Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance at Logan University
Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance at Logan University
Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance at Logan University

Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance

With curriculum blending research and sound clinical applications, graduates of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance Program will learn to analyze diet and health status, assess nutrition deficiencies as well as food allergies and offer patients evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle recommendations.

Logan enhances students' knowledge by integrating fundamentals of nutritional biochemistry, metabolism, health and wellness with research methods used in nutrition. Graduates find careers in public health programs, education, nutrition and health communication, consulting and nutrition-related businesses in private and public sectors.

Students have the option of writing a master's thesis, which will add to their existing knowledge about nutrition and well-being, or performing a clinical internship, which provides experience in nutritional assessment, consulting and managing a corporate wellness program.

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Graduates are Prepared to:
 

Assess and design nutritional plans to maximize human performance. 
Manage nutrition programs and content of health and corporate wellness programs.
Assess, diagnose and manage health and performance related nutrition issues in clinical, performance, and university settings. 
Provide clinical nutrition expertise as an integral member of a team-based healthcare system. 

Certification Opportunities:

Logan’s Nutrition and Human Performance graduates are qualified to sit for independent certification exams. Students should contact their local state Board of Health to determine which of these may be recognized for practice in their state and any other state licensing, registration or certification requirements, as they are subject to change. 


Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) through the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB). The Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB) provides professional training, examining, and certifying for alternative or complimentary medical, clinical nutrition and health care organizations, in addition to specialty credentialing programs and state license/certification exams. Non-chiropractic students interested in taking the CCN exam should review the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB) website for the CCN exam core science coursework eligibility requirements.

Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) through the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). The CISSN is the premier certification in the field of sports nutrition and supplementation.

Professionals with CCN or CISSN certifications include: 

Health and Wellness 
Educators 
Exercise Physiologists
Nutritionists
Sport Dietitians
Sports Nutritionists
Nurse Practitioners
Fitness Professionals
Strength & Conditioning Professionals

Online Nutrition and Human Performance Master's Degree Format

The online learning option for nutrition and human performance enhancement provides the experience, training and confidence to analyze diet and health status; assess nutritional deficiencies and food allergies; and offer patients evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle recommendations.

The “anytime, anywhere” model of distance education affords students the time and flexibility to complete their education on their own schedules.

Curriculum

Core Courses
Name of Course Credit Hours
Positive Motivation, Communication & Behavior Change 3
Nutrition Science I 3
Research Methodology 3
Natural Therapies: Herbology & Detoxification 3
Natural Science II 3
Exercise Metabolism & Sports Nutrition 3
Nutrition Assessment & Planning 3
Clinical Nutrition in Human Systems 3
Electives
Name of Course Credit Hours
Survey of Sustainable Food Systems 3
Life cycle Nutrition 3
Clinical Nutrition for Pain & Inflammation 3
Nutrition Epidemiology & Health 3
Nutrition Assessment of Athletes Practicum 3
Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
Thesis, Internship, Capstone (Choose One)
Name of Course Credit Hours
Thesis Option + 1 Elective 9
Internship Option + 1 Elective 9
Capstone Option + 2 Electives 9

Concurrent MS/DC Degree Programs

The dual-degree educational pathway allows students to entering the Doctor of Chiropractic Program to complete a portion of their Master’s Degree requirements while completing their doctoral studies. For additional information, click here to view the Academic Catalog.

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