Online Master of Arts in Nutrition and Wellness Curriculum
The M.A. in Nutrition and Wellness program requires 52 quarter credit hours of graduate coursework. These nutrition online courses will prepare students to translate science and evidence into practical nutrition and wellness programming for diverse audiences and settings. Core courses emphasize key areas of nutrition science as well as research principles.
Required Courses: Nutrition and Wellness Foundation (16 credits)
NTR 501 Health Promotion and Wellness (4 Credits)
This course provides an overview of the various aspects of health and wellness. Students explore the development stages of a health promotion program, with special emphasis on program planning management concepts and skills, outcome assessment and evaluation, and budgeting principles.
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 699 Professional Communications (4 Credits)
This course focuses on developing the skills to critically analyze, interpret, develop and communicate the outcome of evidence-based research. Students develop an evidence-based literature review, article and webinar presentation and collaboratively develop a newsletter.