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 401 Experimental Methods in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 5
NS 402 Research Evaluation in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 5
NS 403 Physiological Chemistry of Exercise 5
NS 404 Exercise Cardiology and Pathology 5
NS 405 Seminar in Advanced Physiology of Exercise 5
NS 406 Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credits
NS 411 Adult Fitness: Exercise Prescription 6
NS 412 Adult Fitness: Exercise Leadership and Administration 6
NS 413 Exercise Specialist Internship 6
NS 414 Special Study 6
NS 415 Seminar: Foods and Nutrition 6
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
NS 501 Geriatric Nutrition 6
NS 502 Nutrition and Energy 6
NS 503 Seminar in Nutrition 6
NS 504 Nutrition and Community Health 6
NS 505 Child Nutrition 6
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
NS 511 Seminar in Directed Readings 5
NS 512 Thesis Extension 5
NS 513 Comprehensive Examination Extension 5
NS 514 Entrepreneurship 5
NS 515 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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