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School of Professional Studies

Health Promotion & Exercise Sciences

Graduate Programs



Master of Science in Human Nutrition


The Master of Science in Human Nutrition is built for students with the intent to provide a deeper specialization in nutrition to complement their field of interest. Typical students are interested in some level of direct services to clients and patients areas such as community nutrition, diet and behavior change, public health and food policy, and health and wellness.

The graduate program in Human Nutrition will focus on training students in empirically validated and peer-reviewed, research-centered advanced study of metabolic physiology, etiology of disease, best-practice assessment, and nutrition-based intervention strategies for treatment and prevention. The rigorous emphasis on evidence-based treatment, participation in peer-reviewed research, and subsequent dissemination of findings are the basis of this program and will be supported by faculty in the department.

We invite interest from any undergraduate degree program and can guide the prospective student to complete undergraduate science courses, if needed, to prepare for the graduate level scientific inquiry required.




Program Coursework

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Nutrition degree program provides an opportunity for advanced study in translational and applicable knowledge of nutrition through a hybrid curriculum design including both in-class and online courses. Courses employ intensive classroom presentation and discussion, seminars, research and creative activity, and community involvement.

Students are required to complete at least 38 credits in core nutrition coursework, elective study, and thesis or project completion.

38 Credit Program

Fall 1 Spring 1
Metabolism I  4 Metabolism II 4
Nutrition & Disease I 4 Nutrition & Disease II 4
Nutrition Seminar 1 Nutrition Seminar 1
Fall 2 Spring 2
Nutrition Assessment, Intervention, and Evaluation 3 Elective 3
Research Methods 3 Nutrition Seminar 1
Elective 3 Thesis 6
Nutrition Seminar 1
Total Credit Hrs: 38