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Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
 
MS in Nutrition Course Descriptions
Core Courses (Thesis)

NFSC 301 Statistical Methods for Nutrition and Food Science 2.3; 3 cr.

This is an intermediate level course of statistics. Topics include introduction to designs in Nutrition and Food Science research; critical appraisal of literature; methods of describing data; statistical inference for means and proportions; linear and logistic regression, and an introduction to multiple regression. Prerequisites: STAT 210 or EDUC 227 and CMPS 209. Course offered in fall and spring.

NFSC 311 Advanced Nutrition: Macro Nutrients 3.0; 3 cr.

Advances in carbohydrate, protein, lipid, fiber and ethanol nutrition and metabolism. Prerequisite: NFSC 274.

NFSC 314 Advanced Nutrition: Minerals 3.0; 3 cr.

Advanced nutritional, biochemical, and physiological aspects of macro- and micro-mineral elements, and toxic elements in humans. Prerequisite: NFSC 274.

NFSC 315 Advanced Nutrition: Vitamins 3.0; 3 cr.

Advanced nutritional, biochemical, and physiological aspects of vitamins and vitamin-like substances in humans. Prerequisite: NFSC 274.

NFSC 395 Graduate Seminar in Nutrition and Food Science 1.0; 1 cr.

NFSC 396/396A Comprehensive Exam 0 cr.

NFSC 399 MS Thesis

Core Courses (Non-Thesis)

NFSC 301 Statistical Methods for Nutrition and Food Science 2.3; 3 cr.

This is an intermediate level course of statistics. Topics include introduction to designs in Nutrition and Food Science research; critical appraisal of literature; methods of describing data; statistical inference for means and proportions; linear and logistic regression, and an introduction to multiple regression. Prerequisites: STAT 210 or EDUC 227 and CMPS 209. Course offered in fall and spring.

NFSC 300 Graduate Tutorial 1-3 cr.

Directed study.

NFSC 311 Advanced Nutrition: Macro Nutrients 3.0; 3 cr.

Advances in carbohydrate, protein, lipid, fiber and ethanol nutrition and metabolism. Prerequisite: NFSC 274.

NFSC 314 Advanced Nutrition: Minerals 3.0; 3 cr.

Advanced nutritional, biochemical, and physiological aspects of macro- and micro-mineral elements, and toxic elements in humans. Prerequisite: NFSC 274.

NFSC 315 Advanced Nutrition: Vitamins 3.0; 3 cr.

Advanced nutritional, biochemical, and physiological aspects of vitamins and vitamin-like substances in humans. Prerequisite: NFSC 274.

NFSC 395 Graduate Seminar in Nutrition and Food Science 1.0; 1 cr.

NFSC 396/396A Comprehensive Exam 0 cr.

Elective Courses for the MS Degree in Nutrition

NFSC 300 Graduate Tutorial 1-3 cr.

Directed study.

NFSC 305 Sensory Evaluation of Food 3.0; 3 cr.

Designed to help the food scientist solve typical sensory problems; select appropriate panelists for specific sensory tests and conduct such tests, analyze and interpret the results, and write a report. Prerequisite: STAT 210 or EDUC 227.

NFSC 306 Community Nutrition: Research and Intervention 3.0; 3 cr.

The role of nutrition in improving the health and well-being of communities. Population nutritional status and needs assessment; planning, implementing and evaluating community nutrition and emergency nutrition programs and policies. Identification and assessment of nutritional status in the community, nutritional surveys, program development, nutritional education planning policies, and nutritional ecology. Prerequisites: NFSC 221 and NFSC 222.

NFSC 307 Nutritional Epidemiology 3.0; 3

This course deals with the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiologic studies related to nutrition, particularly the relationship between nutritional status, diet and disease. Prerequisites: STAT 210 or EDUC 227 and CMPS 209. Course offered in fall and spring.

NFSC 308 Advanced Therapeutic Nutrition 3.0; 3 cr.

Advances in nutritional care, metabolic changes, and dietary management of diseases. Prerequisites: NFSC 292 and NFSC 293.

NFSC 310 Advanced Food Biochemistry 3.0; 3 cr.

Study of food enzymes, lipid oxidation in foods and biological systems, and genetically modified food. Prerequisite: NFSC 261.

NFSC 312 Sports Nutrition 3.0; 3 cr.

Nutritional needs for the various types of athletic performance, and selected ergogenic and ergolytic supplements as related to physical performance. Prerequisite: NFSC 274.

NFSC 351 Food Safety: Contaminants and Toxins 3.0; 3 cr.

General principles of food toxicology with emphasis on toxic constituents in plant, animal, marine, and fungal origin, contaminants and food processing induced toxins. Risk characterization and laws and regulations of food safety. Prerequisite: NFSC 277.

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