Master of Science
The M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics is designed to allow us to better meet our mission: “to prepare entry-level dietetic practitioners for the 21st Century communities”. The proposed expansion of our current accredited post-baccalaureate online graduate student internship program from 12 graduate credits to 36 graduate credits to allow for awarding of a professional Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics is further evidence of our commitment to the future of dietetics education. The mission was originally established by the Food and Nutrition faculty in 1998 and reviewed for compatibility with the College’s mission by the Human Ecology Department Coordinators, the College Graduate Committee, and the College Senate in 1999. While the combined Masters Degree & Dietetic Internship Program may serve also as preparation for study at the doctoral level, it is more likely that graduates will aspire to earn one or more “Certificates of Advanced Study” (CAS) in specialty fields of nutrition/dietetics. Oneonta’s plans do not include development of a doctoral program; however, development of one or more online CAS programs to provide future students opportunities to address their specific career plans may be a possibility. Oneonta currently has a School Counselor CAS program which requires a minimum of 21 s.h. of post-master’s study. An internship is also required for students who do not have at least two years of professional experience.
The State University of New York College at Oneonta is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Human Ecology Department has professional accreditation from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The program has received Accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of The American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000; Chicago, IL 60606-6995; 312/899-0040. CADE is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation, and the United States Department of Education. The Commission may be reached by phoning 800/877-1600 or 312/899-0040.
Dietetic education programs, including Oneonta's program, are accredited through a rigorous process of self-study and peer-review established by the American Dietetic Association's Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE).
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