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 semester hours. 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 completion of this certificate may transfer some coursework toward the degree.
Students must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4-point scale. Applicants must also have evidence of previous coursework in anatomy and physiology, chemistry (including a lab), nutrition, and physiology of exercise. Students lacking adequate preparation may be required to take additional coursework at the undergraduate level as a prerequisite to entry in the certificate program.
Nutrition & Food Science Graduate Programs Brochure
The graduate programs in Nutrition and Food Science at Montclair State University prepare students for a variety of careers in nutrition, food science and food management. Our programs are unique in that they offer a hybrid approach with strong emphasis on both nutrition and food science, and provide students with learning opportunities in applied nutrition, food management and food science.