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Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics online

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Zhiping Yu

z.yu@unf.edu

(904) 620-1442

Building 39 , Room 3044

ADMISSIONS

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 4

Spring Term . . . . . No applications will be accepted for this term

Summer Term . . . No applications will be accepted for this term

This program admits for the fall semester only. Note: This program is not for persons who want to apply to the MS/Dietetic Internship. For that, see MS/Dietetic Internship option.
Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from 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

  • Applicants interested in Professional Studies in Dietetics must also submit:
    • A baccalaureate degree in nutrition from an ACEND accredited program
    • Or a verification statement from an ACEND accredited program
    • Students without either requirement may need to complete prerequisite coursework.  Please contact the Online MS Program Director for transcript review
     
  • Applicants interested in Nutritional Science, Global Health or Health Informatics concentrations must also submit:
    • A baccalaureate degree in nutrition or related area from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution.
    • Students without a baccalaureate in nutrition may need to complete prerequisite coursework.  Please contact the MS Online Program Director for transcript review.
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  • GRE scores (institutional code: 5490):
    • Prior to July 1, 2011: combined score of 1000
    • After July 1, 2011: 153 verbal, 144 quantitative
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  • 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
    • Describe professional experiences and goals
    • Describe how UNF's master's program is aligned with your 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) 620-1770 or mail:
University of North Florida
Brooks College of Health Advising
1 UNF Drive 
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Applicants not meeting the 3 years of full-time work experience in nutrition and dietetics may contact Dr. Zhiping Yu  for additional admission criteria options including the GRE.

THE PROGRAM

Program Overview

The online option in Nutrition is a distance learning degree for those students who wish to emphasize the application of advanced nutrition knowledge in a clinical or community based practice. Applicants for the online 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.

Applicants can select one of four areas of concentration: Professional Studies in Dietetics, Nutritional Science, Global Health and Healthcare Informatics.  Please note that Nutritional Science has a thesis requirement. 

 

Please click here for information on Technical Requirements.

Concentrations Offered
• Professional Studies in Dietetics
• Nutritional Sciences
• Global Health
• Healthcare Informatics
Special Notes about the Program
Effective January 1, 2016, students enrolled in the MS in Nutrition & Dietetics online program are not be eligible to receive the State Employee Tuition Waiver.  Students may also have limited ability to utilize other State approved waivers.  For more information, please see our page on University accepted waivers.

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