M.A. in Nutrition Education for the Registered Dietitian

Program Overview

This 39-credit program will build upon your R.D. credential by offering you updated nutrition science information and an understanding of human development, as well as opportunities to develop your skills in communication, counseling, and practice-based research. Half of the credits in this program are dedicated to elective courses, allowing you to tailor the program to meet your professional needs and interests.


View a list of required courses.

Learning Outcomes

  • Obtain in-depth knowledge of nutrient metabolism, medical nutrition therapy, changing nutrition needs throughout the life cycle, and specialized topics in applied nutrition
  • Communicate nutrition information to a variety of audiences, utilizing knowledge of interpersonal communication, program development and implementation, and counseling skills
  • Develop, implement, evaluate and present original research
  • Utilize nutrition literature and resources, integrate nutrition knowledge from a variety of sources, and apply this knowledge to complex, real-world human situations

Admission Requirements