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Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics

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A nutrition program unlike any other

Imagine looking inside a person’s genetic makeup to provide counseling for optimal nutrition and the prevention, treatment and management of health conditions. Nutrigenomics (NGx) is the cutting-edge science that makes this possible. NGx – a component of personalized nutrition – studies the relationship between an individual’s genes and how they affect their response to food and nutrients. Manchester’s curriculum focuses on this technology while also exploring the science behind epigenomics, metabolomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and microbiomics. Manchester is a leader in genomics education, making our Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics unlike any other master’s degree program.

If you want to advance your nutrition career, Manchester’s program will get you on track to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). And with your knowledge of personalized nutrition, you’ll have an edge over others in the field.

Online and experiential

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics is a full-time, two-year program that combines the convenience of online learning with practical experience in the community. Your coursework will be 100 percent online, while much of your learning experiences will be under the supervision of a qualified preceptor at off-campus settings in your area of residence or preferred location. You’ll get practical experience in community, business and clinical settings, private nutrition practices, foodservice facilities, long-term care facilities and sustainable agriculture settings. With an asynchronous delivery method, you’ll be able to complete your coursework to fit your schedule in the comfort of where you live.

A research component in the program’s curriculum will teach you to build on concepts you’ll learn in nutrition informatics and biostatistics and conduct, analyze and publish research ethically and unbiasedly.

Why Manchester?

A reputation for excellence in the health sciences and a foundation in the liberal arts make Manchester graduates well-rounded health care professionals ready to provide ethical, evidence-based, compassionate care for diverse individuals and communities. With a goal of preparing graduates to deliver high-quality personalized nutrition care and services that enhance the health and well-being of diverse populations, the Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Program is an extension of the University’s mission to “improve the human condition.”

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Accreditation Status:
Manchester University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics has been granted candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

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