What is a Qualified Candidate?
The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition at JMU is a competitive and selective program whereby a limited number of students (maximum of 15) are admitted annually for May. Meeting the criteria for application does not guarantee admission into the program.
Strong applicants will have a health-related background, volunteer experience, strong research interest, good GPA, good science scores, and completed all prerequisites prior to the start of the program
- Courses in nutrition, microbiology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, human anatomy, human physiology, psychology, and statistics are prerequisites for admission to the program.
- 100 hours of documented experience with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
- Current ServSafe Manager certificate
Faculty of the program is looking for students who:
- Have a love for foods and nutrition
- Have a passion for helping others with effective nutrition therapies and various physical activity modalities
- Have a thirst for knowledge
- Have strong science GPAs
- Have a desire to learn about and conduct quality research
- Work well in an interprofessional team environment
- Meet all prerequisites of the program
- Can manage time effectively and handle stressful situations
- Are creative and self-motivated
- Have volunteered in a healthcare or community environment