Students are required to have completed course work in anatomy and physiology (6 credits), introduction to biological chemistry (4 credits), and basic nutrition (2 credits). If an applicant has 8 credits of organic chemistry with labs, the Intro to Biochemistry requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Program Director.

Students must have a grade of “B” or above in all pre req courses to be admitted to the graduate program. Please note that transfer credit for core pre-requisite courses that have been taken longer than 10 years ago prior to application will only be accepted at the discretion of the Program Director. Acceptance will be determined by academic performance history and demonstration of application of course-specific content through continued professional or academic experience.

Core pre-requisite classes taken longer than ten years prior to application will not automatically be transferable. Pre-requisite courses can be completed through UB , or through any accredited institution. For a course schedule, please visit our sample schedule page.

Accelerated Entry into the Master’s Degree Program

An accelerated pre-human nutrition program, offering introductory biochemistry, human anatomy and physiology, and basic nutrition is available for prospective students who need to fulfill prerequisite course requirements.

If Basic Nutrition has been taken elsewhere the course must contain metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats as well as basic vitamin and mineral curriculum to be accepted and must be taken from an accredited institution.

Anatomy and Physiology and Intro to Biological Chemistry may be completed at U.B. in only four months in a weekly formatted online program. Students must complete both courses with a minimum grade of “B”.

Pre-Requisite Courses:

NUTR121 – Anatomy & Physiology I & II 6 credits
NUTR122 – Introduction to Biological Chemistry 4 credits
NUTR123 – Basic Nutrition 2 credits

NOTE: Students taking pre-requisite courses for the M.S. Human Nutrition degree program may qualify for Financial Aid – check with UB’s Financial Aid office to determine your eligibility.

Summer pre reqs begin in late April and fall pre reqs begin in late August.