Master of Science: Online

The Master of Science Degree in Functional Nutrition curriculum provides a challenging and creative learning environment with an intensive program of study that is evidence-based and
focuses on nutritional biochemistry and its application in health maintenance, treatment of disease, and disease prevention. Current and future health professionals seeking to expand their knowledge in nutrition science and its application in the health care industry will benefit from the Master of Science in Functional Nutrition program.

Our Mission

The Master of Science Degree in Functional Nutrition will provide graduates the ability to communicate the link between functional nutrition, health promotion, and disease prevention with an evidence-based curriculum. Graduates will be able to apply research findings to the issues they face as clinicians, consultants, educators, and researchers in the field of functional nutrition.

Stats

11%
Growth Rate

Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030.

7,800
New Jobs

Employment for dietitians and nutritionists is projected to have 7,800 job opportunities from 2020 and 2030.

$65,620
Median Income

The median annual wage for dietitians and nutritionists was $65,620 in 2021.

Why Choose Parker

Essentials

The Masters of Science in Functional Nutrition curriculum provides a challenging and creative learning environment with an intensive program of study that is evidence-based and focuses on nutritional biochemistry and its application in health maintenance, treatment of disease, and disease prevention.

This program will provide students with the education necessary to remain competitive and gain advanced competencies in the health care and wellness industry.

Outcomes

The graduating student will be able to demonstrate:

  • The analysis of current literature and evidence-based nutrition research to identify the impact of human health and metabolism
  • The application of biochemistry as it relates to disease treatment and prevention
  • The application of nutrient analysis and dietary patterns to facilitate dietary changes associated with optimal health
  • Written communication skills to articulate functional nutrition science to lay and professional populations
  • Evidence-based oral communication skills to support health behavior change conversations, including Motivational Interviewing
Certifications

Based on the background and interests of the graduating student, the Master of Science in Functional Nutrition program is a stepping stone to the following certifications:

  • Diplomate for the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition
  • Diplomate for the American Clinical Board of Nutrition
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist
  • Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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