Master of Science in Nutrition for Wellness

This Bastyr University California program prepares leaders in whole-food nutrition education. They have the skills to translate nutrition science into meaningful, accessible information in diverse fields. Length of program: 2 years, full time.
Campus: San Diego, California

Program Overview

Have you thought about how you can turn your passion for food and nutrition into a meaningful, successful profession? As a student in Bastyr’s Master of Science in Nutrition for Wellness (MSNW) program, you’ll gain a scientific foundation for understanding the vast world of nutrition. You’ll learn how to evaluate new information and develop tools to educate groups in simple ways that transform lives. 

Program Highlights

  • Distinct niche. In an era where risks for chronic diseases are rising, it’s necessary to deliver effective food and nutrition education through a variety of media. This degree prepares graduates to motivate groups to make positive lifestyle changes. 
  • Whole foods, holistic health. The program is grounded in the whole-food philosophy and emphasizes eating a wide variety of foods in their most natural form. It also focuses on food for disease prevention, behavior change and development of nutrition programs. Students learn to draw connections between food, exercise science and health psychology.
  • Certification. Graduates will qualify as nutrition professionals under the current California Code and will be eligible to become Certified Nutritionists (CN) in the state of Washington.
  • Exceptional learning environment. Bastyr University California’s campus includes a culinary and nutrition teaching kitchen, along with newly expanded study spaces, classrooms, and library and laboratory facilities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the MSNW program are prepared to serve as leaders in whole-food nutrition education. They have the skills to translate nutrition science into meaningful, accessible information in diverse fields.

  • Corporate and employee wellness programs
  • Public health programs
  • School-based and senior health and wellness programs
  • Grocery chain nutrition education programs
  • Health insurance company education programs
  • Independent nutrition writing, public speaking, program development, consulting and entrepreneurial projects

Campus Location - San Diego, CA

San Diego, California Campus

Located in sunny San Diego, Bastyr’s idyllic California campus is perfectly situated to provide students with endless opportunities for healthy living and a world-class educational experience. Our San Diego campus is just 15 miles north of downtown and sits just a short drive away from the stunning coastal wilderness of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve.

Bastyr’s California campus offers many of the same state-of-the-art facilities and clinical experiences as our Seattle location. Additionally, Bastyr students benefit from exposure to the life science industry and integrative health community of San Diego — resulting in robust research and career opportunities.

General Requirements

Length of Program

2 years, full-time

Tuition and Financial Aid

 

Speak to an advisor today to learn more about tuition costs or to find out about our financial aid programs!

Curriculum

Students in the Master of Science in Nutrition for Wellness program are equipped with a holistic understanding of mind-body-spirit health and the ability to draw connections between food, exercise science and health psychology. Reference our curriculum table for the number of credits per course and course hours each week.

The curriculum includes a capstone project that models the type of program graduates would develop in their careers — such as a workplace wellness program, grocery store consumer education program or a school-based cooking class series. Expected learning outcomes of graduates can be found in the course catalog.

Contact an advisor to learn more about the Master of Science in Nutrition for Wellness program.

 
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Prerequisites

  • 3.25 GPA  in prerequisite coursework (all classes listed as specific prerequisites)
  • 3.25 cumulative GPA in science prerequisites with a B or better in Human Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • 3.0 GPA in nutrition coursework
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate coursework
  • Entering students must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university 

Reference our curriculum table for full prerequisites. To learn which classes fulfill these prerequisites, use our course equivalency guide.

A full course outline can be found in the Master of Science in Nutrition for Wellness program description of the Academic Catalog.

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