Further your understanding of nutrition science and learn how to evaluate a client’s needs with this online master’s degree in nutrition.
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of nutrition and dietetics professionals is expected to grow 11% over the next eight years. In this online master’s program at Johnson & Wales University, students will learn to apply current scientific evidence to complex nutritional challenges and stay up to date on cutting-edge research.
This fully online program is designed to provide graduate-level coursework to students with prior nutrition education. Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree in nutrition or dietetics. Students with undergraduate degrees in related fields will be required to complete NUTR 5010 and NUTR 5020 as foundations courses. Eligible undergraduate areas of study include exercise physiology, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, health sciences, kinesiology, microbiology, or physician's assistant studies. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in an unrelated field will not be considered for admission to the program.
Graduates of this program will be poised to work in a wide variety of areas in the field, including in athletics, corporate institutions, and clinical settings.
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This program is offered in collaboration with JWU’s College of Health & Wellness.
- 2 Years to complete your degree
- 8-week course length
- 16:1 student to faculty ratio
- 97.7% career outcomes rate
- 100% Online career-focused curriculum
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Synthesize knowledge of nutrition and dietetics through research and application of advanced nutrition topics.
- Develop a comprehensive and science-based expertise in the nutrition and dietetics fields to educate appropriate stakeholders.
- Appraise relevant food and nutrition concepts in the wellness industry in order to help individuals and organizations promote disease prevention and health optimization.
- Develop comprehensive evidence-based practice through assessing contemporary published literature and integrating nutrition and dietetics knowledge and skills.
- Earn your degree at your own pace, in as little as two years with our accelerated schedule.
- With multiple start dates, you can begin when you are ready.
- Benefit from curriculum informed by today’s nutrition employers and learn the skills they are looking for.
If you have a GPA of 2.85 or higher, you are not required to take the GMAT. For more on graduate admissions requirements, click here.
Students in this program will take courses like:
- Nutritional Counseling and Education
- Nutrition for Athletic Performance
- Advanced Clinical Nutrition
- Grantsmanship and Publication
- And more
This program does not meet the requirements for registered dietitian (RD) credentialing set forth by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
*Graduates of this program will earn a Master of Science degree.
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