Precision Nutrition (12-Credit) Online Graduate Certificate
Leverage the Power of Nutritional Genomics and Metabolism
No matter what type of healthcare practitioner you are, it is now essential that you make personalized diet recommendations to your patients.
The Precision Nutrition Online Graduate Certificate program allows you to gain a firm grasp of the rapidly advancing field of nutrition, including genetic, biochemical, physiological, pathophysiological, and clinical understanding of nutrient metabolism. The online program curriculum consists of four 100% online, 3-credit, asynchronous courses (12 credits) that deliver advanced knowledge in nutritional genomics and metabolism.
The Precision Nutrition certificate is designed for professionals currently working in healthcare, private practice, and industry — or for those interested in beginning a graduate-level exploration of personalized nutrition.
Note: Credits earned within the Precision Nutrition Online Graduate Certificate program can later be applied to UConn’s MS in Personalized Nutrition (https://personalized-nutrition.online.uconn.edu/). Admission to the MS in Personalized Nutrition and Precision Nutrition Online Graduate Certificate requires a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA, college-level biochemistry or equivalent, and recommended course preparation in college-level physiology and nutrition.
This cutting-edge online graduate certificate serves as an ideal pathway for many established healthcare professionals seeking the increasingly valuable credentials of a certified nutrition specialist (CNS).
The Precision Nutrition Online Graduate Certificate courses are of the highest quality. All of the certificate's online courses are drawn from UConn’s MS in Personalized Nutrition program and are taught by UConn’s highly-respected Nutritional Sciences faculty. Students are able to enjoy a sense of community and support through interactions with other students, faculty, and staff through regular group meetings, department-wide seminars, online forums, and career development sessions.
Students in the Precision Nutrition Online Graduate Certificate program will be prepared to:
- Assess biochemical and physiological functions, metabolic pathways, interactions, and deficiencies/toxicities of macro/micronutrients
- Compare the roles of genetic variants in diverse nutrient metabolisms
- Connect biochemical, physiological, and molecular aspects of energy metabolism and inflammatory pathways in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases and the role of diet
- Administer precision nutrition recommendations, focusing on the interaction between macro/micronutrients and human/microbial genes