Nutrition & Dietetics, M.S.
The Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics is for registered dietitians who are interested in deepening their knowledge base, enhancing their professional practice, and developing their research skills in the area of nutrition and dietetics.
As a student in the program, you will complete 37 graduate credit hours. You will take courses in biochemistry, statistics, physiology, research methods, research communication, and trends and issues in health care (total of 19 credits). Then you will choose either the adult nutrition emphasis or the pediatric nutrition emphasis and complete an additional 12 or 15 credits of course work and complete your thesis project (6 credits) or problem (3 credits).
The Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics currently requires a thesis or a problem. A problem is a smaller scale inquiry project. Students who elect to complete a problem will be required to enroll in an additional 3 credits of course work to bring the total number of credits taken to 37. During the thesis/problem process, you will focus on a nutrition topic of interest to you. The Nutrition & Dietetics faculty will mentor and guide you through the process of selecting and completing a study.
The curriculum is for the student with a special interest in health promotion or in medical nutrition therapy throughout the lifecycle. Program affiliations throughout central Indiana provide the opportunity for you to work with the general public as well as clients in outpatient and inpatient settings.