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The online Master of Science (MS) in Nutrition Education from American University provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to help others improve their health and well-being through more informed nutritional choices and a greater understanding of the connection between diet and disease.
This powerful program is unique in its dual focus.
It’s the program you need that you didn’t know existed.
Our students are changemakers at heart. They’re passionate about nutrition and helping individuals, communities, and entire populations improve their lives using nutrition education. They come from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds and are at various stages in their career. Few come in with a background in nutrition, and many are interested in switching careers altogether. What they share is a desire to understand the science of nutrition and develop the skills they need to positively impact those around them.
By graduation, you’ll feel confident in your ability to serve as a trusted source of nutritional information and impact health for generations.
Note: Effective January 1, 2024, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will require all registered dietitian candidates to have a master’s degree. Fulfill this requirement now with American University’s MS in Nutrition Education degree and learn how you can help your clients make the lasting changes you know they need.
Understand how nutritional health intersects with other aspects of health such as physical activity, child development, aging, quality of life, and disease prevention, in order to analyze and demonstrate scientific knowledge in nutrition consistent with health recommendations for the human lifecycle.
Design nutrition education programs and advance nutrition knowledge for diverse audiences in various settings, including schools, communities, public health departments, government organizations, and corporations, using select models and theories.
Understand where and how to find and interpret accurate, reliable, and evidence-based nutrition information and disease studies to integrate evidence-based findings with existing knowledge to achieve sound nutrition practices and improved health.
Evaluate a nutrition education program in consideration of all steps of select models and theories and make recommendations for improvements. Examine the different types of evaluation and create a logic model.
Communicate using strategies such as social marketing and consumer-friendly health writing to effectively promote healthier nutrition behaviors to individuals, organizations and communities.
Some program coursework can be counted towards the Certified Nutritionist Specialist® credential, a formal recognition for nutrition professionals who have met rigorous and demanding eligibility requirements.
Faculty, students, and alumni help you reach your career goals through the Faculty Mentorship Program, nutrition-specific webinars, networking events, and social media groups.
Choose electives that serve your specific career goals so you can work on the projects and assignments that build real-world experience in your area.
AU was recognized by Princeton Review, Best Colleges 2022, with the title of College Gets High Marks. It also ranked:
Best Online Masters in Nutrition — BestColleges.com, 2020
Admission to American University’s online Master of Science in Nutrition Education program requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
Applicants will need to submit:
*The application fee is typically waived if the application file is complete within a three week period.
$14,000 — No Separate Application Required
Prospective students who have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above (on a 4.0 scale) in their undergraduate program can qualify for the Online Merit Scholarship of up to $14,000. As part of your application process, your academic history will be reviewed to see if the scholarship can be applied; there is no separate application to fill out.
You’ll be notified of the scholarship status when you’re admitted to the program, or shortly thereafter.
To receive the scholarship, which is applied equally to the fifth and sixth courses of the program, you must remain in good academic standing.
When you graduate with the online Master of Science in Nutrition Education from AU, you’ll have the ability to develop and implement nutrition education programs in a variety of industries, interpret nutrition research to further understand the connection between diet and health, and communicate information regarding nutritional health to the general public.
At American University, you’ll learn from a diverse group of subject matter experts whose experience and education has made them leaders in the field. All of our courses are taught by experienced and committed faculty, many of whom are:
Additionally, the department hosts relevant and timely webinars every semester on popular topics and trends such as the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, Food Addiction, Nutrition Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Nutrition Equity and Food Access. Webinars are free to students, and we encourage you to participate in as many as possible to expand your learning and build your professional network.
Graduate from the MS in Nutrition Education program ready to make an impact with your:
We want to be clear, the online Master’s in Nutrition Education does not prepare you to be a clinical dietitian. The clinical aspects of nutrition, such as treating people with advanced cancer who need medical nutrition therapy, are not part of our program. Please read through our course descriptions and outcomes for a thorough understanding of the program.
We do, however, welcome students who already hold the Registered Dietitian (RD) title or bring other clinical expertise to the program. These students often join our program to pivot or advance their careers in nutrition and drive better outcomes for their clients.
