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Master of Science: General Requirements

The M.S. degree specializations are in Nutrition and Education, Nutrition and Public Health, and Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. All three M.S. degrees require the following core courses:

  • HBSV 4010 Food, nutrition, and behavior
  • HBSV 4013 Nutritional ecology
  • HBSV 4014 Community nutrition
  • HBSV 5010 Advanced nutrition I
  • HBSV 5011 Advanced nutrition II
  • HBSV 5013 Strategies for nutrition education and health behavior change
  • HBSV 5014 Analysis of the current literature and research in nutrition
  • HBSV 5015 Nutritional epidemiology
  • HBSV 5018 Nutrition and human development
  • HBSV 5033 Nutrition care process and medical nutrition therapy I
  • HBSV 5034 Nutrition care process and medical nutrition therapy II
  • HBSV 5036 Nutrition counseling

One of the following research methods courses:

  • BBSR 5582 Research design in movement sciences and education
  • HBSS 5040 Research methods in health and behavior studies
  • HBSS 6100 Measurement and program evaluation

The following fieldwork course for those receiving a master’s in Nutrition and Public Health:

  • HBSV 5231 Extended fieldwork in nutrition and public health (Fieldwork can take place in the New York City area, in other parts of the United States, or in an international setting, depending on the interests of the student. Completion of the Dietetic Internship Program at Teachers College may satisfy the fieldwork requirement.)

All three Master of Science degrees require a substantial integrative master’s project or thesis.