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Diabetes Certificate

The College of Health Sciences and Professions sponsors the Diabetes Certificate available to both undergraduate and graduate students. This program educates and prepares students to better understand the multifaceted and complex condition of diabetes. The program offers a unique opportunity for students to obtain interdisciplinary education and training opportunities as well as service learning, clinical and/or research opportunities guided by experts in diabetes.

The program requires:

Diabetes Core

NUTR 4320 Undergraduates
NUTR 5320 Graduates
Diabetes: From Bench to Bedside - 3 Credit Hours

This is a comprehensive online course offering an exploration of the underlying genetics and physiology of diabetes and clinically relevant issues surrounding diabetes from medical, self-management, and prevention perspectives.

NUTR 4960 Undergraduates
NUTR 5960 Graduates
Trends in Diabetes – 2 Credit Hours

This course includes a clinical preceptorship as well as a weekly seminar discussing the latest trends in diabetes clinical care, novel discoveries in diabetes research and experiences gained on preceptor sites.

NUTR 4932 Undergraduates
NUTR 5932 Graduates
Independent Study in Diabetes – 3-8 Credit Hours

This is a capstone course with emphasis on research, clinical, or service learning experience related to diabetes. This course allows students to use “experiences” to count towards credit hours.

Electives

6-9 semester credit hours of additional coursework to meet the 17-semester-hour requirement, including at least one course outside the nutrition program.  More information on electives can be found in the academic catalog or by contacting Jennifer Yoder at yoderj@ohio.edu.

Independent Study

The Independent Study allows students to use research, clinical, or service learning experiences to count towards credit hours. More information about the Independent Study can be found here (PDF) or by contacting Jennifer Yoder at yoderj@ohio.edu.

NOTE: Graduate students will be required to focus on a project that is distinct from their masters thesis or graduate level project. Students who are completing research projects must select to do their independent study in a community or clinical setting. Likewise, students who are involved in community or clinical based projects must select to do their independent study in a research setting. The independent study for diabetes typically requires 6-8 hours of independent work per week, and should not interfere with graduate students thesis or final project. In addition, graduate students wishing to pursue the diabetes certificate will be required to deliver a local, regional, or national presentation (oral or poster) related to diabetes or related disease.

Click here (PDF) for the Independent Study Contract/Proposal Form.