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This certificate offers a variety of courses in nutrition for future and present health care professionals, researchers, and others who are commonly faced with community-related nutrition issues. The certificate is intended to help healthcare professionals and others who would like to increase their knowledge in nutrition.

Note: This certificate is not equivalent to the registered dietitian license and does not provide a license to practice therapeutic nutrition.

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


Applicants need not have a bachelor's degree, and applications are encouraged from all disciplines. Application must be made through CHHS.


Students should consult AP.5.3.5 Undergraduate Certificates for more information.

Banner Code: HH-CERB-NUTR

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 24

Required Courses

GCH 360Health and Environment3
GCH 412Fundamentals of Epidemiology3
NUTR 295Introduction to Nutrition (Mason Core)3
NUTR 420Strategies for Nutrition Education 13
NUTR 421Community Nutrition 13
NUTR 422Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle3
NUTR 423Nutrition and Chronic Illnesses3
Total Credits21

NUTR 466 Nutrition and Weight Management: Obesity, Anorexia, and Bulimia may be substituted for either NUTR 420 or NUTR 421.

One Elective in General Nutrition

Select at least three credits from the following:3-4
Introduction to Organic, Biochemical, Pharmacological, and Fuel Chemistry (Mason Core)
General Biochemistry I
Global Health (Mason Core)
Health Program Planning and Evaluation
Nutrition and Weight Management: Obesity, Anorexia, and Bulimia
Social Psychology (Mason Core)
Other course as approved by advisor
Total Credits3-4