Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences

Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences
from The University of Texas at Austin

1-year track tuition & fees:$25,300
2-year track tuition & fees:$25,600

Important dates & deadlines
Fall 2020
Rolling admissions: July 15, 2020
Program Start Date: August 30, 2020

Prerequisites for Admission Consideration:
1.Completed Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
2.Completion Specific Coursework (or equivalent) including:
◦ Organic Chemistry
◦ Biochemistry*
◦ Human Physiology
◦ Introductory Nutrition

* HarvardX’s Principles of Biochemistry
Length: 15 Weeks
Price: Verified Certificate for $199

Course coursework includes:
1. Advanced Nutritional Sciences I: Macronutrient Metabolism
2. Advanced Nutritional Sciences II: Micronutrient Metabolism
3. Molecular Nutrition
4. Experimental Design and Statistics
5. Advanced Experimental Design and Statistics

Students have the choice to complete 1 of 2 concentrations:
• Health Promotion & Disease Prevention:
1. Theories of Nutrition Behavior
2. Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
3. Energy Balance and Obesity
4. Disease Prevention
5. Current Issues in Nutritional Sciences

• Biochemical & Functional Nutrition:
1. Nutrition Immunology
2. Nutrition as Medicine
3. Nutrition and Cancer
4. Nutrigenomics
5. Current Issues in Nutritional Sciences


DW > Better brain health

Better brain health
DW Documentary
March 5, 2020


the case of the cannibalistic hamster: corn > vitamin B3

rats in junk food: memory impairment

microglial cells: ingest fragments from live neurons

Vitamin D and Immunity

Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data
BMJ 2017; 356 (Published 15 February 2017)

25 mcg = 1,000 IU

hypercalcemia: 0.5% same in placebo group
renal stones: 0.2% same in placebo group

How To Boost Immune System Against Coronavirus Infection (Abazar Habibinia, MD, Director of CAASN)

– vitamin D 10,000 IU
– zinc 50 – 100 mg/day

– avoid sugars
– vitamin C > 3,000 mg/day
– flavonoids > 200 mg/day (enhance the function of vitamin C)

WBCs production
– vitamin A 10,000 – 20,000 IU/day
– vitamin E 800/day
– vitamin B6 100 mg/day


Nutrition > Starches

The food we were born to eat: John McDougall
Dec 4, 2012 What food habits do all great civilizations have in common? John McDougall suggests that starch-based diets are the foods humans were born to eat. He has been studying, writing, and speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 40 years and is a bestselling author of several titles, including The Starch Solution.


Food for thought: How your belly controls your brain
Ruairi Robertson
December 2015