American University’s online Masters of Nutrition Education prepares you to be the expert who can design nutrition education programs and share nutritional knowledge in a way that helps people feel empowered to make lasting, healthier food choices and improve their quality of life.
Our online nutrition education degree program serves as a stepping stone to the Certified Nutrition Specialist®™ credential. Additional coursework in biochemistry, anatomy & physiology, and clinical or life sciences, as well as 1,000 hours of supervised practice experience, are necessary for CNS® eligibility.
Enhance your skills in just one year with the 100% online Graduate Certificate in Nutrition Education. In this 18-credit program, you’ll complete six relevant courses for the next step in your career as a nutrition or public health professional. Topics include life cycle nutrition, education methods, nutrition for health, and more. You can also apply certificate credits toward American University’s online MS in Nutrition Education degree.
The Master’s curriculum is designed and taught by expert academic practitioner faculty who integrate their real-world evaluation experiences into their teaching. This 30-credit-hour program consists of 10 courses and can be completed in as few as 12 months.
This course explores the role of nutrition throughout the entire life span. Beginning with conception, pregnancy, early childhood feeding, adolescence, adulthood, and the elderly, each lifecycle is discussed with an understanding of the physiological changes and their implications for nutritional factors. Special emphasis is placed on using this information in nutritional education programming. Prerequisite: HLTH 645
In Lifecycle Nutrition, students will:
Topics covered include:
Nutrition Epidemiology & Research Methods will provide you with a basic understanding of statistical methods and study designs used in nutrition research. The class will define nutrition epidemiology and discuss its role in nutrition education. Topics will include statistical methods, major study designs, methods of dietary assessment, interpretation of nutrition data, and critical assessment of the strengths and weakness of nutrition research. Current research studies will be discussed to enhance the understanding of the purpose of nutrition epidemiology as well as its contribution to nutrition education.
In this course, students will:
Additional topics covered include an introduction to basic statistics, dietary assessment methods, biomarkers in nutrition epidemiology, translating epidemiology findings, and looking at the future of nutrition epidemiology research.
Nutrition Education Methods explores the current status of nutrition and nutrition education in the U.S., and identifies the factors that influence that nutrition status. You will learn to perform needs assessments for specific audiences to identify issues in that population, as well as potential barriers to nutrition-related behavior change. You will also develop and teach a theory-based nutrition education curriculum, including supporting materials that are accurate and appropriate for the target audience.
In this course, students will:
Sample topics covered include an introduction to nutrition education and designing and implementing a nutrition education plan.
Nutrition Program Design introduces students to advanced principles in program planning for nutrition education activities. Building on nutrition education methods, this course emphasizes the development, implementation, and evaluation of nutrition programs to effectively reduce the risk factors associated with chronic disease and improve health.
In this course, students will:
Sample topics covered include:
The purpose of this course is to address three distinct forms of delivering health promotion messages to individual consumers, small groups, and larger populations. We will use the social-ecological perspective as a framework to address communication at individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and policy levels. No Prerequisites.
In this course, students will:
Topics Covered Include:
As the first course in the program, Nutrition for Health will provide a foundation for the rest of the program, introducing students to the macro-and micronutrients, the concept of energy balance, and the relationship between various food choices and chronic disease. No Prerequisites.
In this course, students will:
Changing Health Behavior provides students with an overview of the theory and application needed for assisting individuals and groups to change lifestyle behaviors related to health promotion. It includes cognitive behavior techniques to change lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, obesity, stress, or diet for the reduction of chronic disease risk. Students deepen their understanding of select theories and practices necessary for effective health behavior change.
This course was developed by Dr. Liz Cotter, whose work focuses on the evaluation of culturally tailored health promotion interventions and whose research has been published in journals such as Eating Behaviors.
Topics covered include:
This course explores the role of vitamins and minerals in maintaining cellular health through biochemical and physiological mechanisms. Topics provide an in-depth view of specific vitamins and minerals as well as effective ways to translate this information toward efforts for the prevention of chronic disease. Students will also learn through hands-on projects that include the creation of a video case study about the symptoms of vitamin deficiencies or toxicities.
