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Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics

The Nutrition concentration emphasizes nutritional sciences and opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary research in laboratory and community settings. Graduates are prepared for positions as nutritionists in health care and community agencies such as:

  • Head Start and WIC
  • nutrition-exercise specialists
  • cooperative extension nutrition specialists
  • teachers in junior and four-year colleges
  • and research associates.

Non-RD's may be able to complete AND didactic course requirements to qualify as applicants of a dietetic internship.

Core Requirements:

EVAL

65510

Statistics I Education Services

3

NUTR

61018

Techniques of Research

3

NUTR

63519

Advanced Study of Micronutrients

3

NUTR

63520

Macronutrient Nutrition

3

NUTR

63521

Nutrition and Disease: Clinical Applications

3

Thesis Option* OR Master's Project Option**

NUTR

63199

Thesis I

6

 

61198

Master's Project

6

Supporting Courses:

In consultation with advisor, select 11 hours from supporting courses, at least 6 of which are from the following graduate courses:

NUTR

51093

Workshop in Nutrition

1-3

 

51095

Special Topic

1-4

 

51096

Individual Investigation in Nutrition

1-3

 

53013

Experimental Methods in Nutrition

3

 

53016

Cultural Aspects of Food, Nutrition & Health

3

 

53512

Advanced Nutrition I

3

 

53513

Advance Nutrition II

3

 

53514

Clinical Dietetics

4

 

53515

Community Nutrition

3

 

53518

Maternal and Child Nutrition

3

 

53520

Nutrition for Fitness

3

 

53532

Methods and Experiences in Nutrition Outreach

2-3

 

63591

Nutrition Seminar

2-3

 

63524

Perspectives on Prevention and Practice in Community Nutrition

3

 

HM63024

Management of Food and Nutrition Services

3

The remaining 5 required hours may be selected from other graduate courses in Health Sciences or from other clearly related areas.

*The thesis track is intended for research-oriented students and is designed to provide the opportunity to conduct original research. Approval of a thesis proposal by the student's thesis committee is required, as is the successful completion of an oral final examination conducted by the thesis committee.

**The master's project track is intended for students who do not plan to continue graduate work beyond the master's degree, and provides the opportunity to approach research and theory in a more applied manner. The presentation and interpretation of original research is not required. However, approval of the intended project by the student's master's project committee is required, as is the successful completion of an oral final examination conducted by the master's project committee.