Emphasis in Integrative Physiology

Human health spans the range from robust physical health to chronic, debilitating metabolic disorders. This range is due in large measure to physiological adaptations arising from physical activity or inactivity, and nutritional status. The Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Physiology with an emphasis in Integrative Physiology, prepares students to understand the broad area of integrative physiology with specific coursework in cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary, and muscle physiology, and metabolism. Our faculty members are involved in teaching and research in these areas at the highest level and provide transformative research opportunities for Master’s students.

In addition to specific training in Integrative Physiology and Nutrition, this Master's Program is designed for the development of scientists with effective communication skills, research design and statistical evaluation skill, and a broad range of laboratory skills.

Competence of the program graduate is determined and evaluated through the completion of a scholarly master's thesis, which includes a research article for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

This program requires a minimum of 42 semester hours in approved courses and thesis work and takes most participants about two years to complete.

Suggested Course Sequence

Course # Course Name Credit Hours

First Year

Fall Semester

NUIP 6440 Metabolism of Macronutrients 4
BIOL 5210 Cell Structure and Function 3
NUIP 7850 Seminar 1
NUIP 7102 Research Methods 3
Total11

First Year

Spring Semester

FPMD 6100 Biostatistics 4
NUIP 7850 Seminar 1
Elective 3
NUIP 6384 Cardiovascular Physiology 3
Total12

Second Year

Fall Semester

NUTR 6970 Thesis Research 3
WRTG 7060 Scientific Writing 3
NUIP 6381 Pulmonary Physiology 3
Elective 3
NUIP 7850 Seminar 1
Total13

Second Year

Spring Semester

NUIP 6380 Muscle Physiology 3
NUIP 6970 Thesis Research 3
NUIP 7850 Seminar 1
Total7
SUMMARY
Total Program Credit Hours 43
CURRICULUM EQUIVALENT
12-15 weeks in each semester excluding examination time
1 Credit = l lecture hours/week
1 Credit = 3 laboratory hours/week
1 Credit = 60 supervised practice hours.

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Anna Reitz
Administrative Assistant - Academic Affairs

Email: anna.rose.reitz@hsc.utah.edu