Curriculum

The Master of Clinical Nutrition Coordinated Program is a full-time graduate program encompassing two years with six semesters. The curriculum includes both academic course work and supervised practice. Supervised practice and classroom courses are offered during the typical workday; some course work is available online.

Students have supervised practice in prominent Dallas health care facilities under the direction of both staff dietitians and faculty members who are registered dietitian nutritionists. Current trends in health care are considered as students train in ambulatory and long-term care facilities, home-health agencies, work site wellness programs, schools and community settings, and acute-care hospitals. 

Program of Instruction

Year One

Fall

Course ID Course Name Hours
CN 5105  Nutrition and Metabolism Current Issues 1
CN 5310 Nutrition Care Process   3
CN 5422  Nutrition in Health Promotion 4
CN 5331  Food Science and Technology  3
CN 5340  Nutrition in Metabolism      3
HCS 5106 Professional Development  *
CN 5250 Nutrition Care Process Practicum    2
Total   16

Spring

Course ID Course Name Hours
CN 5311 Medical Nutrition Therapy in Chronic Care  3
CN 5332    Food Service Management   3
CN 5341 Nutrition in Growth and Development   3
CN 5002   Special Topics 1
HCS 5330 Health Care Research   3
CN 5351 Chronic Care Medical Nutrition Therapy Practicum 3
HCS 5106  Professional Development   1
Total   17 

*Year-long course, completed in Spring

Summer

Course ID Course Name Hours
CN 5312  Medical Nutrition Therapy in Acute Care 3
CN 5242  Nutrition in Aging    2
CN 5452   Acute Care Medical Nutrition Therapy Practicum 4
Total   9

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Year Two

Fall

Course ID Course Name Hours
CN 5313 Medical Nutrition Therapy in Pediatrics 3
CN 5353 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy Practicum 3
CN 5360 Education and Community Nutrition Practicum  3
CN 5370 Food Service Practicum   3
Total   12

Spring

Course ID Course Name Hours
CN 5223  Nutrition in Media Communications   2
CN 5233    Business of Health Care     2
CN 5954  Integrated Nutrition Practicum   9
Total   13

Summer

Course ID Course Name Hours
CN 5390    Nutrition Research     3
CN 5002  Special Topics    1
Total   4
Program Total   71 

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Special Requirements

For a student to enroll in any required course in the curriculum, all prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Failure to meet the specifications of a student’s degree plan may prohibit that student from enrolling in the subsequent semester or from graduating from the Program.

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