The School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science offers this undergraduate credit certificate program in Community Nutrition to adequately prepare Nutritional Science students to work as Community Nutritionists. Six of the ten leading causes of death in the United States are linked to a poor diet, and these leading causes of death are all lifestyle related, and preventable. This certificate would focus on strategies for providing good nutrition for vulnerable populations; this would involve assessment, program planning, implementing interventions and evaluation of these programs at non-profit agencies within the greater Los Angeles area. Nutrition interventions can increase quality of life as well as save money - that is, decrease the burden of cost of the nutrition related disorders/diseases/impairments.
Admission Requirements into the Program
Students must be in upper division standing (completion of at least 60 semester units) and a minimum 2.0 GPA. A basic course in anatomy and physiology (BIOL 2010 and BIOL 2020, or equivalent) as well as general chemistry (CHEM 1010) is a prerequisite to all courses.
Requirements for the Award of the Certificate
Students will qualify for the award of the Certificate in Community Nutrition upon the successful completion of the required courses with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
THE PROGRAM: This program requires 15 units to complete.