Past Event

Nutrition Matters: IHN's One-Year MS in Human Nutrition Program Webinar

July 11, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing

The Institute of Human Nutrition is currently accepting applications to their one-year MS in Human Nutrition! On July 11, join Dr. Sharon Akabas, MS Program Director, for a webinar presentation and discover the intersections between nutrition and health, as well as how you can make a difference.


About the program

The Masters in Human Nutrition prepares students for advanced training or positions in healthcare, academia, and industry, in the United States and abroad. The IHN has a robust professional development and career guidance component to help students explore numerous academic and career options. In addition to acquiring a broad and deep training in nutrition science, students end the year as stronger critical thinkers, better writers, and more confident public speakers.

All courses are designed to enhance nutrition knowledge and skills and are applicable to academic, research, and clinical settings. Besides the core courses, students may choose to focus on one of three tracks: basic nutrition science, clinical, or public health nutrition. The Masters in Human Nutrition is comprised of 33 credits and is completed in one year, including ten weeks of full time work (350 hours or more) in the summer.

MS students must complete all required courses and electives with a grade average of B– or better, participate in at least one research project, and complete a written master's thesis summarizing the project results. The thesis must be approved by the sponsor of the project, the faculty adviser, and the director of the MS program. 

Though most students who enroll in the program plan to continue on to medical or dental school, the program serves as a foundation for those planning to continue on to PhD programs and those who will begin employment immediately upon graduation.



Sharon Akabas

I received a Ph.D. in Nutrition Science from Columbia University and am currently Director of a MS in Nutrition at Columbia University's Institute of Human Nutrition, and Associate Director for Educational Initiatives. I have taught for over 35 years at Columbia University, first at Teachers College, and currently at The Institute of Human Nutrition. In 2010, I was awarded the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, Columbia University.


Special Notice
  • The event will be conducted in English.

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code of confirmation. Please present the QR code at the entrance. 

  • Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time and no later than 20 minutes after the end of registration period.

  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance. 

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