Foundations of Nutrition Undergraduate Certificate

Student preparing food for a class.

Get the basics to good nutrition

What to eat. How to prepare your food. Which ingredients to use.

This certificate shows you the keys to nutrition and health. You can help others make smarter food choices.

Because you are what you eat.

Choose your certificate

Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a certificate in foundations of nutrition. Your advisor can assist you.

      Foundations of Nutrition

      This certificate is designed for students interested in understanding general principles of food and nutrition, human nutritional needs, and how nutrition affects health. Additionally, students will learn about the psychological, cultural, and social factors influencing dietary intake. Students completing this program will have an enhanced personal understanding of nutrition and health.

      Program requirements (12 hours)

      1. DTN 130(3)* or 240(3)*.
      2. Nine hours from: DTN 130(3)*, 240(3)*, 300(1), 330(2), 332(3), 333(3), 334(3), 345(3), 391(1), 397(1-3), 497(1-3). BMS 497(1-3) or other approved electives (1-3) may be counted with approval of certificate advisor.
        *Note: credit may only be used to satisfy one requirement. If both DTN 130 or DTN 240 are taken, both may count toward the 12-hour requirement.
      3. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

      Completion requirement

      Attain a grade of C or better in all courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.