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EDOC Admission Requirements

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Are you prepared for the certificate program? 

You must have a degree in family, consumer, and nutrition sciences or related undergraduate or graduate degree. If you haven’t already, take the following pre-requisite courses (NIU course codes given) at your local community college and apply to NIU’s EDOC while you’re taking them.

  • FCNS 201 - Human Nutrition
  • PSYC 102 - Intro to Psychology
  • FCNS 284 - Family Relations

Remember, you can apply to the EDOC program as a graduate student or student at large even if you only have one course completed, and finish the other two while beginning the EDOC certificate program.

EDOC Prerequisite Course
(equivalent at NIU)
FCNS 201 –
Human Nutrition
PSYC 102 –
Intro to Psychology
FCNS 284 –
Family Relations
Online Course Catalog Out-of-District Tuition Policy
Black Hawk College BIOL 120 – Nutrition PSYC 101 –
Intro to Psychology
SOC 251 –
Sociology of Families
Black Hawk College Course Catalog Residency is not taken into consideration for online courses

College of DuPage

CULIN 1110 – Basic Nutrition

PSYCH 1100 – General Psychology

SOCIO 2220 – Sexual Relationships, Marriage & Family College of Dupage Course Catalog Residency is not taken into consideration for online courses

Kankakee Community College

HLTH 1513 – Nutrition

PSYC 1813 – Intro to Psychology

SOCY 2553 – Marriage and the Family Kankakee Community College Course Catalog Residency is not taken into consideration for online courses

Sauk Valley Community College

PED 115 – Nutrition and Diet Therapy

PSY 103 – Intro to Psychology

x Sauk Valley Community College Course Catalog Residency is not taken into consideration for online courses

South Suburban College

x PSY 101 – Intro to Psychology x South Suburban Colege Course Catalog Residency is not taken into consideration for online courses

Waubonsee Community College

BIO 200 – Nutrition PSY 100 – Intro to Psychology SOC 130 – Sociology of Family Waubonsee Community College Course Catalog Residency is not taken into consideration for online courses

**Classes are subject to change, so make sure to check the respective course catalogs each semester.

**X = not offered

If you have questions regarding NIU's Graduate Certificate in Eating Disorders & Obesity, please contact:

Amy Ozier
PhD,RD,LDN, Facilitator
Certificate of Graduate Study in Eating Disorders & Obesity
Northern Illinois University
Phone: (815) 753-5050
aozier@niu.edu