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Curriculum Outline - MS-DP Track

 

The two-year, 41-credit MS-DP Track is comprised of the courses below. Each course is 3 credits except where noted. Classes meet once a week, Monday - Thursday mornings or afternoons (occasionally a class may need to be scheduled in the evening). For course descriptions please see the current Hunter College Graduate Catalog: School of Urban Public Health.

Students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA throughout the program.

All Courses are REQUIRED, except where noted.

NUTR Core Courses (6 credits total)
PH 75000 Biostatistics or equivalent
NUTR 72500 Nutrition Research

NUTR Specialization Courses (32 credits total)
NUTR 71500 Food Service and Management
NUTR 72000 Community Nutrition Education
NUTR 73300 Nutrition and Human Development
NUTR 73100 Advanced Nutrition I
NUTR 73200 Advanced Nutrition II
NUTR 73400 Clinical Nutrition I
NUTR 73500 Clinical Nutrition II
NUTR 74600 Nutrition and Disease
NUTR 74700 Advanced Nutrition and Assessment Lab (1 credit)
NUTR 74800 Assessment and Counseling
NUTR 75600 Food Science and Environment
NUTR 75700 Food Science and Environment Lab (1 credit)
*Option to take any of the following electives:
NUTR 77000 Topics in Nutrition (1, 2, or 3 credits)
NUTR 78301, 02, 03 Independent Study (1, 2, or 3 credits)
Other NUTR or Biology or other electives approved by advisor

NUTR Culminating Experience (3 credits total)
NUTR 76000 Practicum plus Comprehensive Exam

Comprehensive Exam

Graduate students in the MS-DP Track are required to take a Comprehensive Exam, given in the last semester of the program. The exam also serves as preparation for the ADA national registration exam for dietitians. A student must score at least 75% on the comprehensive exam; if a student scores < 75%, s/he will be permitted to retake the exam. Upon completion of the DP academic coursework and the Comprehensive Exam, students will receive a Verification Statement.

 

COURSEWORK SEQUENCE

 

Year 1
Fall: 12 credits (or 9 credits if Biostatistics taken in prior summer term)

PH 75000 Biostatistics (3cr) - NOTE: this course can be taken in summer prior to starting the program
NUTR 71500 Food Service and Management (3 cr)
NUTR 72000 Community Nutrition Education (3 cr)
NUTR 74800 Assessment and Counseling (3 cr)

Spring: 10 credits**

NUTR 72500 Nutrition Research (3 cr)
NUTR 73100 Advanced Nutrition I (3 cr)
NUTR 75600 Food Science and Environment Lec (3 cr)
NUTR 75700 Food Science and Environment Lab (1 cr)

Year 2
Fall: 10 credits**

NUTR 73200 Advanced Nutrition II (3) cr
NUTR 73300 Nutrition and Human Development (3 cr)
NUTR 73400 Clinical Nutrition I (3 cr)
NUTR 74700 Adv Nutrition & Assessment Lab (1 cr)

Spring: 9 credits**

NUTR 73500 Clinical Nutrition II (3 cr)
NUTR 74600 Nutrition and Disease (3 cr)
NUTR 76000 Practicum 3 cr

**Please note that you are not considered a full time student when taking less than 12 credits. We strongly urge students to not take any additional courses to have a full time status following the first semester, since these graduate courses are extremely demanding. However, if students must maintain full-time status for financial aid, they may take additional courses at their discretion.

 

 

CUNY ONLINE COURSE SCHEDULE - CUNY FIRST

 

The online schedule, registration, and student records system for all CUNY institutions is known as CUNY First. To locate the Nutrition course schedules, search Hunter, the semester and year, and for department, select 'Public Health-NUTR.'

Graduate course numbers:70000 - 79999.

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