Sports Nutrition Undergraduate Certificate

Prepare for a career in health and wellness with a specialization in the field of sports nutrition

USJ’s undergraduate certificate in Sports Nutrition provides students the essentials of sports nutrition with a course in exercise physiology and training about the integration of nutrition and fitness. As part of this nine-credit certificate program, students benefit from working in a sports nutrition position gaining hands-on practical experience in the field, and completing a related project.

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  • Convenient three-course offering
  • The certificate would complement current majors such as nutrition, exercise science, sports studies, and sport management

Program Curriculum

Required Courses: Nine Credits

  • NUTR236 Sports Nutrition- 3 Credits: (prerequisite of NUTR220 or NUTR380) Basic nutritional requirements of active individuals and the relationship of proper nutrition to increased health and human performance
  • NUTR202 Exercise Physiology- 3 Credits: Study of the basic concepts of nutrition, energy, and systems of energy transfer and use in exercise and training
  • NUTR493 Practicum in Sports Nutr.– 3 Credits (prerequisite NUTR236, senior standing or permission of instructor) Students work for eight hours per week in an area of sports nutrition gaining hands-on practical experience in the field and implement a related project.


Melissa Brown, Ph.D., RDCSSD, LD
Chair and Associate Professor, Nutrition and Public Health
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 860.231.5262
Email:[email protected]