Online Food Safety and Protection Graduate Certificate

The food safety system within the U.S. is complex. The food safety graduate certificate provides you with the skills and credentials needed to assess food safety and protection, develop policy procedures and training, and ensure compliance across manufacturing and agricultural industries.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 5

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 15

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Why earn a certificate in food safety?

The online food safety graduate certificate is designed for working professionals and graduate students interested in food policy as it relates to the safety and quality of foods. The curriculum is aligned with local, state and national health and safety initiatives. The curriculum also integrates the regulatory focus of the Food and Drug Administration.

What will I learn in this food safety certificate?

 

The certificate focuses on the downstream evaluation of the production, processing and preparation of food and food products. Students will learn to assess food safety hazards, such as waterborne and food pathogen outbreaks. Students will also learn about food manufacturing and processing, quality systems, foodborne illnesses, and policies and regulations.

This program will help prepare graduates to sit for food safety certification exams and for careers as registered sanitarians and food safety and protection inspectors. Other required criteria must be met to sit for the exam.

Food safety courses

You’ll complete required courses in food safety, developing policy procedures and quality assurance. You’ll also have the option of completing an applied project.


Required

Food Safety and Protection


Required

Regulatory Writing


Required

Assessing Food Safety and Developing Policy Procedures and Training


Elective

Tools and Tactics for Food Policy Change


Elective

Quality Assurance for Production of Food, Products & Supplements


Elective

Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs


What can I do with a graduate certificate in food safety

Graduates with a food safety certificate bring strong analytical, writing and inspection skills to the job market. Many find work within the manufacturing and agricultural industries as food safety, quality control or plant managers; product and public health inspectors; or compliance officers in food manufacturing and processing.

Border control public health inspector

Facility manager

Federal consumer safety inspector

Food and safety sanitation product inspector

Food manufacturing, process and preparation specialist

Food inspector

Food safety manager

Health inspector

Production control food safety inspector

Study regulation and safety from professionals

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Study regulation and safety from professionals

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Admission requirements for your food safety certificate

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Application Requirements

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