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.

Students may complete either the Certificate in Maternal and Child Nutrition or the Certificate in Nutrition for Health Care Professionals but not both. 

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

*Students may apply either NTRN 401 or NTRN 433 to fulfill the certificate requirements, but not both.

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

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