Master of Science in Nutrition for Human Performance


Healthy smoothie next to a runner tying her shoes

This 100% online program prepares students with the skills and knowledge they need to help clients meet their performance goals through the power of nutrition. Students will not only gain a strong knowledge of the impact of diet and nutrition on performance and well-being, but will also develop an entrepreneurial mindset and the confidence to advance their careers - whether within their current line of work or in a new field.  

Why Lasell's M.S. in Nutrition for Human Performance? 

    • You can complete your program in 24 months.
    • Tuition is a competitive $600 per credit.
    • All classes are capped at 23 students.
    • There is no GRE/GMAT requirement.  
    • Prepares students for CISSN Certification

The Lasell Experience:

Holistic knowledge of nutrition - Lasell's comprehensive approach combines cutting-edge research with sound practical applications, and integrates coursework related to biochemistry, metabolism, health, and wellness. You'll gain robust preparation for a wide range of professional opportunities in this developing industry.

Designed for working professionals - Our online course format offers unmatched flexibility to suit your busy lifestyle, while our extensive graduate student services ensure you remain connected to the Lasell community and fully supported throughout your program.

A platform for cultivating leadership - We encourage students to take advantage of leadership courses and opportunities that are built into our curriculum, helping them become agents of change in their workplaces and preparing them for advanced positions following graduation.

Expert faculty focused on your success - Faculty members are not only accomplished teachers - they are accomplished professionals in their field. They bring deep insight, extensive experience, and above all, a true desire to help you achieve your goals.

Capstone experience - Through a hands-on research project, apply your new knowledge and gain valuable resume-building experience that will help you hit the ground running after graduation.  

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Career Opportunities:

Here's a sampling of the job titles student can attain after they complete their degree.

Sports Nutritionist
Sports Performance & Nutrition Coach
Consultant Nutritionist
Fitness/Wellness Director
Personal Trainer
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Wellness Coach

Students planning toward a career as a Nutritionist or someone who provides nutrition counseling should refer to the Center for Nutrition Advocacy,, to determine the laws in their state.

Advance your career-apply today!


Major Requirement
NHP701 Chemistry of Nutrition 4
NHP702 Nutrition Assessment 3
NHP710 Dietary Supplements & Human Health 2
NHP711 Advanced Nutrition & Metabolism 3
NHP712 Nutri Counseling Strat & Behavior Change 3
NHP713 Current Topics in Nutrition for Health 3
RSCI708 Applied Nutrition Across the Lifespan 3
RSCI716 Ethical Issues in Healthcare Professions 3
RSCI780 Quantitative & Qualitative Research 3
RSCI781 Capstone 3
Choose 2 from the following
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

Course Schedule

Spring 2018

Course NumberNameFormatInstructorDay/TimeSession Dates
NHP 711 Advanced Nutrition & Metabolism
Prereq NHP701 Min Grade B-
Online Hastie, Marisa Session I 1/16 - 3/6
NHP 712 Nutrition Counseling Strategies & Behavior Change Online Violante, April Session I 1/16 - 3/6

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. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.

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