The Nutrition concentration emphasizes nutritional sciences and opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary research in laboratory and community settings. Graduates are prepared for positions as nutritionists in health care and community agencies such as:
- Head Start and WIC
- nutrition-exercise specialists
- cooperative extension nutrition specialists
- teachers in junior and four-year colleges
- and research associates.
Non-RD's may be able to complete AND didactic course requirements to qualify as applicants of a dietetic internship.
Statistics I Education Services
Techniques of Research
Advanced Study of Micronutrients
Nutrition and Disease: Clinical Applications
Thesis Option* OR Master's Project Option**
In consultation with advisor, select 11 hours from supporting courses, at least 6 of which are from the following graduate courses:
Workshop in Nutrition
Individual Investigation in Nutrition
Experimental Methods in Nutrition
Cultural Aspects of Food, Nutrition & Health
Advanced Nutrition I
Advance Nutrition II
Maternal and Child Nutrition
Nutrition for Fitness
Methods and Experiences in Nutrition Outreach
Perspectives on Prevention and Practice in Community Nutrition
Management of Food and Nutrition Services
The remaining 5 required hours may be selected from other graduate courses in Health Sciences or from other clearly related areas.
*The thesis track is intended for research-oriented students and is designed to provide the opportunity to conduct original research. Approval of a thesis proposal by the student's thesis committee is required, as is the successful completion of an oral final examination conducted by the thesis committee.
**The master's project track is intended for students who do not plan to continue graduate work beyond the master's degree, and provides the opportunity to approach research and theory in a more applied manner. The presentation and interpretation of original research is not required.Â However, approval of the intended project by the student's master's project committee is required, as is the successful completion of an oral final examination conducted by the master's project committee.