Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness (MSNW) Curriculum
Coursework in the MS in Nutrition and Wellness degree helps you build a foundation of expertise in advanced nutritional topics as well as vital skills in research, analysis and communication. This combination will enable you to accurately synthesize and share what you learn throughout the program.
Foundation Courses (38 credits)
MPH 511 Biostatistics* (4 Credits)
Applies statistical reasoning and methods in addressing, analyzing, and solving problems in public health, healthcare, and biomedical, clinical, and population-based research.
NTR 539 - Health and Wellness Research Planning (4 Credits)
Principles and application of the research process with a focus on community-based research and evaluating outcomes of health educational programs.
NTR 581 Obesity: Theory and Practice (4 Credits)
Exploration of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diverse contributors to the global pandemic ranging from physiological and genetic to environmental and policy factors. Discussion includes prevention/treatment modalities.
NTR 585 - Complementary Nutrition Therapies (4 Credits)
Evidence-based exploration and critique of the claims, mechanisms, safety, and efficacy of complementary and alternative therapies for chronic diseases, as well as discussion regarding the regulation and safety of supplements.
NTR 633 - Advanced Nutrition Topics in Micronutrients: Bone Health (2 Credits)
Scientific examination and discussion of the efficacy of select micronutrients, as they relate to specific health concerns, including the nature, bioavailability, mechanisms of action, safety issues, assessment of status, and recommendations in prevention and therapeutic use.
MPH 632 Public Health Education Methods (4 Credits)
(ELECTIVE) Presents evidence-based methods of health education and promotion addressing major risk factors for death, injury, and disability.
NTR 644 Advanced Metabolism: Lipids and Carbohydrates (4 Credits)
Scientific examination of the nature, role, and metabolism of energy nutrients in human health and disease. Applications made to fed and fasted states, adapted starvation, and hypercatabolic and physically stressed states.
NTR 647 Advanced Metabolism: Proteins (2 Credits)
Scientific examination and application of the nature, role, digestion, absorption, and metabolism of proteins in human health and disease.
NTR 693 Data Analyses and Interpretation (4 Credits)
Overview of quantitative and qualitative analyses and reporting.
NTR 696 Research Communication (2 Credits)
Students will continue the research process through analyses and interpretation of statistical data and outputs, development of appropriate graphics, and oral and written dissemination of the research results and conclusions.
NTR 695 Applied Research (4 Credits)
Students complete a review of current literature and actively participate in research processes, including planning, project implementation, data collection, data entry, and initial data analyses.