Post-Baccalaureate Program Option

The MS in nutrition has been approved as the Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

This degree prepares students for careers in a variety of health care settings, government or non-profit organizations, corporations, private practice, wellness-related industries and professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, physician assistant programs. In addition, the program provides students the opportunity to improve their academic record and gain valuable experience in research and applied nutrition to enhance their competitiveness for doctoral level study in nutrition and entrance into medical school. 


Typically, as a post-bacc master's degree, this program can be completed in one year, with a small portion of students completing in three semesters. 

Beyond completing the two required nutrition courses, students can choose from elective course options and up to nine credit hours outside of the department. 


All post-bacc students are advised by Dr. Hope Barkoukis, with additional support from all faculty members in the department.