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Nutritional Sciences, M.S. and Exercise Physiology, M.S.


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(Major Code: 08356) (SIMS Code: 552990)

Admission to the Degree Curriculum

All students must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the university with classified graduate standing as described in Admission and Registration . In addition, a student applying for admission to the concurrent program in nutritional science and exercise physiology must meet the following requirements.

Grade Point Average (GPA)


A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 overall or at least 3.0 in the last 60 units of baccalaureate coursework.

Students Will Be Required


A bachelor’s degree in foods and nutrition, exercise science, kinesiology, physical education, or related fields. Students will be required to complete or have equivalent preparation in

A Minimum Score of


A minimum score of 475 (old GRE score) or 151 (new GRE score) on the verbal and 475 (old GRE score) or 142 (new GRE score) on the quantitative sections of the GRE General Aptitude Test.

Note


Students will be admitted ONLY in the fall semester.

Advancement to Candidacy


All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy, as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

Specific Requirements


In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must complete an officially approved course of study of not less than 48 units as outlined below. Also, students complete their degree by choosing either Plan A or Plan B. In Plan A, students will include NUTR 799A  (thesis) or ENS 799A  (thesis) for completion of their degree, accompanied by a final oral examination on the field of the thesis and on the implications of the thesis research for the broader field of exercise and nutritional sciences. If students select Plan B, ENS 790  (Directed Readings) is required for completion of the degree.

Plan A


Plan B


After Entering the Concurrent Program


If a student, after entering the concurrent program leading to a Master of Science degree in nutritional science and a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology returns to a single degree program, all the requirements for the single degree program must then be met.

The school expects the student to complete the degree requirements within seven years. Failure to complete the degree requirements within seven years will result in dismissal from the program.

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