Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Nutrition
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
A minimum of 34 semester credit hours (thesis option) or 43 semester credit hours (coursework-only option) are required.
Students who have completed an International Olympic Committee certification can have up to 12 of their graduate semester credit hours transferred into the M.S. in Exercise and Sports Nutrition with committee approval. Students without an International Olympic Committee certification may enroll in TWU courses necessary to complete an International Olympic Committee certification while enrolled in the M.S. in Exercise and Sports Nutrition with advisor approval.
Required Courses for All Options
|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: (Students with the RDN credential or intending to become RDN-certified must complete NFS 5681 three times. Non-RDN students must complete NFS 5133.)||3|
|Sports Nutrition Practicum (taken 3 times)|
|Professional Internship for Exercise and Sports Nutrition|
Thesis (34 semester credit hours)
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.
Coursework-only (43 semester credit hours)
|Electives - Graduate courses from any discipline (with approval of advisor)||13|
|NFS 5332||Capstone Seminar (with a 'C' grade or higher)||2|
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.