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Master of Science in Education in Physical Education with a Concentration in Nutrition

Jacksonville State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Master of Science in Physical Education degree. This program is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Admission to this program requires completion of a fourth-year (Bachelors) degree in Exercise Science, Nutrition, or a closely-related field.

The graduate concentration in Nutrition at Jacksonville State University is designed to prepare students for advanced study in nutrition and future employment in the field of nutrition and related careers in wellness and corporate fitness. Special attention is also given to knowledge and skills necessary for students preparing for the ISSN Certified Sport Nutrition exam, and potentially preparing for a program leading to becoming a Registered Dietitian. The Nutrition program prepares graduates for interaction with both healthy active populations and populations that are affected by chronic diseases (e.g., CVD, Diabetes), and the impact of nutritional interventions on these populations. This program is completely online and does not lead to teacher certification.

Use of LiveText and Blackboard are required.

Hours to complete: 34-37 graduate semester hours required.

Primary contact for Online Program Information:

Dr. Debra Goodwin
E-mail: dgoodwin@jsu.edu
Phone: (256) 782-5053

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