Diabetes Certificate

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 have a choice of electives based in anthropology, child and family studies, social and public health, psychology, biological sciences, chemistry, communications, and nutrition. Students 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.

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.

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

Independent Study Contract/Proposal Form

Links and Downloads


Jessica Arquette
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Food and Nutrition Sciences
Diabetes Certificate Coordinator
Grover Center E175