Nutrition - M.S.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Health Sciences
100 Nixson Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2197
www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs


Description

The Master of Science degree in Nutrition emphasizes a strong nutritional sciences foundation through coursework and opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary research in community settings. Students completing the optional Dietetic Internship concentration are eligible for the Commission on Dietetic Registration examination. Graduates obtain positions as nutritionists in health care and community agencies such as Head Start and Women, Infants and Children (WIC); nutrition-exercise specialists; cooperative extension nutrition specialists; higher education instructors and as research associates.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

Dietetic Internship concentration: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Upper level, undergraduate coursework in biochemistry, physiology and advanced nutrition
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement (required for Dietetic Internship concentration only)
  • Dietetic internship application through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS)  with D & D Digital Computer Matching (required for Dietetic Internship concentration only)

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Describe the physiological functions, metabolism, dietary requirements, deficiency symptoms, food sources and the metabolic utilization of macronutrients and micronutrients for physiological processes; and how they relate to nutrition, health promotion and disease prevention/treatment. 
  2. Contribute to the quality of life, well-being and wellness of individuals and families by utilizing their nutrition knowledge and participating in activities that promote nutritional well-being.   
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of research methods and apply knowledge gained by participation in research and/or outreach.
 
 
 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements
EVAL 65510STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
NUTR 61018TECHNIQUES OF RESEARCH IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 3
NUTR 63519ADVANCED STUDY OF MICRONUTRIENTS 3
NUTR 63520MACRONUTRIENT NUTRITION 3
NUTR 63521NUTRITION AND DISEASE: CLINICAL APPLICATIONS 3
Thesis or Master's Project Option 16
MASTER'S PROJECT
THESIS I
Additional Requirements or Concentration
Choose from the following:11-22
Minimum Total Credit Hours:32-43
1

The thesis is intended for research-oriented students and is designed to provide the opportunity to conduct original research. Approval of a thesis proposal by the student's thesis committee is required as is the successful completion of an oral final examination conducted by the thesis committee.

The master's project is intended for students who do not plan to continue graduate work beyond the master's degree. The option provides the opportunity to approach research and theory in a more applied manner. The presentation and interpretation of original research is not required. However, approval of the intended project by the student's master's project committee is required, as is the successful completion of an oral final examination conducted by the master's project committee. 

Additional Major Requirements

[EH-MS-NUTR]

Supporting Courses, choose from the following in consultation with advisor: 16
MANAGEMENT OF FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES
SPECIAL TOPICS IN NUTRITION
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN NUTRITION
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN NUTRITION
CULTURAL ASPECTS OF FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH
ADVANCED NUTRITION I
ADVANCED NUTRITION II
CLINICAL DIETETICS
COMMUNITY NUTRITION
MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION
NUTRITION FOR FITNESS
METHODS AND EXPERIENCES IN NUTRITION OUTREACH
PERSPECTIVE ON PREVENTION AND PRACTICE IN COMMUNITY NUTRITION
NUTRITION SEMINAR
Additional Requirements (may be selected from other graduate courses in clearly related areas)5
Minimum Total Credit Hours:11

Dietetic Internship Concentration Requirements

[EH-MS-NUTR-DINT]

Concentration Requirements
HM 63024MANAGEMENT OF FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES 3
NUTR 63525DIETETIC PRACTICE: COMMUNITY 1
NUTR 63526DIETETIC PRACTICE: MANAGEMENT 1
NUTR 63527DIETETIC PRACTICE: CLINICAL 1
NUTR 63592DIETETIC INTERNSHIP 110
Supportive Courses, choose from the following in consultation with advisor:6
SPECIAL TOPICS IN NUTRITION
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN NUTRITION
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN NUTRITION
CULTURAL ASPECTS OF FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH
ADVANCED NUTRITION I
ADVANCED NUTRITION II
CLINICAL DIETETICS
COMMUNITY NUTRITION
MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION
NUTRITION FOR FITNESS
METHODS AND EXPERIENCES IN NUTRITION OUTREACH
PERSPECTIVE ON PREVENTION AND PRACTICE IN COMMUNITY NUTRITION
NUTRITION SEMINAR 2
Minimum Total Credit Hours:22
1

All students in dietetic internships are required to obtain criminal background checks, including the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) for the State of Ohio and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) prior to beginning practice experiences, annually, until internship practice experiences are complete and additionally as required by facilities.

2

Maximum 3 credit hours of NUTR 63591 may be applied towards the degree.