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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Diabetes Certificate

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Certificate Name and Number: Diabetes Certificate - CTDIABG

Department/Unit: College of Health Sciences and Professions

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Certificate Overview:  The Diabetes Certificate is available to both undergraduate and graduate students. This program educates and prepares students to better understand the multifaceted and complex condition of diabetes. The program offers a unique opportunity for students to obtain interdisciplinary education and training opportunities as well as service learning, clinical and/or research opportunities guided by experts in diabetes.

Link to Certificate: https://www.ohio.edu/diabetes/education/diabetes-certificate.cfm

Graduation Requirements:


  • NUTR 5320 - From Bench to Bedside (3Cr)
  • NUTR 5960 - Trends in Diabetes (2Cr)
  • NUTR 5932 - Independent Study in Diabetes (3-8Cr)

NOTE: Graduate students will be required to focus on a project that is distinct from their masters thesis or graduate level project. Students who are completing research projects must select to do their independent study in a community or clinical setting. Likewise, students who are involved in community or clinical based projects must select to do their independent study in a research setting. The independent study for diabetes typically requires 6-8 hours of independent work per week, and should not interfere with graduate students thesis or final project. In addition, graduate students wishing to pursue the diabetes certificate will be required to deliver a local, regional, or national presentation (oral or poster) related to diabetes or related disease.

The Independent Study allows students to use research, clinical, or service learning experiences to count towards credit hours. Please contact Jennifer Yoder for more information about the Independent Study (yoderj@ohio.edu.)


Students must choose 6-8 credit hours elective coursework to meet the 14 semester hour requirement, including at least one course outside of the NUTR program.

  • NUTR 5000 - Nutrition in the Community (3cr)
  • NUTR 5080 - Nutrient Metabolism (3cr)
  • NUTR 5100 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3cr)
  • NUTR 5200 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II (3cr)
  • NUTR 5260 - World View of Nutrition (3cr)
  • NUTR 5500 - Contemporary School Nutrition (3cr)
  • NUTR 5600 - Nutrition Counseling (1 cr)
  • NUTR 6500 - Diet and Chronic Disease (3cr)
  • EXPH 5140 - Physiology of Exercise (3cr)
  • EXPH 6560 - Advanced Physiology of Exercise (3cr)
  • EXPH 6170 - Exercise Testing and Prescription (4 cr)
  • CFS 5800 - Death, Dying and Bereavement (3cr)
  • CFS 5760 - Children and Families in Health Care Settings (3 cr)
  • CFS 5610 - Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations (3cr)
  • CFS 5670 - Children, Families, Stress and Trauma (3cr)
  • HLTH 6140 - Public Health Services in Underserved Rural Populations (3cr)
  • HLTH 6791 - Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control (3cr)
  • HLTH 6070 - Health Promotion and Health Behavior (3cr)
  • HLTH 6130 - Aging and Health (3cr)
  • HLTH 6280 - Health Law (3cr)
  • HLTH 6080 - Health Policy (3cr)
  • SW 5233 - Counseling Older Adults (3cr)
  • SW 5293 - Aging in American Society (3cr)
  • SW 6101 - The Rural Social Agency (3cr)
  • BIOS 5630 or CHEM 5890 - Biological Chemistry (3cr)/Basic Biochemistry (4 cr)
  • BIOS 5250 - Evolutionary Genetics (3cr)
  • BIOS 5260 - Molecular Genetics (3cr)
  • BIOS 5500 - Principles of Endocrinology (3 cr)
  • ECON 5150 - Economics of Health Care (4 cr)
  • ECON 5120 - Economics of Poverty (4 cr)
  • PSY 7250 - Health Psychology (3 cr)

Admission Requirements: Students must be enrolled in a degree seeking program at Ohio University in order to obtain the Graduate Diabetes Certificate.  A letter grade of 3.0 (B) or better in all core and elective courses is required for certificate approval.

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