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Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Where Experiential Learning and Advanced Education Meet


Extracurricular Opportunities

Opportunities to grow both personally and professionally outside of the classroom during the MS in HND program include the following:

Auraria Campus Student Dietetic Association

The Auraria Campus Student Dietetic Association (ACSDA) was founded by Human Nutrition and Dietetics students at MSU Denver. This club focuses on health and wellness through personal nutrition and education offerings, provides networking opportunities for students, as well as volunteer and career opportunities. The ACSDA has an active Facebook page and website.

Nutrition Nerds Journal Club

During Fall and Spring semesters, the Department of Nutrition hosts a Nutrition Nerds Journal Club aimed at getting students and faculty together to interact, build community, share ideas, and keep up with the latest in nutrition research. Current and new MS in HND students will be emailed information each semester about Nutrition Nerds meeting times. For more information about the Nutrition Nerds Journal Club, contact gradnutrition@msudenver.edu.

Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Grant

The Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans grant (POHA-Denver) within the Department of Nutrition offers students an opportunity to connect with peers, faculty, staff, and professionals every semester to attend workshops and conferences. Topics include those related to cultural intelligence, diversity and inclusion in the field of nutrition and dietetics, financial literacy, etc. More information about the POHA-Denver program can be found on the website.

Health Institute’s Student Board of Healthcare Ambassadors

The Health Institute’s Student Board of Healthcare Ambassadors (SBHA) is a group consisting of undergraduate and graduate students. The SBHA provides a unique leadership experience and opportunity to help shape the development of MSU Denver’s Health Institute. Applications are typically accepted in the fall for the SBHA.

Three Minute Talk Competition

All MS in HND students are encouraged to participate in the university level Three Minute Talk (3MT) Competition. Participants are allowed to create one Power Point slide and have three minutes to describe their research. Participants will compete with graduate students across the University and have an opportunity to win cash prizes. Questions about the 3MT can be answered by the Office of Graduate Studies.


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