The advanced Master of Education degree in Community Nutrition Education prepares graduates with special skills as educators in communities, schools, and a variety of other settings who are able to develop and implement practice-based research and education activities. The degree includes additional coursework beyond the MS core in nutrition and permits stronger emphases in the behavioral sciences, community assessment and planning, research, and education. A community-based, research, or other integrative project is required.
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Master of Education: Community Nutrition Education
The program of study is for the 60-point Master of Education degree in Community Nutrition Education includes additional coursework in advanced nutrition and permits stronger emphases in the behavioral sciences, community assessment and planning, and education. A community-based, research, or other integrative project is required.
In consultation with an academic advisor, students entering the Ed.M. program should consult the various curricula suggested for the MS-RDN track in Nutrition and Public Health, Nutrition Education, or Nutrition and Exercise Physiology for guidance in planning the majority of Ed.M. credits.
In addition to the M.S. General Requirements below, students in the Master of Education in Community Nutrition Education program are also required to take:
HBSV 6550 and 6551 Research Seminar in Nutrition
A Qualitative Research Methods course
Additional electives specific to their integrative project
Master of Science: General Core Requirements
The major program emphases are in the fields of Nutrition Education, Nutrition and Public Health, and Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. All three M.S. Nutrition degrees require the following core didactic courses and practicum courses:
A substantial integrative departmental project or thesis is also required.