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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

Graduate Certificate in Community Nutrition

Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition  |   Graduate Certificate

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Purpose of Program

The 12 hour certificate in Community Nutrition is designed to meet the needs of students who want to contribute to the emerging field of community and public health nutrition. The certificate provides students with an understanding of both the scope and skills associated with community nutrition education and promotion. Specifically, this certificate is offered to equip students to fill the growing need for community nutrition practitioners, especially in south Texas. The Community Nutrition graduate certificate will be offered 100% online and will provide critical knowledge regarding nutrition needs across lifespan.

Program Options

The certificate in Community Nutrition addresses the growing need for community & public health professionals with nutrition backgrounds. The certificate coursework provides students with a strong foundation in community nutrition content, evidence-based practices, and exposure to the professional roles associated with nutrition programs and policy in dietary behaviors. 

Students pursuing this program will complete the following courses:

KAH 6053   Nutrition in Health and Disease

KAH 5323   Community Nutrition

KAH 5343   Public Policy and Nutrition

KAH 5333   Nutrition through the Lifecycle

Career Opportunities

The Community Nutrition certificate enables you to become competitive for careers in public health departments; community health centers; food banks; USDA Cooperative Extension services; Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP); migrant worker programs; non-profit organizations; and, restaurants. Additionally, the certificate can help prepare you for future graduate work in nutrition, health, or a similar area.

Job Outlook/Earnings

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended. In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:

  • Bachelor's degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, Psychology, Nutrition, or Dietetics. Closely related degrees will be considered based on completed coursework
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0, though students with a 3.0 GPA in their last two years will be considered
  • To maintain enrollment in the certificate program, students should maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout tenure in the program
  • Two professional letters of recommendation with specified criteria to address 
  • Statement of Purpose in pursuing the certificate

Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking

For assistance with Admission Requirements, or for further information, contact the program's Student Development Specialist (Listed Under Contacts)


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San Antonio, TX 78249

Financial Aid & Scholarships

To apply for financial aid, complete the:

Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA)


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For additional help in finding and applying for scholarships, please contact:

Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Services
Main Building 3.212
210-458-4021 voice
210-458-4487 fax

UTSA Graduate School

Send all USPS mail (transcripts, etc.) to:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

College of Education and Human Development

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The University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Education and Human Development
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249