Program of Study
The Human Nutrition Program consists of foundational courses in human physiology and biochemistry which expand into in-depth learnings on macro and micronutrients, biochemical individuality, human development, functional assessment, and nutritional therapeutics. An integrative and holistic perspective is interwoven with an evidence-based approach to assessing and counseling a client.
The program provides this comprehensive study to individuals with busy schedules who would otherwise not be able to complete a graduate program without interrupting their work schedules. The program is accessible to individuals through classes which are held Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. -5 p.m., one weekend each month for 28 months; or through a distance learning format in which the program is offered online.
Students are accepted into the nutrition program from science and nonscience backgrounds. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. International students must provide proof of language skills as well as an approved translation of transcripts from universities outside of the U.S. (Learn more about Program Requirements here.)
Official undergraduate transcripts and any graduate transcripts and a personal statement are also used to evaluate applicants. The personal statement should be between 250 and 500 words and should explain why the student is interested in pursuing education in the field of clinical nutrition, what professional aspiration he/she has related to the field, and why he/she wants to be a part of the program at U.B. GRE scores are not required.
The Human Nutrition Master’s program provides this comprehensive study to individuals with busy schedules who would otherwise not be able to complete a graduate program without interrupting their work schedules. The program is accessible to individuals through an on-campus program with classes which are held Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., one weekend each month for 28 months, or through a distance learning online format.
The Human Nutrition Master’s program is licensed and accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors Office of Higher Education, while the University of Bridgeport is institutionally accredited through New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation by ACEND (for dietetics) is not required, since the Master of Science program is not a dietetics training program and does not include a coordinated dietetics internship required for eligibility to take the registration examination for the R.D. credential.
Partial scholarships are awarded in each term for both on-campus and online students. You may request a scholarship application once accepted to the program.