Wellness and disease prevention are areas of great interest to the American public. The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with emphasis in Nutrition and Physical Performance prepares students in a multidisciplinary approach to prevention, utilizing nutrition and exercise intervention strategies for lifestyle change. The program is designed for professionals who have a baccalaureate degree in an allied health field. Course work focuses on nutrition, health promotion, prevention, physiology and cardiovascular fitness. Graduates are encouraged to seek ACSM Health Fitness Instructor Certification, as well as NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credentials. Graduates are prepared for positions in:
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will:
The length of the program is 36-42 semester hours, depending on individual variations in education and experience. Study in the Nutrition and Physical Performance program fosters close ties with faculty with individual attention on research projects and publications. Students may pursue either full-time or part-time study. Most classes are offered late afternoon or evening permitting employment flexibility.
If you are a registered dietitian, you can apply these courses toward your continuing education requirements. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics grants 45 Continuing Education hours for each three-credit-hour semester course.
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