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. 

Whether you decide to study online through our new distance learning program or choose to attend classes on campus surrounded by world-renowned teaching hospitals and research facilities, our program is designed to extend beyond acute care issues to promote community health and the practical aspects of working in the field of nutritional wellness. 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 


Internships and Research

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

Faculty
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).

On-campus classes are offered in the evening with some individual courses offered online, and our new online program offers all classes fully in the online format.
Online Program

Beginning with the admission cycle for students looking to apply to start in the spring semester of 2018, students may now complete the Master of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion degree in our new fully online program. Students pursuing the online degree have the same opportunities to customize their program as students in the on-campus program by selecting from either the Wellness or Entrepreneurship tracks.

How to Apply

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