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Transdisciplinary Childhood Obesity Prevention Certificate

Passion for working with others and enhancing lifestyles

The Transdisciplinary Childhood Obesity Prevention (TOP) graduate certificate is a graduate certificate program aimed to engage students in transdisciplinary approaches to childhood obesity prevention through coursework and community based experiential learning opportunities. This program is unique, as it provides expertise in a job market that is desperate for trained professionals in the prevention of childhood obesity. The program will expose students to a variety of disciplines involved in the prevention of childhood obesity, allow students the opportunity to design childhood obesity prevention initiatives, and prepare students to conduct transdisciplinary research on the behavioral, social, biological, and environmental causes of childhood obesity. Students will develop skills required to implement evidence based transdisciplinary approaches to prevention. Faculty from Nutrition, Exercise Science, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing work collaboratively with SDSU Extension to implement the TOP graduate certificate program.  Students will obtain a TOP program certificate upon completion of the requirements for both the certificate and the master’s or Doctoral degree from their respective college.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Lead a healthy lifestyle
  • Work well with other people
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Have a passion for leadership
  • Have a passion for community engagement

Career Opportunities

  • Extension
  • Public Health
  • Research
  • Community Leader