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MSU Denver offers the only graduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in the Denver metropolitan area. Emphasizing experiential learning and real-world research projects, MSU Denver’s graduate program will help you acquire stronger research skills, improve your nutritional counseling and assessment techniques, increase your knowledge in the field, and bolster your communication skills.  

Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

As graduate student in Nutrition and Dietetics, you will take part in the following:

  • Convenient, hybrid classes.
    Balance work and graduate school with 8-week courses that combine class meetings on campus with online learning.

  • Service learning. 
    Make a difference in the community and develop your analytical skills by taking part in community-based learning projects that involve assessing urban nutrition efforts and creating nutrition education initiatives for Denver-area agencies.

  • Nutrition Research Practicum. 
    Complete a research project in an area of interest focused on addressing issues critical to diverse populations.

  • Culturally responsive curriculum. 
    Become more culturally aware and develop communication strategies that will help you explain important nutrition concepts to diverse audiences through targeted classes and community-based learning experiences.

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

MSU Denver’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program will prepare you to for a wide variety of career opportunities, such as: 

  • Clinical nutrition manager
  • Food safety specialist
  • Public health department nutritionist
  • Food service manager
  • Nutrition researcher
  • Worksite wellness program manager
  • Food product developer

Sample Classes

Enhance your practice, advance professionally and deepen your knowledge-base with courses such as:

NUT 5010 – Macronutrients in Health and Disease

NUT 5030 – Advanced Assessment and Intervention in Clinical Nutrition

NUT 5040 – Nutrition Research Design and Evaluation

NUT 5050 – Global and Cultural Topics in Nutrition

NUT 5060 – Nutrition Communication Strategies

NUT 5070 – Programmatic and Systematic Prevention Approaches

Program Accreditation

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission.

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