The Certificate in Sports Nutrition (CSN) enables health and wellness experts to expand their area of practice.

You'll combine nutrition with exercise knowledge and build competence in personal training and fitness. Our flexible online program may be completed in one to two years — allowing you to plan your courses around your schedule.

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds — like nutrition, exercise physiology, kinesiology, athletic training, sports medicine, biology, physical therapy and nursing — you'll be prepared for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health/Fitness Instructors Exam, graduate school and career opportunities.

Program Requirements

Students must hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or an institution of higher education abroad which is recognized by the Ministry of Education in the home country; prerequisites must have been completed within ten years prior to the application deadline. Undergraduate majors in nutrition, exercise physiology, kinesiology, sports medicine, or related fields are appropriate for this certificate.

Required Courses for Consideration for Admission

Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab (2 semesters) 
The following Simmons courses fulfill this prerequisite:
BIOL 231 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
BIOL 232 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)

Fundamentals of Nutrition or Introduction to Nutrition (1 semester)
The following Simmons courses fulfill this prerequisite:
NUTR 111 Fundamentals of Nutrition Science (4 credits)
NUTR 112 Introduction to Nutrition Science (4 credits)

Required Courses for Certificate in Sports Nutrition
All courses must be completed at Simmons University. All courses are offered online. The Certificate in Sports Nutrition is awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed the program, earning a B (3.0) or better in each course. 

  • SNHS 415 Sports Psychology
  • NUTR 455 Nutrition, Fitness and Wellness
  • NUTR 461 Exercise Assessment and Prescription
  • NUTR 462 Consulting Nutrition Practice
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