MS in Nutrition & Dietetics

We are no longer accepting applications for the Master in Nutrition and Dietetics for the 2017-2018 application cycle.  We will be focusing on developing a proposal for a Doctorate in Dietetics  which is envisioned to have two tracks-one for entry level students who are not registered dietitians and who may not have completed a BS degree in dietetics and one for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who wish to enhance their professional practice.   

Is the Master of Science Program in Nutrition and Dietetics right for you?

If you are currently a registered dietitian and are interested in deepening your knowledge base, enhancing your professional practice and developing your research skills in Nutrition and Dietetics, then this program was designed for you. You will complete courses in biochemistry, statistics, physiology, research methods, research communication, and trends and issues in health care (total of 19 credits). You will then choose either adult or pediatric nutrition emphasis and complete an additional 12 or 15 credits of course work, and complete your thesis project (6 credits) or problem (3 credits).

A total of 36 credit hours are required for the MS degree completion.

Curriculum Requirements

 

Course #

Credits

Science Requirement

7-9

BIOC B500

Biochemistry

3

BIOL 556 and BIOL 557

Physiology I and II

6

or

 

PHSL F503

Human Physiology

4

 

Statistics and Research Methods

12

NURS R505

PBHL P651

Measurement and Data Analysis or

Biostatistics for Public Health

3

SHRS N563

SHRS W520

Research Methods in Nutrition and Dietetics or

Evidence Based Critical Inquiry in the Health Sciences

3

GRAD G610

Topics in Translational and Implementation Research

3

SHRS N598

Research in Nutrition

6

 

Adult Nutrition Option

6

SHRS N550

Human Nutritional Pathophysiology I

3

SHRS N552

Human Nutritional Pathophysiology II

3

 

Electives

9-11

 Total

36

MS ND Thesis and Problem

The Master of Science Program in Nutrition and Dietetics requires a thesis or a problem. A problem is a smaller scale inquiry project. Students who elect to complete a problem will be required to enroll in an additional 3 credits of course work. During the thesis/problem process you will focus on a nutrition topic of interest to you. The Nutrition and Dietetics faculty will mentor and guide you through the process of selecting and completing a study.

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