Aug 06, 2020
As the Nutrition profession continues to evolve, the master’s degree is increasingly becoming the first professional credential expected in the field. The online format provides the flexibility and convenience for continued education so that students can work while earning this degree.
The online program can contribute to an individualized professional development plan tailored to the student’s particular needs and areas of interest. The program is specifically designed to enhance and update the knowledge of nutrition or dietetics professionals who already have a background in the field. The degree can be customized to provide those who have a science background to become versed in the science of Nutrition.
This 30-credit science-based curriculum includes the study of health promotion, nutrition through life’s stages, and the latest research on nutrition-related diseases. You will design your own curriculum in collaboration with the program director to make your coursework particularly relevant to you and your professional goal.
The master’s in Nutrition provides in-depth knowledge and skills in areas required to meet current health and wellness needs.
The student will:
- Use critical thinking skills to analyze, evaluate and interpret information in order to determine relevance for professional practice
- Become an effective professional and leader in a variety of nutrition-related settings by demonstrating life-long learning and continuous professional development
- Admission application and nonrefundable admission fee
- Sealed transcript of a bachelor’s degree and any other course work from a regionally accredited institution
- Successful completion of the following prerequisites: a basic Nutrition course, Biochemistry, and Physiology. These must be from accredited colleges or universities. Each of these courses may have a prerequisite depending on where they are offered. These must be completed with a B or better to be eligible for matriculation.
- Two letters recommending the candidate for graduate work from professors or professional colleagues
- A letter of intent from the applicant
- A planned program of study approved by the graduate program director is required after matriculation
- All immunization records as required by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies if on campus
Degree requirements (30 credits)
Students who have successfully completed an internship at the University of Saint Joseph may apply nine credits to the master’s degree; for an internship at another site, six credits may be transferred. An original verification form from the internship is required.
Required courses (6 credits)
If you don’t have a B.S. in Nutrition
This course is required:
Electives (18 credits)
May cover health promotion, professional skills, general Nutrition, life cycle, and Nutrition and disease.
Up to 6 credits from another discipline or two more courses from the list above.