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University Catalog 2023-2024 
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Undergraduate Certificate in Sports Nutrition

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The School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science offers this undergraduate credit certificate program in Sports Nutrition to adequately prepare fitness professionals, coaches, nutritionists, and others to provide fluid, and nutrient recommendations, as well as an appropriate exercise prescription to active people.

The program requires 16 units to complete. Courses in this program may be taken by Kinesiology and Nutritional Science students in upper division or graduate level standing. Students may only pursue the certificate program in combination with a degree program. Students in other health related disciplines such as Dietetic Technician, Nursing, Health Science, Chemistry or Biology might also find this certificate program useful. Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 2010  and BIOL 2020 ) and Chemistry (CHEM 1010  /CHEM 1020 ) are prerequisites to this certificate program. NTRS 3170  is a prerequisite for all 4000/5000 NTRS courses in this certificate program, and KIN 3600  is a prerequisite for KIN 4560 . Students will qualify for the award of the Certificate in Sports Nutrition upon the successful completion of the required courses with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

Requirements for the Certificate (16 units)

U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program: Sports Nutrition

Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:

-Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors; SOC Code 39-9031;


-Athletic Trainers; SOC Code 29-9091;


-Coaches and Scouts; 27-2022;


-Dietitians and Nutritionists; SOC Code 29-1031;


- Dietetic Technicians; SOC Code 29-2051.00;


- Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; SOC Code 25-1193.00;


- Fitness and Wellness Coordinators; SOC Code 11-9039.02;


- Sports Medicine Physician; SOC Code 29-1069.11;


- Athletes and Sports Competitors; SOC Code 27-2021.00;


- Athletes and Sports Competitors; SOC Code 27-2021.00;
On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
No completions by non-degree seeking students in 2009-10
Costs of Attendance for the entire normal duration (four semesters) at two courses per semester) of this certificate program:
Tuition and Fees: $7,435
Books and Supplies: $2,184
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this certificate program:
The job placement rate for students completing the program:
Data not available.

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