Skip to Main Content

Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics online

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

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.

 
Spring 2019 admission information:
The spring 2019 option is only for the Pasco County Dietetic Interns and will close on 12/17/18. Please contact Dr. Yu for additional information.
 

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.
    •  
  • 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
    • 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.

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Zhiping Yu

z.yu@unf.edu

(904) 620-1442

Building 39 , Room 3044