Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Nutrition
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
A minimum of 30 semester credit hours (International Olympic Committee option), 34 semester credit hours (thesis option), or 43 semester credit hours (coursework only option) are required.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|Group 1 - Required Courses|
|NFS 5314||Nutrition and Human Metabolism||4|
|NFS 5363||Human Nutrition in Disease||3|
|KINS 5023||Methods of Research||3|
|KINS 5033||Applied Statistical Principles||3|
|Group II - Additional Required Courses|
|NFS 5583||Nutrition and Exercise||3|
|KINS 5553||Advanced Exercise Physiology||3|
|KINS 5613||Cardiovascular Response to Exercise||3|
|KINS 5683||Exercise Evaluation and Prescription||3|
|Select 3 semester credit hours from the following:||3|
|Sports Nutrition Practicum (taken 3 times)|
|Professional Internship for Exercise and Sports Nutrition|
Three options for completion of the master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Nutrition are available including thesis, coursework-only, or International Olympic Committee (IOC) diploma option. The number of semester credit hours to complete the program will vary with the option: thesis - 34 semester credit hours; coursework-only - 43 semester credit hours; and IOC - 30 semester credit hours. Students with the RDN credential or intending to become RDN certified will complete NFS 5681 three times. Non-RDN students will complete NFS 5133.
A minimum of 9 graduate semester credit hours in an area of emphasis can be achieved within the total number of program semester credit 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.
Students selecting the thesis option will complete a final oral examination that should not exceed two hours and may not be taken more than twice. Students completing the coursework-only option must complete the capstone seminar NFS 5331 with a 'C' grade or higher. Additional information is available on the department’s website.