Community Nutrition Education EdM

Master of Education in Community Nutrition Education


The advanced Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Community Nutrition Education prepares graduates with special skills as educators in communities, schools, and a variety of other settings to develop and implement practice-based research and education activities. The degree includes additional coursework beyond the MS core in nutrition and permits stronger emphasis in behavioral sciences, community assessment and planning, research, and education. A community-based, research or other integrative project is required. 

The M.Ed. can meet all of the requirements to be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN). For students not interested in pursuing the RDN credential, there are more electives available to tailor the program to the student’s interests.

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Admissions Information

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Master of Education

  • Points/Credits: 60
  • Entry Terms: Fall Only

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: N/A
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): January 15
  • Summer/Fall (Final): April 1

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

Requirements from the TC Catalog (AY 2023-2024)

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Master of Education: Community Nutrition Education

The program of study for the 60-point Master of Education degree in Community Nutrition Education includes 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 integrated 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 which may be tailored depending on whether the RDN credential is also desired:

  • HBSV 4010 Food, Nutrition, and Behavior

  • HBSV 4013 Nutritional Ecology

  • HBSV 4014 Community Nutrition

  • HBSV 5010 Advanced Nutrition1

  • HBSV 5011 Advanced Nutrition 2

  • HBSV 5013 Strategies for Nutrition Education and Health Behavior Change

  • HBSV 5014 Analysis of Current Literature and Research in Nutrition

  • HBSV 5015 Nutritional Epidemiology and Assessment

  • HBSV 5016 Food Service Operations and Management

  • HBSV 5018 Nutrition and Human Development

  • HBSV 5033 Nutrition Care Process and Medical Nutrition Therapy 1

  • HBSV 5034  Nutrition Care Process and Medical Nutrition Therapy 2

  • HBSV 5036 Nutrition Counseling

  • HBSV 5350 Global  Foods Practicum

  • HBSV 5351 Community Nutrition Education Practicum

  • HBSV 5352 Medical Nutrition Therapy Practicum 1

  • HBSV 5353 Medical Nutrition Therapy Practicum 2

  • HBSV 5354 Advanced  Practicum 1

  • HBSV 5355 Advanced  Practicum 2

A substantial integrative departmental project or thesis is also required.

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