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Degree Requirements

  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in nutrition.
  • Any student who receives grades below "B" in two graduate courses is considered to have an academic deficiency.
  • A student who earns a third grade below "B" may lose matriculation status or may be dismissed from the graduate program.

Nutrition Graduate Core Courses (6 courses – 18 Credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
NTR 540 or BMS 540 Biomedical Statistics 3
NTR 609 (NTR 100 or equiv and Biochemistry) Advanced Nutrition I 3
NTR 610 (NTR 100 or equiv and Biochemistry) Advanced Nutrition II 3
NTR 606 (NTR 211) or NTR 626 Communication and Education Skills in Nutrition or Advanced Counseling Skills 3
NTR 703 (NTR 540) or NTR 707 (NTR 540) Research Methods or Preparation for Thesis Proposal 3
NTR 704 (NTR 703) or NTR 706 (NTR 703) or NTR 708 (NTR 703) Clinical Research Thesis or Research Project or Experimental Research Thesis 3

 

Students may select one of the following thesis options:

  1. NTR 707 and NTR 708 or
  2. NTR 703 and NTR 704 or
  3. NTR 703 and NTR 706

 

Concentration - Choose One Category

 

A. Clinical Nutrition Specialization (9 credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
NTR 602 (212 or eq) Nutritional Assessment 3
NTR 603 (212 or eq) Diabetes Management 3
NTR 604 (211 or eq) Nutrition in the Life Cycle 3
NTR 607 (212 or eq) Clinical Nutrition 3
NTR 612 (212 or eq) Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition 3
NTR 625 (212 or eq) Renal Nutrition 3
NTR 611 Concepts for Nutrition Practice (DI Students Only) 1
NTR 615 Clinical Seminar I (DI Students Only 2
NTR 616 Clinical Seminar II (DI Students Only 2

 

B. Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Specialization (9 credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
NTR 617 (211 or eq) Weight Control 3
NTR 618 (100 or eq) Advanced Energy and Exercise 3
NTR 619 (100 or eq) Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology 3
NTR 622(211 or eq.) Eating Disorders: Programs and Treatment 3

 

C. Geriatric Nutrition Specialization (9 credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
HAD 710 Gerontology: Process of Aging 3
HAD 711 or HAD 712 Long-Term Care Administration or Management of Senior Community Programs 3
NTR 605 (212 or eq) Nutrition in Geriatrics 3

 

Electives (Typically 9 credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
NTR 503 Recent Trends in Nutrition 3
BMS 513 Biological Chemistry I 3
BIO 514 Biological Chemistry II 3
BMS 520 Pathophysiology I 3
NTR 541 Computer Applications in Health Sciences 3
BMS 550 Medical Chemistry 3
NTR 602 (212 or eq) Nutritional Assessment 3
NTR 603 (212 or eq) Diabetes Management 3
NTR 604 (211 or eq) Nutrition in the Life Cycle 3
NTR 605 (212 or eq) Nutrition in Geriatrics 3
NTR 606 (211 or eq) Communication and Education Skills in Nutrition 3
NTR 607 (212 or eq) Clinical Nutrition 3
NTR 608 Field Experience 3
NTR 611 (co req 613 & 614) Concepts for Nutrition Practice (DI) 1
NTR 612 (212 or eq) Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition 3
NTR 615 (co req 613/614) Clinical Seminar I (DI) 2
NTR 616 (co req 613/614; pre req 615) Clinical Seminar II (DI) 2
NTR 617 (211 or eq) Weight Control 3
NTR 618 (100 or eq) Advanced Energy and Exercise 3
NTR 619 (100 or eq) Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology 3
NTR 620 (211 or eq) Eating Disorders I 3
NTR 621 (620 or eq) Eating Disorders II 3
NTR 622(211 or eq) Eating Disorders: Programs and Treatment 3
NTR 700 Special Problems in Nutrition 1-3
NTR 705 Special Topics in Nutrition 1-3