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The MS in Community Nutrition is a research-focused program for those seeking an advanced degree in community nutrition. The MS promotes nutritional health and disease prevention in communities with an emphasis on vulnerable populations. The curriculum (33 credits) is offered in an online format and includes courses representing nutrition science, applied nutrition, and research techniques. The program culminates with a capstone paper.


Nutrition Science-9 Credits

• NTD503-Human Nutrition (3 credits)
• NTD610-Nutrition Assessment (3 credits)
• NTD612-Nutrition & Human Behavior (3 credits)

Applied Nutrition-18 Credits

• NTD515-Public Health Nutrition (3 credits)
• NTD517-Nutrition Research Techniques
• NTD600-Maternal & Child Nutrition (3 credits)
• NTD601-Nutrition & Health in Aging (3 credits)
• NTD615-Nutrition & Disease an Evidence Based Approach (3 credits)
• NTD625-Nutrition Programs & Policies (3 credits)

Elective-3 Credits

Elective courses can be chosen from the following:

• NTD501-Nutrition Concepts and Controversies
• NTD502-Vegetarian Nutrition and Cuisine
• NTD504-Nutrition Education K-12
• NTD522-Nutrition in Health, Fitness, and Performance
• NTD581-Nutrition Workshop
• HEA520-Public Health and Epidemiology
• HEA548-A Life Span Approach to Public Health
• EXS690-Exercise and Older Adults

Capstone-3 Credits

• NTD630-Nutrition Capstone (3 credits)

Please visit the website for detailed information about these modules:


Each student is assigned an academic advisor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Program. Advisors play an integral role in assisting students through their college years; they aid students in:

• Planning a schedule of required courses
• Providing information about scholarships, professional organizations, and job openings
• Making plans for future career endeavors
• Identifying and marketing their strengths
• Communicating pre-professional and professional expectations
• Nurturing professional growth and development

Visit the M.S. in Community Nutrition page on the West Chester University website for more details!




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