Medical Nutrition, MS

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This MS program in medical nutrition is designed for current and future health care professionals, including gap-year students, those who have completed their bachelor's degree but have not yet secured admission to medical, veterinary, dental, osteopathic, physician assistant or similar schools; and for current medical students, residents, fellows and practitioners in the aforementioned fields who seek to develop a strong knowledge base in the nutritional sciences and its application in the health care field.

Students develop competence in nutritional biochemistry and its application in health maintenance, the treatment of disease and disease prevention. Training in therapeutic diets, nutrition guidelines and supplement and functional food usage is integrated into coursework and culminating experiences. Self-directed learning using evidence-based nutrition research and case studies is emphasized, and students develop interpretive expertise and nutritional assessment techniques to use in clinical practice. Proficiency in reading and interpreting nutrition research is a key program goal.

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GRE Waiver

The GRE requirement can be waived for applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Minimum 3.2 GPA with a bachelor's degree in nutrition from an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited program
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Applicant has taken and submits their MCAT, DAT, or other professional school entrance examination scores
  • or Applicant is currently a licensed medical/health professional (e.g., physician, physician assistant, dentist, physical therapist, registered dietitian, etc.).

Please send an email to CHSGrad@asu.edu after you submit your application identifying which of the above criteria applies to you. Only when the information is verified will the GRE requirement be waived.

Degree Offered

Medical Nutrition, MS ( MS)
Health Solutions, College of

Location
Online

Plan of Study

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