Certificate in Food, Nutrition & Health

Explore the Intersection of Diet and Health


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: Varies
  • Times: Flexible
  • Cost: $1,074 – $1,432
    (per course)

Next start date:

Every Quarter

About this Program

A new study about the health benefits or dangers of consuming a particular food is released just about every week. How do you separate true nutritional science from passing fads or flimsy findings? Developing a fact-based understanding of nutrition can help you make better dietary decisions for yourself and others.

In this three-course certificate program, we’ll study how food behaves in our bodies and affects our physical and mental development, longevity and quality of life. You’ll explore the scientific principles related to culinary techniques, food chemistry, nutritional supplements and athletic performance. Gain a solid foundation in the nutritional sciences and learn how specific food choices can have a significant impact on human health.

Note: This program does not prepare you to become a certified nutritionist or a registered dietician. 


Health care professionals, nutritionists and others interested in the field.

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What you'll learn

  • How to apply nutrition science to promote disease prevention, healthy aging, weight management and overall health
  • Ways that psychological, social and environmental conditions influence food choice
  • Key factors in how nutrition affects sport and exercise performance
  • Effects of and treatments for eating disorders and weight problems

Get Hands-On Experience

You’ll complete in-home kitchen lab assignments.

Earn Undergraduate Credit

By completing this certificate program, you can earn up to 10 credits toward your bachelor’s degree. Because policies vary, check with your undergraduate program to make sure the credits will apply.


After you complete all three courses, you can get your certificate by submitting a request form.

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Program Overview

You must complete all three courses to earn the certificate. You should register for all courses individually; there is no application process for the certificate program.