Option I - Plan A: Thesis Option

Advanced study of nutrition, metabolism, and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids as related to human health and disease. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisites: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Advanced study of nutrition, metabolism, and function of vitamins and minerals as related to human health and disease. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Professor-led student review and presentation of specific topics of current research in nutrition. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Credits 1-3(Spec) 

Contact Hours (Spec) 

Course Syllabus

Course examines advanced concepts of diet therapy and care for a variety of clinical disorders with nutritional implications. Includes coverage of enteral and parental nutrition. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisites: Admission to the online Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Presents techniques for nutritional assessment of individuals and groups: evaluation of dietary intake, anthropometry, nutritional analysis software, and biochemical, and clinical indices. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Presents key concepts of nutritional epidemiology. Enables students to evaluate clinical research investigating the role of nutrition in disease causation and health promotion. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Presents key concepts in nutritional research methods and bio- statistics. Provides students with skills needed to evaluate and utilize research methodologies and bio-statistics related to nutrition, health and disease. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Individual research culminating in a written thesis, and submission of the work to a peer-reviewed publication and/or scholarly exhibition. CR/NC only. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: FNS 678, permission of instructor.

Credits 1-6(Spec) 

Contact Hours (Spec) 

Course Syllabus

Option I - Plan A also includes:

  1. E-portfolio.
  2. Six hours of electives selected with the approval of the student's advisor.
  3. An oral examination on the thesis topic.
Note: FNS 670 and FNS 798 are variable credit courses. Students on this option are required to take one credit hour of FNS 670 and six credit hours of FNS 798.

Plan A total: 31 hours

Option II - Plan B: Internship Option

​Advanced study of nutrition, metabolism, and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids as related to human health and disease. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisites: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Advanced study of nutrition, metabolism, and function of vitamins and minerals as related to human health and disease. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Professor-led student review and presentation of specific topics of current research in nutrition. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Credits 1-3(Spec) 

Contact Hours (Spec) 

Course Syllabus

​Course examines advanced concepts of diet therapy and care for a variety of clinical disorders with nutritional implications. Includes coverage of enteral and parental nutrition. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisites: Admission to the online Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program.

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Presents techniques for nutritional assessment of individuals and groups: evaluation of dietary intake, anthropometry, nutritional analysis software, and biochemical, and clinical indices. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Application of dietary principles to human pathophysiologic status through documenting and counseling individuals, assessing, educating groups, and planning in all healthcare and community settings. Prerequisite: Registration is restricted to students accepted into the dietetic internship and the College of Graduate Studies. In some cases, 12 credits may be earned through examination to substitute for the dietetic internship experience. 

Credits 5(Spec) 

Contact Hours (Spec) 

Course Syllabus

​Application of administrative principles (budget decisions, cost containment, personnel management, leadership) involved in the production, distribution, and service of food in healthcare and community settings. Prerequisites: Registration is restricted to students accepted into the dietetic internship and the College of Graduate Studies. In some cases, 12 credits may be earned through examination to substitute for the dietetic internship experience. 

Credits 5(Spec) 

Contact Hours (Spec) 

Course Syllabus

​Integration and application of clinical, foodservice, and community nutrition principles and their implementation in all healthcare and community settings. Prerequisite: Registration is restricted to students accepted into the dietetic internship and the College of Graduate Studies. In some cases, 12 credits may be earned through examination to substitute for the dietetic internship experience. 

Credits 2(Spec) 

Contact Hours (Spec) 

Course Syllabus

​Presents key concepts of nutritional epidemiology. Enables students to evaluate clinical research investigating the role of nutrition in disease causation and health promotion. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Presents key concepts in nutritional research methods and bio- statistics. Provides students with skills needed to evaluate and utilize research methodologies and bio-statistics related to nutrition, health and disease. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Manuscript submission to a peer reviewed journal or significant research project completion; oral examination and e-portfolio. This course may be delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: FNS 678, permission of instructor. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus 

Option II - Plan B also includes:

  1. E-portfolio.
  2. Three hours of electives selected with the approval of the student's advisor.
  3. An oral examination over course work completed as part of FNS 799 course requirements.
Note: FNS 799 must be taken in a student's final semester, as the only course in that semester. All students must take FNS 678 Research Methods in Nutrition prior to enrollment in FNS 799. Permission to be hand-registered is required. Please see FNS 799/CBE policy below.

