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Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition

Clinical Nutrition

A growing understanding of the health impact of sound nutrition, along with concerns about an aging population, food safety and a rise in nutrition-related disorders, is fueling demand for nutrition experts. Life University’s Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition provides you with just such an education to fulfill this demand.


“Since I learned the functional part of food, now I design my meals with that in mind. I’ve learned a lot of techniques here, new techniques. The professors teach the whole spectrum of ways to cook food, [how to] cook food in order to process the nutrients, consider the aroma, obtain some kind of texture and a wise combination of ingredients.”

Jose Hernandez (M.S. Clinical Nutrition alumnus)

M.S. Clinical Nutrition

What You’ll Learn

#1 – Understand and interpret the implications of clinical research.

#2 – Use such research in evidence-based practice and collect and analyze data.

#3 – Gain a strong understanding of “nutrigenomics,” the study of the effects of food on gene expression and an understanding of the biological activity of food components.

#4 – Take part in robust clinical research as well as advanced field rotations in community, clinical, teaching and management settings.

#5 – Provides students with foundation of physiology, nutrition across the lifecycle, emerging topics in nutrition, and a deep understanding of how nutrition impacts health and well-being.

Program Design

Students pursuing the research track are required to pursue a thesis or research project as part of the culmination of their graduate study. This scholarly learning experience provides the student with an opportunity to explore a specific area of clinical and/or research interest using statistical analysis and research design.

Students interested in the Practitioner Track will engage in advanced field experiences in the areas of management, community, clinical and teaching.

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Career Opportunities

  • Nutrition education
  • Nutrition research
  • Community outreach
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Health and Wellness management

Clinical Nutrition CAREER

Clinical Nutrition DEGREE

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