Human Nutrition : Online

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Why study Human Nutrition : Online?

This 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. 

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 at the undergraduate level based on a 4.0 scale
  • An applicant whose native language is not English is required to provide proof of English language proficiency through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test scores. The TOEFL minimum university requirements include a score of 520 on the paper-based test, 190 on the computer based test, or 68 on the internet-based test. TOEFL scores are valid for up to two years. An overall score of 6.5 on the IELTS is sufficient for graduate admission. As an alternative to TOEFL or IELTS, level 112 of Intensive English Instruction may be completed at the ELS Language Center at the University of Cincinnati.

Application Deadlines

Applications for the Graduate Certificate are accepted on a rolling basis for fall and spring semesters. We will consider applications for admission for fall until August 1 and for spring semester until November 1. 

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

Contact Information

Sarah Couch, PhD, RD
3202 Eden Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
(513) 558-7504
sarah.couch@uc.edu