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Sports Nutrition Certification

Build Entry-Level Sports Nutrition Skills in One Semester

Take this microcredential in one semester to power up with the skills you'll need to take your certifying exam, work with clients and, potentially, run your own nutrition and fitness training business.



Credits to earn your certification


Semester of study for most students


Continue at DCC and use your credits towards an associate degree

What You'll Study in Our Sports Nutrition Certification Program

Our Sports Nutrition program prepares you to take certifying exams, so you'll graduate ready to get to work. You'll be able to design nutrition programs and healthy lifestyle behavior modifications, according to individual needs and goals — giving people the motivation to keep on going!

If you're motivated to continue your education, the credits you earn can be a jump-start toward completing an associate degree in Exercise Science & Wellness.

Note: Students taking this microcredential may be eligible for NYS Part Time Tuition Assistance for Non-Degree Credentials. For more information email

Sample Courses

BIO 122: Nutrition
You'll study the role proper nutrition plays in gaining and maintaining good health

BUS 102: Foundation of Business
The basics of business, including legal aspects, marketing, bookkeeping, and social responsibility

ESW 204: Sports Nutrition Specialist Certification
The final exam for this course is your sports nutrition specialist  certifying exam


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personal trainer

Stackable Health & Fitness Microcredentials

  • Want to learn more? Consider DCC’s other health and fitness microcredentials, short-term programs you can complete one by one and later apply to an ESW degree.
  • Our personal trainer, sports nutrition, and strength training options teach skills you can put to work right away. Some prepare you to take national certifying exams.
  • Each requires three courses for a total of nine credits and can usually be finished in a semester.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601