Coursework in this advanced degree prepares students to apply scientific methodology and analytical research to nutrition practice and enables graduates to assume leadership roles in the field of nutritional science with a focus on wellness and longevity.
The Master of Science in Nutritional Science (MSNS) program can be completed online or in person and as a full- or part-time student. For full-time students, the 32 unit-curriculum can be completed in as little as one year.
Courses are taught by USC Leonard David School faculty members and prepare students to promote healthspan and longevity through mastery of advanced knowledge of nutritional sciences, deliver and administer nutrition and dietetics programs in the private and public sectors, assume leadership roles in the field of nutritional science with a focus on wellness, and effectively communicate with and respond to culturally diverse nutrition needs of older adults and their families.
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Curriculum (32 units):
- GERO 498 – Nutrition, Genes, Longevity and Disease (4 units)
- GERO 500 – Perspectives on a Changing Society an Introduction to Aging (4 units)
- GERO 518 – Current Topics in Clinical Nutrition (4 units)
- GERO 560 – Fundamentals of Nutrition: Micronutrients (4 units)
- GERO 564 – Multiple Chronic Conditions and Older Adults (4 units)
- GERO 590 – Directed Research (4 units)
- GERO 593 – Research Methods (4 units)
- Elective (4 units)
Career Opportunities for MSNS Graduates
- Deliver and administer nutrition and dietetics programs in the private and public sectors
- Careers in nutrition and dietetics, including:
- working in hospitals
- long-term care, university, and school foodservice programs
- lifestyle and wellness coaching
- scientific research
- policy and advocacy