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University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Certificate in Community Nutrition

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The Department of Nutrition and Food 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 the quality of life as well as save money - that is, decrease the burden of the cost of 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 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 21 units to complete.

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