The overall goal of the M.S program in Nutrition is to provide students with an environment that leads to enhanced nutrition knowledge and skills as preparation for the challenges of a changing and developing nutrition field. The program provides a strong foundation in advanced nutrition knowledge and research methods and it emphasizes the development of professional communication competency. Graduates of the program are prepared to take positions of leadership and service in a variety of institutions and settings.
Graduates of the M.S. program will be able to:
- Develop competency in a specific area of nutrition such as clinical nutrition, nutrition and exercise, or geriatrics;
- Develop abilities to describe, analyze and critically evaluate current issues in nutrition;
- Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of nutrient function based on a background of biochemistry;
- Demonstrate proficient oral and written communication skills;
- Develop the quantitative and methodological knowledge necessary to interpret nutrition research.