School of Nutritional Health

RTU offers the following online graduate certificates in Nutritional Health:

  1. Nutritional Counseling
  2. Integrative and Functional Nutrition
  3. Nutrigenomics
  4. Nutrition Oncology

Integrative and Functional Nutrition Graduate Certificate

This is a scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

Credits: 20
Duration: 2 semesters
Tuition: $17,778

Nutrigenomics Graduate Certificate

This program focuses on the scientific study of whole genome sequences and patterns of gene expression. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular biology, genetics, protein technologies, genomic sciences and techniques, bioinformatics, and scientific and research ethics.

Credits: 20
Duration: 2 semesters
Tuition: $17,778

Nutrition Oncology Graduate Certificate

This program focuses on the scientific study of carcinogens; the onset of malignancy in cells, tissues, blood, and organs; the genetics of cancer; the anatomy and physiology of cancer cells; and the study of cancer behaviors and treatments. Includes instruction in gene expression; oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes; viral genes and cancer proliferation; regulation of signal transduction; cancer proteins; hormonal and growth factors in cancer cells; tumor promotion, progression, and metastasis; carcinogen receptors and metabolism; carcinogen ecology; immunological targeting; and studies of genetic, chemical, radiologic and other treatment therapies.

Credits: 20
Duration: 2 semesters
Tuition: $17,778

Nutrition Counseling Graduate Certificate

This program prepares individuals to assume roles as health/wellness professionals in private business and industry, community organizations, and health care settings. Includes instruction in personal health, community health and welfare, nutrition, epidemiology, disease prevention, fitness and exercise, and health behaviors.

Credits: 20
Duration: 2 semesters
Tuition: $17,778

RTU is a member of the American Holistic Health Association and the Weston A. Price Foundation.