The Certificate of Graduate Study (CGS) in Sports Nutrition is a 12-credit hour program designed to provide graduate students with a set of courses focused on specific areas of sports nutrition, and will enhance a student’s understanding of the current issues within sports nutrition. This CGS is suggested for students concurrently pursuing graduate or post-baccalaureate studies in nutrition. However, students from any graduate major at the Northern Illinois University (NIU), any other acceptable graduate degree-granting institution, or Student-at-Large are eligible to apply for and obtain a CGS in Sports Nutrition.
Students wishing to pursue this certificate must be accepted into the Graduate School (as either a degree seeking student or a student-at-large), formally file an enrollment application with the certificate coordinator before completion of 9 semester hours of course work related to this certificate, develop a plan of study for an additional 3-credit-hour course approved by the certificate coordinator, maintain a cumulative 3.00 grade point average or better in all Sports Nutrition certificate courses, and complete all certificate courses within 6 calendar years. Background in anatomy and physiology and nutrition is preferred. Contact certificate coordinator with specific questions.