MSc Degree Conversion
Seven universities have now completed the formalities necessary for the IOC Diploma program in Sports Nutrition to receive prior learning credits towards an MSc Degree award. These are: University of Stirling, UK; University of Westminister, UK; the University of Hawaii, USA; Texas Womens University, USA; USA; University of Ulster, UK, The University of Otago, New Zealand and the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Several other Universities are currently progressing a similar arrangement.
MSc in Sports Nutrition, University of Stirling, UK
The University of Stirling, which is located in central Scotland, has approved the MSc upgrade from the IOC diploma. Students holding the IOC diploma are admitted with 120 credits and do a project-only course over 6 months full-time or 12 months part-time to obtain an MSc in Sports Nutrition. This opportunity is available with immediate effect.
Contact: Dr Nidia Rodriguez-Sanchez at nidia[email protected]
MSc in Sports and Exercise Nutrition, University of Westminister, UK
Contact: Dr Michael Newell
Masters in Sports Nutrition, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
This research-based master’s degree has been designed for students who wish to develop their professional standing in the field of sports nutrition. The program will assist to equip graduates for senior positions and leadership, and increase professional credibility in sports nutrition. The program offers opportunities to deepen knowledge and understanding of sports nutrition through research and can be tailored to suit individual interests. Students will complete a research thesis that will be individualised to suit the student’s area of interest. Research components of the program must be approved by the program coordinator and are based on the availability of supervisory staff with relevant expertise. The program can be upgraded to a Doctor of Philosophy with approval from the Dean and program coordinator.
Master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Nutritional Sciences Master’s degree program at the University of Hawaii accepts the successful completion of the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition as fulfilling part of the requirements for its Master of Science (MS) degree. The IOC program must have been completed within 3 years prior to entering, or can be taken concurrently with, our MS program. If completed prior to entering, the IOC program must not have been used as credit towards a previous degree. If the student fails to complete the IOC program, they can petition the graduate chairman to evaluate their IOC transcripts and consider if any credits can be applied to their MS program. Our Nutritional Sciences MS program offers both Thesis (Plan A) and Non-thesis (Plan B) options. Both options require a minimum of 30 degree-related credits for graduation. For the Plan B, Non-thesis option, the successful completion of the IOC program can be used to replace up to 11 credits in elective courses and 3 credits in research. However, all required courses (13 credits) and a required research project (6 credits total) must be completed to the satisfaction of the student’s Plan B research advisor and committee. The plan B research project may include research initiated as part of the IOC Diploma program if approved by the student’s research advisor. All other degree requirements for the MS program must also be met. For the Plan A, Thesis option, the successful completion of the IOC program can be used to replace up to 5 credits in elective courses and 2 credits in research. However, all required courses (13 credits) and a required thesis research project (10 credits) must be completed to the satisfaction of the student’s Plan A thesis research advisor and committee. The thesis research project may include research initiated as part of the IOC Diploma program. All other degree requirements for the MS program must also be met.
Please visit our Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences Department website at:
The requirements of the Nutritional Sciences Master’s degree program can be found at:
Contact: Dr Alan Titchenal [email protected]
Masters of Sport and Exercise Nutrition, University of Ulster, UK
Contact: : Dr. Andrea McNeilly [email protected]
Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, The University of Otago, New Zewland
Contact: Katherine Black [email protected]
MSc in Exercise and Sports Nutrition, Texas Woman’s University, USA