School Nutrition Director Certification Program (SNDCP)
Interested in applying to the SNDCP?
Thank you for your interest in the School Nutrition Director's Certification program. Applications for this program are considered on an on-going basis. Two different application forms must be completed. Applicants must apply to both the UGA Graduate School and to the Department of Foods and Nutrition.
Application deadlines are determined by the semester you wish to begin taking classes…
To begin coursework Fall semester, your applications must be submitted by July 1
To begin coursework Spring semester, your applications must be submitted by Nov 15
To begin coursework Summer semester, your applications must be submitted by April 1
Exciting changes are underway! Although the UGA Independent and Distant Learning (IDL) route for course delivery previously used for two of the required nutrition courses is going away, the courses and program are going strong through the newly established UGA Office of Online Learning. In the future all courses will be offered on-line using the e-format. This change should make registering for classes easier. You must however register for all classes during the open registration period at the beginning of each semester (along with everyone else at UGA) and the class must be completed during the same semester you begin the course.
If you have questions about SNDCP in general or the change in delivery of the required courses, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the program in general, and information about the application process and the specific paperwork that must be submitted with the applications, is also found at: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/graduate/sndcp.html.
The School Nutrition Director Certification Program (SNDCP) is designed for individuals interested in becoming a Certified School Nutrition Director. The program requires 21 hours of graduate courses in human nutrition, nutrition education, school fiscal and human resource management, and educational leadership. Other requirements include ServSafe Certification, a passing score on Georgia Assessment for Certification of Educators (GACE) or other basic skills tests approved by the Professional Standards Commission, and completion of a master’s degree.
Please review this website for more information about the SNDCP and about submitting your materials for evaluation, applying to UGA as a non-degree seeking graduate student in the Department of Foods and Nutrition and completing a master’s degree at UGA or another university.
Send your questions to the SNDCP coordinator: Ruthann Swanson (email@example.com).