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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Advanced Nutrition Practice
The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications.
The MAppSc is designed for students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary program of study underpinned by science that delivers versatile skills relevant to multiple end-users. Optional paths are available that emphasise commercialisation, workplace-based projects or independent study.
Optional papers for particular interests
The MAppSc can be completed in 12 months or in stages, providing flexibility for recent graduates and those currently employed.
The study of Advanced Nutrition Practice is for students with a relevant undergraduate degree in human nutrition or sport and exercise nutrition, or a background from a related health field, who wish to develop and advance their nutrition skills and develop skills for a career in the practice of nutrition.
This course covers clinical nutrition, public health, sports and exercise nutrition, food solutions to nutritional issues and the latest evidence in nutrition research. Each aspect of the course has practical components that allows students to learn and develop skills in real-world environments. Students also have the opportunity to take papers from other departments such as sports and exercise science, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, public health, science communication and food science depending on their areas of interest.
A major component of this course is completing a substantial period of work experience or a placement within an organisation in an area or field of work that is of interest to the student.
Admission to the program shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
- Be a graduate and have achieved an average grade of at least B in the relevant 300-level papers;
- Have obtained a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science with an average grade of at least B;
- Have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the program.
If your first language is not English you need to meet our English language requirements as follows: IELTS score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0); Internet-based TOEFL: Score of 95 with a minimum writing score of 22; Paper-based TOEFL: score of 587 (TWE 4.5), we also accept a number of other English language tests. Due to COVID-19, we currently accept IELTS Indicator Test, and TOEFL iBT Special home Edition.
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- Applied Nutrition & Disease Management
- Practice in Public Health Nutrition
- Applications in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- Nutrition and Human Health
- One of Commercialisation Project, Supervised Independent Study, Workplace-based Project
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Applicants should submit their online application form along with the following supporting documents: scanned copies of their previous official academic transcripts (awards gained, marks, grades); a certified copy of the personal details page of their passport or a birth certificate (in English); Educational Credential Evaluators report (ECE); and certified/notarised translations of original documents which are not in English. After completion of online application, applicant’s proof of identity document must be posted to: International Office, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand. International student applications for semester 1/summer school study close: Oct-31; Semester 2 study close: Apr-30.
International tuition fees per year: 59066 NZD
Level of Award of the Degree
The degree may be awarded with distinction or with credit.
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