In this course, students will:
Topics covered include:
Health in the School Environment explores childhood obesity and the overall health status of children from early childhood through higher education. Building on work completed in Lifecycle Nutrition, Health Communication, Nutrition Epidemiology, and Nutrition Education Methods I and II, it will apply the science of nutrition to environments where students learn. It will discuss educational programs to nutrition and health policies that are targeted to improve the overall health and well-being of students. Students learn through real-world projects that include writing a paper on how a school menu’s nutrition could be improved, creating a plan for a nutrition education program, and creating an infographic with key facts on an age group’s nutrient and psychological needs.
This course was developed by Dr. Stacey Snelling, who frequently talks with the media on this topic, and is an expert on the Healthy Schools Act and a researcher on its effects.
Topics covered include:
Sports Nutrition allows students to translate theory into practice and to relate content to fitness and sports. Included are topics on weight and body composition, eating disorders, and guidelines through proper nutrition. The material covered gives students comprehensive knowledge of nutrition for use in complementary fields focusing on sport and exercise. Projects include following a social media personality to analyze their communication strategy, evaluating a supplement company, creating a real-life weight loss and performance enhancement plan for an athlete, and providing research-based nutrition advice to an athlete based on an assessment of their needs.
Topics covered include:
Strategies in Weight Control addresses the strategies used to assist in reversing the obesity epidemic. Students gain an understanding of the trends of obesity, risk factors associated with being overweight, and chronic disease patterns. Further, strategies of proper weight management are explored on an individual and societal level, looking at current diet trends and evaluating their health implications.
In this course, students will:
Topics covered include:
The USDA reports that in America:
of adults are overweight or obese
Adults live with one or more diet-related chronic diseases
Our Healthy Eating Index is a
59 out of 100
Each step closer to eating a more nutritional diet lowers the risk and occurrence of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, and hip fractures.1 Having the ability to understand nutrition information and communicate that knowledge to others can have a profound effect on almost every aspect of a person’s life that can span generations.
Every year, 32.4 million people die from just four chronic conditions. NCBI reports the role of nutrition in chronic disease management is particularly crucial, as diet is a modifiable risk factor for most chronic conditions.
Chronic Respiratory Disease
Wellness & Worklife Director
Wellness Program Consultant
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AU’s MS in Nutrition Education provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to help empower people in your community and beyond to make healthier food choices and improve their quality of life.
Whether the discussion centers on nutrition insecurity, hunger, food equity and access, nutrition labels, or our nation’s obesity epidemic, your career in nutrition centers on being the trusted source people want and need to provide consumer-friendly, accurate information about nutritional health and the food we eat.
Take a closer look at the following sectors to see how you can use your Master’s in Nutrition Education to help others achieve improved health and well-being.
There are a number of non-profit organizations that serve the local, national and international needs for nutrition, health, and hunger prevention such as Share our Strength, Feeding America and the Food Research and Action Center. From working for a county food council to lobbying for better nutrition in our public schools, you can pursue a career nutritional advocacy and policy such as these:
The goal of a health education agency has a more specific focus, which is to educate the educators with the latest news, research, and advances. Professionals often work in schools and their surrounding communities to teach, encourage, challenge, and award awareness of nutrition and health.
A single food bank is a place where nutrition ideas really take hold directly with a community that needs help in making every meal count. Collectively, they provide an outlet for businesses and individuals to make a difference locally. Food banks have become one of the most critical links in the nutrition chain; people most in need depend on them to supply or supplement the food on their table
It doesn’t take long for people in the nutrition field to understand how gardening is intimately connected to better nutrition for all. Jobs in this field are dedicated to bridging the gap between the local food system and healthy eating by planting and encouraging the creation of gardens.
There are a number of government-run organizations dedicated to nutrition at local, state, and federal governments levels. They occur within the public health system, agriculture, and the community.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) +
The USDA is responsible for research, development, and execution of aspects of federal government policy on farming, agriculture, and food. They deal with efforts as diverse as climate solutions, farming, forest management, dietary guidelines, food safety/animal and plant inspection, economic research, and marketing and promotions.
The USDA is comprised of three dozen agencies and offices including:
Opportunities with the USDA reach far and wide as they oversee a number of programs and services including:
Shaping nutritional policy is the central focus within the HHS.
