Immaculata has a long tradition of preparing professional leaders in the field of nutrition and health promotion. The Nutrition Education Department continues to meet this challenge by offering a diverse blend of coursework to meet the unique needs of every graduate student. Different options are available for obtaining a master’s degree in nutrition education depending upon your background and career goals.
All of these program options will enable you to:
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
Develop enhanced knowledge and skills to obtain an entry-level position in the field of dietetics (internship option), or advance to higher-level career positions and leadership opportunities in the field of nutrition (R.D. option) or another chosen field (wellness/health promotion option)
To apply for one of these master's programs, you must hold a bachelor’s degree with the appropriate prerequisite coursework. Prerequisites vary depending on the program option you select. You may be required to take undergraduate courses to meet these admission requirements prior to acceptance into the graduate program.
This option is designed for individuals from a variety of health and human performance disciplines who wish to add nutrition and wellness counseling expertise to their current professional work.
This option provides a graduate education for registered dietitians who wish to enhance their current knowledge and skills. In addition to offering updated nutrition science information, this program will build your understanding and application of principles of human development, communication and counseling, and practice-based research.
This option integrates your academic experience at Immaculata with the medical and dietetic expertise of local health care facilities. The Dietetic Internship is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-secondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.
For more information about these master’s degree programs, please fill out the graduate program information request form, or contact:
Director of Graduate Admission