Master of Science in Allied Health with a Concentration in Nutrition


The Master of Science in Allied Health with a concentration in Nutrition provides knowledge and skills in human nutrition, research directed toward a capstone project, and practice in critical and creative thinking.  The objective of the program is for each student to develop professional competencies within the field of nutrition and dietetics.  Candidates for this program will possess a bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields: natural sciences, nutrition, medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health or related field. The program will be offered through traditional campus-based instruction augmented by internet-based techniques, as deemed appropriate. The Master of Science in Allied Health with a concentration in Nutrition is combined with the dietetic internship (MS-DI). Admission and other program information are available at http://www.augusta.edu/alliedhealth/aadi/

 Minimum Degree Requirement:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Undergraduate coursework must include anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry and biochemistry, statistics, sociology/psychology/anthropology related course and at least 24 hours of nutrition focused courses (to include micro and macronutrients/advanced nutrition/nutritional biochemistry, medical nutrition therapy/clinical nutrition, and nutrition counseling) to be used to satisfy degree requirement, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.

MS Coursework:

Fall - Semester Total: 12 Hours

  • FDNS 7200 - Advanced Nutrition- Macronutrients
  • MPHM 8280 - Quantitative Methods in Health Administration
  • NURS 6100 - Pathophysiology
  • STAT 6300 - Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Spring - Semester Total: 12 Hours

  • FDNS 6500 - Special Topics in Nutrition and Foods
  • FDNS 7210 - Advanced Nutrition- Micronutrients
  • FDNS 7300 - Advanced Nutritional Status Assessment Techniques Lab
  • FDNS 7350 - Nutrition for Older Adults or FDNS 7380 - Maternal, Infant, and Child Nutrition
  • MPHC 8600 - Fundamentals of Health Promotion

Summer - Semester Total: 12 Hours

  • CAHS 7200 - Capstone Project
  • FDNS 6500 - Special Topics in Nutrition and Foods
  • FDNS 7400 - Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • FDNS 7500 - Obesity: Prevention, Treatment, and Management
  • FDNS 7900 - Nutritional Genomics

Total Program Hours: 36

Contact Us

   Director

       Judith C. Anglin PhD, RD, LD
      Associate Professor
      Clinical and Digital Health Sciences
      College of Allied Health Sciences
      Augusta University
   987 St. Sebastian Way EC-4310, Augusta, GA 30904
   706-446-4413       706-721-0495
   janglin@augusta.edu