Undergraduate Nutrition Certificate

Earn a certificate in nutrition

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, nutrition is vital. Our nutrition certificate will empower you to make healthy decisions with a greater understanding of nutrition for yourself, your family, and the community.

On your way to earning this certificate, you’ll learn how to make nutritious food choices and develop an understanding of dietary information to shape healthy behaviors. You’ll gain a greater awareness of what you eat, why you eat it, and how it is prepared to help encourage a healthier lifestyle.

The curriculum also covers how to apply nutrition principles to health promotion and plan healthy meals for you and your family.

In three years or fewer, depending on your schedule and courses offered, you can earn this credential. 

This certificate does not prepare a student to sit for the registration examination for dietitians.


  • The certificate in nutrition is open to current students, regardless of major, and can be pursued as a stand-alone degree or combined with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
  • In order to enroll in our certificate program, you must be admitted to IU Indianapolis. If you are not currently admitted, you will need to meet the admission requirements. Visit IU Indianapolis admissions to apply.

Certificate requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits in accordance with the specified curriculum.
  • Earn a minimum grade of C in each course.


We’re here to provide academic support. Contact the SHHS advising team for answers to all your questions.

If you want more information about admission to our programs, visit our undergraduate admissions page.