The Department of Nutrition offers a Certificate in Nutrition to healthcare professionals and students enrolled in preprofessional healthcare programs. The purpose of the certificate is to provide future healthcare professionals with a background in nutrition that will allow them to discuss nutrition with their patients in relationship to prevention, health promotion and wellness. Upon completion of the Certificate in Nutrition, students will be prepared to apply evidence-based nutrition information to prevent disease and promote health and wellness in their patients. Students will complete four online courses for a total of 12 quarter hours of credit to meet the requirements for the certificate. Students can take the four courses in any order and will have up to five years to complete the certificate.
Admission Eligibility, Requirements and Guidelines:
For students currently enrolled at Rosalind Franklin University:
- Students must be in good standing.
- Students must complete an online application: the College of Health Professions Application for Concurrent RFUMS enrollment and submit the following to CHP Admissions:
- A personal essay indicating your reasons for pursuing the certificate
- A Dean's letter of support for students in CMS or SCPM or your department Chairperson for CHP, verifying your academic performance will not be jeopardized by the concurrent enrollment.
Requirements for the Certificate
Students will complete the following four courses:
- Modern Nutrition
- Nutrition in the Lifecycle
- Nutrition in Human Physical Performance
- Complementary Medicine and Dietary Supplements
Substitutes will be permitted only by the permission of the Chair of the Department of Nutrition or Certificate in Nutrition Program Director.