MS/PhD in HNFE

HNFE graduate students

HNFE offers master's and doctoral degrees with the option to focus in three program tracks:

Behavioral & Community Science: Students will be able to identify, understand, and apply basic concepts of the scientific method (observation, prediction, and experiments/intervention) as it pertains to human nutrition, food, and physical activity behaviors within the context of community and clinical settings.

Prerequisites:
At least one undergraduate or graduate course in each of the following categories:

  1. Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or Kinesiology
  2. Nutrition, Metabolism, or Biochemistry
  3. Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology
  4. Statistics, Epidemiology, or equivalent
Affiliated faculty:

Clinical Physiology & Metabolism: Students will be able to identify, understand, and apply basic concepts of the scientific method (observation, prediction, experiments, and intervention) as it pertains to clinical and experimental research in human nutrition, foods, and exercise science.

Prerequisites:
At least one undergraduate or graduate course in each of the following categories:

  1. Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or Kinesiology
  2. Nutrition, Metabolism, or Biochemistry
  3. Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology
  4. Statistics, Epidemiology, or equivalent
Affiliated faculty:

Molecular & Cellular Science: Students will research molecular and cellular approaches to understand the role of diet, nutrients, and exercise in health and disease.

Prerequisites:

Required:

  1. General Chemistry
  2. Organic Chemistry
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Anatomy and Physiology

Preferred:

  1. Exercise Physiology
  2. Kinesiology
  3. Metabolism
  4. Statistics

Affiliated Faculty:


Note: In some cases, research or work experience may satisfy prerequisites. Students who do not have these prerequisites in their entirety, or have a lower grade point average may be admitted on a conditional or provisional basis. Conditional or provisional status means that the student has one semester to bring their GPA up to a 3.0. International students are not eligible to be admitted as a conditional or provisional student. Additional course work may be added to the student's plan of study to address shortfalls if deemed necessary by the student's advisor and advisory committee.