Pursuing these two degrees simultaneously will provide better integration of material across the two disciplines (Exercise Physiology and Human Nutrition) leading to superior training for future professionals working in sport or clinical settings. Administratively, being enrolled in two MS programs simultaneously, which is normally prohibited, will streamline the process of acquiring two degrees and save the student time and money.
Applicants can choose one of the following tracks:
|Clinical Emphasis Track||Sports Emphasis Track|
Upon completion of the Dual Masters Degree and associated internships/practicum, students will be prepared to sit for National Exams to become a Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), and/or a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP).
Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics requires an RD for at least 2 years, 1500 hours of specialty practice and passing a specialty exam. Clinical Nutrition specializations can also be found at www.cdrnet.org.
For questions, please contact:
Steven E. Riechman, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology
Director, Dual Masters in Nutrition and Kinesiology
Kristin de Ruiter
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Nutrition and Food Science