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Nutritional Sciences Concentration, M.S. Family & Consumer Science

The Nutritional Sciences (NS) Concentration is an online program that prepares students with advanced training in nutritional sciences, education and research. There are three tracks available depending on one’s dietetics background. The NS track is the traditional track for students or health professionals interested in nutritional sciences that have not completed an ACEND dietetic internship. The NS-RDN Track is for Registered Dietitians / Nutritionists (RDN) and dietetic interns from other institutions and acknowledges their 1200 hours of supervised practice by crediting them with 6 internship credits reducing the required graduate credits to the remaining 27 credits. The NS-DIP Track is for dietetic interns in the dietetic internship program (DIP) at NCCU. As part of the NCCU DIP, students complete 15 graduate credits and 6 internship credits. When these students enter the MS-DIP, they only need to complete the remaining 18 credits to earn an MS degree. The NCCU DIP has a separate application process. See the NCCU DIP website for more information.

I. Nutritional Sciences Concentration - NS track (33 credits)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Professional Core (6 hours) 

FCSG 5800 – Research in Foods and Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5420 – Biostatistics or other graduate statistics course (3 hours)

NS Concentration Courses (18 hours, to be selected from the following courses:)

FCSG 5130 – Nutrition Through Life (3 hours)
FCSG 5600 – Advanced Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5630 – Sports Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5640 – Public Health Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5720 – Advances in Nutrition Education (3 hours)
FCSG 5740 – Pediatric Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5830 – Special Problems in Nutrition (3 hours)

Elective (6 hours)

Any graduate-level course in areas such as Counsel or Education;  Human Development; or Nutrition Elective

Internship (3 hours)

FCSG 5850 Internship (3 hours; requires 420 contact hours)

Total Credit Hours in NS track of Nutrition Sciences Concentration = 33 hours

 

II. Nutritional Sciences Concentration – NS-RDN track (27 credits)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


Professional Core (6 hours)

FCSG 5800 – Research in Foods and Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5420 – Biostatistics or other graduate statistics course (3 hours)

NS Concentration Courses (18 hours)

FCSG 5130 – Nutrition Through Life (3 hours)
FCSG 5600 – Advanced Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5630 – Sports Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5640 – Public Health Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5720 – Advances in Nutrition Education (3 hours)
FCSG 5740 – Pediatric Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5830 – Special Problems in Nutrition (3 hours)

Elective (3 hours)

Any graduate-level course in areas such as Counsel or Education; Human Development; or Nutrition Elective

Internship (prior dietetic internship experience, 6 transfer credits)

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists or students in non-NCCU Dietetics Internship Programs receive transfer credit for the 6-hour internship requirement with permission from the Dietetics Program Director.

Total Credit Hours in NS-RD track of Nutrition Sciences Concentration = 33 hours

 

III. Nutritional Sciences Concentration – NS-DIP track (18 credits)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

DIP Program Requirements (15 hours)

FCSG 5130 – Nutrition through the Life Cycle (3 hours)
FCSG 5140 – Special Problems in Dietetics (3 hours)
FCSG 5160 – Applied Medical Nutrition Therapy (3 hours)
FCSG 5810 – Dietetic Internship (6 hours)

Graduate Program Requirements 

Professional Core (6 hours)

FCSG 5800 – Research in Foods and Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5420 – Biostatistics or other graduate statistics course (3 hours)

NS Concentration Courses (9 hours, to be selected from the following courses:)

FCSG 5600 – Advanced Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5630 – Sports Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5640 – Public Health Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5720 – Advances in Nutrition Education (3 hours)
FCSG 5740 – Pediatric Nutrition (3 hours)
FCSG 5830 – Special Problems in Nutrition (3 hours)

Elective Requirements (3 hours)

Any graduate-level course in areas such as Counsel or Education; Human Development; or Nutrition Elective

Total Credit Hours in NS-DIP track of Nutrition Sciences Concentration 33 hours

 

Exit Requirements for M.S. Family & Consumer Science, Nutritional Sciences Concentration (all tracks)

  1. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required
  2. Successful completion of at least 33 credits is required
  3. Successful completion of a written Comprehensive Examination is required.
  4. Successful completion of internship credits including passing an oral exam is required. NS-DIP students are not required to take and pass an oral examination.
 
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