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.
• Professional Studies in Dietetics
• Nutritional Sciences
• Global Health
• Healthcare Informatics
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.
- 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 email@example.com, 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.