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 Science: General Core Requirements
The major program emphases are in the fields of Nutrition Education, Nutrition and Public Health, and Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Students in all three M.S. programs may qualify for the Dietetic Internship through coursework for the M.S. degrees and the completion of additional academic prerequisites and requirements specifically for the Dietetic Internship. All three M.S. Nutrition 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 Current Literature and Research in Nutrition
HBSV 5015 Nutritional Epidemiology
HBSV 5033-5034 Nutrition Care Process and Medical Nutrition Therapy I and II
HBSV 5036 Nutrition Counseling
HBSV 5231 Extended Fieldwork (Nutrition and Public Health only)
BBSR 5582 Research Design in the Movement Sciences, or
HBSS 5040 Research Methods in Health and Behavior Studies , or
HBSS 6100 Measurement and Program Evaluation
Additional course requirements are listed below for the M.S. in Nutrition Education, Nutrition and Public Health, and Nutrition and Exercise Physiology programs. A substantial integrative departmental project or thesis is also required.
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 addition to the M.S. General Requirements (with some exceptions decided with your advisor), 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