They say you are what you eat — caring for your patients' nutritional needs can make all the difference in their overall health. 

You'll develop an advanced understanding of nutrition, fitness and wellness. Our students evaluate health behaviors on a global level and seek to influence the nutrition of our population. We also have a nutrition entrepreneurship concentration for students interested in developing entrepreneurial ventures in the food and nutrition field. 

The Simmons campus is surrounded by world-renowned teaching hospitals and research facilities that offer internships and career opportunities. You'll cultivate leadership skills by engaging in small, focused classes and mentoring relationships with nationally-recognized faculty.

Our program is designed for students with backgrounds in nutrition, biology, health sciences, health education, athletic training, exercise physiology and physical education. You'll be prepared for a wide range of careers as health educators, researchers and more.

Program Requirements
Nutrition and Health Promotion Wellness Concentration Curriculum

Required Courses:
  • NUTR 452 Nutrition Practice: Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation (3 credits) 
  • NUTR 453 Advanced Topics in Preventive Nutrition (3 credits)
    NUTR 455 Nutrition, Fitness, and Wellness (online) (3 credits)
  • NUTR 460 Nutritional Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • NUTR 461 Exercise Assessment and Prescription (online) (3 credits)
  • NUTR 489 Nutrition Proposal Development (1 credit)
  • NUTR 490 Nutrition Research Project (4 credits) 
  • SNHS 410 Research Methods (3 credits)
  • SNHS 450 The Health Care System: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (3 credits)
  • SNHS 570 Health Promotion: A Global Perspective (2 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
Total credits: 31 

Nutrition and Health Promotion Entrepreneurship Concentration Curriculum
The curriculum for the Entrepreneurship concentration includes courses from the Department of Nutrition and Simmons School of Management and culminates with the completion of a customized business plan.

Required Courses:
  • NUTR 452 Nutrition Practice: Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (3 credits) 
  • NUTR 453 Advanced Topics in Preventive Nutrition (3 credits) 
    NUTR 455 Nutrition, Fitness and Wellness (3 credits) 
  • NUTR 461 Exercise Assessment and Prescription (3 credits) 
  • NUTR 462 Consulting Nutrition Practice (3 credits)
  • NUTR 489 Nutrition Proposal Development (1 credit)
  • MSMG 407 Financial Aspects of Business (3 credits) 
  • MSMG 408 Strategic Management and Marketing (3 credits) 
  • MSMG 440 Creativity and Innovation (3 credits) 
  • SNHS 450 The Health Care System: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (3 credits) 
  • Elective - SNHS 410 Research Methods is recommended (3 credits) 
Total credits: 31 


Customize Your Program

Our nutrition and health promotion master’s program can be completed in one academic year including summer session, or two to four years of part-time study (for U.S. students only). 

Classes are offered in the evening, and some courses are offered exclusively online. 

Sample Course Sequences 
Nutrition and Health Promotion Wellness Concentration

Internships and Research

You’ll have opportunities to explore your interests, build your skills and develop mentoring relationships with leaders in the field.

Faculty
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