Curriculum

What you’ll learn

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics is a 36-hour graduate program with coursework rooted in collaboration and requires either a thesis or translational problem. 

This degree:

  • Advances your academic training in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
  • Allows you to critically evaluate and implement research.
  • Prepares you for evidence-based practice in your community.

MS ND Curriculum Year One

Semester 1 (Fall) | 9 credit hours

  • BIOC-B 500 Introductory Biochemistry (3 credits)
  • BIOL 55600 Physiology I (3 credits)
  • PBHL-B 561 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 credits)

Semester 2 (Spring) |9 credit hours

  • BIOL 55700 Physiology II (3 credits)
  • Electives (6 credits)

MS ND Curriculum Year Two

Semester 3 (Fall) | 9 credit hours

  • NTRD-N 598 Research in Nutrition (3 credits)
  • NTRD- N 751 Human Metabolic Nutrition I (3 credits)
  • PBHL-B 561 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 credits)

Semester 4 (Spring) | 9 credit hours

  • NTRD-N 598 Research in Nutrition (3 credits)
  • NTRD- N 752- Human Metabolic Nutrition II (3 credits)
  • Electives (3 credits)

Potential electives

  • GRAD G504- Introduction to Research Ethics (2-3 credits)
  • HLSC-H 541 Administration and Supervision of Rehabilitation Organizations (3 credits)
  • HLSC-H 560 Survey of Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology (3 credits)
  • HLSC-H 562 Psychological Aspects of Disability (3 credits)
  • HPER-H 510 Organization and Administration of School Health Programs (3 credits)
  • HPER-P 527 Childhood Motor Development (3 credits)
  • KINE-K 525 Psychological Foundations of Exercise and Sport (3 credits)
  • KINE-K 535 Physiological Basis of Human Performance (3 credits)
  • KINE-P 560 Corporate Fitness and Wellness (3 credits)
  • KINE-K 562 Exercise Prescription in Health and Disease (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 544- Medical Nutrition Therapy (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 567- Management Issues in Dietetics (1 credit)
  • NTRD- N 591-Seminar in Nutrition and Dietetics (1 credit)
  • NTRD-N 600 Legal and Ethical Issues in Nutrition and Dietetics (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 640 U.S. Public Health Nutrition (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 650 Food Science (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 652 Meal Planning for Culturally Diverse Populations (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 655 U.S. Food Market Place (3 credits
  • NTRD-N 674 Pediatric Nutrition (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 670 Nutrition in Pregnancy (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 750 Vitamins and Minerals (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 753 Nutrition and the Microbiome (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 760 Personalized Adult Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 762 Personalized Adult Medical Nutrition Therapy II (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 765 Advanced Pediatric Nutrition (3 credits)
  • NURS-L 670- Economic Analysis of Nursing and Health Systems (3 credits)
  • PBHL-E 765 Nutritional Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PBHL-H 500- Philosophy/Principles of Health Education (3 credits)
  • PBHL-H 507 Management of Individual and Group Behavior (3 credits)
  • PBHL-H 508 Managing Health Care Accounting Information for Decision Making (3 credits)
  • PBHL-H 509 Health Services Financial Management (3 credits)
  • PBHL-H 514 Health Economics (3 credits)
  • SOC-R 515 Sociology of Health and Illness (3 credits)
  • SWK-S 721Preparing to Publish: Seminar in Advanced Scholarship Skills (3 credits)