What is a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science?
More Answers From Nutritionist Degree Graduates
Host Question: What’s a master’s degree in nutrition science? How long does that take to get? And what types of jobs or career paths is getting the masters open up to you?
Guest Answer: A master’s degree in nutrition science is much more diving into research and statistics and being able to evaluate existing literature that we have, whether it’s a credible study or a non study. So you’re not really focusing too much on the fundamentals of nutrition. The assumption is maybe that you’ve already learned those, you’ve been exposed to them. It’s kind of diving more so into what is this literature on one of these publications that are governing kind of the way our country makes nutrition recommendations?
Guest Answer: So having a masters is a great way to then become a dietitian and go into the internship. You also can work with research programs, so at a government level or industry level, and then also just general any sort of nutrition counseling jobs that you’re interested in.
Guest Answer: Masters degree would be what you get after your bachelor’s degree, probably an additional two years after your bachelor’s layers, although a lot of programs will do like a dual program, so you could do your bachelor’s and then your master’s. A master’s degree would have more advanced nutrition science, things like genomics. You might be doing more research and data analysis, and then looking at things like endocrinology or metabolism or immunology and doing group studies and you’ll do like like a thesis paper or like a capstone project on it.
Guest Answer: Typically, it’s a master of science in nutrition. I actually have a master of education in nutrition sciences. They kind of were merging the education piece with the science piece, so my specific degree met all the requirements for a master of science, but I also have more education in terms of health promotion, patient education, material development, curriculum, you still have a heavy science focus. So you get an even more in-depth of bio organic chemistry.
Guest Answer: A lot of those folks or a master’s degree in nutrition, be it science or education can go into research positions, they can use that master’s degree to move towards their end goal of becoming a registered dietitian if they choose to.
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