Nutrition and Dietetics Curriculum
The M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics runs for two full years—Fall, Spring and Summer semesters—beginning with academic coursework and culminating with a blend of supervised practice combined with classroom experiences.
The 2020 curriculum plan is shown below:
|Year 1 - Fall||Credits|
|ND500 Advanced Nutrition I - Macronutrients||3|
|ND510 Food Science||3|
|ND540 Nutrition Across the Lifespan||3|
|ND640 Research in Nutrition and Dietetics||3|
|Year 1 - Spring|
|ND530 Advanced Nutrition II - Micronutrients||3|
|ND550 Management of Food Service Systems||3|
|ND560 Nutrition Assessment||3|
|ND570 Medical Nutrition Therapy 1||3|
|Year 1 - Summer|
|ND630 Medical Nutrition Therapy II||3|
|ND610 Nutrition Education and Counseling||3|
|ND580 Supervised Practice 1 - Food Service Rotation||3|
|Year 2 - Fall|
|ND520 Professional Issues in Nutrition and Dietetics||3|
|ND670 Capstone Project (enroll)||3|
|ND650 Supervised Practice II - Community Rotation||3|
|Year 2 - Spring|
|ND600 Community and Public Health Nutrition||3|
|ND620 Supervised Practice III - Clinical Rotation||3|
|Year 2 - Summer|
|ND660 Food and Nutrition of World Cultures||3|
|ND680 Supervised Practice IV - Elective||3|
|Total Credit Hours||54|
The Program will offer students two concentrations that they can explore both through classroom learning and supervised practice.
1: Culinary Nutrition: Culinary nutrition studies will receive expanded opportunities to acquire and refine their skills for counseling clients on healthful, affordable, flavorful cooking techniques.
Students choosing the culinary nutrition concentration will complete assignments, term papers and projects with a focus on food, recipes, teaching clients to prepare culturally-appropriate and healthful foods.
2: Food Justice/Policy: Food justice/food policy students will receive expanded opportunities to explore issues related to food accessibility, food assistance programs, and food-related sustainability and environmental issues.
Students choosing the culinary nutrition concentration will complete assignments, term papers and projects with a focus on how food availability, cost, quality and other factors impact the health of particular populations.