School Nutrition (Certificate)

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The certificate provides you with documentation affirming you completed a limited curriculum and achieved a standardized level of competence in coursework related to school nutrition programs.

The certificate in school nutrition is directed toward current degree-seeking students and postbaccalaureate students who are interested in eligibility for the school nutrition specialist credential offered by the School Nutrition Association. More information for this credential is available at

Individuals must complete 900 working hours in a school nutrition environment before they are eligible to sit for the national SNS exam. There is also a cost associated with taking the exam and more information can be found at

At A Glance

School Nutrition (Certificate)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The certificate requires that students take the following courses, for a total of 31 credit hours:
Required courses -- 31 credit hours
Students must earn a minimum grade of C in all courses in the certificate.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

Interested students should speak with their academic advisor.

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