Successful completion of 46 units is required for graduation (28 units of didactic course work, 12 units of supervised practice and 6 units of research).
Completion of the didactic and supervised practice (1,200 hours) components and the award of a master of science degree provides students with “eligibility” to write the national registration examination of the Commission of Dietetics Registration (CDR), granting use of the nationally recognized credential, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
The program summative experience will be a capstone project resulting in a peer reviewed publication or poster.
Students will be required to present their work at a local, state or national dietetics conference and/or in a peer-reviewed publication/newsletter, as a requirement of graduation.
The program prepares graduates for roles in the field of nutrition and dietetics promoting personalized nutrition through work in hospitals and health care facilities, long-term care or school food service programs, business, teaching, research or private practice.
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