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UT Austin to begin offering online Masters of Nutrition degree this fall

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UT Austin to begin offering online Masters of Nutrition degree this fall


THEY’RE TARGETING, NEXT. 2-ROBERT:PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GET A MASTERS DEGREE IN NUTRITION SCIENCE AT UT AUSTIN WILL SOON BE ABLE TO DO SO ENTIRELY FROM A LAPTOP AT HOME. SHANNON:U-T JUST ANNOUNCED THIS 100 PERCENT ONLINE MASTERS PROGRAM.KXAN’S ALYSSA GOARD EXPLAINS WHY THE DEMAND FOR ADVANCED NUTRITION DEGREES IS SENDING U-T AUSTIN FURTHER INTO THE AGE OF DIGITAL LEARNING. MOLLY BRAY, CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES” HE’S SKINNIER, HE’S MORE METABOLICALLY HEALTHY, BUT WHY IS THAT?”MOLLY BRAY WILL SOON SHE’LL TAKE WHAT SHE TEACHES STUDENTS IN THIS UT LABORATORY, TO STUDENTS WHO WILL WATCH HER FROM THEIR COMPUTERS. THEY’LL LEARN FROM FACULTY THROUGH LECTURE LIVE FEEDS AND DEMONSTRATION VIDEOS. MOLLY BRAY, CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES”OUR IMPETUS FOR STARTING THIS PROGRAM AND FOR LAUNCHING IT IS BECAUSE ALL REGISTERED DIETICIANS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE MASTERS LEVEL EDUCATION BY THE YEAR 2024,” THEY ANTICIPATE A BIG DEMAND FROM DIETICIANS AND PEOPLE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD WHO WANT TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION. NATALIE POLOUS// LECTURER, GRATUATE OF UT MASTERS OF NUTRITION PROGRAM. ” I’VE TALKED TO MULTIPLE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO DO SOMETHING LIKE APPLY FOR AMERICORPS OR APPLY FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL IN 2 YEARS BUT REALLY WANT TO STAY ENGAGED OR CONTINUE LEARNING NATALIE POULOS WHO IS A GRADUATE OF THE NUTRITION BACHELORS PROGRAM, SAYS MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE FOOD WE PUT IN OUR BODIESNATALIS POLOUS// LECTURER, GRATUATE OF UT MASTERS OF NUTRITION PROGRAM. “I AT LEAST ANY HEALTH RELATED FIELD HAS COME TO UNDERSTAND THAT NUTRITION PLAYS A REALLY CRITICAL ROLE IN NOT ONLY THE RECOVERY PROCESS OF THINGS LIKE DISEASES, BUT IN THE PREVENTION PROCESS TOO.” THEY’RE ALSO LEARNING THAT TO TEACH IN THE DIGITAL AGE, YOU HAVE TO THINK OUT OF THE BOX “IT’S REALLY HAVING US RETHINK HOW WE TEACH AND THAT YOU CAN’T NECCESARILY EFFECTIVELY PUT AN HOUR AND A HALF, 3 HOUR LECTURE ONLINE AND EXPECT PEOPLE TO LEARN T HE SAME WAY” ALYSSA GOARD KXAN NEWSSHANNON: THE DEGREE WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING THIS FALL. FOR STUDENTS WHO WANT TO BE PART OF THE PROGRAM IN THE FALL, THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS AUGUST 1. ROBERT:THIS IS THE FIRST 100 PERCENT ONLINE DEGREE OFFERED IN U-T AUSTIN’S COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES. THE UNIVERSITY OFFERS ONE OTHER – IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.OTHER DEGREES OFFERED WITH A MIX OF ONLINE AND IN- PERSON COURSES INCLUDE: – THE MASTER’S DEGREE IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT- A MASTER’S IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING- AND A MASTERS IN TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION.UT AUSTIN IS EXPLORING AT LEAST 2 OTHER OPTIONS FOR ONLINE GRADUATE

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