Applied Nutrition, MS

Increased attention on disease prevention through better dietary habits has heightened the demand for skilled nutrition professionals.

To meet the demands and need in the industry, this Master of Science in Applied Nutrition degree is designed to build upon your clinical knowledge and to allow you to concentrate in one of four specialty areas. This advanced program is open to individuals who hold undergraduate degrees in health science, dietetics, or a related area.

Led by real-world practitioners, including dietitians, an exercise scientist, and a clinical psychologist, this innovative nutrition degree seeks to provide you with a solid grounding in nutrition, metabolism, disease prevention, health promotion, and clinical behavior. Complementing the core nutrition courses is the college’s renowned nutrition practicum that allows you to work directly with registered dietitians, fitness specialists, as well as other health professionals.

Further differentiating this master’s degree in nutrition is the option to choose from four degree concentrations: business and entrepreneurship in nutrition; nutrition education; nutrition and fitness; and obesity and nutritional health. This degree program seeks to give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the field of nutrition.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Courses

NTR 6100Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism4
NTR 6110Medical Nutrition Therapy4
NTR 6112Research Methods in Nutrition4
NTR 6115Health Promotion/Disease Prevention4
NTR 6118Clinical Health Behavior Change4
NTR 6165Food and Society4
NTR 6866Applied Research in Nutrition (Recommended as the last course taken)1-4

Concentration

Complete one of the following four concentrations:

Concentration in Business and Entrepreneurship in Nutrition
NTR 6155Nutrition Entrepreneurship3
NTR 6130Healthcare and Nutrition Communication4
PJM 5900Foundations of Project Management4
NTR 6202The Financing of Nutrition and Wellness3
NTR 7880Nutrition in Practice1-4
Concentration in Nutrition Education
REQUIRED COURSES
NTR 6200Nutrition Education4
NTR 6130Healthcare and Nutrition Communication4
NTR 6201Commercialization of Nutrition and Nutritional Information3
NTR 7880Nutrition in Practice1-4
NUTRITION EDUCATION ELECTIVE
Complete one of the following:4
NTR 6119Pediatric Nutrition4
NTR 6120Healthy Aging: Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Longevity4
NTR 6101Nutrition Program Planning4
Concentration in Nutrition and Fitness
REQUIRED COURSES
NTR 7147Sports and Fitness Nutrition3
NTR 6148Exercise Physiology3
NTR 6150Sports Psychology3
NTR 7880Nutrition in Practice1-4
NUTRITION AND FITNESS ELECTIVE
Complete one of the following:
NTR 6120Healthy Aging: Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Longevity4
NTR 6101Nutrition Program Planning4
Concentration in Obesity and Nutritional Health
REQUIRED COURSES
NTR 7130Overweight and Obesity 14
NTR 7132Overweight and Obesity 24
NTR 6201Commercialization of Nutrition and Nutritional Information3
NTR 7880Nutrition in Practice1-4
OBESITY AND NUTRITIONAL HEALTH ELECTIVE
Complete one of the following:
NTR 7140Wellness and Nutrition4
NTR 7135Eating Disorders in Children and Adults4

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

45 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required