Online Master of Science in Medical Nutrition
The Master of Science in medical nutrition provides a pathway to build knowledge and expertise in the nutritional sciences. In this medical nutrition master’s program, you’ll learn about the role of nutrition in health maintenance, the treatment of disease and disease prevention.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What is a medical nutrition master’s degree?
The master’s in medical nutrition is a graduate program focused on helping students gain a deeper understanding of how nutrition and health care intersect from the perspective of clinical nutrition. In this online nutrition degree, you’ll take intensive, clinically-oriented introductory nutrition courses covering a wide range of topics, including:
- Cardiovascular, metabolic/endocrine and gastrointestinal systems.
- Microbiome, nutrigenomics, nutritional and botanical supplements.
- Personalized medicine.
Please note, this online medical nutrition master’s program does not provide a pathway to become a registered dietician (RD) or dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Instead, the master’s in medical nutrition is ideal for those working in the world of medicine or other clinical setting as well as students taking a gap year. If you’re on the path toward medical school, physician assistant programs, dental school or physical therapy programs, you can also utilize this degree to improve the competitiveness of your application.
What skills will I gain in this online nutrition degree?
In the master’s in medical nutrition program, you’ll learn techniques to assess and prescribe nutrition practices to maintain health and prevent diseases. You’ll also gain a strong understanding of how to leverage testing strategies and big data to research new nutrition techniques to use in clinical practices. Additionally, through your courses, you’ll learn how to:
- Analyze research evidence to obtain disease-specific nutritional information and recommendations.
- Evaluate patients’ diet and nutritional status.
- Use patient information to craft individual nutrition management plans focused on optimal health and risk factor reduction.
Why earn a medical nutrition master’s degree?
Earning a medical nutrition master’s is a great way to set yourself apart from other job candidates and advance your career. In this online nutrition degree, you’ll learn about health maintenance, as well as disease treatment and prevention. You’ll also establish strong nutritional knowledge, preparing you to treat patients and make a positive difference in their lives.
Online nutrition degree courses
In the master’s in medical nutrition, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to improve patient outcomes and provide deeper levels of service. Through evidence-based nutrition research and case studies, you’ll also develop interpretive expertise and nutritional assessment techniques. Courses include:
Chronic Inflammation and Metabolic Syndrome
Ethics and Policy of American Diets
Food and Nutrition Across the Lifespan
Medical Nutrition in the Care and Prevention of Disease
Statistics in Research
What can I do with a medical nutrition master’s?
This online nutrition degree can be leveraged in both professional and educational settings. Along with potentially appearing as a more desirable candidate when applying to terminal advanced degrees in the world of medicine, it can also help you explore a number of career fields. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to understand how nutrition improves overall health while working in a variety of clinical roles, including:
Apply to the medical nutrition master’s online program
Applicants to the Master of Science in medical nutrition program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.
Developing the health workforce of the future
At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources, clinical experience and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.
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