The Master of Science Degree in Nutrition is a 33-37 semester hour program. The curriculum contains 18 hours of coursework providing the foundation of the science and application of nutrition which includes the research process, study of the essential nutrients and their role in human biology and well-being, nutrition in the lifecycle, education, and the food system. Students can select between the Dietetics and the Food and Nutrition Studies tracks.
The Food and Nutrition Studies track is designed for individuals who are not interested in becoming credentialed in the field of nutrition as an RD. This track focuses on careers paths in areas such as nutrition education, the food system, local and organic food industry, sustainability, community food and nutrition programs, food marketing and communication, the non-profit sector and advocacy, food security, research and as a foundation for doctoral programs.
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Chris Newport, ’11, earned her Master of Science in Nutrition at Meredith College after completing Meredith's Dietetic Internship program and becoming a Registered Dietitian. As the owner of a sports nutrition and endurance coaching company, Chris pursued her master’s degree in order to more effectively serve her clients and help them reach their fitness goals.
Chris Dunham,'16, earned his M.S. in Nutrition to pursue his passion for sustainable food and nutrition.