M.S. in Nutrition
The Master of Science in Nutrition prepares students to assume leadership positions in the nutrition community. The program is designed to enhance professional qualifications as a food and nutrition specialist. Challenging courses for the advanced study of nutrition with specializations in Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, and Nutrition in Geriatrics are provided. The student chooses one of these concentrations to complement a core curriculum of nutrition science, research methods, biomedical statistics as well as communications, education and counseling skills. A choice of challenging electives enables students to pursue individual interests. Students also complete a thesis as a culminating experience of the degree.
The M.S. Program in Nutrition is 36 credits; it is NOT a route to becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD). Applicants who are interested in becoming a RD should refer to the Bachelor of Science Program in Nutrition or the dual B.S./M.S. program. For students who are accepted to the LIU Post dietetic internship (DI), the department offers a 42 credit masters program, which includes 6 credits of supervised practice.