The Graduate Program in Nutrition at Appalachian State University is a rapidly growing program. We draw students from around the country to the beautiful High Country of North Carolina to our Combined Program that includes a Master of Science degree and a Dietetic Internship accredited by ACEND.
The health and fitness field has many career options, so when you're trying to choose a career, you'll most likely want to first determine what type of degree you should pursue. Job options may differ if you earn an associate degree instead of a master's, for example. Some careers available within the health and fitness field include:
Health club manager
Positions such as personal trainer, wellness coach, fitness consultant and athletic coach involve working directly with individuals to help them to improve their physical fitness for health or athletic performance. Health club manager and fitness club owner are business-related positions in which the work is mostly administrative.
The program draws on the strengths of our College of Health Sciences, Appalachian State University, and indeed the whole region. Here are four reasons to consider Appalachian as your first choice destination for graduate school and an internship. Program Highlights: The program requires completion of either 39 credit hours with or without a thesis. Research (NUT 5901 or NUT 5999) is conducted in the summer between the two years of the program. The Dietetic Internship meets the competencies as mandated by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Programme Structure Courses: Research Methods in Nutrition and Foods Maternal and Child Nutrition Nutrition for the Elderly Advanced Concepts in Nutrition and Assessment Dietetic Practice
Academic Entry Requirement
The on-line application form, with all required information filled in and submitted. The application processing fee of $55 (which supports the technology and manpower needed for data entry). When you submit your application (by pressing the submit button on the last page), you will be given an application identifier. Please include this identifier on your check or money order if you chose the option 'pay by check' so we can be sure that your payment is properly recorded. An Official transcript mailed directly to the Graduate School from each of the colleges and universities attended since high school, even if the credits transferred elsewhere. Official test score reports sent directly to the Graduate School (CODE 5010 for GRE, GMAT, TOEFL; 1350 for MAT) for the general examination required by the program of interest. International students will need to supply TOEFL or IELTS scores. Reference contact information; you will be prompted for email addresses for your references when you fill out the on-line application, and we will contact that person with submission instructions. In the event that you are requesting a reference from someone without an email address, please contact us for instructions. We can arrange for a paper copy of the reference information to be sent. The number of reference letters is 3 for all programs except the doctoral program which requires 4. A resume, which should be prepared as or scanned into a .doc, .docx or .pdf file (.pdf preferred) and uploaded during the on-line process. Please prepare a basic resume that documents your education, military and work experience for at least the last five years. If you have a gap in your history of four months or more, the UNC system policy requires further documentation. Please provide an additional page in your resume with an explanation of the gaps. Any supplemental information required by the specific program, such as resumes, writing samples, letters of intent, etc.
English Entry Requirement
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