Online Graduate Certificate in Medical Nutrition
Do you work in clinical health care and have a passion for nutrition? Gain the skills and confidence needed to provide nutritional recommendations to patients with a graduate certificate in medical nutrition. Whether you’re a practicing clinician or plan to pursue a career in medicine, this certificate will enable you to provide inclusive care.
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Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
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Why is it important for health care professionals to learn about nutrition?
Gaining knowledge about nutrition research and guidelines can enhance health care professionals’ ability to treat patients. While nutrition isn’t typically a required part of medical education, it remains a vital tool in comprehensive health care.
This certificate offers you an in-depth review of evidence-based nutrition research. You’ll complete the program prepared to discuss diet therapies, supplement use, functional food usage and more with your patients or clients.
What skills will I gain from completing this certificate?
Through your coursework, you’ll learn about the role of nutrition in health maintenance, the treatment of disease and disease prevention. You’ll also be equipped to implement nutritional assessment techniques.
Transferable skills you can immediately put into practice include:
Nutrition courses for doctors, physicians and healthcare professionals
Courses delve into both the prevention and treatment of disease through medical nutrition. You’ll learn about an array of topics, such as the components of therapeutic diets, nutrition across the lifespan, nutrition as a tool to manage chronic diseases, nutrigenomics and more. Courses may include:
Chronic Inflammation and Metabolic Syndrome: The Common Pathway for Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes
Food and Nutrition Across the Lifespan
Medical Nutrition in the Care and Prevention of Disease
Nutrition upskilling for current and future medical professionals
Completing this program will increase your ability to provide evidence-based recommendations across clinical settings, medical specialties and wellness spaces. You’ll also have the skills necessary to evaluate new nutrition research and literature as they become available. The career and academic paths this certificate supports include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
Applicants to the medical nutrition graduate certificate must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.
Developing the health workforce of the future
At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.
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million in research expenditures.