M.A. in Nutrition Education with focus on Wellness Promotion
This program is designed for individuals from a variety of health and human performance disciplines who wish to add nutrition and wellness counseling expertise to their current professional work. The program provides a foundation in nutrition science, counseling and education skills, and practice-based research, combined with a range of elective course choices. The electives allow you to obtain a master's degree that is tailored to your goals.
Candidates are required to complete a 45-credit program consisting of the core requirements (nine credits) and various concentration requirements and program electives. View the full course requirements.
- Obtain in-depth knowledge of nutrient metabolism, medical nutrition therapy, changing nutrition needs throughout the life cycle, and specialized topics in applied nutrition
- Communicate nutrition information to a variety of audiences, utilizing knowledge of interpersonal communication, program development and implementation, and counseling skills
- Develop, implement, evaluate and present original research
- Utilize nutrition literature and resources, integrate nutrition knowledge from a variety of sources, and apply this knowledge to complex, real-world human situations
- Completion of the graduate admissions application.
Completion of didactic coursework that constitutes a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), as defined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, or prerequisite coursework including:
- General Chemistry with laboratory (CHE 101 and 102 or equivalents)
- Organic Chemistry with laboratory (CHE 201 or equivalent)
- Biochemistry with laboratory (CHE 202)
- Nutrition (with an organic chemistry prerequisite, FNU 305 or equivalent)
- Advanced Nutrition (FNU 322 or equivalent)
- Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 207 or equivalent)
- Statistics (May be replaced with GEN 517.)
As deemed necessary, you may be required to take undergraduate courses to meet these admission requirements prior to acceptance into the graduate program.