Master of Science in Education
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MAJOR: PHYSICAL EDUCATION

CONCENTRATION: NUTRITION(non-teacher certification)

Core Requirements (18 semester hours):

  • HPE 500 - Foundations of Wellness & Sport (3)
  • HPE 508 - Research in Wellness & Sport (3)
  • HPE 537 - Issues in Wellness & Sport (3)
  • HPE 555 - Advanced Anaerobic Physiology (3)
  • HPE 556 - Advanced Aerobic Physiology (3)
  • HPE 575 - Physical Fitness & Wellness (3)

Nutrition Concentration (15 semester hours):

  • HPE 531 - Cardiopulmonary Physiology (3)
  • HPE 539 - Diet and Performance (3)
  • FCS 536 - Advanced Nutrition Therapy
  • FCS 537 - Advanced Methods of Nutritional Assessment (3)

OR

  •  FCS 538 - Critical Issues in Nutrition and Food Science (3)
  •  HPE 590 - Directed Study (3)

33 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Notes:

  • 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 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 in these populations.