The graduate certificate in nutrition prepares students to apply nutrition principles and the latest scientific evidence and methods of nutrition to health practice and research among different populations. The program emphasizes understanding the role of nutrition in population health and well-being and the development of skills required in the practice, analysis, and interpretation of nutrition-related information and data among individuals and populations. Students will learn nutrition principles; how to assess nutritional status of individuals, communities, and populations; and how to develop and evaluate nutrition interventions at the individual, community, and population level.
The graduate certificate in nutrition requires at least 18 credits of coursework, and may be completed on a full- or part-time basis. The graduate certificate in nutrition's curriculum, including short descriptions of the required courses, is available in Mason's University Catalog.