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Master's Degree In Nutrition

There are a wide variety of master’s degrees in the field of nutrition to choose from, depending on your experience and career goals. Those who have already attained their bachelor’s degree, either in nutrition or in any number of related health care fields, are eligible to study for their master’s degree. Many master’s degrees are split up into various groups, including Applied Nutrition and Experimental Nutrition.

Master’s Degree In Applied Nutrition

Applied nutrition includes the areas of public health, clinical nutrition, community nutrition and nutrition education. Those that are interested in either pursuing a career in one of these areas, as well as those who are currently practicing nutrition in these areas already but wish to advance their career are encouraged to look into a master’s program in one of the following areas:

  • Master of Nutrition Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Nursing/Healthcare Administration
  • Masters of Health in Administration
  • Master of Public Administration - Health Policy
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • MBA/Health Care Management
  • MS Health Care Management
  • Master of Science Natural Health

Master’s Degree In Experimental Nutrition

Experimental nutrition includes the areas of nutrition and dietetic research. This field is vast, and can lead to laboratory or clinical work in any number of areas including nutrient metabolism, nutritional biochemistry, nutritional molecular biology and nutrition and physiology, to name just a few. Graduates of a master’s degree in experimental nutrition are prepared to work in an academic, research oriented environment in graduate or health professional institutions, the biotechnology, biomedical or pharmacy research industries, the food industry, and even in health safety organizations and government agencies.

A master’s degree in nutrition with an experimental nutrition focus allows students to spend more of their time and energy on scientific research and development instead of patient interaction. For some, this is much more practical. For those who desire this type of expertise, the following degrees and focus areas are available:

  • Masters Of Nutritional Sciences With Dietetics Emphasis
  • Masters Of Nutritional Sciences With Pre-Medicine Emphasis
  • Masters Of Biology/Microbiology With A Focus On Nutrition
  • Masters Of Biochemistry With A Focus On Nutrition
  • Masters of Chemistry With A Focus On Nutrition

Master’s Degree In Nutrition - Areas Of Focus

A strong nutritionist master’s degree program will focus on the utilization of food and its relationship to human growth and metabolism. Programs discuss, in further detail than an undergraduate degree, an interdisciplinary perspective of the major areas of nutrition and dietetics and their affects on the human body, in both normal and non-normal states of growth and working order. Although many master’s degrees may vary between specific programs, graduates will most likely complete courses in the following areas of study:

  • Food & Nutrition Science
  • Food Studies (Agriculture, Meat, Processed Food, Organic Food, GMO’s, etc.)
  • Nutrition & The Digestive System
  • Human Physiology
  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Advanced Dietetics
  • Biotechnology/Biophysics
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Epidemiology* (MPH)
  • Public Health* (MPH)
  • Health Education* (MPH)

Nutritionist Industry Outlook

A master’s degree in nutrition, public health or health care administration or management is a recognized throughout the world as a symbol of knowledge and excellence in the field for those who wish to practice nutrition in a position of authority in many areas including the private or public health care industry, governmental, nonprofit and research and academia. Graduates of a master’s degree in nutrition or a nutrition related field have the option of a wide variety of industry positions as well as a solid foundation for further academic aspirations.

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