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Nutrition & Exercise Science: Master of Science (MS) in Nutrition Specialist
The Master of Science Program in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences offers students the opportunity for advanced study in three areas of specialization including nutrition, exercise science, or nutrition and exercise sciences. To be eligible for admissions to the MS Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, applicants must have a strong academic background in chemistry, biology, and nutrition and exercise sciences. Without this background, individuals will need to major at the undergraduate level in nutrition and exercise sciences before applying to the graduate program. Those who have completed an undergraduate major in chemistry, biology nutrition, or exercise science may be considered for entry with completion of course deficiencies. The entrance to the field of nutrition and exercise sciences is achieved through completion of the BS Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. The graduate program is intended for those individuals who are seeking advanced study in the discipline.

The MS degree program with specialization in nutrition offers a sequence of courses that enhance the clinical background of dietitians and nutritionists who work with clients in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, community programs, schools, wellness programs, and governmental and privately funded programs. The program offers opportunities for in-depth study through didactic learning, hands-on clinical and field experience, and the development and completion of individual research projects.

Students are prepared for careers in nutrition in a wide variety of corporate, hospital, media, and community centers, as well as in other clinical and public health agencies. In addition, the program will prepare students for more advanced study in nutrition.

Requirements for Matriculation 

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.​​
1.  An undergraduate degree in nutrition or dietetics (and verification of equivalent program) with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
2.  An interview may be required.


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Fall Deadline May 15
Fall Extended DeadlineN/A
Spring DeadlineDecember 15
Spring Extended DeadlineN/A

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Essay  500 Words

Accepts Non-MatricNo

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