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MS in Nutrition Program Curriculum

Program mission

The mission of the Master of Science degree program is to develop a cadre of interprofessional nutrition and dietetics leaders for a global society that will have the knowledge and skills to respond to a dynamic and changing system of care.

The program will emphasize:

  • Interprofessional role of nutrition in health services and sports
  • Future models of primary care and the role of nutrition throughout the life-course
  • Health promotion/disease prevention and achievement of optimal wellness 
  • Use of technology in education and nutrition care
  • Current and emerging issues in nutrition in a global society 
  • Cultural competence and health disparities critical to nutrition care for all ages

Core Courses

NUT 5120 - Nutrition Advocacy and Interprofessional Leadership

NUT 5130 - Nutrition Counseling 

NUT 5200 - Nutritional Biochemistry

NUT 6200 - Evidence-based Outcomes Research in Nutrition

NUT 6400 - Nutritional Assessment and Medical Nutrition Therapy 

NUT 6800 – Special Project I (Individual community-based or research project led by student)

NUT 6801 - Special Project II 

In addition to 7 required courses, students may choose a generalist course of study (21 elective credits) or optional concentrations in community nutrition, sports nutrition, or functional nutrition and herbal therapy to complete the degree requirements.

Optional Concentrations 

Community Nutrition (21 Credits)

NUT 5110 - Foundations of Community Nutrition

NUT 5400 - Psychology of Eating

NUT 5500 - Health Disparities/Health Literacy

NUT 5600 - Models of Health Behavior

Plus 3 additional Elective Courses

Sport Nutrition (21 Credits)

NUT 5050 - Nutrition and Exercise Performance 

NUT 5060 - Strength and Conditioning for Nutrition Professionals

NUT 6100 - Wellness and Weight Management

NUT 6700 - Advanced Sports Nutrition

Plus 3 additional Elective Courses

Functional Nutrition and Herbal Therapy (21 credits) 

NUT 5070 - Introduction to Functional Nutrition and Herbal Therapy

NUT5300 - FNHT Principles 1: Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, Liver and Gallbladder Systems

NUT 5310 - FNHT Principles 2: Endocrine, Immune, and Nervous Systems

NUT 5320 - FNHT Principles 3: Nervous, Cardiovascular, and Musculoskeletal Systems

NUT 5330 - Clinical Applications in Functional Nutrition and Herbal Therapy

Plus 2 additional Elective Courses

Sampling of Elective Courses:

MI 5200 - Survey of Biomedical Informatics

NUT 5030 - Food Policy

NUT 5110 - Foundations of Community Nutrition

NUT 5140 - Nutrition in Aging

NUT 5700 - Vegetarian and Plant-based Eating Patterns

NUT 6110 - Pediatric Nutrition

NUT 6120 - Nutrition and Art: A Historical Perspective Through Art

NUT 6900 - Special Topics Courses

PUH 5513 - Public Health Nutrition

PUH 5430 - Epidemiology

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