Dietician displaying nutrition information to young student.
Alumni of the MS in Nutrition and Dietetics program are qualified to work as dietitians in schools, as shown here, or in a variety of other clinical or private practices.

This new degree will enable students to improve the health and well-being of people as nutritionists and dietitians.

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics prepares students to become registered dietitians who will play a key role in helping people make healthier choices and live happier and more productive lives.

The program prepares students to pass the registration examination for dietitians, which leads to the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) designation. With a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics, students are qualified to work in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, public health departments, and health and fitness clubs, or counsel individual clients in private practice. Graduates can also contribute their expertise in the fields of food service and safety, workplace wellness, or research.

To provide flexibility and accommodate busy schedules, the newly introduced graduate degree program coursework will be offered online with fieldwork conducted in person at professional settings.

Students enrolled in this program will complete 1,000 hours of Supervised Experiential Learning; 785 hours will be conducted in person at professional work settings and 215 hours will be conducted through Alternate Experiences woven into coursework. In-person hours can be done in the location in which the student lives.

The need for nutrition and dietetics experts is growing in the United States as more professionals are needed to help prevent diseases, promote overall well-being, manage healthcare costs, and address various health challenges ranging from food insecurity to education and public policy needs.

Why Earn a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics Online From Adelphi?

  • Students can complete the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program online from anywhere in the country—and easily balance studies with work, family and other obligations.
  • The program is taught by leading nutrition professionals with a range of specializations.
  • The cutting-edge curriculum is focused on the country’s most urgent nutritional issues.

“We are really excited about this new program that will give students the opportunity to experience innovative online courses including interactive labs,” said Rachel Taniey, PhD, assistant professor and director of Adelphi’s MS in Nutrition and Dietetics program. “This type of participatory learning will help students absorb knowledge, hone skills and be well prepared for a career in nutrition and dietetics.”

For those who have their RDN license and need a master’s degree, Adelphi’s MS in Nutrition program provides the opportunity for career advancement as a nutrition researcher, educator, administrator, advocate or private practitioner.


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