Online Graduate Certificate in Food Safety

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville offers a thirteen credit-hour Graduate Certificate in Food Safety that can now be completed online in one year.

The Certificate program is designed for working professionals as well as current students. The program provides public health and food industry leaders, researchers, educators, and practitioners practical knowledge and skills to enhance food safety and prevent food-related diseases.

The Certificate program includes coursework in epidemiology, foodborne diseases, food microbiology, as well as disease outbreak investigation, prevention, and control. One of the required courses for this certificate is Student Outbreak Rapid Response Training (SORRT). The course provides instruction on the fundamentals of public health surveillance, epidemiology and foodborne outbreak investigations. Students will complete training in incident command as well as disease outbreak data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. Additionally, SORRT introduces skill building activities (i.e. interviewing training) and opportunities to work with other public health professionals at regional and local health departments.

Interested persons must hold an undergraduate degree and be admitted into the University of Tennessee Graduate School; visit University of Tennessee Office of Graduate Admissions  for more information.
For more information, please visit the University of Tennessee Graduate Certificate in Food Safety  website OR contact Dr. Kathy Brown at