Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences

Preparing graduates to work as advanced level practitioners and professionals.

Fully online 30-credit program.

Through an individualized advanced-level, nutrition-care focus, the Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences program seeks to meet the growing need for advanced level practitioners while instilling an appreciation for interprofessional collaboration and education, along with an appreciation for lifelong learning. This program provides opportunities to achieve expanded roles in health promotion, disease prevention, and nutritional interventions in addition to professional leadership skills. The program prepares graduates with the advanced knowledge and skills to become progressive and innovative leaders in dynamic health care settings.

Program Information

The MSNS can be completed on a part- or full-time basis. The courses are offered in an online learning environment, supplemented with face-to-face virtual meetings and one on-campus intensive weekend course. The curriculum integrates critical thinking, scientific writing, and evidence-based practice in nutrition and dietetics, which provides a foundation for students to complete a research project in the student’s specific area of interest or practice. Requirements for graduation include successful completion of 30 credits, including a research defense and presentation of a research project. An individualized curriculum that offers 18 credits of core requirements plus 12 credits of elective courses, allows the flexibility to select from courses that best meet the needs of the individual student to align with their specific professional or personal goals.

M.S. Nutrition Sciences (MSNS)

Viterbo’s Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences degree program prepares nutrition professionals to be innovative leaders in fields such as disease prevention, health promotion, and nutritional interventions. Program curriculum integrates critical thinking, scientific writing, and evidence-based practice in nutrition and dietetics, which provides a foundation for students to complete a research project in their specific area of interest or practice. Requirements for graduation include successful completion of 30 credits, including a research defense and presentation of a research project.

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