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)

Final Examination

Students in the MS in Nutrition coursework only option program admitted after fall semester 2014 must complete the capstone seminar course for degree completion.

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
Functional Foods
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)

Final Examination

Students in the Online MS in Nutrition program admitted after fall semester 2014 must complete the capstone seminar course for degree completion.

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