The Master of Science Degree in Nutrition is a 33-37 semester hour program. The curriculum contains 18 hours of coursework providing the foundation of the science and application of nutrition which includes the research process, study of the essential nutrients and their role in human biology and well-being, nutrition in the lifecycle, education, and the food system. Students can select between the Dietetics and the Food and Nutrition Studies tracks.
The Dietetics track is an ACEND* accredited program designed for individuals pursuing a career goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD). Students successfully graduating from the Dietetics track will receive a verification statement making them eligible to apply for a dietetic internship program.
* The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, 1-800-877-1600.
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Chris Newport, ’11, earned her Master of Science in Nutrition at Meredith College after completing Meredith's Dietetic Internship program and becoming a Registered Dietitian. As the owner of a sports nutrition and endurance coaching company, Chris pursued her master’s degree in order to more effectively serve her clients and help them reach their fitness goals.
Chris Dunham,'16, earned his M.S. in Nutrition to pursue his passion for sustainable food and nutrition.