The nutrition degree program is designed for the professional who is already licensed and practicing in their field and who has a bachelor’s or graduate degree (nurses, physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, etc.). This program does not prepare students for licensing as a registered dietitian. Upon completing the integrated, evidence-based course work culminating in a practicum with thesis, you will have an excellent understanding of nutrition science. The graduates of this program are nutritionists and will be able to assume key roles in a variety of areas in the following public and private settings: community and public health, education and research, clinical, business and industry, wellness and media. Job titles include managers, researchers, educators, advocates and directors who can provide leadership in creating and implementing programs and policy concerning nutrition. The U.S. Bureau of Labor’s Occupational Handbook reports that the job outlook for nutrition experts is expected to increase 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
The degree goals of the program are to provide society with knowledgeable and professionally educated people to enhance the nutrition health infrastructure and the health of individuals and the greater population.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education