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.

Nutrition & Wellness 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 a registered dietitian (RD) program.

The registered dietitian program is a bachelor’s degree given by 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.

Next Session

Summer I (Apr 29, 2024)

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Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation


  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
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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.


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.


Program Curriculum

  • FSNU 200  Human Nutrition


    FSNU 315  Nutritional Basis of Disease


    FSNU 335  Science of Obesity


    Required Courses Subtotal


  • Select two from the following:


    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


    Total Credits


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