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Master of Science (MS) in Nutrition


You must earn a minimum of 37 graduate semester credit hours with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The program of study is planned by ​you in consultation with your advisor, and includes the following areas: core courses, guided electives and a master’s thesis.

Courses may be completed within one year of full-time study, after that, completion of the thesis will require approximately an additional 6-12 months. Refer to the program’s Graduate Handbook or Graduate Program Academic Program Requirements information for more details about scheduling and description of courses.

Master of Science Core Courses - 30 total credits

NUTR- 7010

Nutrition Education for Behavior Change (3)

NUTR- 7020

Nutrient Metabolism: Macronutrients (online)(3)

NUTR- 7021

Nutrient Metabolism: Vitamins & Minerals (online) (3)

NUTR- 7032

Nutrition in Health and Disease: Adulthood and Aging(online) (3)

NUTR- 7040

Research Design and Topics in Nutrition (3)

NUTR- 7050

NUTR- 7082

Methods in Nutritional Assessment (3)

Nutrition in Health and Disease: Preconception to Adolescence (online) (3)

HLSC- 7027

Introductory Pathophysiology (online) (3)

EDST- 7010

Statistical Data Analysis I (online) (3)

EDST- 7011

Statistical Data Analysis II (online) (3)

Guided Electives (choose 3 credit hours from the following): - 3 credits minimum*

BE- 7076

Intro. to Epidemiology (2)

BE- 7024

Computational Statistics (3)

CNSL- 7021

Counseling Techniques (3)

CNSL- 7025

Group Work in Ecological Counseling (3)

CNSL- 8070

Motivational Interviewing (3)

EDST- 7032

EDST- 7045

Human Development: Adolescence (3)

Community-Based Participatory Research (3)

EDST- 7095

EDST- 9089

EDST- 9089


Motivation and Cognition (3)

ECAR- Photovoice (1) **

ECAR- Concept Mapping (1) **

Research Methods in Health Promotion and Education (3)

NUTR- 7060

Individual Study in Food & Nutrition (1- 4)

NUTR- 7070

Readings in Nutrition (1- 4)

Master’s Thesis - 4 credits minimum

NUTR- 7090 Master’s Thesis (4)

Total: 37 semester credit hours

*other graduate courses may be taken in lieu of those listed above.  Please check with your graduate advisor to get approval prior to registering for the course.

**ECAR stands for Educational & Community Based Action Research

Looking for real-world experience? Check out our new program, EXTEND (Experience To Engage Nutrition & Dietetics students).


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Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394

For Nutrition Science Programs:
Kimberly Maco, MS
Phone: 513-558-7503
Email: ​

​For Athletic Training, DPT, MOT, and Health Sciences Programs:
Ashley Sandburg
Phone: 513-558-7477

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For specific questions about the Master of Science in Nutrition Program contact:

Kimberly Maco, MS
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of ​Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
3202 Eden Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
(513) 558-7503

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