Master of Science in Applied Nutrition

Program Format
Entry Terms
Fall: September 16, 2019, and October 28, 2019
Winter: January 6, 2020, and February 18, 2020
Credits Required for Graduation
45-47 Quarter Hours


This applied nutrition master’s degreeprovides you with the opportunity to build upon your clinical knowledge and concentrate in one of four specialty areas.

Increased attention on disease prevention through better dietary habits has heightened the demand for skilled nutrition professionals. In response, the College of Professional Studies has developed the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition. Designed to build on your existing knowledge, this advanced program is open to individuals who hold undergraduate degrees in health science, dietetics, or a related area.

Led by real-world practitioners, including dietitians, an exercise scientist, and a clinical psychologist, this innovative nutrition degree provides you with a solid grounding in nutrition, metabolism, disease prevention, health promotion, and clinical behavior. Complementing the core nutrition courses is the college’s renowned nutrition practicum that allows you to work directly with registered dietitians, fitness specialists, as well as other health professionals.

Further differentiating this master’s degree in nutrition is the option to choose from four degree concentrations:

  • Obesity and Nutritional Health
  • Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • Business and Entrepreneurship in Nutrition.

The degree provides an opportunity to emerge with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the field of nutrition.

Program Objectives:

By taking part in this highly focused nutrition degree program, you will increase your knowledge and aptitude through:

  • Translating theory and current research into practice
  • Examining the metabolism, physiological actions, and interrelationships of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water
  • Exploring the application of nutrition principles in the treatment and prevention of diseases
  • Studying varying techniques and methods used in nutritional research Investigating theories to facilitate the adoption of healthy behaviors
  • Recognizing the complex factors that influence nutritional practices

Career Outlook

Heightened interest in health, wellness, and disease prevention has created more career options for nutrition professionals. To that end, according to the American Dietetic Association, demand for nutritional counseling, treatment, and education is on the rise—a result of greater emphasis on diet and nutrition, as well as growing population that is living longer.

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