The University of Southern Mississippi

College of Health

Management of Child Nutrition Programs



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Management of Child Nutrition Programs Graduate Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

Do you have a passion for nutrition, and want to provide healthier meals for children? The graduate Certificate Program in Management of Child Nutrition Program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel in the management of child nutrition. The program is designed for school nutrition program directors/supervisors and senior management staff employed by local school districts or state agencies, as well as those interested in pursuing careers in school nutrition. This convenient and affordable program, which is completely online, draws on real-world experiences and encourages professionals to engage in research meaningful to their organization. Faculty and industry experts facilitate a think-tank learning environment where creativity flourishes and students engage with the brightest minds in human capital development – offering the best to our students. This is your life, plus college. The Graduate Certificate in Management Child Nutrition Programs requires six three-credit courses for completion and provides broad exposure to the field. Graduates of the program are prepared to take on additional responsibilities in their existing careers or begin new careers as child nutrition professionals. Graduate Certificate Application Deadlines: •Fall semester – July 15 •Spring semester – November 15 •Summer term – April 15


The Mississippi Department of Education has approved the coursework in the certificate program to meet the educational requirements for School Food Service Administrator. If you are from another state, please check with your state agency to determine if these courses will meet your state requirements.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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