Nutrition, M.Sc. | University of Bridgeport | Bridgeport, United States
24 months
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850 USD/credit 25500 USD/year
850 USD/credit 25500 USD/year
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About

University of Bridgeport’s Master of Science in Nutrition distinguishes itself from other master’s programs in its focus on functional medicine and its growing value in the prevention and management of disease. 

Overview

Embedded in the curriculum is the concept of bio-individuality which enables clinicians to be able to provide customized diet and nutrient recommendations that will be effective. This is provided with an evidence-based scientific approach.

At the University of Bridgeport, the Human Nutrition Program provides a biochemical and physiological study of nutrition and its role in health and disease. Students gain skill in counseling in alternative and complementary medicine using nutritional strategies. The program further explores the role of nutrition as a preventive, adjunctive, alternative strategy for the prevention and amelioration of specific health conditions.

The program also provides its graduates with a foundation for entering doctoral-level programs, including the Doctor of Health Sciences.

Our student body is diverse and includes leading physicians from various fields and specialties, various allied health care professionals, as well as those seeking to make a career change into nutritionally-based healthcare. Our faculty is highly experienced at teaching to this diverse group of students and provide a fertile ground for learning and scholarly interchange.

We have over two dozen faculty teaching our program which include Ph.D.’s in biochemistry, advanced degrees in nutrition, and physicians from many fields of medicine. We have created a faculty with a balance of academic and clinical experience to best prepare students for a career in clinical nutrition.

Learning Outcomes

  • Promote and support awareness of the benefits of optimal nutrition to health and overall well-being
  • Integrate biochemical and physiological science knowledge with nutritional evidence-based interventions and competent decision-making to prevent, positively influence, and support various health challenges
  • Exhibit professional behavior that is ethical, collaborative, and culturally sensitive
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully complete the UB comprehensive nutrition exam

Accreditation

The Human Nutrition Program is licensed and accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation by The American Dietetic Association is not required, since the Master of Science program is NOT a dietetics training program. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Anatomy and Physiology for the Clinical Nutritionist
  • Biochemistry for the Clinical Nutritionist 
  • Nutrition Fundamentals 
  • Basis of Metabolic Diseases 
  • Evidence-Based Nutrition 
  • Biochemistry of Nutrition 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Application and non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Personal statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    25500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Bridgeport

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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