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This graduate certificate prepares students to apply nutrition principles and the latest scientific evidence and methods of nutrition to health practice and research among different populations. The certificate emphasizes understanding the role of nutrition in population health and well-being and the development of skills required in the practice, analysis, and interpretation of nutrition-related information and data among individuals and populations. Students will acquire competencies in the following areas:

  • public health nutrition framework
  • assessment and monitoring
  • research design and methodology
  • planning and evaluation of nutrition programs

This graduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.

This certificate qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. For more information about program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our disclosure information page.


Applicants must meet the admission standards and application requirements specified in Graduate Admissions and must apply using the Application for Graduate Admission. The application process is competitive, and applications are considered for the fall and spring semesters. For application deadlines and detailed application requirements, refer to the CHHS Admissions website.

Previous undergraduate coursework in natural sciences, nursing, health science, and sociology is helpful. 


A maximum of 3 credits in equivalent coursework taken at another college or university can be applied toward the certificate.

For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: HH-CERG-NUTR

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 18

To earn the certificate, students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the following 18 credits of graduate coursework, with no more than 3 credits with a grade of C.

Required Courses

NUTR 630Global Nutrition3
NUTR 566Nutrition and Weight Management3
GCH 712Introduction to Epidemiology3
NUTR 651Nutrition Assessment, Monitoring and Surveillance3
Total Credits12


Select two from the following:6
Health Behavior Theory
Health Program Planning and Evaluation
Nutritional Epidemiology
Food and Culture
Total Credits6