Community Nutrition & Health Promotion (without thesis)

Community Nutrition & Health Promotion (without thesis) Master of Science (M.S.)

The specialization provides the opportunity for you to be competent in assessing needs, planning, managing, implementing, and evaluating programs in community nutrition, health education and promotion. It also provides you with the knowledge and skills to conduct research in the area of community nutrition and health promotion.

  • A thesis is not required in this option.

Preferred courses prior to admission:
CHEM 109 (General Chemistry 1); CHEM 110 (General Chemistry 2); CHEM 251 (Organic Chemistry)+ Lab; BIOC 321 (Biochemistry) + Lab; BIOS 213 (Human Physiology) + Lab; NUTR 455 (Nutrient Metabolism).

Application to this program

When completing the Office of Graduate Studies online application, select:

Major/Degree: Nutrition & Health Sciences
Specialization: Community Nutrition & Health Promotion


Degree Requirements

  • Minimum of 36 semester hours of credit in courses representing the major.

  • Minimum of 18 semester hours must be earned in courses open exclusively to graduate students (900 level or 800 level without 400 or lower counterparts).

  • Select from other courses offered, with approval of the student's Supervisory Committee, to complete degree requirements.

Associated Faculty

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Weiwen Chai Associate Professor

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Virginia Chaidez Assistant Professor

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Lisa Franzen-Castle Associate Professor, Extension Nutrition Specialist

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Georgia Jones Associate Professor, Extension Food Specialist

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Megan S. Kelley Assistant Professor

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Heather Rasmussen

Heather Rasmussen Associate Professor, Future Education Model Graduate Program Director

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Mary Willis Professor

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Sample Courses