Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences

Online Undergraduate Course Options

Fall 2020 registration opens July 15, 2020; semester begins September 1, 2020

Spring 2021 registration opens Dec. 7, 2020; semester begins January 19, 2021

NUTR 3610 Nutritional Aspects of Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

This course covers organic chemistry principles and concepts related to nutrition and dietetics. It serves as a fundamental course for understanding how organic compounds are assimilated into the body by digestion, absorption, and intermediary metabolism. The significance and role of these compounds found in the food supply and in the body is emphasized.

NUTR 3700 Introduction to Vitamins & Mineral Metabolism (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of vitamin and mineral metabolism at the undergraduate level. It will cover vitamin and mineral functions, metabolism, sources, and current recommendations for use, with an emphasis on their impact on human health and disease.

NUTR 3620 Nutritional Aspects of Biochemistry (4 credits)

This course provides a foundation of nutritional biochemistry to help students understand the nutritional/biochemical process involved in health and disease. It covers the structure and function of macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids); metabolic and bioenergetic pathways; the role of nucleic acids in genetic information. [Course prerequisite Organic Chemistry]

NUTR 3100 Experimental Foods (3 credits)

This course explores the fundamentals of experimental foods from a scientific perspective. Topics include the research process; sensory and objective evaluation of foods; physical aspects of food preparation; components of foods including water, carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins; food safety and preservation; and food additives.

Note: Completion of prerequisites courses does not guarantee admissions into Entry Level MS Clinical Nutrition program.


ELMSCN Prerequisite Courses Offered at Rutgers School of Health Professions
 These courses are web-based

Course # Course Title Semester Offered
NUTR3610 Nutritional Aspects of Organic Chemistry Fall 2020
NUTR3700 Introduction to Vitamins and Mineral Metabolism Fall 2020
NUTR3620 Nutritional Biochemistry Spring 2021
NUTR3100 Experimental Foods Spring 2021

If you wish to register as a non-matriculated student, please go to:
Entry Level MSCN program application deadline: February 15, 2021
Applications can be accessed at:
For more information, please contact Emily Peters MPH at