Why study Human Nutrition?

The University of Cincinnati online graduate certificate program in Human Nutrition is designed to educate medical students, residents and fellows, practicing clinicians and other health care professional (nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, health educators) with advanced content in nutrient metabolism and nutritional therapy across the lifespan. Although graduate training in nutrition toward a master’s degree is an option, the rigors of a busy clinical schedule for the practicing health care professional often preclude them from pursuing graduate education in nutrition. This online program is designed for the working health care professional who desires to maintain employment while furthering their education in nutrition.

The program is taught by experienced graduate nutrition faculty, who will provide advanced nutrition coursework in an online environment to accommodate the busy working professional. Students can complete the 12 credit hour program completely online in as little as one year.

Admission Requirements

For information on admission requirements and how to apply, please visit Admissions Information.

The graduate-level content of this program is appropriate to enhance the career of health care professionals who need to understand how diet influences disease pathophysiology and treatment. Health care professionals who would benefit from the advanced content of this Certificate are medical students, residents and fellows, practicing clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, occupational therapists, dietitians, health educators and others. 

Certificate students who complete the curriculum and maintain a 3.0 GPA can apply the 12 graduate credits toward the Master of Science in Nutrition Program at the University of Cincinnati. 

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Linda Threm
Health Sciences Building
3225 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
(513) 558-7503

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Program Code: 35GC-HNUTR-GC-.HNUTR-DL