The Master of Science Degree in Nutrition is a 33-37 semester hour program. The curriculum contains 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 (DPD) and the Food and Nutrition Studies tracks.
The Food and Nutrition Studies track is designed for individuals who may not be interested in dietetics and/or becoming credentialed in the field of nutrition as an RD. This track is also meant for students who have already successfully completed the DPD curriculum and/or existing dietitians in search of an advanced degree.
Food and Nutrition Studies track students have the choice between 2 emphases:
Community Food Security and Nutrition & Health Science Research.
Students have option to complete either of the above full or part-time. There is also an accelerated 1-year option.