The undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness train's students in nutrition as it relates to the dynamic influences of diet, society, exercise, stress and disease. This program will benefit those individuals in the healthcare, teaching, coaching, organizational leadership, fitness and sports therapy, physical therapy, home health aide, exercise specialists, health coaches, nutrition or fitness writers/bloggers, human resources, nutritional advising and senior wellness fields.
The 15-credit undergraduate certificate focuses on recognizing needs for changing health behaviors, reducing diet and exercise disparities and reducing liabilities that may influence disease development. It may assist and prepare the student for the registered dietitians program. The registered dietitians (RD) program is a bachelor's degree given from an accredited university approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Additionally, to become an RD, the student must pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as well as other requirements.
The certificate in Nutrition and Wellness is a unique fully online interdisciplinary course of study.
Students enrolled in a certificate program only are not eligible for financial aid. Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.