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Nutrition Science (M.S.) - Sustainability Studies Track

Graduate
  • Master's

About this Program

Program Overview
Upon completion of the program concentration, students who achieve a Master of Science in Nutrition with an emphasis in sustainability studies will be able to:

Apply and demonstrate an understanding of agricultural practices and processes.
Apply food systems principles and management skills to ensure safe and efficient delivery of food and water.
Utilize program planning steps to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate community and population programs.
Engage in legislative and regulatory activities that address community, population and global nutrition health and nutrition policy.
Apply knowledge of social, psychological and environmental aspects of eating and food. 
Use effective leadership, communication, collaboration and advocacy skills.
Gains a foundational knowledge of public and global health issues and nutritional needs.

Program Overview

Upon completion of the program concentration, students who achieve a Master of Science in Nutrition with an emphasis in sustainability studies will be able to:

  1. Apply and demonstrate an understanding of agricultural practices and processes.
  2. Apply food systems principles and management skills to ensure safe and efficient delivery of food and water.
  3. Utilize program planning steps to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate community and population programs.
  4. Engage in legislative and regulatory activities that address community, population and global nutrition health and nutrition policy.
  5. Apply knowledge of social, psychological and environmental aspects of eating and food. 
  6. Use effective leadership, communication, collaboration and advocacy skills.
  7. Gains a foundational knowledge of public and global health issues and nutritional needs.

M.S. in Nutrition Science - Sustainability Studies Programs of Study

A total of 32 credits are required for the SN track. The core is 20 credits and 12 electives are required. Program requirements for the SN track:

Core (20 Credits Required)

NUTR 500 – Sustainable Food Systems and Food Security (3 credits)

NUTR 505 - Leadership, Management, and Advocacy, Seminar (2 credits)

NUTR 506 - Global Health and Nutrition (3 credits)

NUTR 509 - Program Planning, Management, and Evaluation (3 credits)

NUTR 511 - Nutrition Concepts and Controversies (3 credits)

NUTR 579 - Nutrition Independent Study (3 credits)

MATH 500 - Research Method/ENV 505 Biostatistics/BIFX 503 Statistics for Bioinformatics (3 credits)

 

Electives (12 Credits Required)

NUTR 530 - Health Communication (3 credits)

NUTR 599 - Special Topics in Nutrition (3 credits)

ENV 501- Introduction to Environmental Biology (3 credits)

ENV 502 - Principles of Ecology (3 credits)

ENV 503 - Pollution Biology (3 credits)

SUS 410/NUTR 510 - Bioengineering for Sustainability (3 credits)

SUS 415/NUTR 515 - Urban Agriculture (3 credits)

Degrees Offered

  • MS

Program Contact

Anne Davis

Program Director, Nutrition Science

Phone
301-696-3299
Nick Masucci

Assistant Director of Graduate Admission

Phone
Office: 301-696-3601 Cell/WhatsApp: 240-651-4015