• This will be a multifaceted research-based project that will demonstrate attainment of skills and objectives to serve as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for students to successfully obtain a Master of Health Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition. Similar to a thesis, each student’s capstone project will vary, but will be at least a trimester long and produce a final written product that will be given as an oral presentation as well. Demonstration of learning and proficiency of applied clinical nutrition skills through the written as well as oral presentation of these findings will be required for successful completion of program and awarding of the degree. Prerequisites: Completion of all masters-level certificate courses and a co/prerequisite of NUTR 5301
  • This stand-alone course is one of a three-part series that covers the pathophysiology, treatment and management of nutrition-related diseases and conditions as well as recommended guidelines for their clinical nutrition intervention. This course will cover the nutritional interventions regarding cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and osteoporosis.
  • Prerequisites: NUTR5000 or NUTR5001; NUTR5002 This stand-alone course is the second of a three-part series that covers the pathophysiology, treatment and management of nutrition-related diseases and conditions as well as recommended guidelines for their clinical nutrition intervention. This course will cover the nutritional interventions regarding diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and endocrine disorders.
  • Prerequisite: NUTR5002 Healthy People 2020 are science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. This course explores those national objectives on a population basis as well as individual basis. In particular, those overall objectives coupled with the leading health indicators that have a nutrition component will be covered and possible strategies/approaches to address these health concerns will be covered.
  • Prerequisite: NUTR5002 This course will cover the overall management of obesity in an individual, including its etiology and contributing mechanisms, pathophysiology, evaluation, assessment, medical nutrition therapy, as well as considerations in its treatment and prevention throughout the lifecycle. The latter aspects will include individual as well as public health/community approaches.
  • Prerequisite: NUTR5000 or NUTR5001 This course defines as well as provides an overview of the entire supplement/nutraceutical/ and functional foods aspect of nutritional advice and use that has become commonplace over the past decades. The broad area of phytonutrients/phytochemicals will also be included. Evidence-based research, resources and practices regarding use of these consumables will be covered.