The Depart of Veteran Affairs provides benefits programs, healthcare, and other programs and services for the nation’s nearly 22 million veterans.
The VA’s Nutrition and Food Services department focuses on nutrition education, and nutritional services designed specifically to ensure high-quality food services in VA healthcare facilities across the country. Jobs with this department can be regional or national.
States are divided not only into counties but also into public health regions and jobs that deal with nutrition and health at all levels.
School nutrition managers work in single schools and report to that school’s nutrition director, who in turn reports to the district-level director. In elementary and high schools garden specialists focus on bridging the gap between what we grow and what we eat. In culinary magnet schools, that bridge can be extended one more step — into the kitchen with the chef/instructor.
In 2019, 84% of large employers (200 or more workers) offering health benefits offered a workplace wellness program, such as those to help people lose weight, stop smoking, or provide lifestyle and behavioral coaching.7 The CDC finds that well-implemented workplace health programs can lead to 25% savings on absenteeism, healthcare costs, and workers’ compensation and disability management claims costs.
Every product in your kitchen comes from a company that employs nutrition-related experts who advance ingredients, research new ingredients, track food sources and strategize compliance with state and federal standards.
It has become more and more common for fitness centers, gyms, health clubs, and spas to employ resident nutrition educators whose job responsibilities include consulting with clients and designing nutritious food offerings for members and employees alike.
One large national chain, Lifetime Fitness, has nutritionists, nutrition coaches, and nutrition program coordinators on staff and offers a free 70-page online nutrition manual (chapters include vegetables and fruits, protein, healthy fats, carbohydrates, supplements, and a 30-day healthy-eating challenge) written and edited by staff members.
Though health/nutrition coaches and consultants work across all areas in many different venues, some nutrition educators start their own businesses, allowing them to focus on the specific issues they’re passionate about.
Learning from other nutrition professionals and educators can strengthen your base of knowledge and provide you with a network of like-minded individuals with whom you share a common interest as well as notice of other career opportunities. Nutrition education graduates encounter so many different situations and people that learning from their peers is a real opportunity.
The following is a list of networking organizations you might want to check out.
American University’s Career Center offers its services to online and on-campus students as well as to all alumni, so you’ll continue to receive support for as long as you need it.
This means you’ll have access to resources for your job search, career advising, internships, and scholarships. You can also network, look for jobs, and apply for positions by making an account at AU Career Web, our online career search tool.
The Master of Science in Nutrition Education Program Also Provides:
Halfway through your program, you will be matched with a faculty mentor who will be available to work with you on resume development, job search navigation, and making connections based on your location and professional interests. Faculty mentors also serve as a valuable resource for any program or course-related items.
Both virtual and in-person networking events are offered each semester. Alumni panels offer an opportunity to connect with peers, faculty, and industry experts.
Students, alumni, and faculty share open dialogue about the program as well as provide information about jobs and industry trends on dedicated Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
Webinars are hosted every semester on popular topics and trends such as White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, Food Addiction, Nutrition Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Nutrition Equity and Food Access. Webinars are free to students, and we encourage you to participate in as many as possible to expand your learning and build your professional network.
As passionate change-makers, our alumni are employed in various settings all over the country. You can find some of them working at these outstanding organizations:
Dr. Anastasia Snelling is a professor and chair of American University’s Department of Health Studies. She has been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a registered dietitian for more than 30 years and a fellow in the American College of Nutrition. She is recognized by the American Journal of Health Promotion (AJHP) as one of the Ten Most Accomplished and Influential Women Scholars in Health Promotion.
Dr. Snelling has taught courses in nutrition, health promotion, and health communication, and her research focuses on methods of behavior change in nutrition education to manage risk factors related to chronic disease.
To speak with Dr. Snelling to learn more about this program, you can connect with her at [email protected] or 202-885-6278.
Feon Cheng, PhD, MPH, RDN, CHTS-CP, is a passionate nutrition researcher and educator. She received her PhD in Nutritional Science at the Pennsylvania State University, MPH in Community Health Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, and BS in Nutritional Science at the California State University, Los Angeles.
Her research interests include nutritional epidemiology, nutrition education, program planning and evaluation, and research methods. She has worked in research, public health and clinical settings.
