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

REQUIREMENTS: (21 credits)

NUTR 2110      Human Nutrition (online) 3 credits

HLED 1160      Stress Management (online) 3 credits

NUTR 2130      Nutrition in the Lifecycle (online) 3 credits

NUTR 2140      Community Nutrition (online) 3 credits

NUTR 2170      Diabetes Management (online) 3 credits

EXSC 2130      Instruction in Lifestyle Change (online) 3 credits

EXSC 2130      Nutrition for Fitness and Sport (online) 3 credits


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