With a highly sought-after Dietetic Internship program and a rigorous Master of Science in Nutrition program, Meredith has a national reputation in graduate nutrition studies. Now, students seeking an advanced nutrition degree can choose from two options: a Dietetics track and a Food and Nutrition Studies track.
The Dietetics track, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education and Nutrition (ACEND), prepares students to become Registered Dietitians. The newest track, Food and Nutrition Studies, focuses on careers in areas such as nutrition education, the food system, local and organic food industry, community food and nutrition programs, and food marketing and communication.
“In the past few years, it has become increasingly evident that many non-traditional aged students would like to study the vast field of nutrition outside of dietetics,” said Tracy Smith, master of nutrition program manager and admissions counselor. “The Food and Nutrition Studies track was developed to allow those looking for a career change to gain an advanced degree in nutrition.”
The new track is also ideal for existing Registered Dietitians who need advanced degrees, a requirement that is expected to go into effect in 2024.