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MS Nutrition Curriculum

The Nutrition Master's Program requires a minimum of 38 semester hours of academic work, with 6 minimum credits being from NUIP 6970 - Thesis Research.

Please note that NUIP 6384 is offered every other Fall semester while NUIP 6440 is offered every Fall. Therefore, in Fall semester students will take NUIP 6384 if it is offered, and NUIP 6440 the following fall. NUIP 6381 and 6383 are offered every other Spring semester. In first year spring semester students will take whichever of NUIP 6381 or 6383 that is offered, then the remaining course the following spring.

FIRST YEAR

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
  TOTAL 9-11
FALL SEMESTER
NUIP 6450 Nutrition Biochemistry 4
Elective   1-3
KINES 7102 Research Methods 3
NUIP 7850 Graduate Seminar 1
  TOTAL 9-11
SPRING SEMESTER
NUIP 6460 Metabolism of Micronutrients 4
Elective   1-3
KINES 7103 Design and Analysis I 3
NUIP 7850 Graduate Seminar 1
SUMMER SEMESTER
  Thesis Research or Independent Study 3

SECOND YEAR

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
  TOTAL 9-11
FALL SEMESTER
NUIP 6440 Metabolism of Macronutrients 4
Elective   1-3
NUIP 6970 Thesis Research 1-3
PHIL/MOLB 7570 Research Ethics 1
  TOTAL 9-11.5
SPRING SEMESTER
BIO C 6600 Metabolism Regulation 1.5
Elective   1-3
NUIP 6970 Thesis Research 3-6
SUMMER SEMESTER
NUIP 6970 Thesis Research (If needed to finish thesis) 1-3

*Please note that if you are taking student health insurance you MUST register for at least 3 credits per semester, including summer.

Total Program Credit Hours: 38

CURRICULUM EQUIVALENT 

12-15 weeks in each semester excluding examination time

1 Credit = l lecture hours/week

1 Credit = 3 laboratory hours/week

ELECTIVE COURSES

Please consult with your committee to find electives appropriate for your field of study and research area, including those that may not be on this list.

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS

BIOL 5110

Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering

3

BIOL 5215

Cell Biology Advanced Projects Lab

2

MBIOL 6440

Gene Expression

1.5

MBIOL 6480

Cell Biology I

1.5

MBIOL 6481

Cell Biology II

1.5

BIOL 6964

GSCS Seminar, Special Topics in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

1-5

BMI 6010

Foundations of Healthcare Informatics

3

CTLE 6510

Cyber Pedagogy

3

ECON 6190

Health Economics

3

ED PS 6360

Multicultural Counseling

3

ESS 5850

The American Professoriate

3

ESS 6320

Exercise and Disease

3

ESS 6730

Applied Sport Psychology

3

FP MD 6106

Categorical Analysis

3

FP MD 6600

Social and Behavioral Context of Public Health

3

GERON 6001

Introduction to Aging

3

HEDU 6060

Health Instruction and Communication

3

HEDU 6260

Health Theories in Group Behavior Change

3

HEDU 6700

Epidemiology in Community Health Practice

3

H GEN 6500

Human Genetics

3

H GEN 7380

Biochemical Genetics

3

KINES 7103

Design and Analysis II

3

MDCRC 6150

Foundations in Personalized Health Care

3

MDCRC 6521

Medicine and Physiology for the Molecular Biologist

2

MKTG 6550

Marketing for Health Professionals

3

NUIP 6020

Body Image and Eating Disorders Special Populations

3

NUIP 6100

Advanced Pediatric and Adolescent Nutrition

4

NUIP 6320

Advanced Sports Nutrition

3

NUIP 6450

Nutritional Biochemistry (for students in the Physiology emphasis)

4

NUIP 6446

Metabolism of Micronutrients (for students in the Physiology emphasis)

4

NUIP 6381

Pulmonary Physiology (for students in Nutrition emphasis)

3

NUIP 6383

Muscle Physiology (for students in Nutrition emphasis)

3

NUIP 6384

Cardiovascular Physiology

3

NUIP 7640

Special Topics

1-3

NUIP 7305

Advanced Cardiac Physiology

2

NUIP 7540 Culinary Medicine 1

OC TH 6860

Disability Studies Forum

1

PBHLT 6100

Biostatistics I

3

PBHLT 7100

Biostatistics II

3

PED 5750

Genome Analysis I

2

SW 6621

Motivational Interviewing

3

Other courses

As approved by student’s committee