Department of Nutrition

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Cellular and Molecular Nutrition MS Program

Course Requirements
To complete the MS with a concentration in Cellular and Molecular Nutrition, students must complete a thesis. The program consists of a minimum of 39 hours with at least 20 hours  in the department. A minimum of 24 hours (not including thesis) at the 500 or 600 level are required

Thesis option

A graduate student works closely with a faculty advisor and his or her graduate committee on an original research project. The research project includes developing a proposal, conducting the research project that has been proposed, and documenting the research project by the preparation of a written thesis. The thesis research is generally published in a professional research journal. The graduate student also performs an oral defense of the thesis.

Required courses include:

NUTR 412 or 505 – Nutrition class focused on community nutrition (3 credits)
NUTR 500 Thesis (6 credits)
NUTR 511 Advances in Carbohydrate, Lipid and Protein Metabolism (4 credits)
NUTR 512 Advances in Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism (3 credits)
NUTR 543 Research Methods I (2 credits)
NUTR 545 Research Methods II (2 credits)
Stats 500+ Graduate-level Statistics Course (3 credits)
LFSC 520 Genome Science and Technology I (4 credits)

Two courses selected from CMVM 609 Mechanisms of Disease (3 credits), BCMB 440 General Physiology (3 credits), or ANSC 550 Animal Immune Physiology (3 credits)

Additional NUTR courses or courses in cognate area (6-7 credits)
For more information on the Cellular and Molecular MS Program, contact:

Department of Nutrition
nutrition@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-5445
Fax: 865-974-3491

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