Maternal and Child Nutrition Certificate

This transcriptable certificate requires 15 credits of coursework, which can be counted toward an MS degree in nutrition, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0.  No transfer courses or work experience may be accepted in lieu of credit courses.

Graduates of this program track are employed as:

  • WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator;
  • Public Health Analyst for Health Resources and Services Administration;
  • Community Outreach Dietitian; and
  • Nutrition Education Consultant with the Dairy and Nutrition Council.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
NTRN 435 Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation 3
NTRN 436 Pediatric Nutrition 3
Total Units: 6


Three courses chosen from the following:

Course Number Course Name Credits
NTRN 401 Nutrition for Community and Healthcare Professionals 2 or 3
NTRN 433 Advanced Human Nutrition I 4
NTRN 441 Human Lactation 3
NTRN 446 Advanced Maternal Nutrition: Special Topics 3
NTRN 456 Pediatric Obesity 3
NTRN 532C Specialized Public Health Nutrition Field Experience 1-6
NTRN 533 Nutritional Care of Neonate 3
NTRN 602 Special Project in Nutrition 1-3
Total Elective Units: 9-10

A PDF of the requirements for this certificate is available here.

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