This distance learning degree is designed for those students who wish to emphasize the application of advanced nutrition knowledge in clinical or community based health programs. There are three options to this 43-semester hour program.
The Master of Science in Nutrition thesis option allows students to pursue an independent research project as a culminating experience in their master's program. Contact the Graduate Program Director about part-time and full-time distance learning options.
The Master of Science in Nutrition non-thesis option allows students to complete 12 pre-approved credits through a series of project, field experience, and independent study courses. Contact the Graduate Program Director about part-time and full-time distance learning options. These two options are designed for Registered Dietitians who wish to pursue graduate training with an emphasis in clinical or community dietetics. If the undergraduate degree is not in nutrition or dietetics, it is recommended that students apply for a second bachelor’s degree to meet prerequisite requirements. Persons with a bachelor’s in nutrition or dietetics that is older than seven years will receive a course-by-course evaluation to determine needed prerequisites after application is made to the program.
The Master of Science in Nutrition clinical practicum or internship option enables graduates from ACEND-accredited didactic programs in dietetics to fulfill the requirement for a pre-professional practice experience and become eligible to sit for the National Registration Examination.
Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Thesis and Non-Thesis Course Schedule
The Master's Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics thesis and non-thesis options may be completed with a part-time (10 semester) or full-time course schedule. Please contact the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Cathy Christie, for more information on the full-time option.
Public Health Biostatistics I
(Total = 6 Cr)
Methods of Nutrition Assessment
(Total = 4 Cr)
Nutrition Education and Counseling
(Total = 3 Cr)
Advanced Concepts of Nutrition
Nutrition & Dietetics Research
Project or Thesis (3 Cr)
Sociocultural Influences on Nutrition
Nutrition & Dietetics Seminar
Graduate Learning Outcome
Nutrition/Dietetics Internship Information
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