The Master of Science in Human Nutrition is a 30 credit-hour program designed to prepare nutrition professionals to practice dietetics at an advanced level and/or to pursue doctoral study.  The program develops research skills, stimulates independent thought, and provides up-to-date knowledge in food and nutrition. Applicants can choose to pursue the major without a concentration, or can select the Community Nutrition or Clinical Nutrition concentrations to provide a more in-depth study of their chosen area. The program is designed for the registered dietitian but can be completed by a dietetic intern or student with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition or another discipline who has met the listed prerequisites.

Distance Education

The master's degree is available on campus or through distance education. The degree requirements are the same, regardless of where it is completed. For more information on the distance option, contact nutritionbydistance@ches.ua.edu

Application Deadline:  Applications are accepted on a continuing basis.

Additional Information:  For more information, refer to the program website at  http://www.nhm.ches.ua.edu/masters-in-human-nutrition.html

Direct additional questions to the director of the master's program in human nutrition, Dr. Tiffany Hylton at tmhylton@ches.ua.edu or 205-348-6973.

 

Human Nutrition, M.S.More Information

Hours
Required Major Courses
NHM 561Adv. Vitamins and Minerals3
NHM 562Metabolism of Energy Nutrients3
NHM 555 or Maternal and Infant Nutrition3
NHM 567 Nutr Support Criticl Ill
Required Core Courses
HES 509Research Methods3
CHS 525Biostatistics3
Four courses in required or free electives (2 must be from NHM-designated courses). NHM options include:12
Advanced Community Nutrition I
Adv. Community Nutrition II
Child and Adolescent Nutrition
Childhood Obesity
Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease
Nutrition for the Older Adult
Thesis or Non-Thesis Research Hours 13-15
Total Hours30-42

Human Nutrition, M.S. - Clinical Nutrition ConcentrationMore Information

Hours
Program Core
HES 509Research Methods3
CHS 525Biostatistics3
NHM 561Adv. Vitamins and Minerals3
NHM 562Metabolism of Energy Nutrients3
Concentration Requirements
NHM 567Nutr Support Criticl Ill3
NHM 568Nutrition for the Older Adult3
NHM 557 or Childhood Obesity3
NHM 558 Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease
NHM Clinical Nutrition track-designated course3
Approved Concentration Electives/Supporting Courses6
Total Hours30

Human Nutrition, M.S. - Community Nutrition ConcentrationMore Information

Hours
Program Core
HES 509Research Methods3
CHS 525Biostatistics3
NHM 555Maternal and Infant Nutrition3
NHM 557 or Childhood Obesity3
NHM 558 Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease
Concentration Requirements
CHS 520Basic Epidemiology3
NHM 550Advanced Community Nutrition I3
NHM 551Adv. Community Nutrition II3
NHM 556Child and Adolescent Nutrition3
Approved Concentration Electives/Supporting Courses6
Total Hours30