Applied Nutrition

Program Mission

To obtain a firm basis in critical thinking and up-to-date knowledge in nutrition to evaluate current developments in the field and assess program effectiveness.

Program Philosophy

The applied Nutrition graduate program is based on a solid scientific foundation with a strong focus on research, nutritional epidemiology, public health perspectives, and cutting edge topics in the field of nutrition. Likewise, courses in nutrition communication and food and nutrition program development and evaluation provide a well-rounded view of nutrition. The skills obtained will allow graduates to become leaders in and to make significant contributions to the field.

the 31-34-credit M.S. in Applied Nutrition is designed to be flexible and to accommodate the adult learner. Emphasis is placed on providing students with the following skills:

  • Critical evaluation skills through analysis of research literature.
  • Ability to integrate and apply what is learned to relevant and current situations.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the most recent developments in the field.
  • Strong background in theory of health behavior and the translation of theory into practice, a valuable tool in public health, community as well as clinical nutrition setting.
  • Skills in planning, conducting, and evaluating food and nutrition programs and interventions.
  • The ability to communicate nutrition messages effectively to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Hands-on experience in designing and conducting research including identifying research hypotheses, developing surveys, collecting and Analyzing data, as well as interpreting results and write-up. All students will be encouraged to publish their work.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must meet the general admission requirements for Sage Graduate School. An interview with the Director of graduate Programs in Nutrition is recommended.

Registered Dietitians with Graduate Credits

Official transcripts will be evaluated. A maximum of nine graduate credits or 25 percent of the degree, whichever is greater, may be transferred from another Institution if such work was completed within five years of the first course counted toward the MS degree at Sage. Transferred credits must be a "B" of better.

Registered Dietitians Who completed the Sage Graduate school Dietetic Internship

Credits earned through the Sage Graduate School Dietetic Internship will apply to the MS in Applied Nutrition. Students must complete the remaining 21 credits including a master's project (NTR 690  and NTR 691) in order to graduate with an M.S. in Applied Nutrition.

Applicants with Bachelor's Degree in a Field Other Than Nutrition

Official transcripts will be evaluated. Certain nutrition prerequisites (normally SCI 120,
NTR 501, and NTR 503) will be required in preparation for graduate study. Additional basic courses needed are introduction to Psychology, Statistics, and Anatomy and Physiology I and II. General and Organic chemistry are highly recommended.

General Information

Students may attend MS degree program on a full-time or part-time basis. The program is a minimum of three to four terms for full-time students. Working students and commuting students will find courses conveniently scheduled. Courses are typically offered weekly during the evening, but may also be offered during the day or on an every-other-week or a weekend institute basis.

Ms Applied Nutrition

The Sage Colleges MS in Applied Nutrition cannot accept students from the following states:

  • Arkansas
  • Iowa

If you live outside of New York, please read the following letter. It also explains why we are unable to accept applications at this time from the above states as we are not currently pursuing authorization there: State & Federal Regulations Letter

 


BS/MS Information Sessions

Spring 2014

Troy campus Ackerman 300                                                                         July 22
2:00pm

Please be on time as not to miss vital information and count on staying close to two hours. For information please contact:

Professor Colleen McCrief, Coordinator, BS Program, Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics  mccric@sage.edu, or
Dr. Sonya Irish Hauser, Director, Post-bacc Programs, hauses@sage.edu.


 

DI Information Sessions

All prospective interns are strongly encouraged to either attend an Information Session or arrange a telephone Information Session prior to completing the Dietetic Internship Application packet, which is due Feb. 15, 2015 for the Fall 2015 class.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Onsite Track Information Session
Cowee IV, Troy Campus
2:30pm-4:00pm
October 22
Distance Track Information Session (via Skype)
2:30pm-4:00pm EST
** Please register for this information session by emailing
mccomk@sage.edu by Oct. 17, 2014. Be sure to provide your Skype name.
October 23

 

DICAS info sessions for Sage students:

DI Application Workshop
ACK 300, Troy Campus
2:30pm-4:00pm
October 8
DICAS Application Workshop : Sage DPD Students
Location TBA
9:00am-12:00pm
December 12

 

ACK= Sessions are held on the Troy Campus in Ackerman Hall, Room 300.
A= Sessions are held at the Kahl Campus Center Room 224 on the Albany Campus
T= Sessions are held at Buchman Pavilion, Troy Campus

Please contact DI Director, Professor McComb at mccomk@sage.edu or, Ms. Morgan at morgam1@sage.edu, if you wish to attend one of these sessions. More sessions will be scheduled for 2014. Please check back often for updated Information Sessions and Admissions Events.