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Human Nutrition Programs

Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

Students completing the Didactic Program in Dietetics meet or exceed the minimum academic requirements of the Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Students who have a strong interest in the nutrition field especially in the area of nutrition education and wellness may complete the Health Promotion option.    Career paths include food service management, certified dietary management, nutrition education through wellness center and extension, entry level WIC Nutritionist and health education programs. 



Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Human Nutrition (Accelerated Program)

The Department of Human Nutrition in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a Combined Degree Program in Human Nutrition which also meets the minimum academic requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics of eligibility to apply to accredited dietetic internships. The Master of Science degree program is a 30 hour degree program that provides advanced study in human nutrition for students interested in professional advancement and/or doctoral level studies. The program is designed to foster critical thinking and inquiry and prepares graduates to formulate research questions and evaluate research study results. Graduates are able to discuss practical implications of research findings related to nutritional problems of individuals and groups. Eligible undergraduate students can earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in a combined program format.

Undergraduate students can complete 6 to 9 graduate credits in partial fulfillment of the 30 credits required for the M.S. degree during their senior year. These 6 to 9 credits may also fulfill the minimum dietetic program requirements. Students interested in the B.S. /M.S. program option must meet the program’s eligibility criteria. Students completing the B.S. /M.S. program may apply to Winthrop’s Accredited Dietetic Internship and are also eligible for the national application process for dietetic internships, if they meet the department’s requirements for receiving a verification statement.

Minor in Human Nutrition

The minor in human nutrition consists of 15 semester hours of course work in human nutrition (NUTR), approved by the Chair, Department of Human Nutrition, and

    • CHEM 101 (3) Applying Chemistry to Society OR
    • CHEM 104 (3) Chemistry and Problem-Solving Fundamentals OR
    • CHEM 105 (4) General Chemistry I  

6 hours of NUTR must be above the 299 level.


Master of Science in Human Nutrition

The Masters of Science in Human Nutrition focuses on advanced study of the interrelationships among nutrients and human health. Students earning the M.S. degree develop depth and breadth of knowledge about human nutrition research, and gain experience evaluating and applying human nutrition scientific literature.

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