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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Diabetes Certificate

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Graduate Diabetes Certificate – CTDIAG

Grover Center E160
1 Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979

Delivery Mode:  Athens Campus

Terms of Entry:  Fall, Spring, Summer

Enrollment Eligibility:  Current degree-seeking students and non-degree status

Certificate Overview  

The Graduate Diabetes Certificate 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. The certificate requires a minimum of 14 credit hours, and the typical and expected time to complete the certificate is two semesters.

Certificate Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

  • examine knowledge of the complex management of diabetes and its prevention
  • formulate diabetes related information into diabetes related practice.
  • analyze the latest trends in diabetes research and clinical management.

Opportunities upon Completion  

Students who graduate with a Graduate Diabetes Certificate will potentially have broader career possibilities, including careers involved in diabetes prevention, management, and treatment.  The independent study portion of the Graduate Diabetes Certificate provides an opportunity for skill development, ranging from research design and development to clinical application. 

Admission Requirements  

A letter grade of 3.0 (B) or better in all core and elective courses is required for certificate approval.

International Students 

An I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program alone.

Completion Requirements  

Students must complete 14 credit hours including three core courses and a minimum six credit hours of electives as detailed below. 

Diabetes Core

Complete the following courses for a minimum of 8 hours:

  • NOTE: Graduate students will be required to focus on a project that is distinct from their master’s 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 complete 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 student’s 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 (yoderj@ohio.edu) for more information about the Independent Study.


Students must complete minimum 6 credit hours elective coursework to meet the 14-semester hour requirement, including at least one course outside of the nutrition program. Select from:

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