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Few things are more elemental to human health than food. Whether you are a healthcare professional, Registered Dietitian or you’re hungry for the latest nutrition science, a Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Science can help you expand your understanding of nutrition and give you foundational knowledge to use in your life or profession.  


Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver


As a student pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Science, you will receive a strong background in how macro- and micronutrients function in the human body, have opportunities to conduct and analyze research, acquire communication skills specific to nutrition and participate in community-based learning experiences. 

MSU Denver offers the only graduate certificate in Human Nutrition Science in the Denver area. The 12-credit-hour program is distinguished by the following:  

Convenient, hybrid classes. Fit your nutrition studies into your busy schedule. Your certificate program consists of four, 8-week hybrid courses. Each class combines class meetings on MSU Denver’s downtown campus with online learning. (Studies show that the hybrid course format improves learning outcomes.) 

Continuing Education (CE) credits. Earn CE credits in addition to your Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Science. All courses in this program also apply toward MSU Denver’s M.S. in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 


Sample Classes


Enhance your practice, advance professionally and deepen your knowledge-base with courses such as:

NUT 5010 – Macronutrients in Health and Disease

NUT 5011 – Vitamins, Minerals, and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease

NUT 5030 – Advanced Assessment and Intervention in Clinical Nutrition

NUT 5050 – Global and Cultural Topics in Nutrition


Program Accreditation


The Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Science is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission.