North Carolina Central University
School of Graduate Studies
The Nutritional Sciences Concentration is an online program which prepares students with advanced training in nutritional sciences, education and research. There are tracks available for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists/dietetic interns or students/health professionals with interest in advanced training in nutritional sciences. The concentration requires 33 graduate credits which includes an internship requirement. Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists or non-NCCU dietetic interns receive 6 transfer credits for their dietetic internship experience reducing required course hours to 27 credits.
Tracks available in the Nutritional Science Concentration:
- NS-Track - The NS track is the traditional track for students or health professionals interested in nutritional sciences that are not already Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RDN) or dietetic interns.
- NS-RDN Track - The NS-RDN track is for Registered Dietitians / Nutritionists (RDN) and dietetic interns from other institutions and acknowledges their 1200 hours of supervised practice by crediting them with 6 internship credits reducing the required graduate credits to the remaining 27 credits.
- NS-DIP Track - The NS-DIP is for dietetic interns in the dietetic internship program (DIP) at NCCU. As part of the NCCU DIP, students complete 15 graduate credits and 6 internship credits. When these students enter the MS-DIP, they only need to complete the remaining 18 credits to earn an MS degree. The NCCU DIP has a separate application process.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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