ONLINE Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/Thesis or Non-Thesis Projects Options
(See end of page regarding Fall 2018 pending program of study changes)
This is a 43-semester hour program with a thesis or non-thesis (projects) option. These two options are for graduates of an ACEND accredited baccalaureate Nutrition/Dietetics Program and Registered Dietitians who wish to pursue graduate training with an emphasis in clinical or community dietetics. The coursework for all this program is delivered using a distance learning format. The Online MS Nutrition thesis or non-thesis (projects) options allow students to pursue an independent research project as a culminating experience in their master's program or 12 pre-approved credits through a series of project, field experience, and independent study courses, respectively. Visit our website to view the required coursework.
This program admits for the fall semester only. Note: This program is not for persons who want to apply to the MS/Dietetic Internship. For that see MS/Dietetic Internship option. Applicants meeting all criteria are typically notified of acceptance upon review*, space permitting. Application not meeting all criteria may be admitted to the trial program, on a competitive basis and space permitting.
*Please note: Review of graduate assistantship applications begins May 15th. Students must be fully accepted to the Online MS Nutrition program in order to be considered for an assistantship.
The UNF Online MS Nutrition distance learning program is approved for non-standard tuition, e.g., market rate or self-supporting tuition. The tuition and fee assessments for these programs vary, and are shown on the UNF Tuition & Fees page. https://www.unf.edu/tuition/. Please note that Tuition Waivers are not accepted in this program.
Please contact the Online MS Nutrition Dietetics Director, Dr. Zhiping Yu.
MS/Dietetic Internship (or Clinical Practicum) Program
The The applicants to the Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics Dietetic Internship (or Clinical Practicum) option are persons with a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution and ACEND/CADE accredited program who want to complete their ACEND accredited 1200 hour supervised practice experience in coordination with related graduate coursework (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995). This Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics Dietetic Internship (MS/DI) 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, while simultaneously completing a distance learning degree (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995).
The mission of the Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics Dietetic Internship (or Clinical Practicum) option is that through excellence in teaching, research, and service, UNF will provide a high quality 1200 hour supervised practice experience that is coordinated with related graduate coursework in a high quality learning environment to develop graduates who pass the National Registration Exam, secure employment in dietetics, and pursue professional development and service.
The Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics Dietetic Internship (MS/DI) 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, while simultaneously completing a distance learning degree (see Technical Requirements) (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995).
Outcome data for the MS/DI program are available upon request. Estimated costs include tuition and fees, plus other expenses; please see "MS/DI Estimated Costs" under Resources for more information.
Please contact the MS/DI Director, Dr. Claudia Sealey-Potts, for more information on the MS/DI option.
The University of North Florida Combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship program has openings.
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics has pending program of study changes for the Master’s degree in Nutrition which are scheduled to take effect Fall 2018. The major changes will reduce the Master’s degree in Nutrition from 43 credits to 35 credits and there will be five tracks: The (1) face-to-face ACEND accredited Masters/Dietetic Internship (which participates in the DICAS Dietetic Internship selection process) and the (2) online Master’s program with four options: Professional Studies, Nutritional Sciences, Global Health, and Healthcare Informatics.
The pending Fall 2018 Masters programs of study concentrations are:
- MS/Dietetic Internship program (ACEND accredited)
- MS in Professional Studies in Dietetics or
- MS in Nutritional Sciences or
- MS in Global Health or
- MS in Healthcare Informatics
Dietetic Internship Information
MS/DI Estimated Costs
ISPP and MS/DI Recommendation Form
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