- M.S. in Nutrition
- Dietetic Internship
- Didactic Program in Dietetics
Master of Science in Nutrition
Grounded in the natural and biological sciences, the Master of Science Degree in Nutrition program provides advanced study in human nutrition, including modes of inquiry in the field, the role of food and nutrients in human biology, and in the physical development and maintenance of health and well-being of individuals in the lifecycle.
Students will develop the skills to critically evaluate current and emerging issues in the field, and the tools for effective advocacy and professional involvement. The discipline of nutrition is explored recognizing the interrelationships that exist among people, diet, health, quality of life, and in the context of the modern food system.
The Meredith Master of Science Program in Nutrition is dedicated to a set of core values that reflect standards of knowledge and practice in the field of nutrition, and a belief in the role of quality food to influence health and enrich lives. These values serve as the guiding curricular and co-curricular elements of the program:
- Academic excellence: promoting scholarship, curiosity, intellectual rigor and integrity.
- Advocacy: encouraging sound nutrition and optimum health through engagement and support of people and programs dedicated to the profession.
- Professional development: advancing opportunities and participation in the field of food and nutrition, and setting the foundation for life-long growth and involvement in the profession.
- Quality Food: fostering an appreciation for high quality, whole, nourishing food, and its contribution to the quality of life.
- Sustainability: supporting food production and distribution systems that are environmentally sound, and promote an equitable and just food supply.
The candidate will:
- develop a thorough knowledge base on core topics in nutrition.
- identify and discriminate among the different methods of inquiry in the field of nutrition.
- develop cognitive skills to analyze and propose solutions to complex issues in the field.
- locate and evaluate professional literature and current findings in the field.
- develop skills to effectively communicate topics and issues in the field of nutrition to lay and professional groups.
The Meredith curriculum offers both thesis and non-thesis options to obtain a Master of Science in Nutrition. The core curriculum will provide advanced study and training in the research process, analysis of current findings, skills to communicate nutrition concepts to others, and an understanding of the function of food and nutrients in humans. You can select from a variety of elective courses that match your personal or professional interests. Through the appropriate selection of elective courses, and thesis or project topics, the following areas of emphasis can be created: eco-nutrition/gastronomy, sports nutrition, cultural foods and lifespan wellness polices.