- The Department of Nutritional Sciences will offer an online Master of Science in Personalized Nutrition (MSPN) in the fall of 2021. The MSPN program is a professional degree that uniquely combines courses in nutrigenomics, clinical nutrition, and nutritional biochemistry to provide a foundation of knowledge and skills for Personalized Nutrition professionals. The Masters in Personalized Nutrition prepares students for careers in healthcare, academia, and industry. Personalized nutrition aims to take advantage of molecular understandings of nutrient-gene interactions by identifying genetic backgrounds that contribute to metabolic heterogeneities of various nutrients in the context of nutrition-relevant diseases. This program will build fundamental knowledge of this rapidly advancing field of nutrition. Students will gain genetic, biochemical, physiological, pathophysiological, and clinical understandings of nutrient metabolism to assess the unique nutritional needs of individuals to develop personalized prevision diet recommendations for the promotion of health and prevention of chronic diseases.
- Our MS in Personalized Nutrition Program fulfills the current academic requirements for the Certified Nutrition Specialists (CNS). The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS) requires a graduate degree in the field of nutrition from a regionally accredited university, specific coursework, and 1000 hours of supervised experience. BCNS reviews each candidate individually, including current course descriptions, transcripts, and experience to determine eligibility. To learn more about becoming a CNS, visit here.
- Click here for the program description, core curriculum, admission requirements, and application process of this online MS program.
- Application deadline: July 1 for fall admission, December 1 for spring admission
- The application site for fall 2021 admission will be available in late March-early April.
What is Personalized Nutrition?
Listen to a seminar entitled “Personalized Nutrition: Do our genes determine what we should eat?” presented by Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, Professor at the University of Toronto, during the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at UConn.