Applied Nutrition

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Why Applied Nutrition?

This online applied nutrition master's degree provides 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.

The program provides you with the opportunity to concentrate in one of four specialty areas: Obesity and Nutritional Health, Nutrition Education, Nutrition and Fitness, and Business and Entrepreneurship in Nutrition. 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. After completing this degree, you will emerge with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the field of nutrition.  (Disclaimer: this is not a registered dietitian program and a verification statement cannot be provided upon completion of the program.)


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Unique Features

  • Choose from four degree concentrations
  • Work directly with registered dietitians, fitness specialists, as well as other health professionals
  • Online format allows working health professionals to advance their career while honing their knowledge and skills
  • On average, students can complete this degree in less than two years

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, protein, 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 a growing population that is living longer.

Prerequisite Coursework

Applicants must have completed the following:

  • Two courses in chemistry
  • Two courses in biology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • General nutrition (or related) course

What you'll study

General Requirements

Master of Science in Applied Nutrition General Requirements

45 total quarter hours required.

NTR 6100 - Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism
4.00
NTR 6110 - Medical Nutrition Therapy
4.00
NTR 6112 - Research Methods in Nutrition
4.00
NTR 6115 - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
4.00
NTR 6118 - Clinical Health Behavior Change
4.00
NTR 6165 - Food and Society
4.00
NTR 6866 - Applied Research in Nutrition
1.00 - 4.00

 Note: NTR 6866 (Applied Research in Nutrition) is recommended as the last course taken.

Concentrations

Concentration in Business and Entrepreneurship in Nutrition
NTR 6155 - Nutrition Entrepreneurship
3.00
NTR 6130 - Healthcare and Nutrition Communication
4.00
PJM 5900 - Foundations of Project Management
4.00
NTR 6202 - The Financing of Nutrition and Wellness
3.00
NTR 7880 - Nutrition in Practice
1.00 - 4.00
Concentration in Nutrition Education

Required Courses

NTR 6200 - Nutrition Education
4.00
NTR 6130 - Healthcare and Nutrition Communication
4.00
NTR 6201 - Commercialization of Nutrition and Nutritional Information
3.00
NTR 7880 - Nutrition in Practice
1.00 - 4.00

Nutrition Education Elective

Complete one of the following:

NTR 6119 - Pediatric Nutrition
4.00
NTR 6120 - Healthy Aging: Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Longevity
4.00
NTR 6101 - Nutrition Program Planning
4.00
Concentration in Nutrition and Fitness

Required Courses

NTR 7147 - Sports and Fitness Nutrition
3.00
NTR 6148 - Exercise Physiology
3.00
NTR 6150 - Sports Psychology
3.00
NTR 7880 - Nutrition in Practice
1.00 - 4.00

Nutrition and Fitness Elective

Complete one of the following:

NTR 6120 - Healthy Aging: Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Longevity
4.00
NTR 6101 - Nutrition Program Planning
4.00
Concentration in Obesity and Nutritional Health

Required Courses

NTR 7130 - Overweight and Obesity 1
4.00
NTR 7132 - Overweight and Obesity 2
4.00
NTR 6201 - Commercialization of Nutrition and Nutritional Information
3.00
NTR 7880 - Nutrition in Practice
1.00 - 4.00

Obesity and Nutritional Health Elective

Complete one of the following:

NTR 7140 - Wellness and Nutrition
4.00
NTR 7135 - Eating Disorders in Children and Adults
4.00

Did You Know?

Advanced degree holders earn an average 35% higher salary than those with a bachelor's degree (State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2012).

Did You Know?

By 2022, 18% of jobs will require a master's degree (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Average Time to Completion

2 Years

Commitment

Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter

Visa Eligible

No