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Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition
The MS in Public Health Nutrition is offered with and without the dietetic internship.
The mission of the Ph.D. in Nutrition Program is to increase the number of scientists, academicians, and researchers who understand how to integrate the disciplines of molecular biology, metabolism, and nutritional science to formulate questions and solve problems in relation to the metabolic diseases of our society. The increasing problems associated with metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes) of our State, Region and the U.S. require these appropriately trained individuals.
Students in our Ph.D. program work closely with a research advisor and mentor with an active NIH-funded research program for their focused research area. Also, through coursework and seminars, students gain a broad perspective and excellent foundation in knowledge/skills of molecular biology, biochemistry and metabolism as well as nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention.
Areas of concentration
The Ph.D. in Nutrition Program focuses on Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism. The nutritional biochemistry/metabolism track offers extensive in-depth coursework in stable isotopes and metabolomics with a focused metabolic research project. There is an opportunity for elective coursework in this track. The electives are tailored to address the strengths/weaknesses and research/ career interests of each student.
Master of Science Degree in Public Health Nutrition Dietetic Internship
This program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours for the Master of Science Degree in Public Health Nutrition Dietetic Internship Program.
A minimum of 1200 clock hours of Supervised Practice Experience is part of the curriculum along with the inclusion of a Block 10-12 Week Full Time Field Experience.
Coursework is planned individually with the student's academic advisor. This program is a non-thesis program of study.
Classification: Baccalaureate College—General
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