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Value of an Undergraduate Certificate

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with an undergraduate certificate? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing a certificate, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.

Why Pursue a Certificate in Nutrition for Health Professionals?

This certificate is taught by registered, licensed dietitians, and has a primary focus on nutrition education and communication strategies. The program is open to all majors and courses can be taken toward certificate completion or as a stand-alone elective.

What You'll Study

All students pursuing this certificate must complete 15 hours total + 1 required prerequisite: NDT 2043 Introduction to Nutrition Sciences or equivalent. Other courses include:

  • Nutrition through the Lifespan
  • Nutrition Education and Communication for Health Professionals
  • Introduction to Public Health Nutrition
  • Foundations of Maternal & Child Health and Nutrition
  • Nutrition Matters: Food Systems from Farm to Fork
  • Advanced Nutrition
  • Current Issues in Nutrition
  • Special Studies in Nutrition and Dietetics

Adding a Certificate


Add On to Your Major - recommended path
Currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and looking to enhance your degree with an undergraduate certificate? Contact the Certificate Program Advisor listed below, and request permission to enter into the program. Approval to enter into a certificate program must be granted by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the college in which the certificate program is housed.

Non-Degree Seeking Student
Not currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at UTSA but interested in an undergraduate certificate program? You can apply as a non-degree seeking student. Prospective students must apply for admission to UTSA as non-degree seeking and indicate on their application their interest in an undergraduate certificate. Prospective students are required to meet UTSA's admission requirements for special students at the undergraduate level. Once admitted, students can contact the Certificate Program Advisor listed below, and request permission to enter into their desired program. Approval to enter into a certificate program must be granted by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the college in which the certificate program is housed.
Traci Keck

Certificate Program Advisor

Traci Keck, MS, RDN, LD

traci.keck@utsa.edu