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  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 March 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 620pts.


    The Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program offers multidisciplinary training that provides a broad understanding of the field of nutrition as well as the specialized knowledge needed to conduct research in a sub-field. We have two major emphasis areas: nutritional biochemistry and physiology, and applied and community nutrition. Scientists working in nutritional biochemistry and physiology conduct their research using the tools of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and physiology to understand how organisms utilize nutrients to maintain optimal health. Applied nutritionists use sociological, psychological, anthropological methods, and education theory to investigate factors that influence the nutritional status of individuals and communities.

    The Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers draws its faculty from the Departments of Nutritional Sciences, Animal Sciences, Food Sciences, and Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, other divisions of Rutgers University, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (formerly UMDNJ). Students also benefit from the courses offered and broad research expertise of faculty in related departments in other divisions of Rutgers University and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (formerly UMDNJ).

    * Introduction to Applied Nutrition Research
    * Nutritional Aspects of Disease
    * Principles of Nutrition Research
    * Nutritional Epidemiology
    * Nutrition: A Biochemical and Physiological Basis
    * Advanced Nutrition I: Macronutrients

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    University requirements

    Program requirements

    A bachelor's degree from an accredited college showing potential for achievement in scholarly activities. The following are prerequisites for admission: * 1 year general chemistry with lab * 1 year organic chemistry or 1 semester organic chemistry plus 1 semester of biochemistry * At least 12 additional credits in advanced (300-400 level) sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, nutrition, or food science) * GRE: 304 or above (minimum verbal 153; minimum quantitative 151) * TOEFL * GPA: B average or above * Three letters of recommendation English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 560 TOEFL iBT® test: 83



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    * Rutgers is a memberso are Harvard, Yale, and Berkeleyof the prestigious Association of American Universities, the 61 leading research universities in North America.
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    * Rutgers international reputation draws top students from more than 130 countries and all 50 states.

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