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 program is 36 credits. For those who wish to become Registered Dietitians, the Department offers a 42-credit option, which includes 6 credits of supervised practice in the Dietetic Internship program.