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Environmental Nutrition (MS)


  • Dr. Robin Roach
  • Dr. Alexa Shutt
  • Dr. Terra Smith
Environmental Nutrition (MS)

Environmental Nutrition (MS)

The master’s degree in Environmental Nutrition is a fully online, 33-credit hour program that emphasizes nutritional issues through an environmental lens. The program examines the relationships between food, nutrition, and the environment. The impact of nutritional practices on the environment and the impact of the environment on nutritional practices are the program focuses.

Relevant research and theoretical foundations towards best practices guides the curriculum. Issues related to food sustainability, traditional food practices, food justice, and alternative and complementary approaches to nutrition are examined. Students must complete an applied project and internship grounded in the practical application of sustainable nutrition practices.

Background of Candidates

As a generalist nutrition program, Environmental Nutrition students have a variety of undergraduate degrees including dietetics, nursing, health promotion, medicine, exercise science, food science, biology, anthropology, psychology, and others.

The program provides an advanced degree option for members of the work force with food and nutrition responsibilities employed by schools, industry, health care, government, and non-profit organizations.

We invite applications from students who wish to emphasize applied work in sustainable food and nutrition practices. Applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with some coursework in the biological sciences and nutrition. Applicants will be selected for admission to the program on the basis of grade point average, graduate record examination (GRE) scores within the past five years, narrative statement and career goals, and letters of reference.

Contact Dr. Robin Roach for additional information.

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