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Education, Teaching & Health | Nutrition Education MS

Master of Science in Nutrition Education (Online)

The Online MS in Nutrition Education provides candidates with more focused theoretical and practical training in the field of nutrition. Graduates are able to develop programming and intervention skills related to nutrition, and to design and implement nutrition education programs in corporations, government organizations, schools, and universities. The program provides an education that balances scientific principles of nutrition with education and program planning for improved nutrition behavior. The program is aligned with established standards of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and affords the opportunity to apply for certification as a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) with additional science coursework and field experience.

Admission to the Program

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must provide transcripts of all college work demonstrating a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and in all graduate work from an accredited institution of higher education, GRE scores (waivers considered), a statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation.


Degree Requirements

  • 30 credit hours of approved graduate course work with grades of C or better, with at least 15 credits at the 600-level or above, and including 24 credits of core courses


Course Requirements

Core (24 credit hours)

  • HFIT-540 Health Communication (3)
  • HFIT-610 Life Cycle Nutrition (3)
  • HFIT-625 Nutrition Epidemiology and Research Methods (3)
  • HFIT-630 Nutrition Education Methods I (3)
  • HFIT-640 Nutrition Education Methods II (3)
  • HFIT-645 Nutrition for Health (3)
  • HFIT-650 Behavior Change in Health Promotion (3)
  • HFIT-660 Multicultural Health (3)

Electives (6 credit hours)

6 credit hours from the following:

  • HFIT-530 Sports Nutrition (3)
  • HFIT-535 Global Nutrition (3)
  • HFIT-545 Health in the School Environment (3)
  • HFIT-570 Strategies for Weight Control (3)
  • HFIT-655 Vitamins and Minerals (3)

To learn more or request information, please visit the Online MS in Nutrition Education site.

Applications & Information

Please see our Online MS Nutrition Education site to connect with an admissions counselor, read more about the program, request additional information, and apply.