With curriculum blending research and sound clinical applications, graduates of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance program will learn to analyze diet and health status, assess nutrition deficiencies as well as food allergies, and offer patients evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. Logan enhances students' knowledge by integrating fundamentals of nutritional biochemistry, metabolism, health, and wellness with research methods used in nutrition. Graduates find careers in public health programs, education, nutrition, and health communication, consulting and nutrition-related businesses in private and public sectors.

There is no GRE examination required and the degree is offered completely online.

Graduate Outcomes

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Assess and design nutritional plans to maximize human performance.
  • Manage nutrition programs and content of health and corporate wellness programs.
  • Assess, diagnose and manage health and performance related nutrition issues in clinical, performance and university settings.
  • Provide clinical nutrition expertise as an integral member of a team-based health care system.

MSN Core Curriculum

  • NUTR05202 Lifecycle Nutrition 3 Credit(s)
  • NUTR05301 Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics 3 Credit(s)
  • NUTR06102 Natural Therapies: Herbology & Detoxification 3 Credit(s)
  • NUTR06104 Clinical Nutrition in Human Systems I 3 Credit(s)
  • NUTR06201 Nutrition Science 3 Credit(s)
  • NUTR06202 Clinical Nutrition in Human Systems II 3 Credit(s)
  • HLTS06103 Program Planning and Assessment 3 Credit(s)
  • RMET05101 Research Methods in Health Care 3 Credit(s)

Total Hours

Core Courses 24 credit hours; Concentration Option 12-15 credit hours; Total 36-39 credit hours

Concentration Options

Health Education & Promotion

  • Choice of NUTR 08103 Thesis (3 credit hours) and MATH 06101 Statistics (3 credit hours) or
  • an NUTR 08101 Internship (6 credit hours) or CAPS 08105 Professional Track (3 credit hours)
  • HLTS06101 Health Education Concepts & Theories 3 Credit(s)
  • HLTS06102 Media, Technology, & Public Health 3 Credit(s)
  • NUTR06204 Nutrition Epidemiology & Health Promotion 3 Credit(s)

Integrative Nutrition and Practice

  • NUTR05104 Gut Microbiome, Nutrition, & Behavior 3 Credit(s)
  • CAPS08105 Nutrition Capstone - Professional Track 3 Credit(s)

Capstone course must be taken either concurrently with DC Trimester 10 or after successful completion of Trimester 10.

Nutritional Wellness

  • Choice of NUTR 08103 Thesis (3 credit hours) and MATH 06101 Statistics or
  • an NUTR 08101 Internship or CAPS 08105 Professional Track (3 credit hours)
  • NUTR05103 Nutrition & Physical Performance 3 Credit(s)
  • NUTR05104 Gut Microbiome, Nutrition, & Behavior 3 Credit(s)
  • NUTR05201 Survey of Sustainable Food Systems 3 Credit(s)
  • NUTR06204 Nutrition Epidemiology & Health Promotion 3 Credit(s)

Sports & Fitness Nutrition

  • Choice of NUTR 08103 Thesis (3 credit hours) and MATH 06101 Statistics (3 credit hours) or
  • an NUTR 08101 Internship (6 credit hours) or CAPS 08105 Professional Track (3 credit hours)
  • NUTR05103 Nutrition & Physical Performance 3 Credit(s)
  • NUTR05104 Gut Microbiome, Nutrition, & Behavior 3 Credit(s)
  • NUTR06101 Nutritional Assessment of Athletes 3 Credit(s)
  • PSYH06202 Psychology of the Athlete 3 Credit(s)

Coursework Restrictions for the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance

DC students concurrently enrolled in the Master’s degree program are not allowed to take online Master’s coursework for courses required in the DC degree program. Students are encouraged to select their area of concentration as soon a possible. Once a concentration is selected, students may change their concentration one time during their matriculation in the Nutrition program. Multiple changes may lead to additional coursework, loss of financial aid funds, and additional time to completion of the degree.

Master of Science Time to Completion Policy

  1. Students may start coursework at three different times per year (January, May, or September).
  2. Students may be able to complete the necessary requirements in less than five semesters but should be aware that some classes may not be offered each semester.
  3. Students must finish coursework within five calendar years from the date of initial enrollment. Any student wishing to extend the five-year completion requirement must secure the approval of the Dean of the College of Health Sciences.
Program taught in:
  • English

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