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Nutrition Studies Certificate - 18 credits

WHAT IS NUTRITION STUDIES?

The Nutrition Studies Certificate provides an in-depth study of nutrition. It includes the study and application of nutrition principles in a variety of diverse populations and communities. This certificate will prepare students to work in areas where the knowledge and skills of nutrition are required. For example: Women, Infant and Children (WIC) assistants, nutrition aides, nutrition assistants, and health coaching and hospitality workers. It also provides a pathway to the AAS in Dietetic Technology, where students learn direct patient/client nutrition care. The certificate will also transfer to a variety of colleges and universities where students can continue their education in dietetics, nutrition, food science, or other healthcare-related fields.

 

The Nutrition Studies Certificate provides an in-depth study of nutrition. It includes the study and application of nutrition principles in a variety of diverse populations and communities. This certificate will prepare students to work in areas where the knowledge and skills of nutrition are required. For example: Women, Infant and Children (WIC) assistants, nutrition aides, nutrition assistants, and health coaching and hospitality workers. It also provides a pathway to the AAS in Dietetic Technology, where students learn direct patient/client nutrition care. The certificate will also transfer to a variety of colleges and universities where students can continue their education in dietetics, nutrition, food science, or other healthcare-related fields.

Required Courses - 18 credits

Code Title Credits
HLTH 1107* Principles of Nutrition 3
NUTR 1110 Life Cycle Nutrition 3
NUTR 1154 Nutrition Education and Counseling 3

Complete three of the following courses:

Code Title Credits
BUSN 2100 Human Relations and Effective Teams 3
COMM 1111 Interpersonal Communication 3
HLTH 1104 Personal and Community Health 3
NUTR 1269 Food Systems Management 3
NUTR 2145 Experimental Foods 3
NUTR 2270 Community Nutrition: Political and Cultural Concerns 2

*With instructor permission, students may be allowed to enroll in HLTH 1107 concurrently with NUTR courses.

Other Certificate Requirements

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn at least one third of the required certificate credits from Normandale.