M.S. Nutrition and Health Sciences specialization in Dietetics
Dietetics is one of the most dynamic and versatile of the health-related professions. Food and nutrition are at the heart of dietetics practice. Registered dietitians work in a myriad of ways to meet the food and nutrition needs of individuals, organizations and society as a whole.
This degree prepares registered dietitians—or those eligible to take the registration examination as defined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics—to practice dietetics at an advanced level.
Upon successful completion you will be able to:
Apply cutting-edge information in food, nutrition, food service management, and wellness to enhance dietetics practice.
Think independently and critically to evaluate and apply new research concepts and theories to advance the profession of dietetics.
Understand public policy and current systems of health care delivery with particular reference to the role of the dietitian.
Advance the profession of dietetics by contributing to evidence-based practice.
Who Should Consider This Degree
Registered dietitians who work or are seeking work in:
Public health arena
Food service industry
Business and industry as lifestyle and wellness consultant
Many other settings
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913.