1. Core Requirements : 18 semester hours
BIOL 6392 — Advanced Human Physiology
MATH 6363—Research Statistics
NURS 6355-- Research for Evidence Based Practice
NUTR 6352 or NUTR 6342 — Issues in Food and Nutrition, or *Lifecycle Nutrition
NUTR 6325—Advanced Nutrition I
NUTR 6330—Advanced Nutrition II
*Lifecycle Nutrition is required for students who did not complete a lifecycle nutrition course as an undergraduate.
2. Research/Synthesis Completion Requirements: 4-9 semester hours
NUTR 6XCS—Master’s Project, or 4-6 semester hours of Capstone: Master's Project (taken across 2 semesters), or
NUTR 63TP/NUTR 6XTR—3 semester hours of Thesis Proposal and 3-6 hours of Thesis Research. Continued enrollment until completion of Thesis is required.
3. Additional Course Requirements: 9-15 hours
Students complete the core plus a research/synthesis component and an additional 9-15 semester hours of graduate-level courses as established in the degree plan with the graduate advisor. Within these additional courses, one course must be didactic course in nutrition. Students are encouraged to select on of the concentrations (see below), or they may select electives to meet the Didactic Program in Dietetics requirements to receive a DPD Verification Statement to apply to a dietetic Internship.
The Didactic Program in Dietetics at the University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, and (312) 899-0040, Extension 5400. http://www.eatright.org/acend
4. Comprehensive Understanding Requirements:
Completion of M.S. in Nutrition degree requires the student to pass all comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination covers material related to the core, and as appropriate, the selected concentration of the student. The comprehensive examination includes both written and oral components, and should be taken during the student's last year of study.
5. Requirements for Concentrations
Concentration in Nutrition Education and Health Promotion:
ADED 6385 - Methods and Strategies in Adult Education
EDUC 6304 - Theories of Learning
ADED 6388—Effective Teams and Groups
EDUC 6305—Multicultural Concepts in Education
EDKE 6381—Topics in Exercise Physiology and Fitness
Total Credit Hours = 36-37
Concentration in Nutrition Services Administration:
Total Credit Hours = 36 - 37