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EDOC Program Requirements


Completion of the certificate program requires 12 semester hours of course work selected from the courses listed below. FCNS 602 is required and should be taken as the first course in EDOC sequence of courses.

EDOC Course Online Face-to-Face
FCNS 529 Strategies for Modifying Nutrition Behaviors x
FCNS 602 Issues in Eating Disorders and Obesity x
FCNS 616 Nutritional Factors in Obesity and Eating Disorders x
FCNS 637 The Child in the Family  x
FCNS 685 - Family Stress and structural Diversity x
FCNS 701* Problems in Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences x
FCNS 705 Introduction to Medical Family Therapy and Counseling x
*Requires a face-to-face workshop with a supervisor.

Or choose one from the following courses as part of the 12 semester hours

EDOC Course Online Face-to-Face
EPS 508 Theories and Research in Adolescent Behavior and Development  x
FCNS 684 The Family with Adolescents  x

More course information is available by visiting Eating Disorders & Obesity Certificate Program Requirements on the College of Health and Human Sciences website.

Enhance your skill set. 

Don't stop after you’ve completed the EDOC certificate! Apply your 12 credit hours toward earning a master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or Applied Family & Child Studies

EDOC courses are generally offered online and face-to-face. Below is a summary of a typical year of course offerings, which is subject to change. Please check with the department before registering to confirm course availability by semester.

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