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NHP-MS - Nutrition for Human Performance

Nutrition for Health Master of Science

Formal Title

Nutrition for Human Performance

Degree Type

Master of Science

Overview

The Master of Science in Nutrition for Human Performance is an online graduate degree designed for current allied health, sports, and fitness professionals interested in advancing their careers; recent bachelor's degree graduates interested in the health or sport sciences, specifically nutrition, who wish to gain a M.S. before entering the workforce. Through an evidence-based approach, this program will offer current allied health, sports, and fitness professional an opportunity to gain knowledge in the nutritional sciences, emphasizing the relationship between diet and behaviors to optimize physical activity and human performance of individuals.

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Goal 1: Master the Field of Nutrition Science

Objective

Upon completion of the major program of study in Nutrition for Human Performance, students will be able to; identify, analyze and interpret disciplinary concepts; analyze, use, create and produce graduate-level research; demonstrate competency in core nutritional science content areas, including: exercise metabolism, nutrition-based chemistry, nutritional assessment, nutrition for sport performance and active lifestyles, nutritional needs across the lifespan, and dietary supplements.

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Goal 2: Develop Clinical Reasoning Skills

Objective

Incorporate evidence-based practice into clinical decision making to improve athlete/client outcomes; create, implement, critically appraise and modify specific programs to address special client/athlete populations and individual needs for performance and health.

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Goal 3: Develop, Implement and Consume Evidence-based Research

Objective

Synthesize accurate explanations of information presented in statistical forms and make appropriate inferences based on that information; consume and interpret quantitative/qualitative analysis of data as the basis for deep and thoughtful judgments, drawing insightful, carefully qualified conclusions from this work; apply quantitative and qualitative information in connection with the purpose of the work, present it in an effective format, and explicate it with consistently high quality.

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Goal 4: Develop and Practice Effective Communication Skills

Objective

Develop effective communication strategies utilizing communication mediums appropriate for specific situations; demonstrate ability to receive and provide constructive feedback to peers.

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Goal 5: Develop Effective Leadership Qualities

Objective

Assesses own leadership style for effectiveness and develops plans to address weaknesses; develop and motivate people and teams to identify emerging trends and develop appropriate strategic responses; demonstrate a commitment to one's own professional development through continuing learning provided by scientific societies such as the American Nutrition Society, the International Society of Sports Nutrition, and others.