Master of Science in Nutrition

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

36 semester credit hours (On-campus Option)

37 semester credit hours (Online Option)

Master of Science in Nutrition On-Campus Program of Study (36 semester credit hours)

Examination

A written comprehensive examination based on formal coursework is required and can be taken after satisfactory completion of first two required lecture courses. Students must satisfactorily pass the written examination with a score of 70% or better, and it can be taken more than once. The examination will be offered only one time each semester.

Minor

A minor of 9 graduate credit hours in an area of emphasis can be achieved within the total number of program hours or by taking additional coursework. If a minor is declared, a faculty member in that minor area of study must serve on the academic committee.

Required Courses (11 SCH)
NFS 5314Nutrition and Human Metabolism (must earn a grade of "B" or greater)4
NFS 5363Human Nutrition in Disease3
Seminar Course1
Statistics of Research Design Course3
Additional Courses in Major (15-18 SCH)
Select 15-18 hours from the following:15-18
Eating Behaviors and Eating Disorders
Nutritional Aspects of Vegetarianism
Advanced Nutritional Care
Nutrition and Women's Health
Nutrition Education
Advanced Preventive Nutrition
Nutrition and Exercise
Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements
Nutrition and Metabolic Syndrome
Advanced Nutritional Epidemiology
Special Topics
Special Topics
6000 level courses offered in Nutrition with approval of advisory committee and permission of the instructor
Internship experience, independent study, or cooperative education (Note: A maximum of 6 semester credit hours is permitted. Research hours are not permitted.).
Additional Coursework (7-10 SCH)
Coursework to be selected from additional courses above, other NFS program areas (Food Systems Management or Food Science), coursework from another department, or coursework transferred from another institution (up to 3 hrs) with approval of the advisory committee.7-10


Master of Science in Nutrition Online Program of Study (37 semester credit hours)

Examination

A written exit examination based on NFS 5314 and NFS 5363 is required and can be taken after satisfactory completion of the required courses. Students must satisfactorily pass the written examination with a score of 70% or better, and it can be taken more than once. The examination will be offered on the first Tuesday in March, July, and October of each year.  Should any of these Tuesdays fall on a holiday, the exam will be scheduled on the next Tuesday, the second Tuesday of that month.

Students residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston or Denton will appear for the examination at the TWU campus.  Others should contact the Nutrition and Food Sciences Department Chair for exit examination arrangements.  All students wishing to take the written exit examination should submit the Exit Exam Approval Form found on the Nutrition and Food Sciences Department website  to the NFS office at least one week before the examination date.

Required Courses (10 SCH)
NFS 5314Nutrition and Human Metabolism (must earn a grade of "B" or greater)4
NFS 5363Human Nutrition in Disease3
Select 3 semester credit hours from the following:3
Applied Statistics for Health Educators
Applied Statistical Principles
Statistics for Research in Family Sciences
Additional Courses in Major (18 SCH)
Select 18 semester credit hours from the following:18
Eating Behaviors and Eating Disorders
Advanced Nutritional Care
Nutrition and Gerontology
Nutrition and Women's Health
Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements
Drug and Nutrient Interactions
Food Toxicology
Human Resource Management in Nutritional Care Systems
Organization and Management for Foodservice Systems
Food Safety/Foodborne Illness
Nutritional Aspects of Vegetarianism
Advanced Nutritional Epidemiology
Nutrition Education
Nutrition and Cancer
Additional Coursework from Outside Nutrition & Food Sciences (9 SCH)
Select 9 semester credit hours from the following:9
Aging and Health
Epidemiology
Current Issues in Health Studies
Internet Research for Non-Library Science Majors
Electronic Information Retrieval for Non-Library Science Majors
Total Semester Credit Hours37