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Public Health Nutrition MS Program

Course Requirements
To complete the MS with a concentration in Public Health Nutrition, students may choose the thesis or project option. All students complete concurrent and block field experiences. The block field experience includes an analytical field paper for project option students and seminar presentation for all students.

 A graduate student works closely with a faculty advisor and his or her graduate committee on an original research project and completes an 8-week block field experience in a public health or community nutrition agency.

Credit Hours Required

37 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

  • Required Courses (22 credit hours)
    • NUTR 509 (1 credit hour)
    • NUTR 515 (3 credit hours)
    • NUTR 522 (2 credit hours)
    • NUTR 524 (4 credit hours)
    • NUTR 543 (3 credit hours)
    • NUTR 626 (3 credit hours)
    • At least 6 additional credits of graduate course work in Nutrition, NUTR (exclusive of thesis), as identified by faculty advisor and approved by the Director of the Public Health Nutrition Graduate Program
  • Public Health Courses (9 credit hours)
  • Thesis (6 credit hours)

Non-Course Requirements

  • Completion of a research project is required.
  • A proposal hearing is required prior to beginning the research project.
  • An oral comprehensive examination is required upon completion of the thesis.

 A graduate degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Tennessee can lead to excellent careers and professional opportunities in the public, voluntary, and private health sectors.

Credit Hours Required

37 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

  • Required Courses (22 credit hours)
    • NUTR 509 (1 credit hour)
    • NUTR 515 (3 credit hours)
    • NUTR 522 (2 credit hours)
    • NUTR 524 (4 credit hours)
    • NUTR 543 (3 credit hours)
    • NUTR 626 (3 credit hours)
    • At least 3 additional credits of graduate course work in Nutrition (NUTR), as identified by faculty advisor and approved by the Director of the Public Health Nutrition Graduate Program
  • Public Health Courses (9 credit hours)
  • Social/Behavioral Science or Education Electives (3 credit hours) as identified by faculty advisor and approved by the Director of the Public Health Nutrition Graduate Program
  • NUTR 519 (3 credit hours) for completion of the project and poster presentation.

Non-Course Requirements

  • A written comprehensive examination is required for completion of the program.
  • A service learning project must be completed as part of the block field practicum.
  • A poster presentation is required for completion of the program.