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Curriculum

MS in Nutrition 

The Master of Science in Nutrition will provide a comprehensive fully-online course of study in advanced nutrition topics to prevent and manage disease, as well as optimize health through food and nutrition strategies.  All students in the Master of Science in Nutrition Program must complete 36 credits.  In addition to the current General sequence option, there are three separate concentrations available.  The concentrations are Advanced Nutrition Therapy & Critical Care, Integrative Nutrtion Therapy, and Sustainable Food Systems & Health.  The following chart shows the courses for all options:

Core Course Concentration Course Selective Course Not Applicable

 

No Concentration Selected

Concentrations
Complete Course Listing General Sequence

Advanced Nutrition Therapy & Critical Care

Integrative Nutrition Therapy Sustainable Food Sytems & Health 
HFN 502, Contemporary Issues in the Global Food System
HFN 505, Current Topics: Maternal and Child Nutrition
HFN 510, Issues and Trends in Nutrition
HFN 512, Macronutrients and Functional Nutrition
HFN 514, Micronutrients and Functional Nutrition*
HFN 515, Advanced Nutrition in Clinical Practice I
HFN 516, Advanced Nutrition in Clinical Practice II
HFN 520, Advanced Communication and Counseling
HFN 525, Food Policy and Health Outcomes in the United States
HFN 526, The Nuts and Bolts of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluating and Funding Nutrition Policies & Programs
HFN 530, Nutrition Management and Leadership
HFN 541, Critical Care and Nutrition Support
HFN 542, Advanced Pediatric & Neonatal Support
HFN 551, Evidence-Based Concepts in Integrative Nutrition
HFN 552, Case-Based Approaches to Integrative Nutrition Therapy
HFN 570, Statistics
HFN 575, Research Methods in Nutrition
HFN 578, Application of Nutrition Research Liteature
HFN 580, Practical Applications

* HFN 514 requires a biochemistry prerequisite

HFN 500, Survey of Nutrition Concepts is a MS in Nutrition prerequisite course and is not included in the 36 credits of the MS program.  If needed, it would be in addition to the required 36 credits of the MS program.

 

Below are two hypothetical plans of study to provide potential students with an idea of how one might progress through the coursework. Students, once admitted, are assignemd a faculty advisor who will help the student develop a personalized course plan based on their needs.

NOTE: The sample plans below are only samples and should not be followed by an enrolled student without first discussing with their faculty advisor.  Factors such as start term, concentration, and selective options may influence a student's course plan.

Sample course plan, 6 credits per semester

2 year course plan, general sequence

Fall 1 Spring 1 Summer 1

HFN 515, Advanced Nutrition in Clinical Practice I (C)

HFN 570, Statistics (C)

HFN 505, Current Topics, Maternal & Child Nutrition (C)

HFN 512, Macronutrients & Metabolic Regulation (C)

HFN 510, Issues & Trends in Nutrition (C)

HFN 530, Nutrition Management & Leadership (C)

Fall 2 Spring 2 Summer 2

HFN 502, Contemporary Issues in the Global Food System (S)

HFN 575, Research Methods in Nutrition (C)

HFN 520, Advanced Communication & Counseling (C)

HFN 525, Food Policy & Health Outcomes in the United States (S)

HFN 578, Application of Nutrition Reearch Literature (C)

HFN 580, Practical Applications (C)

C = core course; S = selective

Sample course plan, 3 credits per semester

4 year course plan, general sequence

Fall 1 Spring 1 Summer 1
HFN 515, Advanced Nutrition in Clinical Practice I (C) HFN 512, Macronutrients & Metabolic Regulation (C) HFN 520, Advanced Communication & Counseling (C)
Fall 2 Spring 2 Summer 2
HFN 502, Contemporary Issues in the Global Food System (S) HFN 516, Advanced Nutrition in Clinical Practice II (S) HFN 510, Issues & Trends in Nutrition (C)
Fall 3 Spring 3 Summer 3
HFN 570, Statistics (C) HFN 575, Research Methods in Nutrition (C) HFN 578, Application of Nutrition Research Literature (C)
Fall 4 Spring 4 Summer 4
HFN 580, Practical Applications (C) HFN 505, Current Topics: Maternal & Child Nutrition (C) HFN 530, Nutrition Management & Leadership (C)

C= core course; S = selective course

 

Advanced Certficate in Nutrition

The Advanced Certificate Program is also fully-online and will provide the knowledge and skills to apply nutrition concepts to patient care.   All students in the Advanced Certificate Program must complete 15 credits, comprised of the following courses:

 

Core courses (each course is 3 credits)

HFN 500 Survey of Nutrition Concepts
HFN 510 Issues and Trends in Nutrition
HFN 515 Advanced Nutrition in Clinical Practice I
HFN 520 Advanced Communication and Counseling


Selective courses (students choose one, each course is 3 credits)

HFN 502  Contemporary Issues in the Global Food System
HFN 505 Current Topics: Maternal & Child Nutrition
HFN 512 Macronutrients & Metabolic Regulation
HFN 514 Micronutrients & Functional Nutrition
HFN 516 Advanced Nutrition in Clinical Practice II
HFN 525 Food Policy & Health Outcomes in the United States

 

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