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Online Professional Certificates in Nutrition for Optimal Health and Wellness, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
The Online Professional Certificates in Nutrition for Optimal Health and Wellness at San Diego State University is designed for personal trainers, group fitness instructors, and other health and wellness professionals looking for a credible curriculum to gain expertise in advising their clients on nutrition. 
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Overview

The Online Professional Certificates in Nutrition for Optimal Health and Wellness at San Diego State University provides an in-depth examination of advanced sports nutrition, vitamin/protein supplementation, functional food implementation, antioxidants, and meal-plan analysis for optimal performance. The certificate will enhance your resume and demonstrate to clients that you're a qualified professional.

The courses are approved for CECs for registered dieticians (RD) and dietetic technician-registered (DTR) professionals through the American Council of Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). The program is also ideal for health enthusiasts wanting to learn more about nutrition and healthy eating.

Instructor Melissa Halas-Liang is a nationally recognized nutrition educator, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and wellness expert.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Only feedback on assignments and exams
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nutrition and You: Functional Foods
  • Weight Management and Nutrition in the Lifecycle
  • Introduction to Sports Nutrition and Performance
  • Public Nutrition and Wellness Education

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Scans of Official Transcripts 
  • Personal Information Form
  • Writing Sample 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    340 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 340 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    340 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 340 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

There are several financial aid opportunities available to students who wish to complete programs at the College of Extended Studies.

  • Workforce Development Financial Aid

More than 40 programs at the College of Extended Studies are approved by the local San Diego Workforce Partnership for free tuition. The Workforce Partnership has specific eligibility requirements to receive this funding. To determine if you qualify, visit one of the six One-Stop Career Centers in San Diego.

  • Military Spouse Financial Aid

If you are the spouse of a military person, you are eligible for free financial aid through the Military Spouse Department of Defense financial aid program. A variety of educational opportunities are available to choose from in areas such as health care, hospitality, technology, construction, and human resources.

  • Local Lending Institutions

Various local banks, credit unions, and lending institutions now offer private loan programs specifically for continuing education. Check with your local financial institution to see what types of programs may be available.

  • Company Tuition Reimbursement

Many companies and organizations have tuition reimbursement programs for their employees. Check with your human resources department to see if you qualify. Some companies will also pay for the costs up-front.

  • SDSU Student Financial Aid

If you are a matriculated SDSU student in a degree program but wish to take an extended studies course or program you may be able to qualify for SDSU financial aid.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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