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What does it cost?

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Georgia State is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible programs for all prospective students because we value the investment each student makes in their education. We understand that the path to a student’s future shouldn’t be blocked due to finances and we pride ourselves on offering financial assistance and scholarships that can support students through their education.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate coursework must be completed.

All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: May 15
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: April 1

Online Health Sciences, Nutrition, M.S.

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Anita Nucci, PhD, RD, LD Program Coordinator
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Take your interest in health, wellness, fitness and nutrition to the next level with an online master's degree focused on students who want careers in nutrition.

The master of science in health sciences with a concentration in nutrition is an online 36-semester hour program.

You will learn:

  • The role of functional foods
  • Macro- and micronutrient metabolism
  • Dietary interventions that prevent and improve chronic diseases
  • Nutrition research methods
  • Leadership and ethics in healthcare

As a graduate, you will be able to formulate research questions, organize and test research problems, and evaluate research study results. You will be able to foster critical thinking, inquiry and professional leadership in the field. Set up your career for advancement with this degree and also engage in a framework for additional advanced degree studies in the future.

This program does not meet the requirements for becoming a registered dietitian (RD). If your interest is to become an RD, please refer to our Master of Science – Coordinated Program. If you have a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement, you can apply to our Coordinated Program, which includes the MS in Health Sciences degree and supervised practice or you can apply to the Diet To Lifestyle Dietetic Internship program and complete the fully online MS in Health Sciences degree at Georgia State.

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Program Details

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for students without a DPD verification statement (students who have not completed an undergraduate program in dietetics).

Prerequisite courses will take a minimum of three semesters to complete. NOTE: CHEM 1211K is a prerequisite for CHEM 1212K and BIOL 2110K. CHEM 1212K is a prerequisite for CHEM 2400 and CHEM 2100.

Inorganic Chemistry (2 semesters): (CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K or equivalent)

Organic Chemistry (1 semester): (CHEM 2400 and CHEM 2100 or equivalent)

Human Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters): (BIOL 2251K (formerly 2110K) and BIOL 2252K (formerly 2120K), or BIOL 2107K and BIOL 2108K, or BIOL 3240 and BIOL 3250, or equivalent)

Principles of Nutrition (1 semester): (NUTR 2100 or equivalent)

One course in Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology (ANTH 1102, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101 or equivalent)

NOTE: Online laboratory courses will not be accepted.

Coursework in Human Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition and Inorganic and Organic Chemistry must not be more than 10 years old at the time of admission.

Grade Point Average >3.0. is required for all coursework completed prior to the application.

Health Sciences Core (9)

CNHP 6000 Research Methods for the Health and Human Science Professions (3)
CNHP 8000 Trends Affecting Health Policies, Practices and Laws (3)
CNHP 8010 Leadership and Ethics in Healthcare(3)

Specialization Curriculum (15)*

NUTR 6101 Nutrition Research Methods (3)
NUTR 6102 Nutrition Intervention (3)
NUTR 6104 Advanced Normal Nutrition I (3)
NUTR 7280 Nutritional Genomics (3)
NUTR 7101 Nutrition Issues (3) or NUTR 6150 Culinary Medicine in Clinical Practice (3) or CNHP 7800 Interprofessional Collaboration for Advanced Practice (3)

Electives (3-6)
Chosen in Consultation with Graduate Program Director

*Students without a DPD verification statement must also take NUTR 6500 Macronutrients and NUTR 6700 Micronutrients

Capstone (6 minimum)

Thesis Option: Students will take NUTR 7999 Thesis. A minimum of two semesters at three credits each must be completed. Students must be enrolled in thesis credit each semester they continue to work on completion of the requirements for thesis research and must be registered for thesis in the semester of graduation.

Non-Thesis Options:
Master’s Project – Students will take NUTR 7990 Master’s Project. A minimum of two semesters at three credits each must be completed.

Coursework – Students must take three courses at three credits each. Courses are defined in specialty areas which may include but are not limited to: geriatrics, pediatrics, public health and sports. Students who select the coursework option will be required to take one three credit elective course vs. two.

Comprehensive exam – Students will take NUTR 7500 Comprehensive Examination for three credits in the semester of graduation. Students who select the comprehensive examination option will be required to take one additional three credit elective course.

For up-to-date curriculum requirements, please visit the catalog.

Affording Your Online Health Sciences, Nutrition, M.S. Degree
Georgia State is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible programs for all prospective students because we value the investment each student makes in their education. We understand that the path to a student’s future shouldn’t be blocked due to finances, and we pride ourselves on offering financial assistance and scholarships that can support students through their education.

Learn more about the cost of an online master’s degree, or use Georgia State’s Cost Calculator to get an idea of the investment required for your path of study.

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Successful completion of the M.S. in Health Sciences concentration in Nutrition program will enhance career development for existing practitioners and prepare students for additional advanced degree study.

Description

Careers

  • Prepares students for a doctoral degree
  • Students with a Didactic Program in Dietetics verification statement may be more competitive for a dietetic internship
  • Advancement for Registered Dietitians without a graduate degree

Contacts

Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

Anita Nucci, PhD, RD, LD
Program Coordinator
404-413-1226
[email protected]

Mailing Address:
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