Certificate Program

Food and Nutrition Online

The Food and Nutrition Graduate Certificate (FNGC) curriculum includes studies in nutrient metabolism, food science and nutritional principles related to health and disease. The FNGC program provides knowledge of food and nutrition that is applicable to many health care, business, professional and personal situations involving nutrition. The FNGC may be desired by students currently pursuing other graduate degree programs (e.g. public health; human movement sport, and leisure studies; biological sciences), allied health professions, or the dietetic internship who have an interest in advanced study of food and nutrition but do not wish to complete a graduate degree.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment rates for dietitians and nutritionists are expected to increase by 16% during the decade spanning 2014 and 2024.

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Certificate of Food and Nutrition Online  

Advance Your Career

Enhance your credentials
Advance your professional knowledge
Strengthen your management and leadership skills
Sharpen your critical thinking and communication skills

Program Benefits

Multiple dates throughout the year
Eight-week courses
100% online
Enhance your credentials
Advance your professional knowledge

Courses/Cost/Time

5 online courses
15 credit hours
Tuition estimate-$7K
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Program Requirements

Students completing the Food and Nutrition Graduate Certificate Program will be required to take 15 credit hours of food and nutrition graduate-level courses. A maximum of 6 credit hours of 5000 level courses may be applied to the certificate.

The FNGC will be noted on the student's graduate transcript as "Certificate in Food and Nutrition." The FNGC does not carry with it any licensure or privileges, and is not currently approved by any professional organization.

All students pursuing the Food and Nutrition Graduate Certificate would have the option to continue their studies to complete a Master's degree. All courses completed with a B average, in pursuit of the Graduate Certificate, would count toward the Master’s of Food and Nutrition.

To apply for admission, the applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and coursework in biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, and nutrition. Students are selected based on academic performance, relevant work experience, letters of recommendation, and civic and/or college activities.

Possible Courses

FOOD AND NUTRITION  

FN 5250 - Sports Nutrition (3 credit hours)
FN 5350 - Life Cycle Nutrition, Pregnancy to Adolescence (3 credit hours)
FN 5360 -  Life Cycle Nutrition, Middle Age to Elderly (3 credit hours)
FN 6070 - Community Nutrition (3 credit hours)
FN 6090 - Micronutrients (3 credit hours)
FN 6100 - Macronutrients (3 credit hours)
FN 6110 - Clinical Nutrition (3 credit hours)
FN 6120 - Weight Management (3 credit hours)
FN 6150 - Phytochemicals (3 credit hours)
FN 5210 - Introduction to Dietetic Internship (1 credit hour)
FN 6210 - Dietetic Internship I (1 credit hour)
FN 6220 - Dietetic Internship II (1 credit hour)
FN 6800 - Seminar in Food and Nutrition (3 credit hours)
FN 6820 - Special Topics:  Environmental Nutrition (3 credit hours)
FN 6820 - Special Topics:  Nutritional Supplements (3 credit hours)

SUGGESTED FN COURSE FOR DIETETIC INTERNS (PURSUING THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN FOOD AND NUTRITION)

FN 5210 - Introduction to Dietetic Internship (1 credit hour)
FN 6070 - Community Nutrition (3 credit hours)
FN 6090 - Micronutrients (3 credit hours) or FN 6100, Macronutrients (3 credit hours)
FN 6110 - Clinical Nutrition (3 credit hours)
FN 6210 - Dietetic Internship I (1 credit hour)
FN 6220 - Dietetic Internship II (1 credit hour)
FN 6800 - Seminar in Food and Nutrition (3 credit hours)

Application Requirements

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Note:  All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. There is a non-refundable application fee.

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You will be able asked for the following during the online application process:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A resume and personal statement describing your background and professional goals

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Submit Transcripts

  • Submission of scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree granting institution must be submitted.  (minimum 3.0 GPA)

Official transcripts and test scores are to be sent to:

Graduate College
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

 

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Complete the GRE

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test

  • Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL IBT or 7.0 IELTS score.
  • GRE Score - (desirable applicants have GRE scores: Verbal—150, Quantitative—147, writing 3.5 and GPA 3.53) May be waived. See note below.

NOTE: GRE requirement may be waived if applicants meet any of the following criteria:

  • Already have earned a masters or doctoral degree
  • Successful completion of the Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) exam
  • Successful completion of the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) exam
  • Successful completion of the Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) exam

You will be enrolled in and receive your graduate degree from the College of Health and Human Services