M.S. Non-Thesis provides you with the knowledge and experience to prepare you for clinical, community, industry, government, and basic science careers.

We’ve designed our curriculum to develop your:

  • Application of research in real world settings such as program planning, policy development our counseling.
  • Concentration in a specialty to expand your career 
  • Speaking and writing skills for a variety of audiences
  • Skills to be lifelong learners and consumers of new and emerging information

Program Requirements

Requirements include a minimum of 30 semester credit hours including 3 credits of statistics (required minimum), and a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work open only to graduate students.  In addition to the 15 required FDNS credit hours, students must take a maximum of 6 credits in FDNS 6000 level courses and 3 credits in FDNS 7000 or 8000 level and/or related courses outside FDNS at the 6000, 7000, or 8000 level.  Students with credit in FDNS 4100, Micronutrient Nutrition, or another course in vitamin and mineral nutrition may substitute another graduate level course in FDNS for FDNS 6100. Students must pass a culminating exam based on their coursework prior to graduating. 

FDNS courses (15 credit hours)

Required FDNS courses ( 8 credits)

^6100

3 cr

Micronutrient Nutrition (substitute with FDNS course if taken as undergraduate)

*6400

3 cr

Advanced Macronutrients

*8900

2 cr Seminar Foods and Nutrition

Elective FDNS courses (choose 9 credits)

^6050

3 cr

Optimal Nutrition for the Life Span

^6070

1 cr

Research Methodology in Human Foods and Nutrition

^6200

3 cr

We Are What We Eat

^6220

3 cr

Nutrition in Physical Activity, Exercise, and Sport

*6240E

3 cr

Nutrition and Obesity Across the Life Span

^6500

3 cr

Medical Nutrition Therapy I

^6510

3 cr

Nutrition Related to the Human Life Cycle

^6520

2 cr

Clinical Nutrition Interventions

^6530

4 cr

Medical Nutrition Therapy II

^6540

3 cr

Public Health Dietetics

^6570

3 cr

Nutritional Genetics

^6590

3 cr

Metabolism and Physiology of Energy Balance and Obesity

^6600

3 cr

Food and Nutrition Policy

^6610

1 cr

Foodservice Procurement and Financial Management

^6620

2 cr

Management of Foodservice Organizations

^6630

3 cr

Cultural Aspects of Foods  and Nutrition

^6640

3 cr

Food Sanitation and Safety

^6645

2 cr

Nature of Food

^6646

1 cr

Food Choices and the Consumer

^6650

3 cr

Experimental Study of Food

^6660S

3 cr

Food and Nutrition Education Methods

^6800

3 cr

Nutrition and Pharmacology for Disease Management

^7040

3 cr

Nutritional Epidemiology

*7600

4 cr

Public Health, Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions

*7940

VR

Nutrition, Physical Activity, Exercise, and Sport Internship

*8150

3 cr

Food & Nutritional Biochemistry

*8230

3 cr

Advanced Nutrition in Physical Activity, Exercise, and Sport

*8530

3 cr

Nutrition and Disease Processes I

*8595

1 cr

Survey of Obesity and Weight Management

*These apply towards the required 12 credit hours of graduate only courses

^Cannot be repeated if taken as an undergraduate. Does not apply towards the required 12 credit hours of graduate only courses.


Statistics choose 3 credits from potential courses

http://www.fcs.uga.edu/docs/Statistics_courses_available_for_FDN_students.pdf


Electives (12 required credits)

FDNS courses at the 6000 level (maximum 6 credits)

FDNS courses at the 7000 or 8000 level and/or related courses outside the department at the 6000, 7000, or 8000 level 


Minimum Total Credit Hours: 30


NOTES:

  • These courses are not considered in the 15 required credits of FDNS course requirements: FDNS 7000, FDNS 7010, FDNS 7210, FDNS 7300, and other research or independent study.