Master of Science in Nutrition for Human Performance


Healthy smoothie next to a runner tying her shoes

 The M.S. in Nutrition for Human Performance is an online graduate degree designed for current allied health, sport or fitness professionals interested in advancing their careers; recent bachelor's degree graduates interested in the health or sport sciences, specifically nutrition, who wish to gain a M.S. before entering the workforce; or individuals from non-health science backgrounds who are interested in changing career paths (potentially could include individuals with Business, Marketing, Psychology, Counseling, Education, etc. degrees at the Bachelor's level). This program will offer both the current allied health professional and the non-health profession worker an opportunity to gain knowledge in the nutritional sciences for career enhancement or career change.



Core Courses
NHHP701 Chemistry of Nutrition 4
NHHP702 Nutrition Assessment 3
NHHP710 Dietary Supplements and Human Health and Performance 2
NHHP711 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism 3
NHHP712 Nutrition Counseling Strategies and Behavior Change 3
NHHP713 Current Topics in Nutrition for Performance 3
NHHP781 Nutrition Capstone 3
RSCI708 Applied Nutrition for Health Promotion 3
RSCI716 Ethical Issues in Healthcare Professions 3
RSCI780 Quantitative & Qualitative Research 3
Electives (Pick Two)
RSCI712 Field Experience 3
RSCI713 Pharmacology 3
RSCI715 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
RSCI717 Healthcare Leadership & Decision Making 3

Core Credits Required: 30

Elective Credits Required: 6

Total credit hours required for degree: 36

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell College's Nutrition for Health and Human Performance graduate degree program must hold a bachelor's degree from a BS in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Health and Human Performance, or equivalent degree program OR a Bachelor's degree in any field with the following course work passed with a "C" grade or better:

  • 8 credits in Anatomy & Physiology
  • 4 credits in Exercise Physiology (including lab) -or- 4 credits in Chemistry (including lab)
  • 3 credits in Nutrition
  • 3 credits in Statistics

GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. 

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
  3. B.A./B.S. in health related field from an accredited institution
  4. Two professional letters of recommendation from either faculty or employers
  5. A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
  6. Minimum GPA of 2.75
  7. Anatomy & Physiology (8 credits), Nutrition (3 credits), Statistics (3 credits), and Exercise Physiology with Lab or Chemistry with Lab (4 credits)
  8. Resume

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates withfewer than 3 years of professional work experience.*

Materials should be addressed to:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466