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Nutrition, Undergraduate Certificate

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition gives you a greater understanding of nutrition so that you can make healthy decisions for yourself, your family, and the community. Gain a greater awareness of what you eat, why you eat it, and how it is prepared.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 12

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $317.26

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $412.44

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Certificate Overview

Your Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition prepares you to apply specialized nutritional knowledge to such diverse fields as fields including therapy, dentistry, medicine, and nursing. You’ll learn to separate nutritional fact from fiction so you can give your family and your clients and patients evidence-based advice about the foods we eat.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.


To apply to this program, submit an application for admission that includes:
  • Essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • High school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.  


Priority Application Deadlines:

Fall semester (first-year freshmen): May 1

Fall semester (non–first-year students): Jun 1

Spring semester: Dec 1

Summer session I: Mar 15

Summer session II: May 1

Note: This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition prepares you to work as a nutrition consultant in such areas as:

  • Hospitals 
  • Clinics 
  • Nursing homes 
  • Occupational therapy facilities 
  • Physical therapy offices 
  • Physician offices 
  • Dentist offices 
  • Other health-related fields 

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition, you must complete 12 credit hours.

NOTE: If you choose to pursue the IU Online B.S. in Health Sciences, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the bachelor's program.

Core Classes for the Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition
Course Number Course Name Credits
NTRD-N 265 Nutrition and Exercise: Nutrition for Health 3 Credits
NTRD-N 365 Translating Nutrition: From Theory to Practice 3 Credits
NTRD-N 420 Human Nutrition through the Lifespan 3 Credits
HLSC-H 361 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 Credits

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