Nutrition and Exercise Science Certificate Program - Graduate

Graduate Coordinator in Exercise Science and Physical Education: Michele Fisher
Office: University Hall, Room 4109
Phone: (973) 655-7120
Email: fisherm@mail.montclair.edu

The graduate certificate program in Nutrition and Exercise Science provides students the opportunity to gain knowledge in the closely related fields of nutrition and exercise science. The program is designed to develop and enhance competencies necessary for creating applied nutrition and exercise programs for clients interested in wellness and weight management. Both theoretical and practical approaches are emphasized throughout the program. Students are required to take two courses from each of the content areas and one elective, yielding a total of 15-16 credits. The certificate issued by Montclair State University signifies completion of the specified coursework. This program does not lead to a Master's degree or certification in the respective fields of Nutrition and Exercise Science. However, students who apply for a Master's degree program after the completion of this certificate may transfer some coursework toward the degree.

Program Requirements

Core Courses
NUFD 560Advanced Nutrition Counseling for Diverse Population Groups3
NUFD 581Nutrition Education3
PEMJ 541Aerobic Testing and Programming3
PEMJ 543Theoretical Foundations for Strength and Conditioning3
Electives
Select one of the following:3-4
Principles of Nutrition
Social Marketing in Nutrition
Current Applications in Nutrition
Food and Nutrition Issues
Management and Supervision in Sport and Fitness
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Applied Sport Physiology
Principles of Sports Conditioning
Total Credits15-16