Registered Dietitian

The M.A. in Nutrition Education for the Registered Dietitian will build upon your knowledge of dietetics 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.

Candidates are required to complete a 39-credit program consisting of the core requirements (nine credits) and the following concentration requirements and program electives.  


  Course Number Course Name
  Core Requirements (9 credits)
  GEN 501 Human Development
  GEN 505 Adult Human Development
  GEN 502 Research Methods
  GEN 503 Interpersonal Relations
    Concentration Requirements (15 credits)
  NED 599 Comprehensive Examination in Nutrition Education
  NED 641 Applied Nutrition and Metabolism: Macronutrients
  NED 642 Applied Nutrition and Metabolism: Regulatory Nutrients
  NED 653 Health Counseling
  NED 689 Introduction to Nutrition Research
  NED 690 Thesis Seminar in Nutrition Education
  Concentration Electives (15 credits)  
  NED 511 Special Topics in Nutrition
  NED 620 Sports Nutrition
  NED 643 Community Nutrition
  NED 644 Nutrition in the Life Cycle
  NED 645 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
  NED 648 Independent Study
  NED 655 Medical Nutrition Therapy II
  HCA 602 Health Services Finance
  HCA 605 Pharmaeconomics
  HCA 610 Health Services Administration
  HCA 619 Leadership and Information Technology in Health Care
  HCA 621 Health Ethics
  HCA 630 Health Economics
  ORGL 600 Leadership and Ethics
  ORGL 601 Strategic Planning and Change Management
  ORGL 610 Organizational Behavior
  ORGL 615 Conflict Utilization and Negotiation
  CLD 546 Multicultural/Multilingual Issues
  PSYCH 602 Geriatric Counseling
  PSYCH 606 Family Counseling
  PSYCH 640 Diversity Counseling
  EDL 635 Psychology of Learning

  Other electives may be permitted with the written approval of the department chair. For more information about the master’s degree in nutrition education, please contact Dr. Laura Frank at or 610-647-4400 ext. 3482.

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