Admission Information for the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Undergraduate Admissions

Admission information for Current Students

We value a diverse student body at the University of North Florida. Prospective nutrition students will apply for admission to the University. There is not a separate application to the nutrition program. General admission information can be found on the Freshman Student Admissions webpage.

Admission Information for Transfer Students

Prospective transfer students can contact a Brooks College of Health advisor for general information regarding the transfer of course credits. A formal transcript evaluation is completed after the student is accepted to UNF. Admission information for transfer students can be found on the Transfer Student Admissions webpage.

Admission Information for Post-Baccalaureate Students

Post-baccalaureate students should apply for undergraduate admission to seek a second bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics. Prospective post-baccalaureate students can contact a Brooks College of Health advisor for general information regarding the transfer of course credits. A formal transcript evaluation is completed after the student is accepted to UNF. Additional information can be found on the Post-Baccalaureate Admissions webpage.

 

Graduate Admissions: Master of Science/Dietetic Internship and Master of Science/Online 

The Department offers a Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics Dietetic Internship (MS/DI) and an accelerated online Master's degree in nutrition (MS-Online). Applications for admission are handled by the UNF Graduate School. For application questions please contact them at (904) 620-1360 or graduatestudies@unf.edu.

MS in Nutrition & Dietetics (Dietetics Internship)

Admission Requirements
  1.  Undergraduate degree in nutrition from a regionally and ACEND/CADE accredited school/program. Students who not have an undergraduate degree in nutrition can apply to UNF's undergraduate nutrition program (Bachelor of Science) to complete the necessary prerequisites
  2. Official transcript from all institutions attended
  3. GRE scores (UNF's institutional code is 5490) 
    •  Prior to July 1, 2011: Combined score of 1000    
    • After July 1, 2011: 153 Verbal, 144 Quantitative    
     
  4. Three reference letters  

  5. Personal statement 

  6. Separate application submitted through DICAS. 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 BS/DPD Program Director or D&D Digital Systems at:

                    D&D Digital Systems

                    Suite 301, Main Street

                    Ames, IA 50010

                    Phone: (515) 292-0490

                    Fax: (515) 663-9427

                    E-mail: dnd@netins.net

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How to Apply

  1. Submit application through DICAS
  2. Submit the UNF Graduate Application for Admission online. Be sure to select NO to the question asking if you want to apply for a fully online program with 8-week modular terms. The Dietetic Internship option is not available in 8-week modular terms
  3. Pay $30.00 university application fee
  4. Submit official transcripts for all college credits from each awarding institution and supplemental materials to The Graduate School at University of North Florida, The Graduate School, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32224 
  5. Receipt of materials may be verified with the Graduate School at (904) 620-1360

 Application Deadline 

 

This program offers admission each fall term. The deadline is February 15 each year.

MS in Nutrition & Dietetics (MS-Online, Thesis/Non-Thesis)

 
Effective January 1, 2016, students enrolled in the MS in Nutrition & Dietetics online thesis/non-thesis program will not be eligible to receive the State Employee Tuition Waiver. For more information, please see the Online Accelerated-Term Programs policy.
Admission Requirements 
  1.    Undergraduate degree in nutrition from a regionally and ACEND/CADE accredited school/program. Students who not have an undergraduate degree in nutrition can apply to UNF's undergraduate nutrition program (Bachelor of Science) to complete necessary prerequisites  
  2. Official transcript from all institutions attended 
  3. GRE scores (UNF's institutional code is 5490) or three (3) years of professional experience in nutrition and/or dietetics
  4. Letter of intent
    • Maximum 3 pages in length
    • 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
     
  5. Submit the MS in Nutrition & Dietetics Supplemental Application to the Brooks College of Health Advising office by e-mailing it to m.lichty@unf.edu, faxing it to (904) 620-1770 Attn: Megan Lichty, or by mailing it to University of North Florida, The Graduate School, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 
  6. All items except for the supplemental application must be submitted directly to the Graduate School at University of North Florida, The Graduate School, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32224 
 How to Apply
  1.  Submit the UNF Graduate Application for Admission online. Be sure to select YES to the question asking if you want to apply for a fully online program with 8-week modular terms
  2. Pay $30.00 university application fee
  3. Submit official transcripts for all college credits from each awarding institution and supplemental materials to University of North Florida, The Graduate School, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32224
  4. Submit the MS in Nutrition & Dietetics Supplemental Application to the Brooks College  of Health Advising office by e-mailing it to m.lichty@unf.edu, faxing it to (904) 620-1770 Attn: Megan Lichty, or by mailing it to University of North Florida, The Graduate School, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 
 Application Deadline
 
This program offers admission each module 1 term. Click here for application deadlines for the 8-week modular terms. 

 

 Graduate Admissions: Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition

 

Admission Standards 

  1. Be an RDN or DTR. Professional licensure required.
  2. A master's degree (if not, the candidate can apply to, and complete, the UNF Master's program prior to entering the DCN)
  3. A minimum of three year's work experience in the field of nutrition and dietetics
Admission Requirements 
  1.  Letter of intent discussing academic and professional experiences and goals 
  2. Proof of professional licensure
  3. Three recommendation letters (one from a colleague; one from an employer; one from a person of applicant's choice)
  4. Official transcripts of all college and/or university course work with final degree posted. Foreign degrees/transcripts must have an official evaluation
  5. CV/resume
  6. GRE (optional requirement)

How to Apply 

  1.  Submit an UNF Graduate Application for Admission online  
  2. Pay $30.00 university application fee 
  3. Following application submission, applicant will receive an e-mail confirmation with directions to upload the following documentation: Letter of intent; proof of licensure (RDN or DTR); CV/resume  

Please direct any questions regarding application materials or status to the UNF Graduate School, (904) 620-1360.

 

Application Deadline  

 

Deadline is May 31, 2016.

 

Other Program(s) 

 

For more information about the UNF Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway Program, please click here