Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition

The Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition prepares students to understand and sort nutrition fact from nutrition fiction. Upon completion of the Certificate in Nutrition students will be able to make well-informed nutrition choices for themselves, their families, their clients, and patients. 

Length of program
The Undergraduate Nutrition Certificate requires twelve (12) credit hours. All courses are offered online in fall and spring semesters. A minimum grade of C (not C-) must be earned in each course to successfully complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition.

Undergraduate Nutrition Certificate Plan of Study

Courses(all are required) Title Credits Term Planned

SHRS N 265

or HPER N 220

Nutrition and Exercise Nutrition for Health

Nutrition for Health





SHRS N 365 Translating Nutrition: From Theory to Practice 3 Spring
SHRS W 361 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 Fall
SHRS N 420 Human Nutrition through the Lifespan 3 Spring

Note: SHRS N 265 is the prerequisite course for all additional nutrition courses required in the certificate. SHRS N 265 may not be taken concurrently with SHRS N 365 or SHRS N 420. After successfully completing SHRS N 265, the student could enroll in SHRS N 365 and SHRS N 420 in the same semester.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition serves two student audiences:

  • students preparing for professional programs in the healthcare like nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medicine, dentistry or other health-related fields
  • students interested in improving their own and their families’ health.

Admissions Requirements:

  • In order to be accepted into our Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition, you must be admitted to IUPUI as an undergraduate student or non-degree seeking student. If you are not currently admitted to IUPUI, you will need to complete the admission requirements established by IUPUI, and where applicable, the Office of International Affairs. For more information, visit admissions.iupui.edu/apply.
  • Courses in the undergraduate certificate in nutrition can be used to fulfill requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. If you are interested in the Health Sciences degree, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or your advisor.
  • Contact the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Office of Student Enrollment Services at 317.274.4702 or for more information or to schedule a counseling appointment.