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Nutrition, M.S.


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NY State Program Code: 35771
HEGIS Code: 1299.00
CIP Code: 51.3102

(34 credits, online)

Well-prepared nutrition professionals can help address the global public health issues of malnutrition, both under- and over-nutrition, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, which together affect more than two billion people. The 12-course, 34-credit and 100-percent online Master of Science in Nutrition will prepare you to help your community ensure a healthy future. The program is designed for the professional who is already licensed and practicing in their field and who has a bachelor’s or graduate degree (nurses, physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, etc.). Upon completing the integrated, evidence-based course work culminating in a practicum with thesis, you will have an excellent understanding of nutrition science. The graduates of this program are nutritionists and will be able to assume key roles in a variety of areas in the following public and private settings: community and public health, education and research, clinical, business and industry, wellness and media.

Admissions Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  • Completion of the prerequisite courses listed below, including an undergraduate introductory nutrition course, an introductory statistics course, a human anatomy and physiology two-course sequence with laboratory, and a minimum four-credit chemistry course with laboratory.
  • Completion of an application form for the Master of Science in Nutrition degree program. This graduate degree program is housed in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences in the College of Education and Health Sciences.
  • Completion of a 500-word essay on reasons for applying to the program
  • Completion of a personal interview (not required to be on campus, can be via electronic technology)
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation
     

Prerequisite Courses for Admission


Semester Sequence


Required Courses, by Semester Offered

 

Course Number

                              Course Name

 Cr.

    Fall

Spring                      


Summer 

 0856-549

Human Nutrition

 

  3

      x

      x

x


 

 0856-550

Nutrition Assessment

 

  3

     x

      x

x

 0856-551

Nutrition in the Life Cycle

 

  3

      x

      x

x

 0856-552

 

 

 0852-564

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

or

Co-Listed:

Nutrition and Physical Activity (on campus)

 

  3

 

 

 3

      x

 

 

      x

     x

 

 

     x

 

x

 0856-553

Nutrition and Obesity

 

  3

      x

      x

x

 0856-554

Nutrition and Diabetes

 

  3

      x

     x   

x

 0856-558

Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease

 

  3

      x

     x

x

 0856-618

Community Nutrition

 

  3

      x

     x

x

 0856-619

Nutrition Education and Communication

 

  3

      x

      x

x

 0856-648

Recent Advances in Macronutrients

 

 2

     x

      x

x

 0856-649

Recent Advances in Micronutrients

 

 2

    x

      x

x

 0856-729

 

Practicum in Nutrition

 

  3

      x

     x

x

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