursing, allied health, culinary arts, fitness, schools, farmers’ markets, etc.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply recognized nutrition tools and guidelines to menu planning and the selection and preparation of food.
  • Analyze a menu or diet for nutritional adequacy.
  • Summarize the basic functions, food sources, digestion and absorption of the major nutrients.
  • Describe the nutritional concerns and requirements of each phase of the life cycle.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of public health nutrition surveys, programs and policies.
  • Summarize the impact of food choices on exercise performance, health, nutritional status and the global environment.

Class Requirements

CORE REQUIREMENTS: (17 HRS.)

EXSC 202         Instruction in Lifestyle Change (3)

NUTR 121        Dietary Guidelines (1)

NUTR 200        Nutrition (3) S ♥

NUTR 205        Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3)

NUTR 206        Community Nutrition (3)

NUTR 215        Culinary Nutrition (4)

 

APPROVED ELECTIVES: (6 HRS. MIN.)

Choose from the following:

HLED 112        Weight Management and Exercise (2)

HLED 113        Stress Management (3)

NUTR 209        Nutrition in Chronic Disease (3)

NUTR 221        Diabetes Management (3)

NUTR 230        Nutrition for Fitness and Sport (3)

 

NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.

TOTAL 23 CREDITS MIN.