Master of Science in Nutrition
Our graduates provide leadership and solutions for challenging nutrition problems.
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.
Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching
National coaching certification now available for N&D graduate students.
The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has awarded UND approval status for the Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching (program pending phase II approval at UND). This means that starting this year students who successfully complete the 3-course sequence (see below: N&D 545, 550 and 560), attend all live training, and 50 coaching sessions meet the requirements to take the Health and Wellness Coaching Certifying Examination.
Graduate Nutrition Courses
N&D 545. Nutrition in Disease Prevention and Wellness. 3 Credits.
An exploration of prevention and wellness models specifically designed to decrease the mortality and morbidity of chronic disease in the United States population. The course focuses on the involvement of optimal nutrition and health behaviors in prevention of disease and promotion of wellbeing that encompasses a whole person perspective. Prerequisite: Admission to the program. SS.
N&D 550. Nutrition Education and Program Planning. 3 Credits.
Theoretical, research and applied aspects of adult nutrition education. Curriculum design models, instructional tools, program planning and evaluation of education interventions will be discussed in the context of chronic disease prevention. Effective teaching strategies and procedural models for designing effective nutrition education programs targeting the general public will be presented. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. S, odd years.
N&D 560. Nutrition and Health Coaching. 3 Credits.
This course develops and strengthens advanced nutrition coaching skills and nutrition counseling interventions using the evidence-based motivational interviewing style. The focus will be on attending to client-centered orientation and building therapeutic relationships through engaged communication skills. Core competencies explored with an emphasis on enhancing practical skill development through video demonstrations, real play, case studies, creative reflection, practice sessions with instructor feedback, and facilitated group discussions. Prerequisite: Admission into the program. F.
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics M.S. program prepares graduates to provide leadership and solutions for challenging nutrition problems facing individuals and communities in rural settings and beyond.