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Nutrition MS - Sport Nutrition Option

Nutrition to a Greater Degree

Our new online master's program in Nutrition is a continuation of our top notch undergraduate program and will prepare entry level dietitians or nutritionists to be lifelong learners. By 2024, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will require registered dietitians to hold at least a Master's degree. The new Master of Science in Nutrition provides professionals in nutrition and other closely related professional careers an advanced degree with a strong scientific knowledge base focused on gaining proficiency in counseling techniques and the application of nutrition principles in clinical settings. The program also prepares you to apply nutritional knowledge when analyzing human performance and exercise metabolism. The Master of Science in Nutrition provides you with two options, a Clinical Nutrition option and a Sport Nutrition option. Both options address the change in the CDR's entry-level eligibility requirements for dietitians and expands their practice through knowledge gained from this advanced degree.


What can I do with this degree?

One career option is working as a retail salesperson. General Nutrition Corporation (GNC) is the employer with the greatest demand for applicants with nutrition-related skills in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

According to the United States Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 (67,400 jobs) to 2022 (81,600) jobs. 

Admission Requirements for Sport Nutrition Option

Any undergraduate degree but with the following pre-requirements and with an accumulated undergraduate GPA greater than 3.00. Prospective students may apply for conditional admittance if they have an accumulated undergraduate GPA of 2.75-3.00.

Prerequisites for Sport Nutrition Option:

CHEM 1104 Intro to Chemistry with lab (4-5 credits)
CHEM 1604 Organic and Biochemistry (4 credits)
BIOL 3401 Anatomy (3 credits)
BIOL 3402 Physiology (5 credits)
D&N 3350 Community Nutrition (3 credits)
D&N 3340 Nutrition (3 credits)
KIN 2850 Foundations of Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
NUTR 4010 Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism (3 credits) can be completed as graduate credit NUTR 5010
NUTR 4300 Nutrition for Human Performance (3 credits) can be completed as graduate credit NUTR 5300


Meera Penumetcha, PhD, RDN
Associate Professor and Nutrition Program Director
Morrow 130
Tel: (660) 543-8904



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