Dr. Cheng is an active member in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Nancy Brenowitz Katz is a Registered Dietitian and currently works as a Nutritionist for the USDA. Prior to working at USDA, Nancy was the Director of School Partnerships for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. In this role she worked to build and maintain cross-sector relationships with key national and local government agencies and non-governmental organizations, and led the organization’s work around the Every Student Succeeds Act. Prior to her work with the Alliance, Nancy was the Manager of the Healthy Schools Act Initiatives in the Office of the State Superintendent in Washington, DC.
Stephanie is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) with a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Fitness and Health Promotion. She has over 15 years of experience working with clients to improve their overall health and well-being, and has a passion for sharing her knowledge and empowering others to improve their nutrition and exercise behaviors. She has been teaching at American University in the School of Education, Teaching, and Health since 2011 but has over 10 years of collegiate teaching experience both online and in the classroom.
Stephanie owns a private practice where she specializes in sports nutrition, disordered eating, and weight management in people of all ages. Stephanie is an active contributor in the nutrition community and belongs to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Virginia Dietetic Association, Collegiate of Sports and Professional Dietetic Association, Northern Virginia Dietetic Association, SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition) Dietetics Practice Group, and Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group.
Additionally, he had the great fortune of being a teaching assistant and graduate lecturer in various Nutrition Science and Food Science courses at Purdue University. Evan is passionate about teaching and encouraging student success both in his classroom and out in the world.
Allison is a Registered Dietitian, has seven years of education in the nutrition and health field, extensive counseling experience working with clients with needs ranging from nutrition therapy for disease states, emotional eating, food allergies, disordered eating, IBS, and more. She began her career working at a Virginia-based counseling company and soon after became the Dietitian for Georgetown University Dining Services. Looking for more teaching experience, she joined American University in 2015. Since then, she has taught many of our nutrition science courses. Allison now sees clients full-time through her practice, Tepper Nutrition, where she specializes in intuitive and mindful eating and helping clients have a healthier relationship with food.
Amy Trietiak is an Instructor with the Department of Health Studies and has more than 15 years of teaching and program management experience in higher education. In addition to American University, she has worked for the University of Virginia, Louisiana State University, and SHAPE America (a non-profit institute that supports the work of Health and Physical Educators nationwide). She currently works as a senior design manager for Emeritus.
She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine and has led group fitness classes since 1995.
Trina C. Ulrich, MD is an instructor in the Department of Health Studies at American University. Trina founded a nutritional consulting business focused on promoting overall wellness in 2012 and joined the faculty at American University in 2016. Trina is passionate about incorporating her medical & nutrition knowledge, experience in clinical medicine, hospital education, wellness program development, private consulting, and teaching. She takes special interest in the overall science of the human body as well as interactions between the body, mind, and environment, all while respecting human biodiversity. Trina brings a unique angle to the students in the Department of Health Studies by incorporating her diversified background into her teaching and mentoring.
American University welcomes its online students as a part of its community. As an online student, you’ll learn from the same outstanding faculty and be held to the same learning standards as students who attend courses on campus. On-campus and online programs deliver the same outcomes, and important support systems, like career resources, are set up for online learners as well. The only difference is you’re allowed to learn when and where it’s best for you so you can earn your degree and advance your career without putting the rest of your career and life on hold.
Our digital campus was intentionally designed based on extensive research behind what makes online learning successful. We combine advanced technology, hands-on experiences, and full access to the American University community. Here, you’re not an online student, you’re an AU student.
Online courses are as challenging as their on-campus counterparts and taught by the same connected faculty members, influential guest speakers and prominent lecturers.
New-student orientation, 24×7 help desk for technical issues, a student services coordinator, financial aid advisers and more are all available to ensure your success.
Home to some of the most acclaimed scholars and thought leaders in the world, you’ll learn from award-winning scholars and policymakers, diplomats, authors, artists, attorneys, scientists, journalists and more.
Use virtual tools to talk about your coursework, work in teams with classmates, build strong connections, network with others and ask your instructor questions and turn in assignments.
American University is dedicated to supporting military service members, veterans, and their families.
As an online student in the Master’s in Nutrition Education program, you can transform your military experience and leadership skills into new career possibilities as you earn your degree regardless of where you live or are stationed.
