Human Health Sciences (HHS), in collaboration with Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP) and Dietetics and Human Nutrition (DHN), is now offering an undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition for Human Performance. The purpose of this certificate is to focus on the integration of nutrition and exercise to properly support physical activity, fitness, and athletic performance at all levels, from those just starting an exercise program, to elite athletes, and those recovering from injury. The Certificate in Nutrition for Human Performance also provides students with cross-disciplinary knowledge of the relationship between exercise physiology, nutrition, and overall wellness.
This certificate provides a unique opportunity to expand student knowledge in an area not traditionally, or adequately, addressed in each individual degree programs. For students in Dietetics and Human Nutrition, the certificate would provide specialized knowledge that would immediately make graduates more competitive at securing a supervised internship and/or employment (e.g. as a Registered Dietitian Nutrition (RDN) interested in professional certification as a specialist in sports nutrition). For students in Human Health Sciences, the certificate would provide basic knowledge to make them a better-rounded candidate for professional school. For students in Kinesiology and Health Promotion, the certificate would provide additional knowledge of the role of diet on health, wellness, and injury recovery.
In addition to available classroom seating, the admissions criteria for the certificate are:
Before beginning, all students accepted into the certificate program will be required to:
A total of 14 credit hours will be required for the certificate. All required courses for the certificate must be completed with a “B” or better. Courses are described below and can be adapted to accommodate students enrolled in The Honors Program as requested: