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, a MS/Dietetic Internship, and a Thesis or Non-Thesis MS in Nutrition for persons with a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution and ACEND/CADE accredited program with a major course of study in Food and Nutrition, Human Nutrition, or Food Management.
The Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics thesis and non-thesis options are designed for Registered Dietitians who wish to pursue graduate training with an emphasis in clinical or community dietetics. Both options are accelerated distance learning programs.
The Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics thesis option allows students to pursue an independent research project as a culminating experience in their master's program. Please click here for more information on this option, as well as Technical Requirements.
The Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics non-thesis option allows students to complete 12 pre-approved credits through a series of project, field experience, and independent study courses. Please click here for more information on this option, as well as Technical Requirements.
Option 3: The MS/Dietetic Internship (or Clinical Practicum) Program
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).
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 Direction, Dr. Claudia Sealey-Potts, for more information on the MS/DI option.
Dietetic Internship Information
MS/DI Estimated Costs
ISPP and MS/DI Recommendation Form
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