Up to 12 credits of transfer credit
Career opportunities in clinical nutrition, food service management, human nutrition, community nutrition, wellness, and more.
Financial aid for those who qualify**
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* Time to degree completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.
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 at least 1,000 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.
Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Keiser University may also offer certificates and diplomas at approved degree 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. The Keiser University Master of Science in Nutrition with Distance Learning Internship (KU-MS/DI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, USA, 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.
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.
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.
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:
Relevant undergraduate degree showing successful completion of an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) from an accredited institution.
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|
|Trends in Therapeutic Nutrition||3.0 credit hours|
|Special Topics: Principles of Dietetics and Medical Nutrition Therapy||3.0 credit hours|
|Quality Management in Healthcare||3.0 credit hours|
|Nutrition Assessment||3.0 credit hours|
|Nutrition Biochemistry in Health and Disease||3.0 credit hours|
|Public Health Nutrition||3.0 credit hours|
|Dietetic Management and Administration||3.0 credit hours|
|Research Design||3.0 credit hours|
|Capstone: Research Methods in Nutrition Research||3.0 credit hours|
|Advance Practice I||3.0 credit hours|
|Advance Practice II||3.0 credit hours|
|Advance Practice III||3.0 credit hours|
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:
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:
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!