Press Release for Thursday, March 30, 2017
UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Master’s Degree Program Ranks No. 9 Nationwide
Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
The University of North Florida’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics online degree program in the Brooks College of Health ranked No. 9 in the country by GradSource.com. UNF was the only university in the state to make the ranking.
The universities and colleges included in the ranking were based on several criteria, including affordability, program prominence, student success, flexibility and related degrees. Some of the ranked universities across the country that UNF bested include Rutgers University Auburn University, New York Institute of Technology, Central Michigan University and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, to name a few.
“We strive to have programs that are high quality, relevant and focused on preparing students for evidence-based practice,” said Dr. Judith Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF. “We’re proud of this recognition and will continue to work toward providing students with an excellent education.”
The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics is a 43-semester hour program with a thesis or non-thesis (projects) option. These two options are for registered dietitians and nutritionists with a bachelor’s degree from an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics-accredited program who wish to pursue graduate training with an emphasis in clinical or community dietetics. The coursework for this program is delivered using a distance learning format.
The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics 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.
The Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF offers undergraduate and graduate programs that are committed to transforming students into valued professionals through the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors essential for lifelong learning.
UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.