Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition Course Sequence Plan

Through the eight trimester sequence, students learn to become general practitioners. However, occupational therapy doctoral students will have the opportunity to focus on specialty areas of practice such as clinical research skills, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, and theory development.

Note: One term unit equals five credit hours.

First Year — Fall (15 term units)

Course Number Course Name Units
NUTR 201 Evidence Based Practice & Scientific Inquiry 2
NUTR 203 Advanced Nutrition Assessment, Physical Exam & Diagnosis 3
NUTR 205 Advanced Nutrition Counseling 3
NUTR 207 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy I 4
NUTR 209 Nutritional Pharmacology & Therapeutics 3

 

First Year — Spring (15 term units)

Course Number Course Name Units
NUTR 211 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy II 4
NUTR 213 Health Care and Food Systems Management 2
NUTR 287A Supervised Clinical Practice Experience I1 9

 

First Year — Summer (15 term units)

Course Number Course Name Units
NUTR 215 Global & Public Health Nutrition 3
NUTR 287B Supervised Clinical Practice Experience II2 9
NUTR 217 Capstone I (Practice Based Research Methods) 3

 

Second Year — Fall (14 term units)

Course Number Course Name Units
NUTR 219 Nutrition Leadership and Innovation 2
NUTR 221 Capstone II project 3
NUTR 287C Supervised Clinical Practice Experience III3 9

 

1Supervised Clinical Practice Experience I includes Acute care medicine, 4 weeks, Ambulatory care, 4 weeks, Interprofessional Practice Experience, 2 weeks, for a total of 10 weeks.
2Supervised Clinical Practice Experience II includes Acute care medicine II (+surgery), 4 weeks, Wellness, 2 weeks, Pediatrics, 2 weeks, Geriatrics, 2 weeks, for a total of 10 weeks.
3Supervised Clinical Practice Experience III includes Critical care medicine and surgery, 4 weeks, Dialysis, 1 week, Staff relief, 4 weeks, Elective, 1 week, for a total of 10 weeks.