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Clinical Nutrition

Master of Science in Nutrition
Clinical Nutrition

 

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, announced a change in their eligibility requirements that in 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 at UCM 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 students to apply nutrition knowledge when analyzing human performance and exercise metabolism.

 

The Master of Science in Nutrition provides students with two options, a Clinical Nutrition option and a Sport Nutrition option.  Both options address the change in CDR's entry-level eligibility requirements for dietitians and expands their practice through knowledge gained from this advanced degree.


Requirements for Acceptance into the Program

To enroll in the Clinical Nutrition master’s degree program, you must: have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate major, with an accumulated undergraduate GPA greater than 3.00 and GRE scores. GRE Score preferred: Verbal Reasoning 153 (59thpercentile), Quantitative reasoning 155 (60thpercentile), and analytical writing score of 4.0 on a scale of 0-6. Prospective students may apply for conditional admittance if they have an accumulated undergraduate GPA of 2.75-3.00.

Students must have completed the following pre-requisite or equivalent courses before admission:

D&N 3350 Community Nutrition 3
D&N 4340 Advanced Nutrition 3
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HLTH 4300 Nutrition for Human Performance 3

Program Requirements (Non-Thesis Option)

Required Core Courses (9 credit hours)

NUTR 5001 Nutrition Across the Lifespan 3
NUTR 5005 Macro Nutrients 3
NUTR 5006 Micro Nutrients 3

Research Courses (6 credit hours)
NUTR 6000 Seminar in Nutrition 3
PE 5900 Introduction to Research in Kinesiology 3
OR
PE 5210 Statistics in Kinesiology 3

Elective Courses - 6 hours must be from NUTR or D&N (18 credit hours)
NUTR 4300 Nutrition and Human Performance 3
PE 5830 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3
PE 5890 Laboratory Procedures in Exercise Science 3
PE 5930 Exercise Metabolism 3
PE 5940 Body Composition 3
D&N 4346 Dietary Supplements 3
NUTR 5002 Advanced Medical Nutrition I 3
NUTR 5003 Advanced Medical Nutrition II 3
NUTR 5004 Advanced Community Nutrition 3
NUTR 5007 Pediatric Nutrition 3
NUTR 5008 Geriatric Nutrition 3

Minimum Total: 33 credit hours


Program Requirements (Thesis Option)

Required Core Courses (9 credit hours)

NUTR 5001 Nutrition Across the Lifespan 3
NUTR 5005 Macro Nutrients 3
NUTR 5006 Micro Nutrients 3

Research Courses (12 credit hours)
PE 6990 Thesis 6
PE 5900 Introduction to Research in Kinesiology 3
PE 5210 Statistics in Kinesiology 3

Elective Courses - 6 hours must be from NUTR or D&N (9 credit hours)
NUTR 4300 Nutrition and Human Performance 3
PE 5830 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3
PE 5890 Laboratory Procedures in Exercise Science 3
PE 5930 Exercise Metabolism 3
PE 5940 Body Composition 3
D&N 4346 Dietary Supplements 3
NUTR 5002 Advanced Medical Nutrition I 3
NUTR 5003 Advanced Medical Nutrition II 3
NUTR 5004 Advanced Community Nutrition 3
NUTR 5007 Pediatric Nutrition 3
NUTR 5008 Geriatric Nutrition 3

Minimum Total: 30 credit hours

Questions About the Program

Dr. Steve Burns

Nutrition and Kinesiology Graduate Program Coordinator

sburns@ucmo.edu

660-543-8894

 



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