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Graduate Nutrition Certificate

Nutrition is an integral part of human existence and vital to maintenance of health and prevention of disease. Nutrition science is alive with ever deeper underpinnings of linkages between nutrients and health together with their mechanisms of action. Knowledge about this exciting field can enrich your understanding of how your body works.

Our Program

Our Graduate Nutrition Certificate is designed for graduate students who desire more advanced training in nutrition taught by top researchers, clinicians, and educators. For the past 25 years, Penn Nursing has provided outstanding nutrition training at the undergraduate level. This graduate certificate expands opportunities for nutrition training to the graduate level for individuals who have an undergraduate degree.

Our faculty have deep backgrounds in nutrition science and dietetics. Their research includes human and basic science studies in obesity, oncology, gastrointestinal disease, and community nutrition.

Join us for a webinar on Monday, September 28 to learn more about the Nutrition Certificate. Register here.

Coursework

You are required to complete four course units from the list of all graduate nutrition courses listed.

In Seats Courses (each 1 CU unless otherwise noted):

  • Nursing 512: Nutritional Aspects of Disease (1 CU)
  • Nursing 513: Obesity and Society (1 CU)
  • Nursing 516: Political Economy of World Hunger (1 CU)
  • Nursing 521: Current Topics in Nutrition (0.5 CU)
  • Nursing 523: Molecular Basis of Nutrition Science (1 CU)
  • Nursing 524: Advanced Micronutrient Metabolism (1 CU)

Online Courses:

  • Nursing 623: Nutrition Counseling (0.5 CU)
  • Nursing 676: Introduction to Obesity (0.5 CU)

Certification

This certificate is not linked to any clinical credentialing body. The courses provide didactic information but are not designed to increase clinical skills.

The Graduate Nutrition Certificate will enable you to certify basic knowledge of nutrition science, training that will be valuable for your own health and lifestyle management. This training would augment the skills and insight that you will bring to professional roles or policy-development activities.