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Graduate Certificate in Applied Nutrition & Culinary Medicine

Apply evidence-based nutrition information to promote positive health outcomes. This online program advances your knowledge in nutritional sciences and culinary medicine. Certificate holders will be better equipped to support the nutrition education needs of their patients and clients, and to understand the role of registered dietitian nutritionists as part of a healthcare team. This graduate certificate program is designed for health professionals: physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, and medical professionals in postgraduate training.

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At a Glance

Fall 2024

Application Due Date:
07/26/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2025

Application Due Date:
12/13/2024
Start Date:
01/13/2025

Credits and Tuition Cost (2023-2024)

Credits Required: 12
Cost Per Credit: $798.50

Format

Fully Online

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Graduate Certificate in Applied Nutrition & Culinary Medicine overview

Program format
Format
Fully Online
Total credits
Total Credits
12

What You'll Learn

Overview

Discover evidence-based strategies to address your patients' and clients' specific nutrition needs as well as their toughest questions.  Connect with nutrition educators at the University of Kentucky to learn about nutritional approaches and practical culinary strategies to promote health. 

  • Interpret, evaluate, communicate and apply complex nutritional concepts to a wide variety of individuals, communities, and organizations.
  • Provide leadership and innovation to the nutrition profession, facilitating the growth and application of best practices in the field to our region and globally.
  • Utilize theories of health behavior and the translation of theory into practice as a valuable tool in public health, community, and clinical nutrition settings.

Course Examples

  • CNU 503 Nutrition for the Health Professions
  • DHN 593 Introduction to Culinary Medicine
  • NS 689 Nutrition and Chronic Disease
  • NS 550 Drug and Nutrient Interactions
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How to Apply

Application Requirements

Standard graduate application requirements apply.

  • CV or Resume
  • Personal statement- Please describe your career goals and how the graduate certificate in Applied Nutrition and Culinary Medicine would advance these goals (one page maximum, please).

Admissions Criteria

Standard graduate admission requirements apply.

  • Prospective students should have completed basic biology and biochemistry courses.

*Post baccalaureate students interested in graduate nutrition education that meet the prerequisite requirements will also be considered for admission.

Program Contact

Sara Police
Director of Graduate Certificate

Deadlines

Fall 2024

Application Due Date:
07/26/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2025

Application Due Date:
12/13/2024
Start Date:
01/13/2025

Distance Learning

Licensure & Authorization

Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa. 

AUTHORIZATION & LICENSURE INFO
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University of Kentucky has been approved to participate in State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

Student Support

Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.

Why UK Online

One tuition rate

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Pay the same online tuition rate, no matter where you live.

Flexible schedule

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Fit learning into your busy schedule with no prescribed class times.

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Access supporting services and success coaches to help you succeed.

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