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Graduate Programs - Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics

UNF Brooks College of Health offers two ways to complete a Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics:

  1. Online Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/Thesis or Non-Thesis Projects Options
  2. MS/Dietetic Internship (or Clinical Practicum) Program 

Online Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/Thesis or Non-Thesis Projects Options

 

Overview  

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.

    Application Deadlines

    Fall Term . . . . . . .  August 4 

     
    This program admits for the fall semester only. Note: This program is not for persons who want to apply to the MS/Dietetic Internship. 

    Admission Requirements

    University Requirements

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

    Additional Program Requirements

    • Official transcripts from all attended institutions 
    • 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
    • Letter of Intent
      • Three (3) pages in length maximum
      • Double-spaced with 1" margins
      • Describes professional experiences and goals
      • Describe the qualities you think are the most predictive of successful completion of an online master's program
      • Click here for instructions on how to submit your letter of intent
    • Submit supplemental application (Nutrition Supplemental Application) to the Brooks College of Health Advising office by email to onlinenutrition@unf.edu, fax (904) 620-1942 or mail: 

                        University of North Florida

                        Brooks College of Health Advising

                        1 UNF Drive

                        Jacksonville, FL 32224

     

    Admissions Review 

     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.  

    Tuition

    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. 

    Contact

    Please contact the Online MS Nutrition Dietetics Director, Dr. Zhiping Yu

     

    MS/Dietetic Internship (or Clinical Practicum) Program   

    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 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.   

      

    We are not requiring applicants to have GRE scores at the time of application for second-round match. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis as they are received until our program is filled, so we encourage early application. If students have questions about the program, the program director is available to speak with them.

    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, Non-Thesis option, Graduate Interprofessional Certificate in Healthcare Informatics, or the Graduate Certificate in Global Health. To pursue the Clinical Practicum option (Internship) you must be admitted through D & D Matching.
    PRACTICUM OPTION (Internship)
    Students will complete DIE6940 Clinical Practice Nutr/Diet four times for a total of 12 semester hours.
    THESIS OPTION (online MS)
    9 semester hours of DIE6970 - Thesis and 3 semester hours of Elective (selected with Program director)
    NON-THESIS OPTION (online MS)
    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
    HIT CERT GR Cert in Healthcare Informat
    Students will complete four 3 credit Certificate courses to total 12 credit hours.
    GH CERT GR Cert in Global Health
    Students will complete four 3 credit Certificate courses to total 12 semester hours.