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Diabetes Certificate

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WOUB's Conversations from Studio B in which host

Kelee Riesbeck, center, talks with Darlene Berryman, left,

and Lara Householder about the evolution of obesity

and diabetes research.


The Diabetes Certificate is a 17 credit hour program that provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about diabetes from a multidisciplinary perspective. The certificate includes a set of three core courses: “Diabetes: From Bench to Bedside”, "Trends in Diabetes”, and an independent study course. Additionally, students will have a choice of electives based in the following areas: Anthropology, Child and Family Studies, Social and Public Health, Psychology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communications, and Nutrition. Students will gain invaluable experience through service learning, clinical, or research opportunities. This program is designed to reach beyond the classroom through interactive learning to help students better understand diabetes, as it becomes increasingly prevalent both locally and nationally. 

Core Coursework:

Diabetes: From Bench to Bedside
NUTR 4320, 3 credits
A comprehensive online course that examines the underlying biological mechanisms of diabetes and addresses clinically relevant issues from the perspectives of medical treatment, self-management, and prevention.

Trends in Diabetes
NUTR 4960, 2 credits
A weekly seminar that will cover the latest trends in diabetes, clinical care, and novel research discoveries.

Independent Study in Diabetes
NUTR 4932, 3-8 credits
A capstone course that emphasizes hands-on, diabetes-related experience in a research, clinical, or service learning setting.

Diabetes Certificate in Ohio University Course Catalog

Links and Downloads:

Diabetes Certificate Coursework

Student guide to independent study



For more information on program please contact

Jennifer Yoder
School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness
Grover Center E325
(740) 593-0032


Diabetes Certificate Testimonials

The Diabetes Institute interviewed four students about their experiences with the Diabetes Certificate offered by the College of Health Sciences and Professions, School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness and supported by the Diabetes Institute.  These students also applied for and were awarded DI Summer Research Apprenticeships.  To hear the interviews with students Chance Benner, Camille Mihalic, Jimmy Herpy and Abby Thaxton, go to