Sports Nutrition Graduate Certificate

Enhance your knowledge in this specialization with an online graduate certificate in Sports Nutrition

Get your start in the field with USJ’s graduate certificate in Sports Nutrition.

Sports Nutrition is a specialized branch of nutrition that studies food as it relates to athletic performance. The field of Sports Nutrition is experiencing tremendous growth at the community, collegiate, and professional levels. Get your start in the field with USJ’s graduate certificate in Sports Nutrition.

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Program Facts

  • The Certificate is 100% online, offering flexibility and options for working professionals and the required practicum can be completed locally in the student’s geographical area.
  • The program curriculum provides advanced education in Sports Nutrition based on the content areas of the Board Certification Exam for Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). Please note that completion of the Graduate Certificate in Sports Nutrition does not lead to eligibility for the CSSD exam. Additional requirements are needed to be eligible. More information can be found here.
  • Areas of focus include nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, intervention, monitoring/evaluation, nutrition education, sports nutrition-related food services management, communication, and application of knowledge and ethics and professionalism.
  • Once students have passed their prerequisite coursework, they are eligible to enroll in a 3-credit practicum to gain hands-on experience in Sports Nutrition. The practicum can be completed at a local site in the student’s geographical area. Potential practicum sites could be collegiate athletics, professional teams, fitness centers, high school/youth athletic programs, worksite wellness, research/academic settings, and many more.


Michelle MacKenzie, MS, RD, CD-N
Director, Dietetic Internship
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5254

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