Applicants to the program leading to a degree in Nutrition are required to have earned a degree in nutrition, foods, or dietetics from an accredited undergraduate institution. Individuals with other degrees are encouraged to apply with the understanding that they need to have at least 3 credits in chemistry and 6 credits in anatomy and physiology as prerequisite to satisfy the departmental admissions committee. If they wish to meet the academic requirements for an RD, other prerequisites will be necessary which vary depending on what the applicant has taken as an undergraduate. GREs are required for admission into the program.
The M.S. in Nutrition is a 36-credit program requiring 9 credits in core nutrition courses, 9 credits in the research sequence, and 18 credits of electives. In addition to the required courses, the candidate must successfully complete and defend an original research project. Students, after consultation with the chairperson, will be assigned a member of the Nutrition/Dietetics faculty as a mentor. The mentor and two other committee members will work with the candidate on an individual basis throughout the research project.
9 semester hours
*Biochemistry of Nutrition and Exercise
*The Energy Nutrients and Alcohol
*Vitamins and Minerals
9 semester hours
*Research Thesis (1 credit each)
18 semester hours
*Recent Trends in Medical Nutrition Therapy
*Exercise Testing and Nutrition Assessment (with lab)
*Endocrine Disorders, Nutrition and Exercise
*Nutrition and Gerontology
*Maternal and Child Nutrition
*Nutrition and Human Behavior
*Recent Trends in Food Service Management
*Recent Trends in Normal Nutrition
*Immunology, Exercise and Nutrition
*Clinical Nutrition: Pharmacology and Fluid-Electrolyte Balance
*Private Practice in Nutrition, Exercise Science and Health Promotion
*Communication Techniques in Nutrition and Exercise
*Nutrition and Women’s Health
*Nutrition and Exercise for Weight Management
*Exercise and Nutrition Prescriptions In Health and Disease
*Field Work Experience
Additional courses from the core or electives in the M.S. in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science may be selected with permission of the department Chairperson.
Other courses may be acceptable from Gerontology, Psychology, or other departments with permission of the chairperson.