Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 03, 2014
American University announced today their Master of Science (MS) in Nutrition Education, is now available online. The MS in Nutrition Education, starting in May 2014, provides candidates with more focused theoretical and practical training in the field of nutrition. The two-year online program is aligned with established standards of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and affords the opportunity to apply for certification as a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) with additional science coursework and field experience.
Through a rigorous curriculum consisting of 24 core credit hours and six elective hours, graduates are able to develop programming and intervention skills related to nutrition and learn to design and implement nutrition education programs in corporations, government organizations, schools and universities. The program provides an education that balances scientific principles of nutrition with education and program planning for improved nutrition behavior.
“The online MS in Nutrition Education at American University offers a unique experience to those passionate about health and nutrition education,” said Anastasia Snelling, Program Director. “We bring together nutrition science and behavior change theories to help graduates understand how to create healthy eating campaigns and programs in the community that lead to healthy consumers. ”
Online students will benefit from working directly with faculty members who are at the forefront of the nutrition education field. Graduates of the program will have the knowledge and skills to work in health counseling, formal and informal education, implementing activities in organizations, communities, online forums and engaging policy development.
Visit programs.online.american.edu to learn more about the online Master of Science in Nutrition Education or call 855-725-7614 to speak with an admissions adviser today.
About American University
Founded in 1893 and located at the top of Embassy Row in the nation’s capital, American was chartered by the United States Congress as a national university dedicated to public service. As a college-centered research university, we’re home to some of the most prestigious faculty in the world. At American, smart, passionate and engaged students and faculty focus on using their knowledge to create meaningful change. Our historic academic strengths in international service and public affairs inspire our sense of social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.