Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences


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Course Overview

The purpose of the program is to train researchers in understanding and working within sustainable agriculture. This will be achieved by challenging students to view agriculture as a system through modules like Introduction to Systems Thinking and Systems Analysis and Simulation. This is then followed by teaching concepts in sectoral sustainable agriculture, e.g. sustainable animal production, sustainable plant production, livelihood perspectives, etc. To generate knowledge in sustainable agriculture, courses like Systems Analysis and Simulation, QUALUS and Biometry will help improve the student’s quantitative and analytical skills. A work integrated learning opportunity where students are linked to organizations in the industry will give the students real life perspectives and will aid in students becoming more employable. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
NS 101 Experimental Methods in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 5
NS 102 Research Evaluation in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 5
NS 103 Physiological Chemistry of Exercise 5
NS 104 Exercise Cardiology and Pathology 5
NS 105 Seminar in Advanced Physiology of Exercise 5
NS 106 Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credits
NS 111 Adult Fitness: Exercise Prescription 6
NS 112 Adult Fitness: Exercise Leadership and Administration 6
NS 113 Exercise Specialist Internship 6
NS 114 Special Study 6
NS 115 Seminar: Foods and Nutrition 6
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
NS 201 Geriatric Nutrition 6
NS 202 Nutrition and Energy 6
NS 203 Seminar in Nutrition 6
NS 204 Nutrition and Community Health 6
NS 205 Child Nutrition 6
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
NS 211 Seminar in Directed Readings 5
NS 212 Thesis Extension 5
NS 213 Comprehensive Examination Extension 5
NS 214 Entrepreneurship 5
NS 215 Master Thesis 10


Career Opportunities

Although RDs cannot hand out medicine to patients, they can counsel individuals and groups on nutritional practices and menu planning. Some careers may include the following:

  • Community dietitian
  • Management dietitian
  • Clinical dietitian
  • Nutritional educator
  • Philanthropic project officer


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