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American University

This information was posted on March 18, 2016

Street Address: 
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
District of Columbia
Postal Code: 
United States
Program Types: 
Degrees Offered: 
Alternative Learning Options: 
--Detail on Length of Programs: 
Average of 20 months
Students May Begin Program in: 
--Other Prerequisites: 
You will need a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and submission of your GRE test score (waivers considered). A 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate work is recommended.
Core Curriculum Courses & Electives: 
Core Curriculum - HPRM 610, Lifecycle Nutrition - HPRM 625, Nutrition Epidemiology & Research Methods - HPRM 630, Nutrition Education Methods I - HPRM 640, Nutrition Education Methods II - HPRM 641, Health Communication - HPRM 645, Nutrition for Health - HPRM 650, Behavior Change in Health Promotion - HPRM 660, Multicultural Health Electives - HPRM 525, Health in the School Environment - HPRM 530, Sports Nutrition - HPRM 570, Strategies in Weight Control - HPRM 655, Vitamins and Minerals
Program Philosophy: 
The online Master of Science (MS) in Nutrition Education from American University gives students the advanced knowledge and skills to turn their passion about nutrition into a life-long career helping better the lives of others. With an advanced nutrition education degree, graduates can help combat misinformation and empower people in your community and beyond to make healthier food choices and improve their quality of life. Delivered through an innovative online platform, students gain focused theoretical and practical training in the field of nutrition. Graduates of the program are able to: • Design and implement nutrition education programs in corporations, government organizations, schools and universities • Use communication strategies such as social marketing and consumer-friendly health writing to communicate to the public and advocate for nutritional health - Design studies and utilize research methods in order to analyze the relationship between nutrition and disease - Develop programming and intervention skills related to nutrition - Understand scientific principles of nutrition with education and program planning for improved health and nutrition behavior
Total Program Costs: 
--Detail on Program Costs: 
$45,780, $1526 p/credit, 30 credit hours
Student Loans Available?: 
Regional- MSACS- Middle States Assoc. of Colleges and Schools
Program Contact Name: 
American University Admissions
Program Contact Telephone Number: 
(855) 725-7614