Certificate in Sports Nutrition
Certificate in Sports Nutrition
The Certificate in Sports Nutrition prepares students for the American College of Sports Medicine Health/Fitness Instructors Exam. This flexible online program may be completed in one to two years - at your convenience from home or office. A combination of nutrition and exercise knowledge allows students to build competence in the area of personal training and fitness. The curriculum includes four classes, two of which are required courses in our master's program (another course in the Certificate in Sports Nutrition curriculum can be used as an elective toward the master's degree).
The Certificate in Sports Nutrition program is designed for people holding an undergraduate degree in nutrition, exercise physiology, kinesiology, athletic traning, sports medicine, or related fields who have completed prerequisite courses in Introductory Nutrition and Anatomy and Physiology I and II (with labs). Certain students who hold degrees in biology, physical therapy, and nursing may apply.
Nutrition graduates, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers, and sports medicine specialists can parlay their expertise into an expanded area of practice. Combining nutrition and exercise knowledge allows students to build competence in the area of personal training and fitness. The Certificate in Sports Nutrition provides the necessary preparation for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health/Fitness Instructors Exam.
- All courses offered entirely online
- Consists of four, three-credit courses which can be completed in either one or two years (for U.S. students)
- Two courses offered each fall and spring
Please note: International students in the U.S. are allowed to enroll in online distance courses, but no more than the equivalent of one class or three credits per semester, which may be counted toward the full course of study requirement if the class does not require the student's physical attendance for classes, exams, or other purposes. The course may be an elective or required course. Students may take other online courses but only in future terms, and only one course per semester.
- Two Certificate in Sports Nutrition courses are required as part of the master's nutrition program. Students enrolled in or considering the master's program can also use one Certificate of Sports Nutrition course as an elective in the master's program. However, students must apply simultaneously to the master's program in order for these courses to apply to the master's program.
- The Certificate in Sports Nutrition provides the necessary preparation for the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Health/Fitness Instructors Exam.
The C.S.N. program cannot be completed as a non-degree student.
Please see our prerequisites page.
Please see our Admission section for information on how to apply.
Please see the Tuition and Fees page for the latest tuition information. As a post-bachelor's certificate, the tuition for this program is the existing credit hour rate for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences .
Accepted students must submit a non-refundable deposit. This deposit is applied to the first-term bill.
An accepted student may request in writing to the SHS Director of Admission a deferral of the entrance date for a maximum of one year(2 academci semesters). The student must indicate what he/she will do in the interim. No deferals can be granted if a student takes classes at another school in the interim. Along with this letter,the student must submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit to ensure a place in the class. The deposit will be applied to the student's first term bill. This information is due on the deposit date stated in the original letter of acceptance.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have other questions about the C.S.N. program, please see our FAQ.