The faculty of the UT Southwestern Master of Clinical Nutrition – Registered Dietitian/Licensed Health Professional Track are actively involved in research, including investigations in human nutrition and strategies for enhancing nutrition education.
As a student, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the evidence-based health care research, including critical literature evaluation, research theory, measurement, design, statistical analysis, and interpretation. To meet your degree requirements, you’ll also conduct original research with the guidance of an expert faculty mentor.
Research options include a clinical study, usually in conjunction with a larger, on-going project, an evidence-based review of literature that results in recommendations for clinical practice, or a clinical outcomes study.
You can choose to undertake your research individually or as part of a small team of students. We encourage you to be creative and seek innovative solutions to clinical problems.