The student must complete a graduate program of at least 30 units including at least 21 units from courses listed as acceptable to the master’s degree program in nutritional sciences (see below). At least 18 units must be in 600- and 700- numbered courses. Required courses include six units selected from Nutrition 607, 608, 610; either Nutrition 600 or 700; and Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 601 and 602.
Required Courses (21 units)
ENS 601 (3) Experimental Methods in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
ENS 602* (3) Research Evaluation in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
NUTR 607 (3) Child Nutrition
NUTR 608 (3) Geriatric Nutrition
NUTR 610 (3) Nutrition and Energy
NUTR 799A# (3) Thesis
ENS 790# (3) Directed Readings
Select one of the following:
NUTR 600(C) (3) Seminar: Foods and Nutrition
NUTR 700(C) (3) Advanced Seminar in Nutrition
* Requires ENS 601 as prerequisite
# Requires ENS 602 as prerequisite
Electives (9 units) selected in consultation with faculty & graduate advisor.
- ENS 798 Special Study is a recommended elective that allows students to formulate research ideas, and/or gain clinical practicum or research experience. Requires separate registration paperwork available at ENS administrative window.
- Select from one of the courses indicated with a (C). If you take both NUTR 600 & 700, 3 units can be counted toward an elective.
- RWS 508W Scientific Writing
|1st Year Fall Semester||1st year Spring Semester|
|ENS 601 (3)
Fall Course Offering (3)
|ENS 602 (3)
Spring Course Offering (3)
|Fall Offerings||Spring Offerings|
|NUTR 608 (3)
NUTR 700(C) (3)
ENS 790 or NUTR 799A (3)
|NUTR 600 (C) (3)
NUTR 607 (3)
NUTR 610 (3)
ENS 790 or NUTR 799A (3)
NOTE: Some classes are offered Fall or Spring ONLY. Be sure to refer to the class schedule or meet with the graduate advisor should you wish to veer from this plan.
Thesis or Directed Readings
Students complete their degree by choosing either Plan A or Plan B. In Plan A, all students will include Nutrition 799A (thesis) for completion of their degree, accompanied by final oral examination on the thesis and on the implications of the thesis research for the broader field of nutritional sciences is also required. If students select Plan B, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 790 (Directed Readings) is required for completion of the degree.
The school expects a student to complete the degree within seven years. Failure to complete the degree requirements within seven years will result in dismissal from the program.