Nutrition & Metabolism: MS
from the Bulletin
The Master of Science in Nutrition & Metabolism equips students with multidisciplinary knowledge of how food is used for growth and maintenance of optimal health, and how derangements in these mechanisms leads to chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Coursework provides a sound understanding of molecular, biochemical, and physiological mechanisms that regulate metabolism in health and disease. In addition, students learn appropriate scientific methods for studying how nutrition affects health in human populations and the conduct of nutrition-related clinical studies.
This master’s program provides an excellent opportunity for pre-medical and other pre-professional studies. It also prepares graduates to work as a member of a research team in academic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and foundation settings, for other related careers such as medical writing, and for further graduate work in the same or related fields.