Curriculum

Students in the program complete 36 semester hours. They may enroll as part-time or full-time students to complete the degree within a minimum of 15 months and a maximum of six years. Some classroom courses are offered during the typical work day; others are available online or scheduled in the early evening.

Program of Instruction

Required Courses

Course ID Course Name Hours
CN 5310 Nutrition Care Process    3
CN 5311 Medical Nutrition Therapy in Chronic Care  3
CN 5312  Medical Nutrition Therapy in Acute Care  3
CN 5340 Nutrition in Metabolism   3
CN 5390 Nutrition Research   3
HCS 5330  Health Care Research  3
Total   18

In addition, students must take six semester hours of Clinical Nutrition electives and 12 semester hours of general electives, for a total of 36 semester hours. General electives may be selected from CN courses and courses offered by other departments and schools within UT Southwestern Medical Center, as well as the School of Public Health of the UT Health Science Center at Houston.

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Sample Curriculum Sequence

Year One

Fall

Course ID Course Name Hours
CN 5310  Nutrition Care Process   3
CN 5340 Nutrition in Metabolism  3
CN 5002  Special Topics  1
Total   7

Spring

Course ID Course Name Hours
CN 5311 Medical Nutrition Therapy in Chronic Care  3
HCS 5330   Health Care Research   3
CN 5002 Special Topics    1
Total   7

Summer

Course ID Course Name Hours
CN 5312  Medical Nutrition Therapy in Acute Care    3
CN 5002  Special Topics      1
Total   4

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Year Two

Fall

Course ID Course Name Hours
CN 5390 Nutrition Research    3
  Clinical Nutrition Elective  3
  General Elective   3
Total   9

Spring

Course ID Course Name Hours
CN 5390 Nutrition Research 3
  General Electives  6
Total   9

Summer

Course ID Hours
General Elective 3
Total 3

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Special Requirements

See requirements listed under Master of Clinical Nutrition Coordinated Program.

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Graduation Requirements 

The Master of Clinical Nutrition for Health Professionals requires satisfactory completion of 36 semester credit hours and other criteria listed under graduation requirements for the Master of Clinical Nutrition Coordinated Program.

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