Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition
This program provides a graduate education opportunity to Registered Dietitians. The MSCN expands the knowledge of the biochemical basis of human nutrition as it relates to health, disease and disease prevention. The MSCN has a strong research emphasis that prepares graduates for work in academic centers and research facilities as well as traditional clinical nutrition and management settings. The mission of the MSCN is to train dietetic professionals in the methods, implementation and interpretation of nutrition science, who are prepared to apply and advance the field of nutrition in research, clinical, management or community areas of practice.
Students in the program take graduate coursework in biostatistics, physiology, medical ethics, the nutrition-focused physical exam and advanced metabolism of macro and micronutrients. Working under the guidance of a faculty mentor, each student completes a novel research project, analyzes the data collected from the project and presents the results of his/her project both in written and oral thesis defense formats.