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The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Graduate College Bulletin

5.13 - Nutritional Sciences

College of Allied Health

Nutritional Sciences

1200 N. Stonewall Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1215
(405) 271- 2113

http://alliedhealth.ouhsc.edu/Departments/NutritionalSciences.aspx

Allen Knehans, PhD, Chair

Susan Sisson, PhD, RDN, CHES, FACSM, Program Director, Graduate Liaison

FACULTY ROSTER
For a complete listing of the departmental graduate faculty visit this web site http://alliedhealth.ouhsc.edu/Departments/NutritionalSciences/NSFacultyandStaff.aspx

DEGREES OFFERED
Master of Science

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Nutritional Sciences

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
The graduate program in the Department of Nutritional Sciences is a flexible program whose primary goal is to provide advanced education, training, and research to selected students desiring to develop mastery in an area of nutrition.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Submission of completed application (including supplemental application from the College of Allied Health);
  2. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on last 60 hours of undergraduate work or the last twelve hours of graded graduate course work (please note: in calculating GPA, the entire semester in which the last 60 hours fall is counted);
  3. Department interview;
  4. TOEFL score of 550 or greater from a student for whom English is a second language;
  5. B.S. degree (from accredited college or university) in nutrition or dietetics, or permission of Department;
  6. Completion of the following prerequisites: Biochemistry; Human Physiology; Introductory Nutrition.

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
This degree program requires a minimum of 34 semester hours, and students may pursue either a thesis or a non-thesis option. The thesis option requires 17-19 hours of core course work (seminar, research methods, statistics, thesis, energy nutrients, and non-energy nutrients); 10 additional hours are to be taken from Departmental offerings, and the remaining five-seven hours may be electives from any area. The non-thesis option requires 16 hours of core course work (seminar, research methods, statistics, masters project, energy nutrients, and non-energy nutrients); 12 additional hours are to be taken form Departmental offerings, and the remaining six hours may be taken from any area.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
A wide variety of job opportunities are available for graduates of the program. Graduates may be employed in public health settings, hospitals, clinics, local/state/federal government agencies, wellness centers, private practice, food companies, universities (teaching and research), private industry, and other areas. Marketability is significantly greater if the individual is registry-eligible or a Registered Dietitian.

Current Courses:  Search NS prefix courses found online at http://apps.ouhsc.edu/StudentInfo/Courses.aspx?College=AH

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