Master of Science in Nutrition
The Master of Science in Nutrition offers two specialization tracks in a part-time, online format: Nutrition Science and Nutrition Education and Counseling. Both options provide unique opportunities to strengthen your understanding of human nutrition and give you an edge in the field. The mission of the program is to prepare graduates to provide leadership and solutions for challenging nutrition problems.
There are specific differences between the tracks and core similarities. All students in our graduate program will leave with:
- the ability to assess nutrition problems, design interventions, and measure outcomes demonstrating improved health and wellbeing among individuals, families, communities, especially limited access populations.
- the desire, knowledge, and skills for professional growth, leadership, and success.
- appreciation for scientific writing and knowledge of utilizing evidence for nutrition programs and recommendations
Specialization in Nutrition Science
The nutrition science track allows students to advance their knowledge in human nutrition and physiology by taking unique courses in nutrigenomics, advanced human physiology, and biochemical basis of nutrition. Students do not attend a week long session on campus, nor do they complete a practicum experience. You will round out your studies completing an independent study project.
Specialization in Nutrition Education and Counseling
Students wishing to engage with the Nutrition Education and Counseling track will take courses in nutrition counseling, nutrition education, and policy. Additionally, a week long session on campus at the University of North Dakota is required to prepare students for their 90 hour practicum experience in the field. In this track, students have the option of completing a thesis or an independent study.
More information regarding course curriculum can be found with the Current Admission & Degree Requirements.