Nutrition, Certificate

The Graduate Nutrition Certificate is designed for graduate students who desire more advanced training in nutrition taught by top researchers, clinicians, and educators. For the past 25 years, Penn Nursing has provided outstanding nutrition training at the undergraduate level. This graduate certificate expands opportunities for nutrition training to the graduate level for individuals who have an undergraduate degree and at least one basic nutrition course.

The Graduate Nutrition Certificate will enable you to certify basic knowledge of nutrition science, training that will be valuable for your own health and lifestyle management. This training would augment the skills and insight that you will bring to professional roles or policy-development activities.

Our faculty have deep backgrounds in nutrition science and dietetics. Their research includes human and basic science studies in obesity, oncology, gastrointestinal disease, and community nutrition.


Students are required to complete four course units from the list of all graduate nutrition courses listed. Currently available courses are listed below, though other courses will be added over time. 

On Campus Courses
Nutritional Aspects of Disease
Obesity and Society
Social Determinants of Global Food Insecurity
Current Topics in Nutrition
Advanced Nutrition: Molecular Basis of Nutrition
Advanced Human Nutrition and Micronutrient Metabolism
Online Courses
Nutrition Counseling
Obesity and Health
Nutritional Epidemiology
Advanced Micronutrient Metabolism
Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy I
Advanced Macronutrient Metabolism
Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy II
Nutrition Equity
Omics of Nutrition Science
Culinary Nutrition

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.