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Master of Science in Dietetics

This two-year, online curriculum of 35 credits supports the development of skills related to being a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).  Through coursework, you will develop critical thinking and leadership skills that will support your future work and development as a RDN.  This program assumes an undergraduate background in Nutrition and Dietetics, and RDN status.  A capstone course is required for this program.

This program is brought to students online through UNC Extended Campus.  At this time, the University of Northern Colorado has secured approval to serve online education to students from every state via our participation in NC-SARA and some additional state-by-state authorizations.  However, due to how fluid these agreements can be at the state or federal level, we recommend checking our Extended Campus Eligibility by State web page for details.

Areas emphasized include:  

  • Nutrient Metabolism
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Nutrition Counseling Methods
  • Nutrition Communication
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Research Methods

Careers include RDN positions in:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Public Health Departments
  • Government Agencies
  • Research Settings
  • Industry and Schools

Graduate Assistant Opportunities

Graduate Assistant opportunities may be available on an annual basis.  As a graduate assistant, you would be engaged in faculty scholarship and undergraduate instruction as well as other duties. Graduate Assistant positions includea stipend, and a tuition and partial fee waiver for up to 10 credits per semester. 

Please note your interest and qualifications for a graduate assistant position in your UNC Graduate School Application Personal Statement.