2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Human Nutrition, M.S., Nutritional Genomics Concentration


Students choosing to complete a concentration in nutritional genomics are required to complete a total of 45 graduate credits by taking an additional 12 credits of nutritional genomics required courses in addition to the 33 required credits for the MS Human Nutrition degree. These additional 12 credits in nutritional genomics provide a detailed understanding of how individual genetic variation can influence the assimilation and metabolism of nutrition and how nutrition can affect the expression of certain genes known to be involved in chronic diseases. It will introduce clinical genomic research tools and methods (gene expression profiling, proteomics, metabolomics, pharmacogenomics, and bioinformatics) and prepare students to study their individual responses to their nutritional environment. The concentration also provides individualized nutritional strategies to prevent chronic diseases and optimize human health.