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Certificate in Pediatric Nutrition

The Pediatric Certificate Program offers students at the post-baccalaureate level the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary concentration in the study of pediatric nutrition. The certificate empowers dietitians/nutritionists and other health care professionals to integrate nutrition into health care and public health settings with pregnant and lactating women, infants and children. The mission of the program is to advance the nutrition and health of children and families by promoting innovation and excellence in pediatric nutrition education, research and civic engagement locally, nationally and globally.

The graduate certificate program requires the completion of 15 graduate credits. The pediatric student must have completed an undergraduate dietetics program or equivalent with a strong science background. The Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nutrition is a fully online graduate/professional certificate program that consists of two core courses plus at least three additional specialty courses over an academic year.

View the Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nutrition Advising Sheet (PDF).

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Required courses

Required Courses

HUN 6415

Pediatric Nutrition


HUN 6416

Advanced Pediatric Nutrition



Choose at least three of these specialty courses: (9


HUN 6417

Nutrition of the High Risk Infant and Newborn in Intensive Care


DIE 6287

Dysfunctional Eating in Pediatrics


DIE 6286

Pediatric Obesity


DIE 6285

Pregnancy and Lactation