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Program Curriculum MS/DI

Program Curriculum

The program curriculum for the MS/DI is based on the 2017 core competencies and student learning outcomes mandated by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).  The curriculum provides supervised practice experiences in acute care – LTC for 16 weeks, community nutrition for 15 weeks, and food service systems/dietetic management for 4 weeks totaling 1320 hours of supervised practice.

Masters of Science in Nutrition with Distance Learning Internship (36.0 credit hours)
HUN 502 Special Topics: Gerontology and Pediatrics 3.0 credit hours
DIE 544 Advanced Practice I 3.0 credit hours
HUN 503 Nutrition Assessment 3.0 credit hours
DIE 545 Advanced Practice II 3.0 credit hours
RSM 602 Quantitative Research 3.0 credit hours
DIE 546 Advanced Practice III 3.0 credit hours
HSM Quality Management in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
DIE 547 Advanced Practice IV 3.0 credit hours
HUN 501 Trends in Therapeutic Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
DIE 548 Advanced Practice V 3.0 credit hours
HUN 656 Capstone 3.0 credit hours
DIE 549 Advanced Practice VI 3.0 credit hours

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Distance Learning Internship is completed in 51 weeks with a maximum completion of 77 weeks.  The intern will complete two didactic courses per semester (one didactic course per term).  During this time, interns will complete 36 weeks of supervised practice hours divided over 3 semesters.

The above supervised practice rotations consist of a variety of sites including foodservice management, community and clinical nutrition. More information about supervised practice is available upon request by contacting program director or program coordinator.

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Successful completion of the Masters of Science in Nutrition and Distance Learning Internship allows the intern to write the national registration examination by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) the accreditation agency of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Licensure and certification link ( provide CDR information regarding state requirements for nutrition and dietetic practice.

Verification Statement

Verification of completion of dietetics programs is the method used by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) to ensure that academic and supervised practice requirements for membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or Commission on Dietetic Registration eligibility for the Registration Examination for Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians have been met.

The Program Director must issue the following number of Verification Statements for each graduate who successfully completes program requirements, all of which have an ORIGINAL signature of the Program Director. Photocopies are unacceptable. The Program Director responsibilities:

  • Provide five (5) copies to each intern/graduate for his/her personal; file to use when applying for employment, state licensure/certification, membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Retain one (1) original indefinitely in the intern/graduate file at the university/organization
  • Retain one (1) original for Program Director to submit to the Commission on Dietetic Registration


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