Keiser University

Master of Science in Nutrition

Keiser University

This program is available in the following campuses:

Lakeland

The Master of Science in Nutrition program offers an advanced preparation for professional practice. The focus of the program builds on the foundation knowledge of healthcare, specifically concepts related to dietetics and nutrition. The program encourages practitioners to develop scholarly practice whether in clinical, community or leadership in dietetics, delivering the most current patient-centered caring environment possible. The program will provide the student the skills needed to practice in an ever-changing healthcare market and strive to inspire interest in life-long learning as well as a commitment to advance the practice of dietetics and nutrition.

Program Purpose and Missions

The Master of Science in Nutrition program offers an advanced preparation for professional practice. The focus of the program builds on the foundation knowledge of healthcare, specifically concepts related to dietetics and nutrition. The program encourages practitioners to develop scholarly practice whether in clinical, community or leadership in dietetics, delivering the most current patient-centered caring environment possible. The program will provide the student the skills needed to practice in an ever-changing healthcare market and strive to inspire interest in life-long learning as well as a commitment to advance the practice of dietetics and nutrition.

Program Objectives

Keiser University Master of Science in Nutrition is a practice based course of study enabling students to advance skills in leadership, scholarly learning and professional practice in the field of nutrition.  The master student at the conclusion of the program will be able to:

  • Enhancing the practitioner’s knowledge and skill in order to establish the dietitian as a nutrition specialist within the organization and in the community.
  • Advance core knowledge and skill application in professional practice
  • Apply the highest standard of quality care as the nutrition expert as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team
  • Develop effective leadership skills for entrepreneurial and marketing of dietetic practice
  • Practice cultural awareness in responding to the challenges within professional practice and interdisciplinary team management
  • Evaluate current and future trends in the areas of dietetics for disease prevention, health promotion, management practices and safety guidelines
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Nutrition degree, students must earn 42 graduate semester credit hours.  Thirty-six credit hours must be completed at Keiser University.  Graduate transfer credits will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  Courses in the MS Nutrition program are eight-weeks in length and students are scheduled for one or two courses concurrently.

Electives
(Students may take any two of the electives listed below)6.0 credit hours

Master of Science in Nutrition Core Courses (42.0 credit hours)
Trends in Therapeutic Nutrition (program prerequisite) 3.0 credit hours
Special Topics in Nutrition: Gerontology/Pediatrics 3.0 credit hours
International Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
Food, Nutrition and Communication 3.0 credit hours
Sports Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
Public Health Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
Research Methods in Nutrition (Capstone I) 3.0 credit hours
Graduate Seminar in Nutrition (Capstone 2) 3.0 credit hours
Quality Management in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Strategic Management of Health Services Organizations 3.0 credit hours
Leadership Development 3.0 credit hours
Quantitative Research 3.0 credit hours
Health Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Organizational Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Issues and Trends in Health Care Education Programs 3.0 credit hours
Human Resources Management 3.0 credit hours

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