Canisius College

Office of Professional Studies

Online MS in Applied Nutrition



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Online Master of Science in Applied Nutrition

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Canisius College MS in Applied Nutrition is a fully online program designed for Registered Dieticians to advance their degree and specialize in one of two areas – Obesity and Eating Disorders or Fitness and Sports Nutrition.

The program for either track combines academic research with practical training to strengthen your career. You will learn to conduct dietetic research and evaluate nutritional programs while building a firm base of theoretical knowledge. Applied nutrition emphasizes the role of diet in promoting good health, including applying the science of nutrition to the treatment and prevention of disease. A master’s degree in applied nutrition opens the door to many career options, including management or administrative positions in schools and with healthcare, government and community organizations.

Note: This degree does not yield (nor is it a route to obtain) RD (Registered Dietitian) status. It will NOT qualify students to sit for the RD licensing exam upon completion.


Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

International Student Requirements:

Canadian and other international applicants must provide a completed Certification of Finances Form. International students who have completed university coursework outside the U.S. and Canada are required to have their transcripts and degrees evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score, or a CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) score. TOEFL: 79 IBT or 550 PBT IELTS: 6.5 overall CAEL: 70 overall

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $819 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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