Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Wellness Curriculum
Coursework in the M.S. 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.
The M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness program requires 33 semester hours of graduate coursework.
Required Nutrition and Wellness Foundation (18 semester hours):
NUTR 5501 Introduction to Wellness (3 Credits)
This course provides students with an overview of the multi-faceted dimensions of health and wellness, within the relevant context of the Benedictine hallmarks. Typically offered: Fall Term.
NUTR 5530 Science of Sports Nutrition (3 Credits)
The course examines the metabolic and physiologic basis for macronutrient and micronutrient recommendations during training, competition/ performance, and recovery. Includes disease applications and case studies.
NUTR 5557 Nutrition Communication Through Technology (3 Credits)
This course applies new and emerging technologies for collaboration, communication, and dissemination of nutrition services and innovations.
NUTR 5581 Obesity: Theory and Practice (3 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.
NUTR 5585 Complementary Nutrition Therapies (3 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.
NUTR 6610 Issues in Metabolism (3 Credits)
Examines emerging or current issues in metabolism. Critiques claims within framework of metabolic regulation principles. Reviews the evidence and potential policy implications.