Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Wellness Curriculum
The M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness program requires 33 semester hours of graduate coursework.
Required Nutrition and Wellness Foundation (18 credit hours):
NUTR 5501 Dimensions of Wellness (3 Credits)
Survey course explores the science of wellness using a seven-dimensional model, including components, related elements, and measurement. Students develop a wellness assessment and strategic action plan. Discussion examines issues in each dimension. Typically offered: Fall Term.
NUTR 5539 Research Methods (3 Credits)
Principles and application of the research process with a focus on community-based research and evaluating outcomes of health educational programs. Typically offered: Fall Term.
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. Typically offered: Spring term.
NUTR 5561 Maternal and Child Nutrition (3 Credits)
Study the physiological and metabolic changes that occur in pregnancy, and infancy through early childhood. Examine the nutrition and cultural factors impacting growth and development. Evaluate and critique nutrition programs and strategies for this population. 3 semester credit hour/s. Typically offered: Fall Term.
NUTR 5581 Obesity (3 Credits)
Exploration of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diverse contributors to the global pandemic of obesity, including physiological, genetic, and environmental and policy factors. Discussion examines current issues impacting obesity. Students evaluate the efficacy of weight loss strategies for public.
NUTR 5585 Complementary Nutrition Therapies (3 Credits)
Investigation of the use and regulation of natural product therapies for treatment of chronic disease. Students identify and evaluate efficacy and safety of specific therapies and diseases. Discussion examines current issues surrounding dietary supplementation. Offered: Fall Term.