Mar 03, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

Sports Nutrition Certificate Program

Certificate code CTSPNU

College of Health Sciences and Professions  
School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness   
Grover Center E160
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.566.0470

Division of Food and Nutrition Sciences
Jennifer Yoder-Clevidence, contact person

Program Overview

The Sports Nutrition Certificate program offered at Ohio University provides the cumulative education and skills training to equip students to provide sound sports nutrition information to their clients. Students completing the certificate can improve the performance diet in youth, collegiate, military, recreational athletes, and performing artists through sound nutrition education.  This certificate will provide undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers as registered dietitian nutritionists, certified athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, certified health education specialists, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, educators, coaches, and others knowledge and sports nutrition-related skill development to enhance their program of study.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  • Student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in nutritional assessment and intervention recommendations for a target athlete/active individual population.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in applying sports nutrition principles to a target athlete population.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students currently enrolled in any program of study at Ohio University qualify for admission. (It is noted, however, that some students in other majors may not have the appropriate preparation in the sciences and will need to take additional courses to complete the program).

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admissions requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This certificate will foster development of knowledge and skills related to nutritional aspects of athletic and physical performance. Upon completion of the certificate, undergraduate students will be better prepared to pursue post-graduate study in sports nutrition or a related area, and have a deeper understanding of nutritional aspects of athletic and physical performance to more competently perform in their career of choice. Overall, this certificate will make students more competitive in the work force.


Certificate Hours Requirement

The Sports Nutrition Certificate requires a minimum of 20 hours.

Core Course Requirement

Complete one of the following:

Core Courses in Nutrition

Complete the following courses, including (NUTR 4900 for 2 hours)