Food and Nutrition Certificate
Students may pursue a concentrated study of food and nutrition through graduate coursework, which upon completion would yield a graduate certificate in this area of study. The Food and Nutrition Graduate Certificate (FNGC) curriculum includes studies in nutrient metabolism, food science, and nutritional principles related to health and disease.
For a variety of student career goals, the FNGC program provides knowledge of food and nutrition that is applicable to many health care, business, professional, and personal situations involving nutrition.
The FNGC will be noted on the student’s graduate transcript as “Certificate in Food and Nutrition.” This certificate does not carry with it any licensure or privileges, and is not currently approved by any professional organization.
All students pursuing the Food and Nutrition Graduate Certificate would have the option to continue their studies to complete a Master’s degree. All courses completed with a B average, in pursuit of the Graduate Certificate, would count toward the Masters in Family and Consumer Sciences with a specialization in Food and Nutrition.
Students completing the Food and Nutrition Graduate Certificate Program will be required to take 15 credit hours of food and nutrition graduate-level courses. A maximum of 6 credit hours of 5000 level courses may be applied to the certificate. Once admitted, the student must submit an approved tentative certificate of study coursework plan.
Food and Nutrition Graduate Courses (15 hours):
FN 6070 Family and Community Nutrition (3)
FN 6090 Micronutrients Through the Life Span (3)
FN 6100 Macronutrients for Human Nutrition (3)
FN 6110 Clinical Nutrition (3)
FN 6070 – Family and Community Nutrition
On demand. Fundamental nutrition needs for the family and community at all social levels. A survey of various community-related nutrition problems and their role in human nutrition. Prerequisite: basic nutrition or consent of instructor.
FN 6090 – Micronutrients Through the Life Span
On demand. Emphasis on human needs and food sources of vitamins and minerals during health and disease conditions. Identification and discussion of the chemical and physical properties of these micronutrients in foods and human systems. Prerequisite: advanced nutrition or consent of instructor.
FN 6100 – Macronutrients for Human Nutrition
On demand. Emphasis on metabolism of the structural and energy furnishing nutrients as applied to the nutritional requirements and food supplies of people; current literature and research in proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Prerequisite: advanced nutrition or consent of instructor.
FN 6110 – Advanced Clinical Nutrition
On demand. Metabolic and physiologic basis for nutrition intervention in health and disease. Pathophysiology of major disease states and impact on normal nutrition and metabolism. Current research, critical evaluation of resources, current practice, and evidence-based recommendations for medical nutrition therapy. Prerequisites: FN 4380 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Approved for distance education.
- Step 1: Apply Online to the Graduate College Step 2: Submit Transcripts and Test Scores
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Note: The $45 non-refundable application fee for domestic students per graduate application submitted ($75 non-refundable application fee for international students) can be paid online or by sending a check to the Graduate College AFTER your application has been submitted (see Step 2 for address).Step 3: Submit Three Letters of Recommendation
Two official transcripts from all institutions attended and all *required test scores are to be sent to:
Office of Admissions
110 McFall Center
Attn: Graduate Admissions
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0083
*See graduate program specifics for required standardized test (GRE GMAT, & PRAXIS II). TOEFL scores are required from applicants whose native language is not English
Note: If, for some reason, all of your transcripts don’t arrive or you change your mind, another application and fee is required for the next semester.
Submit three letters of recommendation to the School of Family and Consumer Sciences
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Bowling Green State University
206 Johnston Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403