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Nutrition with Distance Learning Internship, MS

You know the value of nutrition, and you are ready to pursue a career in healthcare to promote better nutrition for others through community program, management practices, and corporate wellness. You know the possibilities are practically endless, from helping individuals manage chronic disease states through community or governmental agencies to managing food services for hospitals, schools, or community programs.

All you need is the right education and the right credential. Namely, an education that is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) complete with an ACEND internship. And the credential that comes with passing the national examination set forth by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Keiser University can help. Our Master of Science in Nutrition with Distance Learning Internship is focused on providing a unique combination of classroom insights and “hands-on” experiences. With a concentration in Community Nutrition, this rigorous, fast-paced program is designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required for the field as you complete supervised practice requirements at the same time, helping you move that much more quickly toward fulfilling your career goals.

At a Glance

36 Credit Hours

12 Courses

12 - 24 Months*

8 Week Terms

Up to 12 credits of transfer credit

Career opportunities in clinical nutrition, food service management, human nutrition, community nutrition, wellness, and more.

Online

Financial aid for those who qualify**

** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.

* Time to completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.

Master’s in Nutrition Overview

Keiser’s master’s in nutrition with internship offers the opportunity for students to earn a career-building MS in Nutrition and simultaneously complete an ACEND accredited internship, fulfilling requirements toward credentialing as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Students will build their knowledge and skills in the areas of clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and dietetic management. Consisting of 1,320 hours of “hands-on” supervised practice hours of dietetic practice, the emphasis for the internship is Community Nutrition.

Note: The distance learning internship program meets the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) RDN requirements for eligibility to write the national registration examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Accreditation

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or telephone 404-679-4500 for questions about accreditation of Keiser University. Keiser University Master of Science in Nutrition with Distance Learning Internship has been granted full accreditation status by the Accreditation Council of Education for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 1-800-877-1600, ext. 5400, eatright.org/acend.

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR’s Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit the CDR website. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Master of Science in Nutrition with Distance Learning Internship program at Keiser University Graduate School are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program/apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

For further information pertaining to the MSDI program, please view the Student Handbook.

Student First Philosophy

Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Florida’s Keiser University is committed to providing the nutrition-focused education students need to excel in their nutrition and dietetic careers and their lives. Whether in this master’s in nutrition with internship program or one of our many other graduate programs, our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer several learning options, including both on-campus and online delivery formats.

Through our master’s in dietetics and nutrition, we help graduate students prepare for success in fields of clinical nutrition, dietetic, public health, sports nutrition, food science healthcare, food service and other opportunities.

Begin with the End in Mind

Whether you pursue a role as a healthcare practitioner or community dietitian or private practice providing consulting services, your master’s in nutrition with internship program will help you prepare to achieve your professional goals. With an emphasis on putting into practice the knowledge and skills you gain in the classroom to real-world challenges through your internship, you will develop professional skills in nutrition and dietetics, dietetic management, community nutrition, and research that will help you succeed in every aspect of your career.

What Can You Expect to Learn

Keiser University’s Master of Science in Nutrition with the Distance Learning Internship helps students obtain the ability to contribute to the field and practice of nutrition and dietetics through independent learning, scholarly research, and professional practice. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Take leadership roles in the profession of nutrition and dietetics
  • Incorporate clinical thinking in the development of nutrition care plans for patient care
  • Design and evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition integration relating to healthcare costs and patient well-being
  • Direct operational aspects of food science healthcare programs, community and governmental agencies, and food service departments
  • Speak to the global impact of nutrition both domestic and internationally

Program Prerequisites

Relevant undergraduate degree showing successful completion of an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) from an accredited institution.

Program Outline

To earn a master’s in nutrition and dietetics online, students must earn 36 graduate semester credit hours. Master’s degree coursework and the distance learning internship run concurrently. Curriculum includes:

  • Nutrition Core Coursework
    Quality Management 3.0 credit hours
    Advance Practice I 3.0 credit hours
    Research Methods 3.0 credit hours
    Advance Practice II 3.0 credit hours
    Nutrition Assessment 3.0 credit hours
    Advance Practice III 3.0 credit hours
    Special Topics: Pediatrics and Geriatrics 3.0 credit hours
    Advance Practice IV 3.0 credit hours
    Trends in Therapeutic Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
    Advance Practice V 3.0 credit hours
    Research Methods in Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
    Advance Practice VI 3.0 credit hours

Career Pathways in Nutrition

Upon graduation from our online master’s nutrition program, you will have earned a Master of Science in Nutrition with a Distance Learning Internship as well as gained the abilities you need to:

  • Design nutrition-focused initiatives to promote health and wellness
  • Lead operational aspects of food service nutrition programs
  • Integrate clinical thinking into nutrition practice in a diverse work environment
  • And more!

Through Keiser’s graduate program in nutrition with distance internship, you will gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to develop the nutrition knowledge and skills to build a career in the diverse field of nutrition and dietetics.  Potential career opportunities can include:

  • Registered dietitian nutritionist
  • Licensed or certified dietitian/nutritionist
  • Consulting on sports nutrition
  • And more!

 

Start Your Master’s in Nutrition with Distance Internship Program Now!

Are you ready to advance your nutrition and dietetics skill set for your clients and your career? Keiser University offers the graduate program you need to elevate your career and your future! Learn more about our Master of Science in Nutrition with Distance Learning Internship today by Requesting More Info now!

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Accreditation

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Questions about the accreditation of Keiser University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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