MS Nutrition and Wellness

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Introduction

The M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness is offered through the Department of Nutrition & Wellness and is a graduate program of the College of Arts and Sciences at Andrews University.

This program incorporates:

  • Basic knowledge of understanding and conducting research
  • The ability to serve the public with evidence-based education
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyle change

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with an overall GPA of 2.6, and have completed the following prerequisites:

  • Intro to Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Basic Nutrition
  • Advanced Nutrition
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Statistics

 

Application Forms

Graduate Application forms are available online. These may be downloaded and printed out. See "Application for Graduate Admission" http://www.andrews.edu/GRAD/AppForms.htm

 

Master of Science in Nutrition & Wellness

Core Requirements (22 credits)
  • FDNT  448       Nutrition and Wellness  (3 credits)
  • FDNT  498       Research Methods   (2 credits)
  • FDNT  545       Nutrition and Wellness Programs  (2 credits)
  • FDNT  565       Current Issues in Nutrition and Wellness  (3 credits)
  • FDNT  586       Professional Experience  (2 credits)
  • FDNT  680       Research Seminar   (1,1 credits)
  • MKTG 500       Survey of Marketing    (2 credits)
  • FTES  460       Exercise Physiology  (4 credits)
  • CHMN 567      Health Ministry (2 credits)


Three options are available for completing the remaining 12 credits required to complete the MS in Nutrition and Wellness.

Option #1

Completion of research thesis.

  • FDNT 699     Master's Thesis (6 credits)
  • Electives*     4 credits
Option #2

Non-thesis option available only to those planning to seek registration with the American Dietetic Association (ADA). This option includes completion of a Dietetic Internship that involves 8 months of full-time work in the areas of clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and food service administration. Click here to see the classes that will need to be taken if this option is chosen.

  • FDNT 594     Dietetic Internship (4 + 4 credits)
  • Electives*     2 credits
Option #3

Non-thesis option that involves completion of a research project rather than a research thesis.

  • FDNT 698      Research Project  (3 credits)
  • Electives*      7 credits



    *Electives are selected in consultation with a graduate advisor. May include any of the following:
  • FDNT 476 - Nutrition and Aging (2 cr)
  • FDNT 585 - Topics: Stress and Weight Management (2 cr)
  • MKTG 680 - Marketing Strategy (3 cr)
  • PSYC 471 - Behavior Modification (3 cr)

 

 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 32


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Thinking of taking Option #2?

The following courses are necessary for those students who already have a Bachelor's Degree and want to be candidates for an 8-month Dietetic Internship in order to be eligible to seek registration with the American Dietetic Association (ADA). After successful completion of the ADA exam the student becomes a Registered Dietitian. To be eligible for the dietetic internship you must first complete all of the courses that are listed below -which will be equivalent to receiving a second BS degree in Dietetics       (78 credits).


Course Requirements
  • ACCT 121 - Fundamentals of Accounting (3)
  • BCHM 120 - Intro to Biological Chemistry (4)
  • CHEM 110 - Intro to Inorganic & Organic Chemistry (4)
  • INFS 120 - Foundation of info technology (3)
  • PSYC 101 - Intro to Psychology (3)
  • A College Algebra course
  • SOCI 119 - Principles of Sociology (3)
  • BIOL 111 - Anatomy & Physiology I + Lab (4)
  • BIOL 112 - Anatomy & Physiology II + Lab (3)
  • BIOL 260 - General Microbiology (4)
  • BSAD 355 - Management and Organization (3)
  • BSAD 384 - Human Resource Management (3)
  • FDNT 118 - Profession of Dietetics (1)
  • FDNT 124 - Food Science (3)
  • FDNT 351 - Food Service Management I (4)
  • FDNT 352 - Food Service Management II (3)
  • FDNT 421 - Community Nutrition I (2)
  • FDNT 422 - Community Nutrition II (2)
  • FDNT 431 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I (4)
  • FDNT 432 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II (4)
  • FDNT 448 - Nutrition & Wellness (3)
  • FDNT 485 - Nutrition and Metabolism (3)
  • FDNT 498 - Research Methods (2)
  • FDNT 490 - Program Review (1) 

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For more information contact:

Dr. Peter Pribis
Director, MS Nutrition & Wellness Program
Email: pribis@andrews.edu

Phone: (269) 471-3386

 

 

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