Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness

This certificate program focuses on the needs for changing health behaviors, reducing diet and exercise disparities, and minimizing disease development by introducing students to nutrition and the set of influencers that affect health for individuals and society.

Program Overview

The undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness trains 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 health care, 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.

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 a RD the student must pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as well as other requirements.

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Next Session

Jan 08, 2018

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Ways to Learn

Online

Available Campuses

Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
  • Completed application
  •  A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Transcripts

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.

Program Curriculum

  • FSNU 200  Human Nutrition

    3

    FSNU 315  Nutritional Basis of Disease

    3

    FSNU 335  Science of Obesity

    3

    Required Courses Subtotal

    9

  • Select two from the following:

    6

    FSNU 201
     International Nutrition: The World Food Crisis

     

    FSNU 329
     Experimental Topics in Food Science and Nutrition

     

    FSNU 338
     Nutrition and Human Performance

     

    Electives Subtotal

    6

    Total Credits

    15

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