The Online Master's of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Physiology degree is designed for individuals with undergraduate degrees in dietetics, health science, or a related area. Like its on-campus counterpart, the Online Master's of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Physiology provides advanced education in nutritional biochemistry, macro and micronutrient metabolism and research methods. However, the flexibility and accessibility of the online version of the program allows for students already working in various health fields to continue to meet their professional commitments while they improve their nutrition knowledge and skills. The program is designed for students who are bachelor's trained dietitians, or who are interested in increasing their knowledge of nutrition, but do not plan to be a registered dietitian.

Students will complete 26 hours of core courses and 12 hours of electives for a total of 38 credit hours. Students can choose from one of three concentration areas: Eating Disorders, Nutrition for Fitness & Sport and Pediatric Nutrition, or create their own with the assistance of an advisor.


To be considered for admission to the program prospective students must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree in a health-related field from a regionally-accredited university or college with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of credit work.
  • Successful completion of the requirements for dietetic registration by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (i.e., RD status) OR successful completion of at least:
    • One course in each of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Anatomy or Physiology.
    • Two courses in nutrition (One course being Advanced Nutrition)
    • Those interested in nutrition for fitness and sport concentration also need one course in exercise physiology.

Application Process

Prospective students must complete and submit the following:

Online application: Click here to complete your application using "Apply Yourself."

Statement of purpose (500-1000 words); identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academics policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose

Professional resume: current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience and education history.

Two letters of recommendation from individuals with either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities, such as a faculty member, current employer, mentor, or colleague

Graduate Record Exam (GRE): The GRE is encouraged, but not required.

Official undergraduate degree documentation: Official transcripts

Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language.

Application Deadlines

Fall semester: July 15

Spring semester: November 15