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

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.

    • You can complete your program in 24 months.
    • 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.

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.

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Career Opportunities:

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

Sports Performance & Nutrition Coach
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!

* Note: The MS in Nutrition for Human Performance does not lead to a professional Nutritionist License.

Monica Barudin Student Testimonial

Sheri Rodgers, 
Nutrition in Human Performance Student

 “I cannot say enough great things about my experience.  I am a physician assistant with Henry Ford Health System in Jackson, Michigan who started the Master of Science Program with the goal of being able to provide better nutrition education to my patients with chronic illnesses.  Since my first class, I have been using what I learned to make a difference in the lives of my patients. 

The program curriculum focuses not just on nutrition but interviewing skills for patients/clients, how to determine what people need in their eating program, and what happens to the food once it is in the body.  There is a lot of chemistry and physiology involved and it really helps one to understand what impact their food choices have on their health. 

The Advisors and Professors here at Lasell couldn’t be better.  With such a small school, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  However, what I got is an excellent education from world-class professors, and personal, individual support.  I love Lasell, and I honestly feel that I made the right choice in pursuing my Master's Degree here. " 


The MS in Nutrition for Human Performance curriculum provides a graduate with the skills and knowledge foundations to lead careers in the nutrition and wellness fields.

This program has a total of 36 credits comprised of 10 required courses (30 credits) and 2 elective course (6 credits) which a student can chose from any graduate level course. 

Get information on our Course Schedules.

Nutrition Assessment
3 credits
Chemistry of Nutrition
3 credits
Advanced Nutrition & Metabolism
3 credits
Nutri Counseling Strat & Behavior Change
3 credits
Current Topics in Nutrition for Health
3 credits
Dietary Supplements
3 credits
Applied Nutrition Across the Lifespan
3 credits
Ethical Issues in Healthcare Professions
3 credits
Quantitative & Qualitative Research
3 credits
3 credits


Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's Nutrition for Human Performance graduate degree program must hold a bachelor's degree in a health-related field (e.g. Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Health and Human Performance).

OR a hold a bachelor's degree in any field with the following course work passed with a "C" grade or better:

  • Courses in Anatomy & Physiology I and II (8 credits)
  • 1 course in Chemistry with lab (4 credits)
  • 1 course in Statistics (3 credits)

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
  3. B.A./B.S. in a health-related field from an accredited institution or a Bachelor's degree in any field with a "C" or higher in the above-listed courses
  4. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
  5. Minimum GPA of 2.75
  6. Resume

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

* 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.