Program Overview

Louisiana Tech University offers a Graduate Certificate in Dietetics for students interested in furthering their knowledge on the subject of dietetics.  Acquiring this certificate will further a student’s skills and knowledge in this field which will enhance their performance as professionals.  Students must register for the program at the beginning of the quarter before beginning. This program is well suited for individuals who are already in this career field or those who plan to enter the career field.

The Graduate Certificate in Dietetics Program consists of 15 credit hours. Courses required include Methodology in Human Ecology Research, Applied Dietetics, two additional 500-level FNU graduate courses, and one additional course. Students may choose one of the following to serve as their additional course: Food and Nutrition, Family and Child Studies, Human Ecology, Kinesiology, Counseling, Psychology, Biological Sciences, Health Informatics and Information Management, or a related area that is approved by the student’s advisor.

Any courses completed at another institution may not be transferred into the Graduate Certificate in Dietetics Program. These courses may be applied towards the M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics that is offered at Louisiana Tech University.  All courses are available online and has the potential to be completed in one semester. This online learning environment allows students to have a flexible experience and keep their employment status while working towards their certificate.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Louisiana Tech University is a four-year public doctoral and research school located in Ruston, Louisiana.  The college opened in 1894 as The Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana and changed its name over the years until 1970 when it adopted the current name.

    Louisiana Tech University offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctor’s degrees, and certificates of completion. The school’s colleges and schools include:

    • College of Applied and Natural Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering and Science
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • Graduate School

    Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Louisiana Tech's Global Campus offers bachelor's and master's degrees online, as well as graduate certificates and certificates of completion.

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