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Nutrition and Dietetics - Dietetic Professional Studies (online)


The online option in Nutrition and Dietetics 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 are persons that are registered dietitians with a baccalaureate degree transcript from an accepted institutional accreditor and ACEND/CADE accredited program with a major course of study in Food and Nutrition, Human Nutrition, or Food Management or Registered Dietitians.

Other Programs in Nutrition & Dietetics

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Summer Term . . . April 15

This program is not for those that intend to apply to
the Nutrition and Dietetics - Dietetic Internship.

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Jenifer Ross
Assistant Professor
(904) 620-2328

Program Contact

Emily Schroder
Academic Advisor

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements
    • Dietetic Internship Acceptance Letter OR Letter of Intent. The Letter of Intent should describe:
      • professional experiences and goals;
      • how UNF's master's program is aligned with your goals;
      • applicant's unique qualities (with examples) that will help him/her to be successful in a fully online master's program.
      • Not to exceed 3 pages in length
      • Double spaced with 1" margins
    • Bachelor's 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 graduate program director for transcript review 
    • Applicants must be a registered dietitian