Mission

The new Master of Sciences in Food Safety and Quality Management aims to provide graduates with advanced knowledge, skills and hands-on practices necessary for managing food safety and quality from farm to fork. This program is designed for graduates and professionals working or aspiring to work in the food chain as well as government sectors. It prepares graduates to be well equipped individuals ready to become managers and leaders with high ethical standards and lifelong learning skills.

Total Credits
35
Apply Before
January 2018
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Program Objectives

The objectives of the MS in Human Nutrition program are to:

  1. 1.Equip graduates with strong research competencies, gained through personalized and enlightened mentorship, required to pursue doctoral studies;
  2. 2.Develop life-long learner graduates who are able to deliver optimal individualized nutritional plans and community intervention programs through maintaining up-to-date knowledge and applying research findings in practice;
  3. 3.Prepare graduates to progress to advanced level of practice in clinical and community and food service setting through diversified coursework and extensive research training;
  4. 4.Acquire critical thinking, leadership, teamwork and communication skills to optimize a graduate's professional development while upholding high ethical standards;
  5. 5.Prepare graduates to be pioneers in responding to emerging nutrition, health and food issues affecting the national and global communities.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates of the MS in Human Nutrition Program will be able to:

  1. 1.Integrate scientific literature critically and theoretical knowledge in assessment and improvement of the nutritional status of individuals and communities along the food supply chain. (POb b H, POb e H);
  2. 2.Conduct appropriate methodology and analytical techniques, in the context of community nutrition, clinical nutrition and food science settings. (POb a H, POb c H);
  3. 3.Demonstrate culturally oriented communication and counseling competencies, needed in nutrition practice. (POb d H and POb e H);
  4. 4.Acquire professional competencies such as leadership, teamwork, written, oral and communication as well as life-long learning; while upholding high ethical standards. (POb b H, POb c H, POb d H and POb e W);
  5. 5.Develop pertinent research methodology to be applied in the context of community nutrition, clinical nutrition and food science settings. (POb a H and POb c H).

 

Admission Requirements

  1. 1.BS in Nutrition or a Related Field of Study: If the applicant has a BS in any health science background other than Nutrition, he/ she will have to complete 9-12 credits of undergraduate nutrition courses and earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 in these courses.
  2. 2.Cumulative GPA: A GPA of 3.0/4.0 is required, but GPA 2.7-2.99 will be conditionally accepted pending completion of 9-12 credits of courses in the areas of identified deficiencies and earning a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 in these courses.
  3. 3.English Communication Skills: Applicants from institutions where English is not the language of instruction will be required to sit for either the NDU English Entrance Test or TOEFL.
  4. 4.Interview: Applicants whose undergraduate degree is not from NDU may be asked for an interview by the Faculty.

 

Candidates may pursue either a thesis (MS with research) or a non-thesis (Applied MS with considerable course work) program of study. Candidates can do research in the areas of nutrition and psychology, biochemistry, clinical nutrition, sports nutrition, or public health nutrition.

Courses

Non-Thesis Option (35cr.)

Comprehensive Examination

Pass one written comprehensive examination: The examination shall be conducted after having completed required courses (other than NTR 665 and NTR 690), with an overall average of 3.0/4.0.

Thesis Option (35cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year 1 (9cr.)
NTR 651 Advanced Macronutrients Nutrition & Metabolism 3 cr.
NTR 653 Advanced Nutrition throughout the Lifecycle 3 cr.
HEA 610 Essentials of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year 1 (10cr.)
NTR 652 Advanced Micronutrients Nutrition & Metabolism 3 cr.
NTR
650
Research Methods in Human Nutrition
3 cr.
NTR 681 Human Nutrition Seminar I 1 cr.
NTR Elective 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year 2 (9cr.)
NTR 690 Research Project 3 cr.
NTR
655
Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
3 cr.
NTR Elective 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year 2 (7cr.)
NTR 682 Human Nutrition Seminar II
1 cr.
NTR Elective 3 cr.
NTR 665 Applied MS Practicum 3 cr.  
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