Program Information

Next Start Date: 10/25/2021
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Application Deadline: Rolling


Cost Per Credit Hour: $475 (beginning fall 2020)
Technology Fee: $16 (per credit hour)
Estimated Tuition & Fees: click here to learn about costs


The Sports Nutrition certificate program was designed for individuals who aspire to provide sound sports nutrition information to athletes and physically active individuals. The program focuses on using evidence-based principles in designing and implementing exercise and nutrition programs and interpreting research in the field of exercise and sport nutrition. This 15 credit hour certificate will prepare students to pursue the Certified Sports Nutrition (CISSN) credential from the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Gainful employment information can be found here.

Program Features

  • Courses are offered 100% online, no campus visit required
  • The program is 12 credit hours – comprised of 4 – 5, 8 week courses
  • Program begins three times annually: fall, spring, summer
  • Affordable tuition is guaranteed throughout the entire program*
  • Small cohort/class sizes, with 12 to 20 students per class
  • Regionally accredited institution qualified to offer federal financial aid to students
  • $475 per credit hour. 
AES 6300
Exercise and Sport Nutrition
Explores the relationships between nutrition, energy metabolism, and exercise and sport performance, with an in-depth analysis of dietary and nutritional supplementation.
AES 6320
Vitamins and Minerals
Examination of the role and function of vitamins and minerals from physiological and clinical perspectives.
AES 6340
Nutrition and Exercise for Weight Management
Examines nutrition and exercise strategies for weight management with an emphasis on metabolic, physiological and psychological factors.
AES 6360
Practicum: Sports Nutrition
This course examines the planning and implementation of a sports nutrition program. Students are required to complete a nutrition assessment and planning case study on a member of their community.
AES 6380
Special Topics Seminar in Sports Nutrition
In-depth study of selected advanced topics in sports nutrition.


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What Our Students Are Saying

My favorite class was research methods and design. The instructor’s feedback was extremely helpful and what I learned in this class will be applicable throughout the rest of my career. I also enjoyed my sports nutrition course because it was challenging and put me out of my comfort zone.

Cynthia Miranda

MS Applied Exercise Science - Human Movement Science

I wanted to get a PhD to pursue a tenured-track position and perform research. The online courses have been highly engaging and have provided an outstanding learning experience preparing me to contribute as a scholar in my field of study.

Jason Menoutis

PhD Health and Human Performance

I love the curriculum and the ability to take one course at a time, along with the flexible payments that works with my salary. This degree will prepare me to work with other professors or medical doctors in the Exercise Science field to explore further research.

Nicholas Mortensen

PhD Health and Human Performance

The online format allows for me to continue expanding my business and professional goals while still pursuing a Master’s degree. I was initially worried as I had not previously had much experience with online coursework, but the format allows for structured, discussion based learning amongst peers.

Ryan Richmond

MS Applied Exercise Science - Sports Nutrition

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