We support a full range of military education benefits such as:
Additionally, if you’ve served in any branch of the U.S. military on active duty within the past three years, you’re eligible to waive the application fee. We accept transfer credits from military coursework, have a dedicated Office of Veterans Services to help connect you to benefits, and maintain an active Veterans Services Support Network.
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"There is not one person from my cohort that completed this program with regrets."
"This program provides the opportunity to step outside the assumed understanding of nutrition, learn about a wide variety of career paths and areas of future impact, and learn how to fix some serious challenges facing both US and global communities."
"While in the program, I developed a specialized nutrition education program for overweight soldiers that my captain welcomed. Then I was invited to teach classes for the nutrition clinic on the military installation."
"My program helps students realize what their barriers were and why. It then looks into triggers as well as neuropathways and how to map healthy neural pathways to successful healthy behavior changes."
The American University MS in Nutrition Education program is unique in ensuring that its graduates have nutrition science coupled with behavior change theories. This approach is necessary for the implementation of innovative healthy eating campaigns and programs in the community that lead to healthy consumers. Ultimately, graduates will have sound nutrition knowledge and will be successful educators at the individual, organizational, and societal levels.
Admission requirements for the Master’s in Nutrition Education include a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Applicants will need to submit the following:
International students must also submit a TOEFL score of 600 (or 100 on the Internet-based test), a minimum score of 68 on the Pearson Test of English, or a minimum IELTS score of seven (7) is required. Additionally, applicants with international transcripts must have them evaluated course-by-course. For a list of acceptable evaluators, go to NACES.org
Students with a weak academic background may be admitted with provisional status. Students who are admitted provisionally must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 after the completion of the first nine credit hours of graduate study at American University or they will be academically dismissed.
American University is pleased to offer the Online Merit Scholarship to students who demonstrate undergraduate excellence and continue on to graduate studies. Scholarships are available to students who meet the GPA requirements of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and you do not need to fill out a form to receive it.
The Master of Science in Nutrition Education can be completed in as little as 12 months.
No, a GRE test is not required.
We may accept up to six hours of graduate work from another institution that applies directly to the MS in Nutrition Education degree. Transfer credits from another institution must be approved by the admissions team.
Our application deadline will change depending on which semester you are applying for. Please contact our online admissions staff for a specific timeline your application file needs to be fully submitted. Application decisions are given about two weeks following submission.
Our fall semester starts in August. Spring semester begins in January. Summer session begins in May.
Yes, graduate students enrolled at least half-time in a master’s program may be eligible for federal loans. To apply, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). American University’s FAFSA code is 001434.
Graduates with a MS in Nutrition Education have the credentials needed work in a variety of fields including public health, nonprofits, schools, government, health clubs, and food companies. Learn more about our graduates’ success and their testimonials about the nutrition education program.
Faculty, students and alumni in the online Master’s in Nutrition Education are dedicated to helping you reach your career goals. Resources available to you include a dedicated faculty mentor to provide career assistance, networking events, industry webinars, social media groups, and access to American University’s career center.
This program provides a stepping stone to the Certified Nutrition Specialist® ™ credential. Additional coursework in clinical nutrition, bio/life sciences, and biochemistry, beyond what is included in this program, as well as supervised practice experience, are necessary for CNS® eligibility.
No, this does not prepare you to be a registered dietitian. However, there are currently registered dietitians in this program for professional development and career advancement.
Effective January 1, 2024 the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will require all registered dietitian candidates to have a Master’s degree.
Yes. The 18-credit Graduate Certificate in Nutrition Education includes six online courses and can be completed in one year. The curriculum includes coursework in lifecycle nutrition, vitamins and minerals, nutrition education methods, and more. If you choose to pursue the graduate certificate, and decide to apply to the MS in Nutrition Education program in the future, you may be able to share some of the credits.
Students who decide to pursue the Master’s program before they’ve completed 12 credits of certificate coursework can transfer all certificate credits toward their MS degree. Those who decide to pursue the MSNE after completing 12 credits or more of certificate coursework can transfer six credits. Contact an admissions adviser for complete details.
Yes, online students can easily request a Student ID online to take advantage of all the same resources as our on-campus students