Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Catherine Christie

Graduate Program Director

c.christie@unf.edu

(904) 620-1202

Building 39, Room 3051

Dr. Claudia Sealey-Potts

Internship Coordinator

c.sealey-potts.145892@unf.edu

(904) 620-1429

Building 39, Room 3048
ADMISSIONS
Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1 for the MS/Dietetic Internship Program

The MS/Dietetic Internship Nutrition program admits for the fall term only. The online MS in Nutrition program admits all modular terms. Please click here for deadlines associated with the online program.

Admission Requirements

Online MS Nutrition Program Admission Requirements

 

University requirements: 

  1. A baccalaureate degree in nutrition from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

Additional program requirements:

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. GRE scores (Institutional Code: 5490)
    • Prior to July 1, 2011:     combined score of 1000
    • After July 1, 2011:         153 verbal, 144 quantitative
    • OR three (3) years of professional experience in nutrition and/or dietetics  
  3. Letter of intent
    • 3 pages in length maximum
    • double-spaced with 1" margins
    • describe professional experiences and goals
    • describe how UNF's master's program is aligned with your goals
    • describe the qualities you think are most predictive of successful completion of an online master's program 
    • Click here for instructions on how to submit your letter of intent.
Applicants not meeting the 3 years of full time work experience in nutrition and dietetics may contact Dr. Catherine Christie for additional admission criteria options including the GRE.

MS/Dietetic Internship Program Admission Requirements

University requirements: 

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

Additional program requirements:

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. GRE scores (Institutional Code: 5490)
    • Prior to July 1, 2011:     combined score of 1000
    • After July 1, 2011:         153 verbal, 144 quantitative
  3. Three reference letters
  4. Personal statement
  5. The Internship component requires a separate application through DICAS and students must participate in the D & D Computer Matching process for internship admission. You may receive information about the D&D Computer Matching process from the BSH/DPD Nutrition Program Director or D & D Digital Systems at:
Suite 301, 304 Main Street
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 292-0490
Fax: (515) 663-9427
dnd@netins.net
www.dnddigital.com

Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.

 

For more information on how to apply click here.

Additional requirements for International applicants can be found here.

THE PROGRAM
Program Overview

Online MS Nutrition Program

The MS Thesis or Non-Thesis option in Nutrition is a distance learning degree for those students who wish to emphasize the application of advanced nutrition knowledge in clinical or community based health programs. Applicants for the MS Thesis or Non-Thesis option in Nutrition are 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 or Registered Dietitians.

Thesis 

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. Please click here for information on this option, as well as Technical Requirements.

Non-Thesis 

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. Please click here for information on this option, as well as Technical Requirements.

 

MS/Dietetic Internship Nutrition Program  

Applicants to the MS 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. This Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetic Dietetic Internship (MS/DI) option enables graduates from ACEND accredited didactic programs in dietetics to fulfill the requirement for pre-professional practice experience and become eligible to sit for the National Registration Examination, while simultaneously completing a distance learning degree.

 


Fifteen students are admitted each fall to this 4-semester, full-time program. Students must complete both the master's degree and internship experience in order to receive a verification statement and sit for the National Registration Examination. 

 

The Dietetic Internship at the University of North Florida has been granted Accreditation by:

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

(ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association

(formerly known as the American Dietetic Association)

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000

Chicago, IL 60606-6995

Phone: (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400

 

INFORMATION
Accreditation The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association
Curriculum and Requirements Nutrition Curriculum
Program Policies
Total Program
Credit Hours
43
Average Length
of the Program
Two years
Approximate Enrollment 30
Community Connections The Nutrition program has one of the strongest community internship programs at UNF, with rotation sites at Shands Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center, St. Vincent 's Hospital, Flagler Hospital, Memorial Medical Center, Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Baptist Medical Center, Duval County Public Health Department WIC Sites, Medical Nutrition Therapy of Florida, Inc., Jacksonville Children's Commission, AHEC, Jacksonville Senior Services, UNF Child Development Research Center, High Intensity Training Center, Shands Diabetes Center, Baptist Pediatrics, River Garden Hebrew Home, Nemours Children's Hospital, and Wekiva Springs