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Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition University of Maine



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The University of Maine’s online Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition is rooted in nutrition science. By earning a certificate in Human Nutrition you can:

  • Deepen your knowledge of human metabolism and its relationship with nutrition
  • Explore emerging topics in sustainable food systems
  • Learn to assess the nutritional status of individuals and populations using up-to-date tools and methods
  • Use evidence-based nutrition intervention strategies to prevent and treat chronic disease
  • Understand the roles nutrients and supplements play in maintaining health through different stages of life
  • Review alternative practices such as homeopathy, herbal medicine, and dietary supplements and how they can integrate into conventional dietetic practices


A certificate in Human Nutrition helps you become a credible resource in the relationship between diet and health. You’ll gain the confidence to make decisions and give advice for a healthier lifestyle through nutritious food choices. Professionals in many fields can benefit from the knowledge they’ll acquire with this certificate:

  • Current dietitians can explore new areas of study such as integrative and functional nutrition, gerontology, and sustainability and enhance their ability to work on research projects with nonprofit organizations or other institutions
  • Healthcare professionals (e.g., dentists, doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, nurses) can emphasize the importance of nutrition in chronic disease prevention and treatment
  • Exercise physiologists and health educators can provide clients with a well-rounded approach to health and wellness
  • Foodservice professionals and managers can provide customers with healthier product options

This certificate doesn’t prepare individuals to prescribe medical nutrition therapy (MNT) or treat chronic disease.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition.

Online/Distance (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $563 per credit hour


03 Sep, 21 Jan


University of Maine



04469, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.

Official English proficiency examination scores are required from international applicants, unless the applicant has received a degree from an English-speaking institution. The University of Maine Graduate School accepts the following score reports sent directly from the testing agency.

IELTS - Minimum Score: 6.5

TOEFL - Minimum Score: 80

PTE - Minimum Score: 60

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