What will I learn?

The Masters of Science in Human Nutrition is a 30 credit-hour program designed to prepare nutrition professionals to practice dietetics at an advanced level and/or to pursue doctoral study. The program develops research skills, stimulates independent thought and provides up-to-date knowledge in food and nutrition.

Customize your education through specialized tracks that are designed for the registered dietitian but can be completed by a dietetic intern or student with a bachelor's degree in nutrition or another discipline who has met the listed prerequisites. Students may choose one of three tracks: Clinical Nutrition, Community Nutrition or Generalist.

The MS in Human Nutrition program consists of 30 credit hours. All students must complete a Capstone experience and choose a curriculum track: Generalist, Community, or Clinical.

Generalist Track

  • NHM 555 Maternal and Infant Nutrition or NHM 567 Nutrition Support for the Critically Ill
  • NHM 561 Advanced Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism
  • NHM 562 Metabolism of Energy Nutrients
  • HES 509 Research Methods
  • CHS 525 Biostatistics
  • Five electives (three courses must be designated as NHM)

Community Track

  • NHM 550 Community Nutrition I
  • NHM 551 Community Nutrition II
  • NHM 555 Maternal and Infant Nutrition
  • NHM 556 Child and Adolescent Nutrition
  • NHM 557 Childhood Obesity or NHM 558 Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease
  • HES 509 Research Methods
  • CHS 525 Biostatistics
  • CHS 520 Epidemiology
  • Two electives (one course must be designated as NHM)

Clinical Track

  • NHM 561 Advanced Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism
  • NHM 562 Metabolism of Energy Nutrients
  • NHM 557 Childhood Obesity or NHM 558 Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease
  • NHM 567 Nutrition Support for the Critically Ill
  • NHM 568 Nutrition for the Older Adult
  • HES 509 Research Methods
  • CHS 525 Biostatistics
  • Three electives (one course must be designated as NHM)

Electives

  • NHM 530 Advanced Nutrition Counseling
  • NHM 625 Nutritional Epidemiology
  • HHE 520 Health Behavior
  • HHE 530 Health Promotion Techniques
  • NUR 510 Basic Concepts of Teaching Diabetes Self-Management Techniques
  • NUR 516 Advanced Diabetes Management
  • CHS 520 Basic Epidemiology
  • CSM 537 Developing the Leader Within
  • CSM 575 Entrepreneurship in HES

Which department am I in?

College of Human Environmental Sciences

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$30,250.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 December 2021, 15 April 2022, 1 July 2022

Start date

12 January 2022, 31 May 2022, 17 August 2022

Venue

College of Human Environmental Sciences

729 Colonial Drive,

TUSCALOOSA,

Alabama,

35487, United States

Online/Distance (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $440 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 December 2021, 15 April 2022, 1 July 2022

Start date

12 January 2022, 31 May 2022, 17 August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International application must hold the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution to be eligible for graduate admission.

For international students

Students with an overall grade point average (GPA) or 3.0 or higher may apply for admission. Students with a 3.0 GPA or higher in their last 60 hours of coursework

English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT); International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 6.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE): The minimum score of admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 59.

Application Deadline - Fall Term - July 1; Spring Term - December 1; Summer Term - April 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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