The Masters of Science in Human Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in Human Nutrition is a 30 credit-hour program designed to prepare nutrition professionals to practice dietetics at an advanced level and/or to pursue doctoral study. The program develops research skills, stimulates independent thought, and provides up-to-date knowledge in food and nutrition. There are three tracks available: Generalist, Community, or Clinical. The program tracks outlined below are designed for the registered dietitian but can be completed by a dietetic intern or student with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition or another discipline who has met the listed prerequisites.
Electives must be approved by the student′s academic advisor. Examples of 3-hour courses the student may choose include:
NHM 530 – Advanced Nutrition Counseling HHE 520 – Health Behavior HHE 530 – Health Promotion Techniques NUR 510 – Basic Concepts of Teaching Diabetes Self-Management Techniques NHM 625 – Nutritional Epidemiology CHS 520 – Basic Epidemiology CSM 537 – Developing the Leader Within CSM 575 – Entrepreneurship in HES NUR 516 – Advanced Diabetes Management
Click the link below that best describes your situation to determine your eligibility for the MS in Human Environmental Sciences with an Emphasis in Human Nutrition. Information on how and when to apply to the program is contained in these documents.
The masters degree is available through distance education. The degree requirements and course content are the same regardless of where it is completed—on campus or through distance education. The program is completely available by distance.