• Graduate Program
    Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics

    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.

    Options 1 & 2: Thesis and Non-Thesis  

    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.   


    Program of Study 

  • Major: Nutrition & Dietetics
    Degree: Master of Science
    Core Requirements (6 credits)
    HSC6509 Nutritional Epidemiology (3 Credits)
    HUN6910 Nut/Diet Res (3 Credits)
    Major Requirements (25 credits)
    HUN6612 Nutrition Education/Counseling (3 Credits)
    HUN6123 Socio Infl on Nutrition (3 Credits)
    HUN5265 Methods of Nutrition Assess (1 Credit)
    HUN6285 Nutrition and Metabolism I (3 Credits)
    HUN6331 Nutr and Metabolism II (3 Credits)
    DIE6248 Clinical Nutrition (3 Credits)
    HUN6916 Adv Conc Nutr (3 Credits)
    PHC6050 Public Health Biostats I (3 Credits)
    HUN6911 Nutrition / Dietetics Seminar (1-3 Credits)
    Major Electives (12 credits)
    Select one option below: Clinical Practicum option, Thesis option, or Non-Thesis option. To pursue the Clinical Practicum option (Internship) you must be admitted through D & D Matching.
    Students will complete DIE6940 Clinincal Practice Nutr/Diet four times for a total of 12 semester hours.
    9 semester hours of DIE6970 - Thesis and 3 semester hours of Elective (selected with Program director)
    12 semester hours of projects, independent study, or field research.
    • DIE6906 - Dietetics Independent Study and Research
    • DIE6945 -Dietetics Field Experience
    • DIE6912 - Projects in Nutrition & Dietetics
    • DIE6931 - Special Topics in Dietetics
    • DIE6900 - Dietetics Readings & Conference