Note: FNS 670 is a variable credit course. Students on this option are required to take one credit hour of FNS 670.

*CMU’s dietetic internship requirements may not be completed on-line or "at a distance."  Information on CMU's dietetic internship program

​In some cases, twelve credits may be earned through examination to substitute for prior dietetic internship experience. Students must be eligible and must pass the examination to earn twelve credits. Contact Mikayla Jones for the policy on Credit by Examination (CBE) for Dietetic Internship Experience. 

Note: Internship exams must be completed and passed prior to registering for FNS 799. 

Plan B total: 37 hours

Option III - Plan C: Course Work Option

Advanced study of nutrition, metabolism, and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids as related to human health and disease. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisites: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Advanced study of nutrition, metabolism, and function of vitamins and minerals as related to human health and disease. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Program.

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Professor-led student review and presentation of specific topics of current research in nutrition. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Credits 1-3(Spec) 

Contact Hours (Spec) 

Course Syllabus

Course examines advanced concepts of diet therapy and care for a variety of clinical disorders with nutritional implications. Includes coverage of enteral and parental nutrition. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisites: Admission to the online Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program. 

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Presents techniques for nutritional assessment of individuals and groups: evaluation of dietary intake, anthropometry, nutritional analysis software, and biochemical, and clinical indices. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Presents key concepts of nutritional epidemiology. Enables students to evaluate clinical research investigating the role of nutrition in disease causation and health promotion. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Presents key concepts in nutritional research methods and bio- statistics. Provides students with skills needed to evaluate and utilize research methodologies and bio-statistics related to nutrition, health and disease. This course is delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: Admission to the online M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Manuscript submission to a peer reviewed journal or significant research project completion; oral examination and e-portfolio. This course may be delivered in an online format. Prerequisite: FNS 678, permission of instructor.

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

Option III - Plan C also includes:

  1. E-portfolio.
  2. Nine (9) additional hours of electives selected with the approval of the student's academic advisor.
  3. An oral examination over all course work, completed as part of FNS 799 course requirements.
Note: FNS 799 must be taken in a student's final semester, as the only course in that semester. All students must take FNS 678 Research Methods in Nutrition prior to enrollment in FNS 799. Permission to be hand-registered is required. Please see FNS 799/CBE policy below.

**Students must enroll in this one credit hour course three different times under different subject themes when completing the Course Work Option.​

Plan C total: 33 hours​

Which is best for me: Plan A, Plan B, or Plan C?

For students planning to continue their graduate education and pursue a doctoral degree, Plan A is recommended. For students who do not plan to pursue a doctoral degree, either Plan A, Plan B, or Plan C would be recommended.​ 

FNS 799 Policy Updated (Effective July 2017)

Registration for FNS 799 (Capstone in Nutrition and Dietetics) requires permission.  Students should contact Dr. Yeonsoo Kim on the first day of course registration.

Mandatory requirements for students planning to enroll in FNS 799 for the Spring semester include:
  • successful completion of all credit by examination/CBE no later than September 30 of the year prior to when the student plans to complete FNS 799 (ex:  September 30, 2017 to take FNS 799 in Spring 2018).
  • successful completion of all other coursework on the student’s program plan OR current enrollment in any remaining coursework requirements.
Students will not be added to FNS 799 after October 31.

Mandatory requirements for students planning to enroll in FNS 799 for the Fall semester include:
  • successful completion of all credit by examination/CBE no later than February 28 of the year in which the student plans to complete FNS 799 (ex:  February 28, 2018 to take FNS 799 in Fall 2018).
  • successful completion of all other coursework on the student’s program plan OR current enrollment in any remaining coursework requirements.
Students will not be added to FNS 799 after March 31.